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November 8, 2018 2:39 am gmt |
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Players involved in any European Super League would be banned from playing international football, including the World Cup, says Fifa president Gianni Infantino. German publication Der Spiegel claimed top European clubs held secret talks to create a such a set-up by 2021. The news magazine said leake...
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September 27, 2018 4:18 am gmt |
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Mainz and Wolfsburg had to settle with a nil-all draw in their Bundeslliga match on Wednesday (September 26) which was not without chances for both teams. Wolfsburg Josip Brekalo threatened first but his shot was saved by Mainz’s goalkeeper Florian Mueller. Jean-Philippe Gbamin had his goal dis...
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September 26, 2018 6:22 am gmt |
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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes his player Lionel Messi should have won FIFA’s ‘The Best’ award and not Real Madrid’s Luka Modric. Modric was named the best player of 2018 at a glitzy ceremony on Monday night which Messi did not attend having not made the shortlist, ...
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July 16, 2018 2:55 am gmt |
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France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia’s bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps’ side repeated the success on home soil at France ’98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-to...
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July 15, 2018 2:50 am gmt |
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Croatia face France at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium today (Sunday) aiming to win a first major international trophy, while their opponents are in a third final in six World Cups and attempting to add a second title to the one they won in Paris 20 years ago. The man leading them, Didier Deschamps, ...
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July 11, 2018 2:51 am gmt |
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France will face England or Croatia in the World Cup final after edging past European neighbours Belgium in the semi-final in St Petersburg. Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal for the 1998 champions in the second half with a towering header from Antoine Griezmann’s corner. Didier De...
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July 7, 2018 9:26 am gmt |
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When Karl Marx was defining socialism, he mentioned how it’s the movement of the socius. Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre was not as subtle, and went on to use football as an example for the nature of organisation. He suggested any activity (praxis) done by an individual which is for the benefit of the t...
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July 2, 2018 5:10 am gmt |
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Croatia came back after conceding in the opening minute to earn a World Cup quarter-final berth after edging Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout after the two sides drew 1-1 in the round of 16 match on Sunday (July 1). Two chaotic goals in the opening four minutes made for a rollicking start at the [&h...
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July 1, 2018 3:52 am gmt |
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More than 300 France fans gathered at a fan zone in Saint-Jean-De-Bournay, a small town near Lyon, on Saturday (June 30) to watch and celebrate France’s victory over Argentina. France’s interior minister, Gerard Collomb, announced there will be no World Cup matches’ shown in public ...
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June 30, 2018 4:49 am gmt |
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France have a number of options to limit Lionel Messi’s influence in their round of 16 clash against Argentina but they are also resigned that he could turn the match in an instant, coach Didier Deschamps said on Friday. Messi has yet to light up the World Cup in a stuttering Argentina side but...
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June 29, 2018 3:56 am gmt |
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Russian president Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino opened an exhibition soccer match on a pitch in Red Square on Thursday (June 28), with Putin taking the ceremonial first kick. Russian youth players were joined by former star footballers from Brazil, Germany and Spain – Ronal...
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June 21, 2018 4:18 am gmt |
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Iran supporters were happy with their team’s performance in the 1-0 defeat by Spain on Wednesday evening in Kazan while Spanish fans were disappointed despite the victory. Iran fans praised the fighting spirit of their team although some thought they needed to attack more. Spanish supporters we...
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June 20, 2018 3:36 am gmt |
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World Cup hosts Russia virtually booked their place in the second round with a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday (June 19) that moved them to top of Group A with six points from two games. Three goals in the space of 15 minutes early in the second half put the Russians firmly in command […]...
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June 19, 2018 3:57 am gmt |
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After failing to live up to pre-tournament hype with a disappointing 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener against Switzerland, members of the Brazil squad took to the training pitch on Monday in preparation for their next game. Brazil, who have won 17 of their 22 games under coach Tite, hope they can l...
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June 2, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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With soccer mania at fever pitch, Mexico City opened a museum dedicated to the sport and the national team on Friday (June 01), featuring prized memorabilia from legends such as Hugo Sanchez and archive footage from the 1970 and 1986 World Cup tournaments it has hosted. More than 150 individual piece...
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May 23, 2018 5:01 am gmt |
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Barcelona’s departing captain Andres Iniesta paid a fond farewell at the Nou Camp on Sunday (May 22) staying after the match to hand out football shirts to fans. He also had a moment of reflection, sitting in the middle of the pitch by himself. Barca’s fans held up a mosaic before the gam...
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May 22, 2018 4:30 am gmt |
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Mexico’s soccer squad for the 2018 World Cup hit the training field in Mexico City on Tuesday (May 21) to ready preparations for an upcoming friendly against Wales and Scotland, banking on a new generation of players alongside veterans to lift the team’s FIFA fortunes. Earlier this week, ...
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May 20, 2018 5:09 am gmt |
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Talismanic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon bid a tearful farewell to Juventus after 17 seasons at the club when he played his last match for them in a 2-1 win over relegated Verona on Saturday (May 19). The Turin side, who clinched their seventh consecutive Serie A title a week ago, were leading 2-0 when...
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May 8, 2018 3:33 am gmt |
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Facing third-tier side Les Herbiers in Tuesday’s (May 8) French Cup final will not only give Paris St Germain a chance to further establish their domestic domination but it will also offer departing coach Unai Emery the opportunity to make a triumphant exit. Emery, whose contract expires at the...