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    Sports Messi Misses Penalty As Argentina, Iceland Play 1-1 – Channels Television

    Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Iceland held mighty Argentina to a 1-1 draw in their Group D clash in Moscow on Saturday. Sergio Aguero scored an eye-catching opener for the two-time world champions in the 19th minute but it was almost ........ read more via Channels Television...
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    Sports Manchester United have signed the player to get the best out of Paul Pogba – men

    Jose Mourinho will watch Paul Pogba closely this summer as he tries to find the best way to unlock the Manchester United midfielder’s true potential. Pogba’s inconsistency has been the greatest frustration of Mourinho’s Old Trafford reign so far, having convinced United to swallow their pride...
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    Sports Ronaldo sprints length of pitch in eight seconds during Spain clash – Metro

    Cristiano Ronaldo proved once again he is one of the greatest players ever to play the game as he scored a hat-trick against Spain on Friday night. The Real Madrid forward carved out another slice of history with his heroics in Portugal’s … read more via Metro – Get...
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    Sports David De Gea slams Spanish fans after costly mistake against Cristiano Ronaldo – Metro

    Manchester United star David De Gea has hit out at the lack of support he’s received in Spain and says ‘he hasn’t killed anyone’ after a costly mistake gifted a goal to Cristiano Ronaldo in a 3-3 … read more via Metro – Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Sports World Cup 2018: Pique blasts Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring hat-trick against Spain – Dailypost

    Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique has slammed forward, Cristiano Ronaldo after the Real Madrid star scored a hat-trick for Portugal against Spain in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Ronaldo opened the scoring four minutes from the penalty spot. Diego Costa levelled for Spain with a superb solo …...
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    Sports Croatia fans cycle all the way to Russia for World Cup – USA Today

    KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Some soccer fans will follow their teams anywhere to see them play in the World Cup. For five friends from Croatia that meant cycling 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) ..... read more via USA Today – Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Sports Phenomenal Ronaldo equals Puskas’ European record – Daily Nation | Home

    Cristiano Ronaldo equalled Ferenc Puskas’ record for most international goals by a European man with his standout display for Portugal against Spain at the World Cup. The Real Madrid star’s hat-trick helped his team to a thrilling 3-3 draw against Spain in Sochi on Friday. Ronaldo’s … read...
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    Sports Slackers, stores and sightseers score with World Cup 2018 – Vanguard News

    Purveyors of TVs, tourism and takeaway meals are banking on a World Cup 2018 bonanza while bosses strive to avert a four-yearly wave of worker absenteeism. An Indian artisan works on clay model of the FIFA world cup trophy ordered by football fan clubs for decoration, ahead of … read more...
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    Sports Breaking: Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal – Vanguard News

    Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their title defence away to Arsenal on the weekend of August 11-12, the English Premier League announced Thursday as it unveiled the fixtures for the 2018/19 season. Manchester City’s Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho … read more via...
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    Sports Don’t have sex with men from ‘different race’ during World Cup, warns Russian politician – Guardian

    Russian women should avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the football World Cup because they could become single mothers to mixed-race children, a senior lawmaker in Moscow said on Wednesday. Even when Russian women marry foreigners the relationships often end badly, said Tamara...
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    Sports New Madrid Boss Julen Lopetegui Breaks Silence Over Spain Sack – Naijaloaded News

    Julen Lopetegui has finally spoken since he was sacked as head coach of Spain national team. Lopetegui was fired barely 24 hours after he agreed secretly to replace Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid manager. Speaking to Cadena Ser, he admitted he … read more via Naijaloaded | Nigeria’s Most...
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    Sports Russia Stars: We Must Beat Saudi In World Cup Opener – Complete Sports Nigeria

    Russia winger Aleksandr Samedov and striker Fyodor Smolov are highly motivated to kick off their World Cup campaign on home soil with victory. The hosts face Saudi Arabia in the tournament’s opening match on Thursday. “The motivation for these tournaments is special,” Samedov told
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    Sports World Cup 2018: Fixtures, kick off time, group, coach and squad for Switzerland – The South Africa

    Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic said Monday his World Cup squad might not be the best individuals, but who complemented each other best as he unveiled his final 23. Goalkeeper Gregor Kobel, defender Silvan Widmer ........... read more via The South African – Get More...
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    Sports Russia 2018: FIFA pick referees for Friday matches – Premium Times Nigeria

    The referees’ appointment arm of world football governing body FIFA at the 2018 World Cup in Russia on Wednesday released names of officials for matches billed for Friday. Three matches are slated for the day, with Egypt taking on Uruguay in Ekaterinburg in Group A. … read more via Premium...
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    Sports 2026 World Cup: African countries that did not vote for Morocco revealed – Daily Post Nigeria

    At least 11 African countries did not vote for Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup. They are: Benin, Guinea, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Botswana, Cape Verde and Lesotho are the other countries. Instead they opted for a joint bid of the … read more...
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    Sports Club president ‘openly discussing’ £100m capture of Man Utd star – Metro

    Real Madrid expect £100million will be enough to buy David de Gea from Manchester United this summer, reports say. De Gea has been constantly linked with a transfer to Madrid and was on the verge of switch to Real … read more via Metro – Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Sports US Open 2018: Tiger Woods paired with Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson in first two rounds - BBC

    Three-time winner Tiger Woods will play with Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson, the top two players in the world rankings, when the US Open tees off on Thursday, 14 June. The second major of the year is being..... read more via BBC Sport – Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Sports Life and death : World Cup rivalry turns violent in Bangladesh –

    The World Cup is arousing high passions in Bangladesh, where machete-wielding fans of Brazil and Argentina have clashed in the streets and flags of the two countries are so ubiquitous that some people want to ban them. Ignoring the lack of any obvious link to the South American giants, …...
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    Sports Infantino Says FIFA Was ‘Clinically Dead’ When He Took Over – Channels Television

    FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, said Wednesday that world football’s governing body was “clinically dead” when he took over following a corruption scandal that engulfed his predecessor Sepp Blatter. Two years later, it was “very much alive” and full of “joy”, with a clear vision..... read...
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    Sports WORLD CUP: Mohamed Salah joins Egypt training session – Punch Newspapers

    Mohamed Salah gave Egypt’s World Cup hopes a huge boost Wednesday when he joined a squad training session at their Grozny base. The Pharoahs’ superstar has been sidelined since suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on May 26. However, an AFP …...