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Naby Keita joins Liverpool, takes Steven Gerrards No. 8 shirt

June 27,2018 by ESPN

Liverpool have announced that new signing Naby Keita will be given the No. 8 shirt last worn by former captain Steven Gerrard. Keita will officially become a Liverpool player on July 1 from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig. Gerrard, who left his post as Liverpools under-18s manager to take charge of Rangers this summer, met Keita during the midfielders first visit to Melwood shortly after a tran...

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Lionel Messi scores 100th goal of World Cup 2018

June 27,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

With the group stages yet to be completed, Russia 2018 has seen its 100th goal thanks to a moment of magic from Argentina star Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi has scored the 100th goal of the World Cup. With Argentina needing to beat Nigeria on Tuesday in St Petersburg to have a chance of qualifying for the last 16 at Russia 2018, the forward gave his side a 14th-minute lead. Ever Banegas lofte...

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Germanys Sebastian Rudy out of World Cup clash with South Korea

June 27,2018 by Skysports.com

Sebastian Rudy receives treatment after picking up an injury against Sweden Germany midfielder Sebastian Rudy has been ruled out of the teams final World Cup group game against South Korea after suffering multiple fractures to his nose. Coach Joachim Low said on Tuesday that Rudy has not recovered after undergoing surgery. Rudy was forced to leave the pitch during Germanys 2-1 win over Swed...

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Pastore completes €24.7m Roma switch

June 27,2018 by Goal.com

Hours after Inter announced the purchase of Radja Nainggolan, the Giallorossi have made a midfield announcement of their own. Javier Pastore has signed a five-year deal at Roma in a €24.7 million (£21.7m/$28.2m) move from Paris Saint-Germain, the Serie A club confirmed. The 29-year-old arrived on a busy Tuesday for Roma, with Radja Nainggolan having completed his €38m (£...

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World Cup raid ends in Rostov but Icelands saga not over

June 27,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Iceland were unable to sustain their World Cup dream by beating Croatia, but Heimir Hallgrimssons team can be proud of their brave attempt. As anyone who has read the Islendingasogur, or even watched Thor III: Ragnarok, can tell you, not every Norse tale of conquest and adventure can have a happy ending. So it was in Rostov-on-Don on Tuesday, where Icelands attempts to reach the World C...

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Lionel Messi reacts to tense Argentina win to secure World Cup showdown with France

June 27,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

Jorge Sampaolis side were made to work hard for their victory over Nigeria. Lionel Messi opened the scoring but Victor Moses netted a VAR-awarded penalty to equalise. And it wasnt until the 85th minute that Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo popped up with a winner. Messi was delighted his side progressed. The Barcelona star said: We were confident that we would win this game. Its ...

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England boss Gareth Southgate may REST Harry Kane against Belgium

June 27,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

World Cup 2018: Harry Kane has cored five goals so far for England Captain Kane has been a revelation so far at the World Cup and is eyeing up the Golden Boot after scoring five goals in the opening two games. He has made it clear he is desperate to face Belgium in Thursdays final group game in Kaliningrad. But boss Southgate is considering upsetting his star man by resting him for the showd...

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‘Huge relief’ for Lionel Messi as Argentina advance

June 27,2018 by PA

Lionel Messi expressed his “huge relief” at seeing Argentina advance to the World Cup’s last 16 thanks to Marcos Rojo’s late winner against Nigeria.The two-time champions were less than five minutes away from elimination when Manchester United defender Rojo became their unlikely saviour, volleying home Gabriel Mercado’s cross to seal a 2-1 success.Having drawn with ...

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Gareca uncertain over Peru future as World Cup campaign ends with Australia win

June 27,2018 by PA

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will take time to consider his future after his side bowed out of the World Cup with their first victory at the tournament in 40 years.Andre Carrillo scored in the first half and Paolo Guerrero added a second after the break as the South Americans’ tournament ended on a high with a 2-0 win over an Australia side that went out with a whimper.Socceroos boss Bert van...

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Javier Pastore completes move away from PSG to become Romas seventh summer signing

June 27,2018 by squawka.com

Javier Pastore has completed a permanent move to AS Roma. The 29-year-old Argentine midfielder, who previously enjoyed a two-season spell in Serie A with Palermo, ends a seven-year association with French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain. Pastore, for a reported £17.5m, becomes the Giallorossis seventh major acquisition this summer ahead of next season. Pastore in Paris Pastore, who ha...

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Denmark 0 France 0: World Cups first stalemate sends both teams through

June 27,2018 by Goal.com

Denmark followed Group C winners France into the last 16 with the first goalless draw of the 2018 World Cup against Les Bleus at the Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday. France had already qualified and Denmark needed a point to be certain, although a 2-0 win for already eliminated Peru against Australia sent them through regardless of their result. Didier Deschamps, marking his 79th game in charge ...

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Denmark and France have no regrets after Russia 2018’s first goalless draw

June 27,2018 by PA

Denmark coach Age Hareide and his French counterpart Didier Deschamps were unapologetic after their sides’ 0-0 World Cup Group C draw in Moscow.The first Mexican wave at the Luzhniki Stadium started midway through the first half and the only people among the 78,000-strong crowd still smiling at the end were the pockets of Danish and French supporters.After 36 games without a 0-0, the World...

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Zlatko Dalic turns full attention to knockout stages

June 27,2018 by PA

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic believes the last-16 tie against Denmark will be his side’s “moment of truth” after they topped Group D with a 100 per cent record following a 2-1 win over Iceland.It is the first time Croatia have won three successive World Cup matches andIceland boss Heimir Hallgrimsson believes their victors have every chance of winning the tournament but Dalic was...

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Iceland 1 Croatia 2: Perisic strikes late on to secure maximum points

June 27,2018 by Goal.com

Ivan Perisic scored late on to secure a hard-fought 2-1 victory for Croatia over Iceland in World Cup Group D. Ivan Perisics late goal ensured Croatia topped World Cup Group D with maximum points as they knocked out a resilient Iceland with a 2-1 win in Rostov-on-Don. Gylfi Sigurdssons 76th-minute penalty gave Iceland hope of mounting a comeback following Milan Badeljs opener, but Perisic...

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Nigeria 1 Argentina 2: Late Rojo stunner saves Messis men

June 27,2018 by Goal.com

Lionel Messis Argentina will be in the World Cups knockout rounds, but it was Marcos Rojo who was the unlikeliest of heroes. Marcos Rojo was Argentinas unlikely hero as his stunning late winner secured a 2-1 defeat of Nigeria that keeps Lionel Messis side in the World Cup. The Super Eagles were heading through to the last 16 at Argentinas expense with four minutes to go of the final Gro...

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France coach Deschamps: Sincere Man Utd star Pogba no longer ugly duckling

June 26,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

France coach Didier Deschamps has dismissed claims from Paul Pogba this could be his last World Cup. Manchester Uniteds £89million midfielder suggested Russia could be his final World Cup and claimed he was “realistic about the prospect. I dont think its going to be his last World Cup, because hes 25 and in four years hell be 29, said Deschamps. Its highly probable he can pl...

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Man Utd boss Mourinho turns to Atletico Madrid veteran Godin

June 26,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is considering a move for Atletico Madrid veteran Diego Godin. AS says Mourinho has identified the Atletico Madrid centre back as the man he needs in order to strengthen his defensive options. The 32-year-old has been a vital member of Atleticos continued rise in La Liga and has played a key role for Uruguay during their World Cup campaign in Russia. Go...

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Chelsea news: Maurizio Sarri set to replace Antonio Conte in next 24 hours

June 26,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

Chelsea are set to appoint to Maurizio Sarri as their new manager The former Napoli manager is due to sign a two-year deal, with an option for a third season. Sarri, 59, has told the Blues he wants to live in Cobham, Surrey, close to the club’s training ground. He has earned a reputation as a workaholic coach. Sarri’s appointment spells the end of Antonio Conte’s two-year r...

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star issues transfer ultimatum as Man Utd circle - report

June 26,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

That’s according to extraordinary claims in Spain today over the future of the 33-year-old. Ronaldo plunged his future into doubt after the Champions League final win over Liverpool when he talked about Real in the past tense. That alerted the likes of Manchester United to his potential availability this summer. Now Spanish outlet Diario Gol, known for their outlandish transfer claims, ...

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