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In Damascus, war muddles World Cup loyalties

In a Damascus cafe, some of the Syrians watching Russia play Egypt in the World Cup faced a dilemma: whether to support a fellow Arab nation or their government's most powerful ally.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/20 22:18:40

Still long way to go for Africa

Africa's much-awaited and coveted tilt at World Cup glory looks as far off as ever after a dismal round of opening fixtures for the continent's teams at the ongoing tournament in Russia.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/20 22:13:42

Salah disappoints as Russia crush Egypt

Egypt's World Cup hopes were left in tatters after a disastrous spell at the start of the second half in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to hosts Russia, but Mohamed Salah's absence in the build-up to the tournament also played its part, coach Hector Cuper said.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/20 22:13:40

Ronaldo seeks encore against 'battle-hardened' Morocco

Cristiano Ronaldo will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics for Portugal against a Morocco side licking their wounds after a crushing last-gasp defeat.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/19 22:18:41

Every match is like a 'final' for Germany

Germany must win their next two World Cup matches against Sweden and South Korea but that will require a total change in attitude and not an overhaul of the lineup, Germany captain Manuel Neuer said Tuesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/19 22:18:41

Luis Suarez seeks World Cup redemption as he reaches 100 intl games

For a player who has made so many headlines at the World Cup, it is appropriate that Luiz Suarez will make his 100th appearance for Uruguay at ­soccer's biggest tournament.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/19 22:08:40

Spain face date with destiny against Iran

Spain playmaker Isco said Wednesday's match against Iran will determine their World Cup destiny as they seek to register their first win in Russia following a gripping 3-3 draw against Portugal.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/19 22:08:40

England and Belgium could face quandary

Germany's surprise loss to Mexico could create a strange situation in Group G where England and Belgium may face a theoretically easier path to the last four if they finish second rather than top of the standings.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/19 22:08:39

3-0 win fails to calm Belgian nerves

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez declared himself delighted with a 3-0 win over World Cup debutants Panama but there were plenty of issues that will encourage England after their own winning start in Group G.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/19 22:03:41

Striker Harry Kane takes to world stage

England captain Harry Kane declared his arrival on soccer's biggest stage when he scored twice, including a stoppage-time winner, in a dramatic 2-1 victory over ­Tunisia as his team launched their World Cup campaign on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/19 19:23:40

Tunisia coach: thank all my players for their defensive attitude

Despite disappointed with the results of the match against England in the World Cup Group G clash on Monday, the Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul praised his men for the defensive attitude during the whole game.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/6/19 9:47:10

Five-time champs Brazil need solutions after coming unstuck against Swiss

After failing to live up to pre-tournament hype with a disappointing 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener against Switzerland, Brazil need to quickly find a key to unlock opponents happy to sit back and defend for most of the game.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/18 21:58:40

Aussie starlet Arzani ready for World Cup battle

Australia teenager Daniel Arzani is ready to go into battle for the Socceroos as they seek to rescue their World Cup campaign against Denmark.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/18 21:58:40

Salah stands in Russia's way

Mohamed Salah is a looming obstacle as Russia attempt to virtually secure their place in the knockout stages of the World Cup in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/18 21:58:39

Hierro tells fans to give De Gea 'time and oxygen'

Spain's under-pressure goalkeeper David de Gea has the backing of coach Fernando Hierro, who said he will stick by the keeper for La Roja's next game against Iran on Wednesday despite his performance in the 3-3 draw with Portugal.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/18 21:33:40

Two British men removed from train to Volgograd

Two British men were removed from a train traveling to the Russian city of Volgograd for the World Cup, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/18 21:33:40

Mexicans hoping to end last-16 jinx

Mexico's astonishing win over Germany has raised hopes that they could finally break a long-running jinx at the World Cup and go beyond the second round.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/18 21:28:40

Mexico's Marquez becomes third man to play at five World Cups

Mexico captain Raia Marquez has become only the third player to play at five World Cups after he came on as a substitute during Sunday's 1-0 win against world champions Germany.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/6/18 8:37:02