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Neymar limps out of training, setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing

SOCHI, Russia (AFP) — Neymar hobbled out of a training session yesterday, setting alarm bells ringing in the Brazil camp as they prepare for their second World Cup group game against Costa Rica on Friday. More


Russia sour Salah's return to close in on last 16

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — The return of Mohamed Salah from injury couldn't prevent World Cup hosts Russia virtually sealing their place in the last 16 by beating Egypt 3-1 yesterday. More


Japan put party on hold after making World Cup history

SARANSK, Russia (AFP) — Japan coach Akira Nishino joked about organising a parade through Saransk to celebrate a slice of World Cup history yesterday, after his side shocked 10-man Colombia. More


Africa rises

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) —Senegal coach Aliou Cisse warned World Cup rivals that the West Africans had added tactical expertise to their enormous talent yesterday after they opened their campaign with a convincing 2-1 win over Poland. More


2018 FIFA WORLD CUP STANDINGS as at June 20

Group ARussia 2 2 0 0 8 1 6Uruguay 1 1 0 0 1 0 3Egypt 2 0 0 2 1 4 0Saudi Arabia 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 Group BIran 1 1 0 0 1 0 3Portugal 1 0 1 0 3 3 1Spain 1 0 1 0 3 3 1Morocco 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 Group CFrance 1 1 0 0 2 1 3Denmark 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 More


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Martinez delighted with Belgian start as Lukaku sinks Panama

Sochi , Russia (AFP) — Belgium coach Roberto Martinez hailed his side's attitude after they overcame a difficult first half to beat Panama 3-0 in their opening World Cup game yesterday. More


Colombia fret over James as embattled Japan loom at World Cup

Saransk , Russia (AFP) — Despite sacking their coach just 71 days before the World Cup, Japan will attempt to prove their doubters wrong today against a Colombia side sweating on the fitness of star midfielder James Rodriguez. More


Salah declared fit for Egypt, but Russia confident they can stop him

Saint Petersburg , Russia (AFP) — Mohamed Salah has been declared fit ahead of Egypt's crunch game against Russia today and coach Hector Cuper is optimistic his star striker will play. More


Wife gives husband World Cup dream with NCB win

THE 55-inch flat screen TV purchased just in time to view the 2018 FIFA World Cup by Harry and Andrea Thompson will remain unwatched for the summer as the lucky couple jets off to Russia, courtesy of National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited. More



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