World Cup News 20.6.2018 07:57 pm

Blow by blow: Iran vs Spain

Iran’s victory over Morocco in the opening round of fixtures may have had something of the smash-and-grab about it, but the facts are that it is now 23 competitive games without defeat for Iran in the current World Cup cycle.

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Blow by blow: Iran vs Spain
Blow by blow: Iran vs Spain

Blow by blow: Iran vs Spain

Iran’s victory over Morocco in the opening round of fixtures may have had something of the smash-and-grab about it, but the facts are that it is now 23 competitive games without defeat for Iran in the current World Cup cycle.

Suarez sends Uruguay into last 16 with hosts Russia
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Suarez sends Uruguay into last 16 with hosts Russia

Uruguay booked their place in the World Cup knockout stage along with Russia on Wednesday, as Luis Suarez scored the winner on his 100th international appearance in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don.
Blow by blow: Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia
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Blow by blow: Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia

It was hard work for Uruguay against Egypt, but they started the trend for dramatic late winners at this World Cup and should find things less stressful against a Saudi Arabia side that must attempt to bounce back from such a woeful display in the competition’s opening game.
Cristiano Ronaldo sinks Morocco at World Cup
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Cristiano Ronaldo sinks Morocco at World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Wednesday as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0, condemning the north African team to an early exit while 2010 champions Spain prepared to play Iran.
Preview: Iran vs Spain
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Preview: Iran vs Spain

Iran picked up just their second-ever World Cup win on Friday when beating Morocco 1-0 and, with Spain drawing 3-3 against Portugal in their opener, Carlos Queiroz’s men effectively have two chances to get the second victory required to make the first knockout stage.
Preview: Portugal vs Morocco
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Preview: Portugal vs Morocco

The 2016 European Champions were involved in an enthralling 3-3 draw against Spain in their World Cup opener with talisman Cristiano Ronaldo bagging a hat-trick in the contest to take an early lead in the race for the Golden Boot.
Senegal to the rescue as African teams struggle at World Cup
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Senegal to the rescue as African teams struggle at World Cup

Senegal proved to be Africa’s saving grace at the World Cup on Tuesday. Take away their win over Poland and it is five defeats in five for the continent’s representatives in Russia.
LaLiga and Tanzania FF join forces to develop the game in East Africa
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LaLiga and Tanzania FF join forces to develop the game in East Africa

The institutions will exchange knowledge and experience in relation to competition organisation, financial management, audiovisual matters and marketing, among other fields.
Romanian giants join race for Khama Billiat
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Romanian giants join race for Khama Billiat

Reports in Romania suggest that Steaua Bucuresti have joined the race for Khama Billiat’s signature.
Griezmann extends Atletico Madrid deal
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Griezmann extends Atletico Madrid deal

France star Antoine Griezmann has signed a contract extension with Atletico Madrid through to 2023, the club announced on Monday.
Sinisa Mihajlovic to coach Sporting Lisbon
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Sinisa Mihajlovic to coach Sporting Lisbon

Former AC Milan and Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is to coach Portuguese crisis club Sporting Lisbon after penning a deal through 2021, the club said on Monday.
Gerrard won’t ‘obsess’ over Celtic
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Gerrard won’t ‘obsess’ over Celtic

Steven Gerrard has said worrying about Celtic won’t help him in his new role as Rangers manager.
Ronaldo accepts two-year prison sentence, fine for tax evasion
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Ronaldo accepts two-year prison sentence, fine for tax evasion

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to pay a £16.5 million fine.
Leeds hire veteran Bielsa as coach
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Leeds hire veteran Bielsa as coach

English Championship outfit and fallen giants Leeds said Friday they have appointed Argentinian Marcelo Bielsa as new head coach on a two-year deal.
Griezmann staying at Atletico, ends Barca speculation
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Griezmann staying at Atletico, ends Barca speculation

French striker Antoine Griezmann announced on Thursday he was staying put at Atletico Madrid in an eagerly awaited decision that ends intense speculation of a possible move to Barcelona.
Boateng annoyed after Bayern say he can leave following World Cup
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Boateng annoyed after Bayern say he can leave following World Cup

Germany international Jerome Boateng is irritated by speculation over his Bayern Munich future after the Bundesliga champions said he can leave the club, effectively putting him in the shop window at the World Cup.
WATCH: Worst dive in football history
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WATCH: Worst dive in football history

We’ve seen some embarrassing dives and rolls over the past few decades in football but a recent clip doing the rounds on social media lately stands head and shoulders above the rest.
Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal
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Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal

Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their title defence away to Arsenal on the weekend of August 11-12, the English Premier League announced Thursday as it unveiled the fixtures for the 2018/19 season.
Former Argentina coach Bielsa headed for Leeds role: reports
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Former Argentina coach Bielsa headed for Leeds role: reports

Maverick former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa is close to agreeing to becoming the surprise new manager of sleeping English football giants Leeds United according to media reports.
Lopetegui risks Spain sack after taking Madrid job – reports
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Lopetegui risks Spain sack after taking Madrid job – reports

Julen Lopetegui’s position as Spain boss was called into serious question just 48 hours ahead of La Roja’s World Cup opener against Portugal, according to furious Spanish press reports on Wednesday, after he was named the new Real Madrid coach.
Monaco to sell Lemar to Atletico Madrid
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Monaco to sell Lemar to Atletico Madrid

French World Cup star Thomas Lemar looks set to quit Monaco and join Atletico Madrid, the two clubs revealed on Tuesday.
Huddersfield sign Egypt star Sobhi from Stoke
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Huddersfield sign Egypt star Sobhi from Stoke

Huddersfield signed Egypt winger Ramadan Sobhi from Stoke in a deal worth a reported £5.7 million ($7.6 million) on Tuesday.
Zidane happy to have his feet up
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Zidane happy to have his feet up

Zinedine Zidane said Monday he was happy to have some time off after stepping down as Real Madrid coach just days after steering the Spanish giants to a third successive Champions League trophy.
France and Arsenal great Vieira appointed Nice coach
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France and Arsenal great Vieira appointed Nice coach

Former Arsenal and France star Patrick Vieira, world and European champion with Les Bleus, has taken the reins at top flight Nice, the French club said Monday.
Ronaldo ‘doesn’t look worried about his future’ – Fernandes
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Ronaldo ‘doesn’t look worried about his future’ – Fernandes

Portugal midfielder Manuel Fernandes said Cristiano Ronaldo “doesn’t look at all worried about his future” as the Real Madrid superstar contemplates a possible exit from the Spanish giants this summer.
Guardiola hits back at Toure’s racism jibes
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Guardiola hits back at Toure’s racism jibes

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hit back at Yaya Toure denying accusations he’s racist in an interview on Spanish television.

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