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England LGBT supporter fearful of displaying Three Lions Pride rainbow banner in Russia

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Skysports.com5 hits

An England LGBT supporter attending the World Cup is fearful of displaying her '3 Lions Pride' rainbow banner in case she attracts unwanted attention from Russian police. MPs warned prior to the tournament that LGBT+ supporters face additional risks in Russia because of the country's attitudes to homosexuality. Di Cunningham is chair of Pride in Football (PiF), the UK alliance for groups of fa...Full Story »

Mohamed Salah ready to make Egypt return against Russia

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Skysports.com44 hits

Mohamed Salah will be available for Egypt's match against Russia Mohamed Salah is "ready to play against Russia" after taking part in full training on Saturday, says Egypt manager Ihab Leheta. The Liverpool forward, who has been recovering from the shoulder injury he sustained in last month's Champions League final, was an unused substitute in Friday's 1-0 defeat to Uruguay. With two games re...Full Story »

Croatia vs Nigeria - Modric: Croatia’s golden generation under no extra pressure in Russia

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA64 hits

Luka Modric insists Croatia’s golden generation are under no extra pressure in Russia, even though it could be the last World Cup for several members of their talented squad.At 32, Real Madrid midfielder Modric – the shining Croatian light of his generation – could well be about to embark on his final World Cup.Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic...Full Story »

Vladimir Putin’s links to Russian Ultras out for blood at World Cup REVEALED

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk73 hits

LINKS: Vladimir Putin has connections to Russian ultras Hooligans are feared to cause trouble at the tournament once more with warnings a “festival of violence” awaits England fans at the World Cup. The tournament kicked off yesterday as hosts Russia beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 – with Putin an excited spectator. Russia and England fans were involved in bloody clashes at Euro 2...Full Story »

Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi wants to forget 'feeling of shame' after Russia defeat

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by Skysports.com26 hits

Juan Antonio Pizzi talks of his "feeling of shame" Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi described a "feeling of shame" after his side suffered a 5-0 hammering at the hands of hosts Russia. No host team has lost a World Cup opening match and Russia kept up that tradition with goals from Yury Gazinsky (12), Denis Cheryshev (43, 90+1), Artem Dzyuba (71) and Aleksandr Golovin (90+3). "The opposi...Full Story »

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov gets presidential approval for dream start

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by PA37 hits

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov took a phone call during his post-match press conference and then told reporters it had been Vladimir Putin telling him to thank his players for their 5-0 demolition of Saudi Arabia.It was a result few saw coming and neither Cherchesov nor Putin could hide their smiles as the hosts, ranked 70th and without a win in seven games, produced one of the most emphatic ...Full Story »

Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0: Cheryshev, Golovin star in World Cup opener despite Dzagoev blow

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by Goal.com50 hits

Denis Cheryshev scored his first Russia goals as the World Cup hosts brushed Saudi Arabia aside at Luzhniki Stadium. Denis Cheryshev scored a brace and Aleksandr Golovin starred as Russia kicked off their first home World Cup with a rampant 5-0 Group A win over a lacklustre Saudi Arabia side in Moscow. Yuri Gazinskiy and Cheryshev struck first-half goals to open their international accounts at...Full Story »

Russia 5 - 0 Saudi Arabia: Rampant Russia blitz Saudi Arabia to give the World Cup hosts a dream start

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by PA36 hits

Hosts Russia opened their World Cup campaign and with a 5-0 thrashing of a woeful Saudi Arabia, a result that will delight a nation desperate to enjoy their moment on football’s biggest stage.According to FIFA’s rankings there was little between these teams as they kicked off, which suggested it would be a competitive game.Sadly, the rankings also suggested it would not be high on qu...Full Story »

Russia v Saudi Arabia: Pressure on hosts in World Cup opener

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com165 hits

Russia are the lowest-ranked team at the World Cup and yet, come Thursday's opener, they will be expected to provide a nation-lifting performance against Saudi Arabia. The hosts are somewhat ill-equipped to deliver the fireworks expected of such an occasion, having tumbled to an all-time low of 70th in the world ahead of a tournament that will be debated as much for events on the pitch as tho...Full Story »

Russia vs Saudi Arabia - Cherchesov embraces pressure as Russia prepare to kick-start WC

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by PA101 hits

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov insists he is comfortable with the level of scrutiny being directed at the World Cup hosts.They kick off the tournament against Saudi Arabia on Thursday looking for their first win at the summer finals since their opening match of the 2002 event, against Tunisia.The omens have not been good in the build-up as Russia have failed to win in seven non-competitive at...Full Story »

Spain and Argentina pose for eerily similar plane photos ahead of flights to Russia for World Cup

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk76 hits

SPAIN and Argentina may speak the same language – but it seems the two football teams have more in common than we thought. The two nations boarded their flights for Russia and posed for eerily similar selfies as they jetted to the World Cup. Argentina were first to pose for their squad photo ahead of their flight to Russia Chelsea and Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta uploaded this snap ...Full Story »

Germany 2 - 1 Saudi Arabia: Germany head to Russia after victory over Saudi Arabia

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by PA48 hits

Germany completed their preparations for the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen.Joachim Low’s side brought to an end five matches without a victory – their worst run of form since 1988.However, despite dominating for most of the game at the BayArena after taking an early lead through Timo Werner, the world champions could have ended up with an embarrassing draw ...Full Story »

Marcus Rashford reaction: "Must start in Russia!"

Posted Friday, June 08, 2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS39 hits

England lead Costa Rica 1-0 at half-time courtesy of a sensational strike from Marcus Rashford whose long-range effort has the Three Lions' supporters roaring at Elland Road. The Manchester United forward produced a moment of magic for England in the first-half to place his name in contention for a spot in Gareth Southgate's first starting-eleven in Russia. In just 11 days, England will be l...Full Story »

England World Cup stars told how to make phones safe from Russian hackers

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk37 hits

DANGER: Cyber criminals are expected to target England stars Cyber criminals are expected to target foreigners arriving for the tournament – with rich players vulnerable to being fleeced online. Football chiefs fear big name stars could fall victim to blackmailers if their personal "clouds" are compromised and they have sensitive photographs uploaded. The Football Association is taking ...Full Story »

Germany Wags banned from Russia as Joachim Low outlaws sex – but players can drink

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk93 hits

JOACHIM LOW has banned his German players from having sex during the World Cup. Neither does he want them popping up on social media during the tournament. Joachim Low has laid out a non-nonsense code of conduct for the World Cup But the head coach is quite happy for the defending champions to have a glass of wine or a beer before bed. Low has laid out his dos and don'ts quite clearly, insis...Full Story »

World Cup 2018: Man City star Kyle Walker reveals why England can succeed in Russia

Posted Sunday, May 27, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk60 hits

Kyle Walker wants to take Man City's winning mentality into the World Cup He is one of four City title winners in the England squad – John Stones, Fabian Delph and Raheem Sterling are the others. And as the Three Lions prepare for Saturday’s friendly against Nigeria at Wembley, Walker said: "This season has been a dream come true in winning the Premier League. "Hopefully, me, John...Full Story »

World Cup 2018: England captain Harry Kane targeting World Cup glory in Russia

Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk44 hits

Harry Kane is dreaming of World Cup glory with England Royal Wedding fever has swept the nation since the pair tied the knot on Saturday and now the Three Lions' very own King Harry wants Gareth Southgate's side to carry on the feelgood factor right through the summer. And England's newly-appointed World Cup skipper insists they're in it to win it. Kane, who was told by Southgate back in Marc...Full Story »

Argentina apologise for World Cup guide to flirting with Russian women

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 by ESPN68 hits

The badge of the Argentina Football Association Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images The Argentina Football Association (AFA) has apologised for an "involuntary error" that led to including a chapter on how to seduce Russian women in a manual they distributed ahead of the World Cup. At a course entitled "Russian Language and Culture," presented by Russian language teacher Eduardo Pennisi at AFA's h...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Stoger confirms exit

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2018 by Skysports.com47 hits

Peter Stoger has been in charge since December Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Stoger will leave the club after just 19 games in charge, the 52-year-old announced on Saturday. Stoger confirmed the news after Saturday's 3-1 loss to Hoffenheim on the last day of the Bundesliga campaign. Despite the defeat, Dortmund finished fourth on goal difference and have therefore qualified for the Champ...Full Story »

Coach Stoger to leave Borussia Dortmund after sealing Champions League spot

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2018 by PA35 hits

Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoger announced he would leave the club after helping them scrape Champions League qualification in the final match of the season.Dortmund were beaten 3-1 at Hoffenheim on Saturday but clung on to fourth spot in the Bundesliga thanks to a superior goal difference over fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.Austrian Stoger, who replaced the sacked Peter Bosz as head coa...Full Story »

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