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Red-hot Lukaku makes World Cup history for Belgium

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Goal.com33 hits

Romelu Lukaku made goalscoring history for Belgium in Saturday's World Cup clash with Tunisia, as he scored an impressive first-half double. The Manchester United striker has now scored more than any other Belgian at a World Cup, having netted four goals in two games so far. He has also scored more goals (seven) than any other Belgium international over World Cups and European Championships ...Full Story »

Belgium 5 Tunisia 2: Lukaku and Hazard shine as Red Devils run riot

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Goal.com18 hits

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard both scored braces as Belgium crushed Tunisia 5-2 to all but secure their place in the World Cup knockout stages. The Red Devils just need England to avoid defeat to Panama in Sunday's other Group G game to confirm their last-16 spot and no team at Russia 2018 will want to be drawn against Roberto Martinez's side after this swashbuckling display. Belgium were do...Full Story »

'I just feel so sorry for Messi' - Zabaleta predicts Argentina retirement for Barcelona star

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Goal.com128 hits

The Albiceleste captain endured a miserable outing against Croatia and is set to decide his international future after the World CupLionel Messi could retire from international football after the World Cup following Argentina’s shambolic display against Croatia, according to his former team-mate Pablo Zabaleta. Argentina’s World Cup hopes in Russia are hanging by a thread followin...Full Story »

Deschamps not bothered by unconvincing display in win over Peru

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA11 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps was satisfied to reach the World Cup second round despite a unconvincing 1-0 win over Peru.The 1998 champions reached the knockout stages in Russia after Kylian Mbappe’s first half strike at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Thursday.France are top of Group C with a 100 per cent record ahead of their final game against second placed Denmark on Tuesday.La qualifica...Full Story »

Manchester United complete Fred signing from Shakhtar Donetsk

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by ESPN50 hits

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Brazil international midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk. Fred, 25, has agreed a five-year contract at Old Trafford club and becomes their second first-team signing of the summer. "Fred will complement our other midfielders' qualities, which we need; his creative brain and passing vision will give us another dimension to our game," United man...Full Story »

Ronaldo facial hair inspired by Quaresma joke

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com59 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the inspiration behind his new facial hair as a fourth goal of the World Cup secured victory over Morocco. Cristiano Ronaldo is growing a 'lucky' goatee after a joke with Portugal team-mate Ricardo Quaresma. The Real Madrid superstar headed an early winner as Portugal edged out Morocco on Wednesday, putting the Euro 2016 champions within a point of qualifying f...Full Story »

Manchester United expected to confirm Fred deal this week

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Skysports.com35 hits

Brazil midfielder Fred is expected to be confirmed as a Manchester United player later this week, Sky Sports News understands. The club have been waiting on a work permit for the Shakhtar Donetsk star but that is expected to go through imminently. Earlier this month United announced they had reached an agreement with Shakhtar and that "a further announcement will be made in due course". Fre...Full Story »

Colombia 1 - 2 Japan: Sanchez red spoils Pekerman's plans

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Goal.com56 hits

Carlos Sanchez was shown the second-fastest red card in World Cup history as Colombia slipped to a 2-1 defeat in their World Cup opener against Japan in Mordovia. The Group H favourites suffered a nightmarish start to their campaign when Sanchez blocked Shinji Kagawa's shot with his arm after just two minutes and 56 seconds, prompting the referee to brandish the first straight red card for ha...Full Story »

Early red card costs Colombia as unfancied Japan claim shock win

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA15 hits

Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez became the first player to be sent off at the 2018 World Cup as Japan secured an entertaining 2-1 win in Saransk.The former Aston Villa midfielder was dismissed after just four minutes in the Group H opener for deliberate handball and Shinji Kagawa made no mistake with the resulting penalty.Colombia equalised shortly before half-time through Juan Quintero&rsq...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku makes string of incredible revelations before Belgium World Cup opener

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Express.co.uk82 hits

Romelu Lukaku has spoken out about his family's money worries Lukaku, 25, is on £250,000-a-week at Manchester United but he has lifted the lid on an upbringing where his family were ‘broke’. Such was the strife, Lukaku's mother Adolphine had to mix water with milk to make it last longer while also borrowing bread from the local bakery. The Belgian striker, who will lead the l...Full Story »

Serbia match-winner Kolarov says self-belief inspired dazzling World Cup goal

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA25 hits

Aleksandar Kolarov was confident he could make the difference as he lined up what proved to be Serbia’s winning strike in their World Cup opener.Former Manchester City defender Kolarov scored a stunning free-kick as Serbia saw off Costa Rica 1-0 in Samara.Kolarov’s 56th-minute effort rewarded Serbia for their overall quality, although Costa Rica were to rue a number of missed opportu...Full Story »

Neymar offered to Barcelona

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Marca.com128 hits

Florentino Perez has long sought Neymar's signature, however, the Brazilian forward has been offered to Barcelona as the drama surrounding his future continues to intensify. It's turned into an annual saga, with the end result of either the former Santos star earning a new contract or a move away. The summer of 2017 saw the former Blaugrana leave the Camp Nou to move to Paris Saint-Germain f...Full Story »

Incredible Cristiano Ronaldo nets World Cup hat-trick for Portugal in thriller

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA30 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo stunned Spain again just days after the shock departure of their head coach Julien Lopetegui, his hat-trick securing an amazing 3-3 World Cup draw in Sochi.Ronaldo had scored just three times in 13 appearances in World Cup finals – but the Real Madrid superstar matched that during an incredible 90 minutes.Diego Costa twice cancelled out efforts from Ronaldo – his se...Full Story »

Argentina replace injured Lanzini with River Plate star Enzo Perez

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by Goal.com61 hits

Enzo Perez has been called into the Argentina squad as the replacement for Manuel Lanzini after the West Ham midfielder was ruled out of the World Cup with injury. Lanzini was in contention for a starting spot in Russia until he sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session this week. River Plate midfielder Perez has taken his spot in Jorge Sampa...Full Story »

Manchester United's Fred hurt in Brazil training; Neymar set to start

Posted Friday, June 08, 2018 by ESPN99 hits

New Manchester United midfielder Fred was forced out of Brazil training with an ankle injury on Thursday. The 25-year-old, who is set to move to United next season after the Premier League club agreed a €55 million deal with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, was caught by a tackle from Casemiro as Brazil prepare for the World Cup. Fred tried to remain on the pitch but could not continue and w...Full Story »

Belgium 3 - 0 Egypt: Lukaku and Hazard on target for smouldering Red Devils

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by Goal.com79 hits

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard were on target as Belgium continued their World Cup preparations with a dominant 3-0 win over Egypt. Manchester United striker Lukaku completed another 45 minutes on the back of Saturday's 0-0 draw against Portugal after an ankle injury ruined the end of his domestic season, and he opened the scoring in Brussels despite a dreadful earlier miss. Hazard, along wit...Full Story »

DONE DEAL: Man Utd announce Fred signing

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com106 hits

Manchester United have announced the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred. Fred is joining on a five-year deal, it is understood. The Old Trafford club are set to land the £52million man before he heads to the World Cup with tournament favourites Brazil. United announced in a short statement this evening: "Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with...Full Story »

Manchester United set to announce first summer signing after Fred agrees five-year deal

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk120 hits

Man Utd Transfer News: Fred has agreed a five-year contract The Brazil international midfielder completed a medical yesterday and has agreed a five-year contract, according to reports. Starsport understands Manchester United will pay the Ukrainian club around £52.5m. Fred will be the first arrival at Old Trafford in this summer's transfer window. He could be handed the No.16 shirt - va...Full Story »

Paul Pogba wants to be remembered like Zinedine Zidane, says Rio Ferdinand

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by squawka.com63 hits

Rio Ferdinand believes Paul Pogba wants to be remembered in the same vein as his compatriots Michel Platini and Zinedine Zidane. The 25-year-old French midfielder, who has just completed a second campaign with Manchester United following his return in 2016, is preparing to take part in a third major tournament with Les Bleus. As one of France's most high profile players, there's an element o...Full Story »

England head coach Gareth Southgate considered dropping Raheem Sterling amid media criticism

Posted Monday, June 04, 2018 by ESPN87 hits

Gareth Southgate considered not selecting Raheem Sterling for England's 2-1 friendly victory over Nigeria but decided he should after the Manchester City forward spent a week on the front pages of some English newspapers. Some sections of the media objected to a tattoo commemorating Sterling's father, while there was more relevant criticism after the 23-year-old reported for training late havin...Full Story »

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