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Borussia Dortmund closing on deal for Barcelona striker Alcacer

Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com28 hits

Borussia Dortmund are closing on a deal for Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer. Alcacer is expected in Germany this week for talks with BVB after seeing a move to Alaves discarded. Alaves were keen to keep the striker in Spain, but found Barca's terms too rich. Dortmund are now regarded as favourites to sign Alcacer, though he does have other offers on the table. A return to Valencia fell thro...Full Story »

Monaco agree fee for Russia World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin - sources

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2018 by ESPN72 hits

AS Monaco have agreed a fee for Russian star Aleksandr Golovin, who is expected to sign for the Ligue 1 club on a five-year deal, sources have told ESPN. Golovin has yet to undergo his medical, but sources say that Monaco have agreed with CSKA Moscow on a fee of approximately €30 million plus bonuses for the versatile midfielder. Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev confirmed his inter...Full Story »

Fulham sign Andre Schurrle on two-year loan from Borussia Dortmund

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2018 by Skysports.com64 hits

Andre Schurrle has been at Dortmund for two years Fulham have completed the signing of Andre Schurrle on a two-year loan deal from German club Borussia Dortmund. The 27-year-old forward will wear the number 14 shirt at Craven Cottage. After arriving in south-west London, Schurrle told fulhamfctv: "I'm so happy to be here, I can't wait to get started. "Fulham were the first club that showed i...Full Story »

Croatia eliminated the host nation Russia from the World Cup on Saturday, and the doctor of the Russian team, Eduard Bezuglov, has admitted that the players used ammonia, but denied any accusations of

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Marca.com122 hits

Croatia eliminated the host nation Russia from the World Cup on Saturday, and the doctor of the Russian team, Eduard Bezuglov, has admitted that the players used ammonia, but denied any accusations of doping. Concerns had been raised prior to the tournament given the recent history involving Russian athletes, and as the team exceeded expectations by reaching the quarter-finals those question ma...Full Story »

Russia 2 Croatia 2 (aet, 3-4 on penalties): Rakitic sets up England semi-final showdown

Posted Sunday, July 08, 2018 by Goal.com75 hits

Russia's unlikely run came to an end at the quarter-final stage as Croatia once again progressed via a shoot-out. Croatia reached the World Cup semi-finals for the second time in their history with Ivan Rakitic again the hero in a 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory over Russia. Rakitic slotted home the winning kick against Denmark in the last 16 and once again held his nerve to convert from the s...Full Story »

Croatia set up last-four clash with England after edging out hosts Russia

Posted Sunday, July 08, 2018 by PA51 hits

England will face Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals after Zlatko Dalic’s side beat hosts Russia 4-3 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in their last-eight match in Sochi.Ivan Rakitic converted the decisive spot-kick after Mario Fernandes, who had netted an equaliser for Russia with five minutes of extra-time remaining, hit his effort from 12 yards wide.Denis Cheryshev had put Russia in f...Full Story »

Russia vs Croatia - Putin’s support helps drive Russia on in World Cup

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by PA278 hits

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov believes messages of support from president Vladimir Putin provide extra motivation for him and his players.Putin attended the team’s World Cup opening win against Saudi Arabia and although he has not been present at their other matches he has been keeping in touch with Cherchesov.“Putin has been calling me. He called me before the Spanish game (in t...Full Story »

Arsenal complete signing of defender Sokratis from Borussia Dortmund

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by squawka.com112 hits

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos for a fee in the region of €19 million. The 30-year-old defender has become the third signing under new manager Unai Emery since his appointment following Arsene Wenger's exit at the end of last season. The north London club finally confirmed the capture on their official Twitter account. Eme...Full Story »

Spain 1 Russia 1 (aet, 4-3 on penalties): Akinfeev the shoot-out hero in huge World Cup shock

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by Goal.com94 hits

Igor Akinfeev was Russia's hero after saving two penalties in a shoot-out to sensationally dump Spain out of the World Cup and book the hosts a place in the quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw in Moscow. Koke and Iago Aspas were denied by the Russia goalkeeper as 2010 champions Spain, who dominated possession without creating clear chances, were defeated 4-3 on penalties. Sergei Ignashevich beca...Full Story »

Spain team news: Fernando Hierro to field world class 4-2-3-1 line-up to face Russia

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk163 hits

Boss Fernando Hierro was thrown in at the deep end when he was appointed to replace Julen Lopetegui just a day before thr tournament began. And all did not go too well in the group stage, where draws with Portugal and Morocco sandwiched an unconvincing 1-0 win over Iran. Despite the disappointing nature of the group stage performances, the 2010 champions did manage to win the group, and now ...Full Story »

Denmark and France have no regrets after Russia 2018’s first goalless draw

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA19 hits

Denmark coach Age Hareide and his French counterpart Didier Deschamps were unapologetic after their sides’ 0-0 World Cup Group C draw in Moscow.The first Mexican wave at the Luzhniki Stadium started midway through the first half and the only people among the 78,000-strong crowd still smiling at the end were the pockets of Danish and French supporters.After 36 games without a 0-0, the World...Full Story »

Thousands of Three Lions fans FLY OUT to Russia – 'I've dreamt of this'

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk104 hits

ELATION: England supporters and festival goers watch England v Panama Three Lions supporters had largely shunned the World Cup amid fears of terrorism, hooliganism and political unrest following the Salisbury poisoning. Just 2,500 were in Nizhny Novgorod to see Sunday's record-breaking 6-1 win. But fan forums have since exploded with messages from supporters desperate to get hold of tickets f...Full Story »

Russia's hottest World Cup fan claims she is NOT a porn star and victim of 'revenge video'

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk243 hits

Gorgeous Natalya Nemchinova, 28, stole hearts across the globe after drawing the attention of cameras in Russia’s first two games of the World Cup. Pictures of her wearing a revealing white top with the words “Russia” emblazoned across her chest and waving her nation’s flags turned her into a global sensation. Admirers of Natalya, dubbed the “World Cup’s ho...Full Story »

Spain snatch late draw against Morocco to set up last-16 clash with Russia

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by PA35 hits

Spain will face hosts Russia in the last 16 of the World Cup after finishing top of Group B following a dramatic 2-2 draw with already-eliminated Morocco in Kaliningrad.Spain, 2-1 down thanks to Morocco substitute Youssef En-Nesyri’s 81st minute header, were set to finish second and therefore take on Uruguay in the next round.Their substitute Iago Aspas then flicked the ball into the net i...Full Story »

Uruguay 3 Russia 0: Suarez & Cavani strike as hosts miss out on top spot

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Goal.com101 hits

Uruguay secured first place in World Cup Group A as Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored to down 10-man Russia in Samara. Luis Suarez netted his second goal in as many World Cup games as Uruguay secured top spot in Group A with a comfortable 3-0 victory over World Cup hosts Russia, who had Igor Smolnikov sent off. Russia's impressive progression to the last 16 has provided one of the tourna...Full Story »

Russia handed reality check as Uruguay claim commanding win to top Group A

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by PA29 hits

Luis Suarez led the way as Uruguay made sure of top spot in Group A by ending 10-man Russia’s perfect start to their own World Cup in humbling fashion.Suarez fired the South Americans in front with a sweetly-struck free-kick just 10 minutes in at the Samara Arena before Denis Cheryshev deflected Diego Laxalt’s effort past goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev 13 minutes later to double the advant...Full Story »

Australia(N) vs Peru - Mathew Ryan not ready to depart from Russia with gloves

Posted Monday, June 25, 2018 by PA94 hits

Australia’s potential progress to the World Cup knockout stage could cost goalkeeper Mathew Ryan financially but he will be more than happy to bear the burden.The Brighton star has paid for 27 family members to come and watch him in Russia and he insists they have no intention of heading home early.The Socceroos have to beat eliminated Peru in Sochi and hope already-qualified France defeat...Full Story »

Uruguay vs Russia - 'Russia's runners are fuelled by hard work and home pride, not drugs'

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by PA108 hits

Russia’s impressive running statistics at the World Cup are based on hard work and motivation, not thanks to doping, national team coach Stanislav Cherchesov has insisted.The 54-year-old was speaking to reporters before Monday’s Group A decider between Uruguay and Russia in Samara, with both teams already certain of knockout football after beating Egypt and Saudi Arabia.Russia came i...Full Story »

Russia impress again as fit-again Mohamed Salah fails to deny World Cup hosts

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA29 hits

Hosts Russia all but guaranteed their place in the last 16 of the World Cup, shrugging aside the goalscoring return of Mohamed Salah to sweep aside Egypt 3-1 in St Petersburg.Derided by many as one of the worst World Cup home sides in living memory, Stanislav Cherchesov’s side doubled down on their 5-0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia with another narrative-busting display that will take them to ...Full Story »

Russia 3 Egypt 1: Salah strikes but hosts right on course for last 16

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Goal.com83 hits

Mohamed Salah scored from the spot on his World Cup debut, but Egypt are on the verge of an early exit following a 3-1 defeat to Russia. Mohamed Salah's penalty failed to save Egypt as World Cup hosts Russia all-but secured progression from Group A with a comprehensive 3-1 win in St Petersburg. Making his first appearance since going off injured in the Champions League final on May 26, Salah...Full Story »

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