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Bale needs Real Madrid assurances, says agent

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com

His future has been in doubt since the Champions League final, but Gareth Bale's agent has shed light on what the Welshman desires most. Gareth Bale's agent says Real Madrid must assure the Wales star he will feature more regularly next season if they are to keep him. Bale threw his future at the club into doubt after last month's Champions League final win over Liverpool, expressing his unh...Full Story »

Ramos: In Argentina they know Maradona is lightyears behind the best-ever Argentine, Messi

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Marca.com

Lionel Messi is hardly the most popular figure within the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, however Sergio Ramos has sensationally hit back at Diego Maradona by suggesting people in Argentina know Lionel Messi is the best player in the nation's history. Messi stuttered in the Albiceleste's 1-1 draw with Iceland in their opening World Cup match and he missed a penalty, leading to criticism back in Ar...Full Story »

Fernando Hierro urges Spain to take nothing for granted after narrow Iran win

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA

Spain coach Fernando Hierro has warned his players to take nothing for granted despite a 1-0 win over Iran which puts them on the brink of qualifying for the World Cup knockout stages.Diego Costa’s fortuitous 54th-minute strike proved enough to see off the Iranians and means Spain will guarantee a top-two finish in Group B if they take a point off already-eliminated Morocco.But Hierro insi...Full Story »

Iran 0 Spain 1: Costa goal breaks stubborn resistance

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Goal.com

Spain have moved level on points with Portugal at the summit of Group B after edging past a spirited Iran side at the Kazan Arena. A fortuitous Diego Costa goal helped Spain overcome a dogged Iran to secure a 1-0 win in their World Cup Group B clash in Kazan. Carlos Queiroz's side produced a defensive masterclass to reduce Spain to nothing more than half-chances during a hugely frustrating ope...Full Story »

Spain see off Iran to boost World Cup hopes

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA

Diego Costa’s second-half strike proved enough for Spain to squeeze past Iran in Kazan and move into a commanding position in their bid to qualify from Group B.Costa broke Iran’s sturdy resistance with a slightly fortuitous 54th-minute goal, and the Spaniards were lucky to hold onto their lead with Saeid Ezatolahi’s effort ruled out for offside after a video assistant referee c...Full Story »

Tabarez hails ‘crucial’ Suarez after Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to advance

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA

Oscar Tabarez hailed the importance of match-winner Luis Suarez after the striker fired Uruguay into the knockout stages of the World Cup.Suarez celebrated his 100th international cap with the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia at the Rostov Arena.Uruguay struggled to assert their authority on the game but the slender victory means they join hosts Russia in the last 16, while eliminati...Full Story »

Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia: Luis Suarez winner seals World Cup last-16 spot

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Skysports.com

Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his team's first goal Uruguay booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup after a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday afternoon. The victory, which also confirms Russia's place in the knockout stage and eliminates both Saudi Arabia and Egypt, was secured through a close-range goal from Luis Suarez (23) on his 100th appearance for ...Full Story »

Experts criticise Morocco for playing ‘warrior’ Nordin Amrabat after concussion

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA

Concussion experts have heavily criticised Morocco’s decision to let Nordin Amrabat play against Portugal on Wednesday, only five days after he sustained a concussion in their match against Iran.The North African side lost 1-0, despite outplaying the European champions, and now have no chance of progressing to the knockout stage.The 31-year-old Amrabat, who spent last season with Spanish s...Full Story »

Luis Suarez sends Uruguay through with goal on his 100th appearance

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA

Luis Suarez marked his 100th cap with the winner as Uruguay qualified for the World Cup knockout stages with an unconvincing victory which eliminated opponents Saudi Arabia.Barcelona striker Suarez volleyed home from a corner midway through the first half as Oscar Tabarez’s side laboured to a 1-0 win in Rostov-on-Don.The result means hosts Russia, who also won their two opening Group A gam...Full Story »

Sampdoria chief confirms Torreira's €30m Arsenal transfer

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Goal.com

The Serie A club have confirmed that their 22-year-old midfielder will leave for the Premier League once the World Cup has finishedSampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has confirmed that Lucas Torreira has left the club to join Arsenal for €30 million (£26m/$35m). The midfielder is currently in Russia as part of the Uruguay squad for the World Cup, and is expected to complete his tr...Full Story »

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