Russia 2018 World Cup: Tops And Flops

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Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric – at different ends of their careers – have dazzled in Russia to help propel France and Croatia to Sunday’s World Cup final. Four years ago Germany were in the same position, but the holders were sent home in the group stages, while another chance…

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How Far Can Belgium Go?

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Belgium have made it to the last eight of the 2018 FIFA world cup after bouncing back and making the best world cup comeback in 52 years by beating Japan 3-2 They are now set to face Brazil in what is set to be a quarter-final eight match With star…

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After A Great World Cup Group Stage, The Merciless Knockout Begins

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Entertainment, upsets, personalities, controversy and goals – the World Cup has had it all – and the knockout stage drama hasn’t even begun. The group stage of the tournament can risk being a simple process of eliminating the weaker nations and serving as a mere warm-up for the favourites. But…

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World Cup2018 Group Scenario Breakdowns

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With the second series of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting with…

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Is God Nigerian or Argentinian? We’ll Soon Find Out On Tuesday

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In Nigeria, there are words like God of soccer. Come Tuesday we will know, if the God of football is Nigerian. For Ahmed Musa, things seem to come in twos. At the World Cup in Brazil four years ago he struck twice against Argentina. On Friday he scored two goals against…

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Do The Super Eagles Need Mikel Obi Against Iceland?

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Nigeria take on Iceland on Friday, seeking to salvage their faltering World Cup campaign but wary of the Nordic team’s capacity to go toe to toe with their supposed superiors. Super Eagles’ captain Mikel Obi has declared he is ready to give everything to ensure they beat Iceland in a…

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Pressure On Messi Against Croatia After Ronaldo scores again at World Cup

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Lionel Messi is under increased pressure to redeem himself when Argentina face Croatia later today in  pivotal match after eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to send Morocco packing. France will be looking for a second World Cup Group C win against Peru on Thursday while…

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Russia’s Dzagoev Eyes World Cup 2018 knockout Stage Return

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Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev, who injured his hamstring in the 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the World Cup’s opening match, is hoping to be fit if his team reach the knockout stage. Dzagoev, who left the pitch in the 23rd minute against Saudi Arabia on Thursday, said the news…

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How Far Can The Super Eagles Go At The World Cup?

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Today, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will play their first match against Croatia in the Russia 2018 World cup, and most Nigerians are rooting for the national team to win the match. No doubt the World Cup fever has caught virtually every Nigeria. Soccer Parole took to the street, an…

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VAR Will Be Used At Russia 2018 World Cup, Says FIFA

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Video assistant referees (VARs) will be used at the World Cup for the first time in this year’s finals in Russia, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Friday, and teams will be allowed a fourth substitute in matches that go to extra-time. The use of the VAR system was approved…

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Top Ten FIFA World Cup Songs

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As the Six-month countdown to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia begins, we highlight the Top Ten songs of World Cup history The countdown has begun: the 2018 FIFA World Cup begins on June 14, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Football and music goes together like never before. Meanwhile, listen to these…

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Soccer Parole Analysis Of The Russia 2018 World Cup groups

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Analysis of the eight World Cup 2018 groups: Group A Russia, a lowly 65th in FIFA’s rankings, will be reasonably confident of making progress to the last 16 after being drawn against Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay. The hosts will face the Saudis, ranked 63rd, in the tournament’s opening match…

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FIFA Changes World Cup 2018 Draw Criteria To Seed By Ranking 

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FIFA have announced a new format for the 2018 World Cup draw with teams to be grouped by their places in the world rankings rather than by Continent. The 32 finalists will be divided into four pots with the seven top-ranked teams plus hosts Russia in pot one, the next…

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FIFA Passes Resolution Offering Full Support For Holding 2018 World Cup In Russia

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FIFA has passed a resolution offering full support for holding the 2018 World Cup in Russia, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Saturday at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I would like to inform you that the executive committee has recently adopted a new resolution in which FIFA…

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2018 World Cup: Nigeria Seeded, Drawn With Djibouti Or Swaziland

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The 2018 World Cup qualifying draw is taking place in St Petersburg, Russia, and three-time Africa champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn with the winner of the game between Djibouti and Swaziland. Nigeria is one of the African teams that have been seeded so they are safely…

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