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    Trophy hunting : World Cup replicas selling fast in Vietnam –

    In a dusty workshop on the outskirts of Hanoi, workers busily mould, set and spray hundreds of replica World Cup trophies as orders flood in ahead of next week’s tournament. Demand in football-mad Vietnam is soaring for the hand made plaster models of the real 18-carat gold trophy that …...
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    Lyon deny any agreement with Liverpool for Nabil Fekir – The Independent

    Lyon have officially denied that Nabil Fekir is on the verge of joining Liverpool. It is understood the France international is set to move to Anfield in a deal worth an initial £60million. He would join Monaco’s Fabinho and RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita as new arrivals this summer. Boss Jurgen...
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    FIFA Council member from Ghana banned during investigation – USA Today

    FIFA Council member from Ghana banned during investigation FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi is banned from soccer while under investigation for taking cash gifts in Ghanaian media’s … read more via SOCCER news, photos, and video – Yahoo! Sports – Get More Nigeria...
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    Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr shows off his skills as Dad watches on – Mail Online

    Like father, like son! Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr shows he has inherited Dad’s skills by scoring two excellent goals during kickabout after Portugal beat Algeria. Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr enjoyed time with his father after Portugal’s win in Lisbon. The seven-year-old netted both a terrific curling...
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    Arsenal’s Unai Emery closing on PSG’s teenage midfielder Yacine Adli – the Guardian

    Arsenal are close to signing the 17-year-old midfield prospect Yacine Adli from Paris Saint‑Germain. They have offered him an initial three-year contract, although it contains options, after he rejected professional terms at PSG ....... read more via the Guardian –
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    2018 World Cup: Nigeria will be ‘trouble makers’ – Blatter – Daily Post Nigeria

    Former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has said that Nigeria will be ‘trouble makers’ at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Blatter, who left FIFA under controversial circumstances, took to his verified Twitter account, to list out the teams he considers as favourites to win the tournament. The …...
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    Mohamed Salah offered to Barcelona with Liverpool star open to move – Metro

    Mohamed Salah’s representatives have offered the Liverpool forward to Barcelona, according to reports in Spain. The Egypt international was Liverpool’s star man this season after scoring 44 goals in his first campaign at Anfield. But according to … read more via Metro –...
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    Anas #12 exposé: Nyantakyi plots to fleece GPL of lucrative sponsorship – Ghana News HomePage

    Two weeks ago, he said this. “Sponsorship is very hard to come by. And that’s why we are always grateful to any corporate entity that partners us to raise the profile of Ghana football by way of sponsoring our league.”....... Read more via Ghana News HomePage – Get...
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    Israel in Uproar Over Argentina Pre-World Cup Friendly Snub –

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The sports-crazed nation of Israel was in uproar Wednesday over Argentina's abrupt cancellation of a World Cup warmup match following pro-Palestinian protests, with some of the country's leaders accusing Lionel Messi and his teammates of caving to terrorism. Israel was eagerly...
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    Manchester United sign Diogo Dalot from Porto on five-year contract – manchester united –ESPN

    Manchester United have made their second signing of the summer with the capture of Portugal under-21 defender Diogo Dalot, the club have confirmed. The 19-year-old full-back has signed a five-year deal at Old Trafford after United agreed a fee with...... read more via manchester united –...
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    Sadio Mane reaches agreement to join Real Madrid from Liverpool – Metro

    Sadio Mane has reached an agreement to join Real Madrid from Liverpool, according to reports in France. The 26-year-old has played a pivotal role in Jurgen Klopp’s attack alongside Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, scoring 20 goals … read more via Metro – Get More...
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    Ramos concussed Karius with elbow; Doctor says this caused ‘Mistakes’ – The Empire of The Kop

    The Champions League Final is over, lost, and in truth, we’d rather forget about it and focus on this summer and next season. But we cannot ignore the news which broke last night. Bild initially claimed that our German keeper Loris Karius passed 26 of … read more via The Empire of The Kop...
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    Zidane resigned as Real boss after clashing with Perez over De Gea and Hazard – The Sun

    ZINEDINE ZIDANE quit Real Madrid following a row over Eden Hazard and David De Gea. The night before Zidane announced his resignation at a press conference, sources say he and Real president Florentino Perez clashed over summer transfer plans..... read more via The Sun –...
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    Mastercard stops meals-for-goals campaign with Neymar, Messi – Vanguard News

    Mastercard on Monday said it was changing a campaign in which thousands of free meals were to be given to the needy every time football superstars Neymar and Messi scored goals. Messi and Neymar Under the scheme, every time the Brazil and Argentina strikers scored, 10,000 meals would …...
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    Russia 2018 squads officially confirmed – world cup 2018 – Google News

    With the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ just ten days away, the full squads for all 32 teamscan finally be confirmed as anticipation for kick off cranks up another notch. The announcement of the 23-man lists confirms the sporting dreams of 736 players, who will all head to the 21st edition of the...
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    Eden Hazard set to stay and sign new Chelsea deal after Real developments – Metro

    Chelsea’s chances of keeping hold of their star player Eden Hazard have been given a considerable boost by Zinedine Zidane’s departure at Real Madrid last week. Zidane surprisingly left the Bernabeu after guiding Los … read more via Metro – Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Mohamed Salah included in final Egypt World Cup squad –

    Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was included Monday in Egypt’s 2018 World Cup squad despite still underdoing treatment for a shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final, the Egyptian Football Association said. Salah, who hit a stunning 44 goals for Liverpool last season in all...
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    Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi poses with goats in photo shoot – lionel messi – Dailymail

    To his legions of admirers around the world, Lionel Messi is the undisputed G.O.A.T. - the Greatest Of All Time. And, as we count down to the Argentina and Barcelona star's latest crack at winning the elusive World Cup, one magazine has taken that literally............ read more via lionel...
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    World Cup 2018: Belgium include Vincent Kompany but Christian Benteke misses out – BBC

    Defender Vincent Kompany has been named in Belgium's 23-man squad for the World Cup despite being an injury doubt - but striker Christian Benteke misses out. Manchester City captain Kompany, 32, suffered a groin .......... read more via world cup 2018 – Google News –
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    Burn Messi shirts if he plays in Jerusalem, Palestinian FA tells fans – Vanguard News

    Ramallah (Palestine) – The Palestine Football Association head has urged fans to burn pictures of Argentina striker Lionel Messi and replicas of his shirt if he plays against Israel in Jerusalem next weekend. FC Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions...