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FIFA 2018 World Cup: Fixtures, results and coverage

Soccer headlines - 4 hours 52 min ago
The 2018 World Cup is here and runs until the final on July 15. Check back here daily for results, news coverage and stories on the biggest names in Russia.  2018 World Cup content and fixtures Fixtures: Daily match schedule Scores: Follow every match Tables: All the group standings Bracket: The knockout stages FiveThirtyEight's SPI: Who are the favourites? FIFA World Rankings: Germany No. 1 News and features: ESPN's home for everything World Cup Betting guide: How to bet the World Cup Para...
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Teenager Brewster agrees new Liverpool contract

BBC Football - Soccer - 12 hours 15 min ago
Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster, an Under-17 World Cup winner with England, agrees a new contract.
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Sunday was an amazing day for football - Mourinho

BBC Football - Soccer - 12 hours 27 min ago
Jose Mourinho lauds an "amazing day for football" after defending champions Germany and favourites Brazil fail to win their opening World Cup fixtures.
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Eden Hazard: Chelsea must improve for me to stay this summer

Soccer headlines - 12 hours 48 min ago
While Belgium's star power is no secret, the FC crew question if it will be enough to see them through to a deep run in the World Cup. Fresh off Belgium's 4-1 win over Costa Rica, the FC crew highlight their concerns about Roberto Martinez's side and assess how far they can go. The World Cup always delivers some surprises, so the FC crew key in on the teams with potential to shock the world, for better or worse. Eden Hazard said he only wants to stay at Chelsea beyond this summer if the club is in a position to improve on last season. Chelsea disappointed despite winning the FA Cup last season, finishing fifth in the Premier League, and are yet to sign any new players or settle their managerial situation despite both Hazard and Thibaut Courtois publicly challenging the club to show ambition this summer before deciding their futures. "If I stay, it's for the team to be better than it was than in the season...
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Paul Pogba: I am world's 'most criticised player' after Man United transfer

Soccer headlines - 13 hours 21 min ago
ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik feels France's midfield lacks a true leader which could be detrimental to their World Cup hopes. Frank Leboeuf joins the ESPN FC crew to talk about France's underwhelming display and what must be done to play to their potential. Stephanie Brantz caught up with Julien Laurens after France squeezed past Australia with a 2-1 win. Paul Pogba said he has become "the most criticised player in the world" after a challenging campaign with Manchester United and now with France. Pogba set a record for the most expensive transfer when he joined United from Juventus for £89.3 million in 2016 -- one surpassed by Paris Saint-Germain's move for Neymar last summer -- and has frequently come under fire for not living up to his billing. The midfielder has been in and out of form in his two seasons with United and told Telefoot he...
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LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United eager to bring Chelsea's Willian to Old Trafford

Soccer headlines - 13 hours 29 min ago
The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the
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Germany know 'pressure is extreme' after Mexico loss - Thomas Muller

Soccer headlines - 13 hours 50 min ago
Raphael Honigstein joins the FC panel to discuss the ramifications of Germany's defeat to Mexico, Mats Hummels' postmatch comments and more. ESPN FC's Stewart Robson believes Juan Carlos Osorio and Mexico hatched a perfect, counterattacking game plan against an aging Germany side. A first-half goal from Hirving Lozano held up for Mexico, who shut out Germany to record one of the most famous wins in the country's history. A first-half goal from Hirving Lozano held up for Mexico, who shut out Germany to record one of the most famous wins in the country's history. Germany forward Thomas Muller said his team are under significant pressure following their 1-0 loss to Mexico on Sunday. The defeat was Germany's first in a World Cup opener since 1982, when they were beaten 2-1 by Algeria but still made it to the final of the tournament held in Spain. Fielding eight players from their 2014 winning side, Germany showed little resistance as Mexico only missed out on winning by a greater margin by wasting several counter attacks in the last 20 minutes. "It was a bit...
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Cristiano Ronaldo: Mocked statue at Madeira airport is replaced

BBC Football - Soccer - 14 hours 5 min ago
A bronze statue of Cristiano Ronaldo that left football fans scratching their heads is replaced.
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Brazil's Neymar has new World Cup hairdo compared to noodles on social media

Soccer headlines - 14 hours 22 min ago
Brazil kicked off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on Sunday evening but the big point of discussion going into the game was the latest creation atop Neymar's head. The Paris Saint-Germain striker debuted a stirring new look for his tournament debut, arriving in Moscow with a primped and preened new hairstyle to show unto everybody. Straight off the bat, some particularly pithy observers couldn't help but notice that Neymar's newly-blonde tresses bore a passing resemblance to a portion...
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France's Lucas Hernandez: I exaggerated vs. Australia to waste time

Soccer headlines - 14 hours 28 min ago
Frank Leboeuf joins the ESPN FC crew to talk about France's underwhelming display and what must be done to play to their potential. Stephanie Brantz caught up with Julien Laurens after France squeezed past Australia with a 2-1 win. France scraped past a plucky Australia thanks to an 80th minute goal from Paul Pogba. ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik feels France's midfield lacks a true leader which could be detrimental to their World Cup hopes. France left-back Lucas Hernandez admitted he employed some theatrics during the 2-1 World Cup win over Australia on Saturday. After an own goal from Aziz Behich gave France the lead in the 80th minute, Hernandez said he occasionally went to ground to eat up time. "As we saw against Australia, there are moments where I exaggerate a bit," Hernandez said at a news conference on Sunday. "It is part of the show, part of the game, [and] I am used to doing it. "It helps the team to buy some time. I do...
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Two British men removed from World Cup train to Volgograd - source

Yahoo World Soccer - 14 hours 36 min ago

Two British men were removed from a train travelling to the Russian city of Volgograd for the World Cup, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The first British man got into an altercation with a police officer on board the train and was detained, the source said. The British Embassy in Moscow said it did not have information about the incidents.

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Ballsupski: England are playing today. Let's win this.

Soccer headlines - 14 hours 45 min ago
It's day 5 of the World Cup and Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles look ahead to England's first game including how yoga can help you deal with those annoying armchair fans.
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Psychic sausage dog predicts England to win

Soccer headlines - 14 hours 47 min ago
R2D2 the psychic sausage believes England will beat Tunisia in the World Cup by choosing English Roast Beef twice in a row
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Cristiano Ronaldo bust at Madeira Airport replaced by new version

Soccer headlines - 15 hours 19 min ago
The bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo at Madeira Airport has been replaced with another one that presents a greater likeness to the Portugal
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Arsenal never the same after Dein left

Yahoo World Soccer - 15 hours 22 min ago

Cesc Fabregas has paid tribute to former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein by saying the club was "never the same" after he left. Fabregas, who is working as a pundit in Russia during the World Cup, posted a photo on Instagram of himself and Dein on Sunday evening after a meal together. "Great dinner with the first man to sign me professionally," Fabregas said. "It was never the same after you left." Fabregas joined Arsenal from Barcelona's academy in 2003 as a 16-year-old and signed his first professional contract a year later, at a time when Dein still played a large part in recruiting players to the club. Dein, who also brought in Arsene Wenger as manager in 1996, left the club in 2007 after

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Arsenal never the same after David Dein left - Cesc Fabregas

Soccer headlines - 15 hours 22 min ago
The FC guys answer your tweets on Arsenal's next No. 1 goalkeeper, what a 48-team World Cup will be like, Antoine Griezmann's decision and more. Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson shares his thoughts on how Sampdoria's Lucas Torreira would fit in at the Emirates. David Seaman believes that although a top four finish is achievable for Arsenal under Unai Emery, their defence needs to be addressed. Stephan Lichtsteiner joins Arsenal on a free transfer and becomes the first signing for Unai Emery at his new club. Raphael Honigstein explains why Borussia Dortmund's Sokratis Papastathopoulos would be an underwhelming addition for Arsenal. Cesc Fabregas has paid tribute to former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein by saying the club was "never the same" after he left. Fabregas, who is working as a pundit in Russia during the World Cup, posted a photo on Instagram of himself and Dein on Sunday evening after a meal together. "Great dinner with the first man to sign me professionally," Fabregas said. "It was never the same after you left." Great dinner with the first man to sign me professionally. It was never the same after you left. #DavidDein A post shared by Cesc Fàbregas (@cescf4bregas) on Jun 17, 2018 at 3:06pm PDT Fabregas joined Arsenal from Barcelona's academy in 2003 as a 16-year-old and signed his first professional...
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Germany cancel World Cup media activity after Mexico loss as papers slam 'wimps'

Soccer headlines - 15 hours 28 min ago
Germany have called off all media activities on Monday following their 1-0 defeat to Mexico in their World Cup opener on Sunday. A
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World Cup LIVE: Belgium, England heavy favourites; Ibrahimovic-less Sweden begin

Soccer headlines - 15 hours 28 min ago
Zlatan Ibrahimovic-less Sweden face South Korea, Kevin De Bruyne leads star-studded Belgium against newcomers Panama and England begin their tournament with crucial game vs. Tunisia. Join the chat and post comments / questions using the hashtag #AskESPNFC.
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World Cup 2018 stars not in Panini album get own sticker art made by MIFA Project

Soccer headlines - 15 hours 32 min ago
Given that Panini launched their official World Cup sticker album in April, a certain amount of educated guesswork had to go into predicting each competing nations' 23-man squad weeks before the official announcements are made. While the majority of the rosters are correct, there are always a few players who aren't included in the sticker book despite making it to the tournament -- Rafael Marquez (Mexico), Nabil Fekir (France) and Leander Dendoncker (Belgium) being just a few of the more prominent...
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