• These photos show how the World Cup is being used to whitewash everything terrible about Russia

    5 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    For Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic in Russia, one solution is to pose for photos with Mohammed Salah, one of the best soccer players on the planet, who has come to Russia to compete in the 2018 World Cup. Kadyrov, widely described in Western media as a warlord, used to burnish his public image by posting photographs of himself cuddling cats, but he's since had his profiles taken down by Facebook and Instagram. The platforms have never explained exactly why he was banned, but it coincided with international outrage over the apparent attempts by his government to purge Chechnya...
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  • Pogba can dominate the World Cup, says Rio Ferdinand

    Pogba can dominate the World Cup, says Rio Ferdinand

    5 monthes ago - By Goal

    The France midfielder is set for a starring role at the tournament according to Manchester United legend Ferdinand
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  • 'This is Messi's World Cup' - Tevez backing Barcelona star to lead Argentina charge

    'This is Messi's World Cup' - Tevez backing Barcelona star to lead Argentina charge

    5 monthes ago - By Goal

    A man who missed out on a place in the Albiceleste squad believes global glory can be secured in Russia, with only Germany and Brazil posing a threat
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  • New Spain boss Fernando Hierro is more prepared than you think for difficult Spain task

    5 monthes ago - By ESPN FC

    The FC crew answer your tweets on Spain's chances at the World Cup after sacking their manager, Craig Burley and Steve Nicol's golf game and more.
    Fernando Hierro revealed he couldn't let his country down after he was appointed Spain manager following Julen Lopetegui's sacking.
    ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti delves into Julen Lopetegui's sacking as Spain manager just two days out from their World Cup opener against Portugal.
    Fernando Hierro said he had three options just one day out from the start of the World Cup.: he could either have turned down the Spain job, opt to quit and follow Julen...
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  • The 32: Harry Redknapp on signing 'useless' World Cup stars

    5 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Harry Redknapp has warned Premier League managers about the pitfalls of signing players on the back of a strong showing at the World Cup. Speaking to Yahoo on ‘The 32', our brand new daily World Cup round-up show, Redknapp admitted he he did just that when he was a manager, only for the players to end up being ‘useless'. Recent examples of that happening elsewhere include James Rodriquez's move to Real Madrid on the back of lighting up the 2014 event for Colombia, and in England, Salif Diao never quite made the cut at Liverpool, despite shining for Senegal in South Korea and Japan.
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