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July 7, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years, holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday in one of the country’s greatest soccer feats. A superb first half display by Belgium ended Brazil’s hopes of a record sixth World Cup crown as a Fernandinho own goal and a ...
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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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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...
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May 7, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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Manchester City celebrated winning the English Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday (May 6) following their 0-0 draw against Huddersfield Town. City captain Vincent Kompany was surrounded by coaching staff and fellow players as he lifted the trophy with thousands of fans watching on in the ...
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May 1, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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Barcelona celebrated their 25th La Liga title from an open top bus which drove through their adoring fans in the Catalan capital on Monday (April 30). Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick on Sunday (April 29) winning 4-2 at Deportivo La Coruna despite throwing away a two-goal lead in a thrilling game whic...
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April 23, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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A flash of attacking brilliance from Olivier Giroud and an emphatic header from substitute Alvaro Morata earned Chelsea a 2-0 win over struggling Southampton at Wembley on Sunday (April 22) and an FA Cup final date with Manchester United next month. Giroud muscled and dribbled past three defenders an...
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April 16, 2018 2:39 am gmt |
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The Yekaterinburg Arena which will host 2018 World Cup games was officially opened on Sunday (April 15) and saw a second test match. The game was held between ‘Ural’ and ‘Spartak’ club teams with almost full stands. The first test game was held at the stadium on April 1 with a...
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April 4, 2018 2:56 am gmt |
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Former French soccer start David Trezeguet unveiled the FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy in Bogota on Tuesday (April 3) as the trophy continued its world tour. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was at the ceremony to present the trophy and called it a symbol that “represents something very impor...
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April 3, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane dismissed on Monday (April 2) any talk of comparisons with last year’s Champions League final against Juventus as his side prepared for Tuesday’s (April 3) re-match with the Serie A champions. After being asked to draw a parallel with the match which his ...
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March 28, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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Brazil edged past world champions Germany 1-0 in their international friendly on Tuesday (March 27) to snap their opponents’ 22-match unbeaten run and exact some measure of revenge for their 2014 World Cup semi-final humiliation. Gabriel Jesus headed in the winner in the 37th minute as Brazil, ...
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March 21, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi joined his Argentina side for training on Tuesday (March 20) ahead of Friday’s friendly against Italy in Manchester. The Barcelona talisman flew into Manchester Airport on Tuesday afternoon before joining up with his team-mates at Manchester City’s Etihad Campus training faci...