Russia 2018

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Martinez to rest De Bruyne and Lukaku when Belgium face England

June 26, 2018

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez on Monday revealed that the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and possibly Romelu Lukaku may be rested for their final Russia 2018 group stage match against England. England and Belgium are already through to the round of 16, thereby reducing the competitiveness of the tie, as Martinez described the game on […]

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Mikel backs young goalie Uzoho to impress in Russia 2018

June 16, 2018

Super Eagles of Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has thrown his weight behind teenage goalkeeper Francis Uzoho ahead of their Russia 2018 opener against Croatia. Uzoho made his international debut against Argentina in November 2017 and has displaced the likes of Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi from the starting lineup. Uzoho made only two appearances […]

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Russia 2018 oracle cat Achilles predicts Iran victory over Morocco

June 15, 2018

  Achilles, a white-furred Hermitage male cat that has gained a reputation for its psychic powers has predicted that Iran will beat Morocco when both sides meet in the FIFA World Cup game in St Petersburg on Friday. The blue-eyed cat was offered two bowls containing food and the flags of the teams at the […]

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Rohr not revealing his lineup till last minute

June 14, 2018

Super Eagles of Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that the starting XI to play against Croatia in their World Cup opener is set, although he won’t be making it known till the last minute. “We have our team in our head already, but we will wait until the last moment to publish the team […]

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Salah confident of playing Egypt opener in Russia 2018

June 9, 2018

  Mohammed Salah has expressed confidence that he will be fit enough to play a part in Egypt’s Russia 2018 opener against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg next Friday according to reports from Marca. The 25-year-old suffered a shoulder injury during the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid but still expects to play in Egypt’s first […]

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Journalist Hajo Seppelt denied entry to Russia for World Cup

May 11, 2018

Reports from German broadcasting network ARD indicate that Russia have denied entry to journalist Hajo Seppelt into the country ahead of the 2018 World Cup. He was among the top journalists who engaged in uncovering and exposing systemic doping and cover-ups in Russia. According to the report, Seppelt’s visa was declared invalid. It also described […]

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Russia 2018 – VAR replays to be displayed on big screens

April 19, 2018

  Recent developments confirm that replays of incidents reviewed by video assistant referees (VAR) will be displayed on big screens, as the technology is set to be deployed in the upcoming Russia 2018 world cup later this year. This is to afford spectators the chance to see what moments in a game are being reviewed […]

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FIFA charge Russia with fan racism in friendly against France

April 17, 2018

  The World’s football governing body FIFA has charged World Cup host Russia for fan racism on Tuesday, less than two months before the commencement of the tournament. Reports suggested that monkey chants were aimed at black French players including Paul Pogba in the course of France’s 3:1 victory over Russia in last month’s friendly […]

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FIFA to implement HDR and VDR technologies in Russia 2018

October 26, 2017

  The world’s football governing body FIFA has announced its plans to produce all the 64 matches to be played in Russia 2018 in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR). This will be the first time the technology will be used in the competition. READ:¬†BALOTELLI NOT HAPPY WITH NEYMAR ABSENCE WHEN PSG […]

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England and Spain to miss out on top seeds in Russia 2018 draws.

October 16, 2017

  The likes of England and Spain will not be in Pot One when the draws for Russia 2018 will be made. This is due to the latest FIFA rankings which has effectively decided the teams that will be eligible for Pot One when the draws will be made on December 1. READ:¬†Guardiola insists City […]

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