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2018-06-22, Community news
Massive expulsion of more than 150 Russian diplomats-intelligence agents by the European and Western states following poisoning of ex-colonel of the MainIntelligence...
Luka Modric shoots the ball to score his side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia
2018-06-21, Metro UK
Lionel Messi was helpless to prevent Croatia from beating Argentina (Picture: AP) Lionel Messi’s reaction said it all. As soon as Ante Rebic thumped in Croatia’s opener,...
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Brazil during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the Pernambuco Arena, in Recife, Brazil, Friday, March 25, 2016.
2018-06-20, Independent online (SA)
It was finally ‘the time for Africa’ on Tuesday when Senegal got the better of Poland to register a maiden victory for the continent at this World Cup. It was a great...
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side's opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
2018-06-20, Middle East Online
Rostov-on-Don, Russia - Cristiano Ronaldo will hone in on Morocco on Wednesday after his stunning hat-trick in Portugal's World Cup opener, while 2010 winners Spain play...
Egypt's Tarek Hamed, left, and Russia's Alexander Golovin compete for the ball during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
2018-06-19, The Independent
Mohamed Salah’s long-awaited return from injury was always likely to fall short of sky-high expectations, and the visibly rusty Liverpool superstar was unable to save...
Japan's Yuya Osako, center, scores his side second goal during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
2018-06-19, The Independent
Japan caused another major upset at the 2018 World Cup as they made the most of their early numerical advantage to beat Colombia 2-1, blowing Group H wide open and...
Irish Independent: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said Argentina look lost and have no leadership after the 3-0 loss to Croatia which left them on the verge of a disastrous early exit from the World Cup, in an audio message leaked to Spanish and Argentine radio stations....
Finger Lakes Times: BC-Sports Briefs,865 Thursday's Sports In Brief By The Associated PressPRO BASKETBALL NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their...
WPTV: Not long after PresidentDonald Trump signed an executive order to stop separating children from parents illegally crossing the border, cautious relief has turned into widespread confusion. Distraught parents are searching for their children separated from...
The Guardian: • ‘We have better players than 20 years ago,’ says Lovren...
Yahoo Daily News: With Croatia’s gob-smacking performance against Argentina by closing the game in a 3-0 victory, Luca Modric made his benchmark against the South Americans with his impeccable shot, which curved on its...
The Star: NIZHNY NOVGOROD (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said Argentina look lost and have no leadership after the 3-0 loss to Croatia which left them on the verge of a disastrous early exit from the World Cup, in an audio message leaked to Spanish and...
The Independent: Diego Simeone rubbed salt in the wounds after Lionel Messi’s no-show against Croatia, suggesting that Cristiano Ronaldo is more capable of lifting up a “normal team” than the Barcelona star. Simeone’s comments, made in a WhatsApp audio message to his...
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DNA India: With nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play, the top stars of the 2018 World Cup have struggled to deliver on the impossible expectations they carried into the tournament, with one prominent Portuguese exception. Aside...
This is Money: By BrianHomewood MOSCOW, June 22 (Reuters) - Peru's entertaining team and their colourful army of joyous fans will be sorely missed at the World Cup after the South Americans fell victim to their old failing in front of goal. Despite having 52 percent of...
The Sun: GERARD PIQUE and Isco have been honoured with awards after they rescued a bird from the pitch during their World Cup clash with Iran. Play was halted when the Spain stars spotted the terrified fledgling on the playing surface at the KazanArena. AFP Spain...
The Paducah Sun: NEW YORKThe Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar. Shortly after the Suns took Deandre Ayton to start the NBA draft...
Yahoo Daily News: Manchester United are interested in signing Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba, per Don Balon . Jose Mourinho wants to reinforce United's backline, and has identified the Spanish left-back as a priority target. Tottenham are also interested in signing Alba, who is...