Friday, June 22, 2018

Lovren believes Croatia can surpass achievements of 1998 World Cup heroes

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Lovren believes Croatia can surpass achievements of 1998 World Cup heroes
Lovren believes Croatia can surpass achievements of 1998 World Cup heroes
With Davor Suker to the fore, Croatia came third at the World Cup in France 20 years ago.
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mbappe becomes France's youngest ever World Cup goalscorer as Les Bleus seal last-16 spot

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Mbappe becomes France's youngest ever World Cup goalscorer as Les Bleus seal last-16 spot
Mbappe becomes France's youngest ever World Cup goalscorer as Les Bleus seal last-16 spot
The teenager is the first player to score a goal who was born after the country’s 1998 triumph.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23

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Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23
Brian Lenihan reveals that mental health battle forced his football retirement at 23
Former Cork City and Hull City defender “lucky to have a second chance at life”.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Zifa elections biased

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Zifa elections biased

The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) have increased the association’s presidential election fees from $5 000 to $5 500 with the candidates also forking out an additional $200 for the nomination […]

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Germany should drop Ozil - Effenberg

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Germany should drop Ozil - Effenberg
Germany should drop Ozil - Effenberg
Mesut Ozil should be benched for Germany's second World Cup group game against Sweden, according to Stefan Effenberg. Arsenal midfielder Ozil played the full 90 minutes as Germany slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Mexico in their Group F opener – the side's first competitive defeat since their semi-final exit from Euro 2016 when they lost 2-0 to France. Effenberg questioned Germany head coach Joachim Low's decision not to include second-half substitute Marco Reus in his starting line-up, calling for the Borussia Dortmund man to be in from the outset against Sweden. "Low should put Ozil on the bench and bring in Marco Reus instead," Effenberg wrote in his column on t-online.de. "I could not understand why Reus did not play against Mexico from the start. "If what Reus said after the game, that he was earmarked for the 'important games', is true, then the coach has completely misjudged this. "The most important game was that against the strongest group opponent: Mexico." Sure, we made too many mistakes yesterday. We have to improve now. The match against Sweden will already be our first final. #M1Ö #Worldcup #Russia2018 pic.twitter.com/FJXPOpXkqX — Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) June 18, 2018 Effenberg also called for Ilkay Gundogan to be drafted into the team to help Toni Kroos, who he said was marked out of the game against Mexico. Juventus' Sami Khedira is the man Effenberg would have Low drop for Manchester City star Gundogan, who he says would offer more creativity in midfield. "The key to Mexico was that Kroos was taken out of the game with man-marking," added Effenberg. "He could not play with his usual rhythm. "Khedira would have had to help Kroos in this case, take over the role and make the game fast, but he didn't do that. Therefore, the logical consequence would be that he no longer plays against Sweden, as they will do that in a similar way. "In place of Khedira, Ilkay Gundogan should play. The team simply needs dangerous balls from the central area to the top - that was completely missing against Mexico. "Gundogan is a player who can play such passes."
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Pekerman criticises Barcelona's treatment of Yerry Mina

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Pekerman criticises Barcelona's treatment of Yerry Mina
Pekerman criticises Barcelona's treatment of Yerry Mina
Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has hit out at Barcelona's treatment of Yerry Mina during his first few months in Spain, adamant he should have played more often. Mina made the switch from Brazil's Palmeiras to Barca in January to much fanfare after establishing himself as arguably the best centre-back in South America. But his transition to LaLiga has been difficult, with Barca coach Ernesto Valverde playing him just five times in the league. Pekerman remained faithful to the defender by selecting him for the World Cup despite his lack of game time in Spain. And he has assured Mina – who will start in the team's World Cup opener against Japan on Tuesday – that he and Colombia have no doubts about his capabilities whatsoever. "We have no doubts about his skills," Pekerman told reporters in Saransk on Monday. "We've never had doubts. "We trust him, he's confident, he's happy and he feels very well with the team. We also think that he's doing well and now that in the last few months in Barcelona he hasn't played much and that's not great, when he had to play they weren't many expectations. "Football is very fast, a very fast paced game, we have to decide very quickly what you're going to do. "I'm sure it was tough with him to cope with that situation, we have no doubts and we have no doubt about him being here. "It's true that during the preparation phase, all the midfielders knew that they needed to compete during the sessions. "They know they need to be fit and join the team fully. They knew that we had to pick the best ones for the games. "Those who are the fittest, but I really count on him for tomorrow's game, independently of how many minutes he will play. "I think he's got a great future in world football. We know that the current situation is difficult because it's a very important club and he joined the club at a moment when they really wanted to play with just one play. "It shouldn't be like that, football is a team game and when you have a team you have to play the same way."
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Gossip - Man Utd ready to make £60m Willian bid

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Gossip - Man Utd ready to make £60m Willian bid
Gossip - Man Utd ready to make £60m Willian bid
Manchester United ready to make bid for Willian, Cech set for Napoli loan move, Wilshere linked with Palace, plus more.
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