ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The liveliest selection debate swirling around Brazil’s national team heading into the World Cup has become more intense one game into the tournament.
England are calm and together at Russia 2018 according to Marcus Rashford – a contrast to the Manchester United youngster’s whirlwind first experience of major tournament football.
Over the years, it has been agonising and downright depressing to be a supporter of the England national team. Every major tournament would follow the same doomed pattern. After a period of hype and excitement, England ends up disappointing at the big stage. There could be many factors which have contributed to the consistent failure of the English. They are, more often than not, a victim of their own hype. It is no secret that the English media is no friend to the players, but how much do they really affect the team? The country is really hungry for international success, for football to come home if you will. Continue reading World Cup 2018: England’s struggle against the media over the years and why it must end now
Promoted Premier League side Wolves have signed Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio on a four-year contract.
Patricio, 30, leaves Primeira Liga side Sporting CP to make the move to Molineux, becoming Wolves’ second new signing of the transfer window in a deal subject to international clearance. Continue reading Wolves sign Portugal goalkeeper Patricio
West Ham have announced the signing of Issa Diop from Toulouse, the defender joining for a reported £21.9million.
Although West Ham opted not to reveal the fee for the 21-year-old, the Premier League club confirmed the move breaks the club’s transfer record. Continue reading West Ham land club-record Diop signing
Spain’s David de Gea must bounce back from his mistake against Portugal, according to former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich.
De Gea was at fault for Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal during Friday’s thrilling 3-3 draw between the Group B rivals, allowing a relatively tame left-footed effort to squirm from his grasp and into the net. Continue reading De Gea has to bounce back from Ronaldo shocker – Bosnich
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has the right characteristics to become a “strong manager”, according to his former LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena.
Gerrard ended his playing career in 2016 following an 18-month stint with the Galaxy, having left Liverpool after 17 years in a tenure that included two FA Cup wins, UEFA Cup glory and the Champions League title. Continue reading Gerrard can become a strong manager – Arena
The Russian hosts continue to mesmerize their home fans, as a convincing 3-1 victory over Egypt has all but secured a spot in the knockout stage of the tournament. In a closely fought contest, it took an own goal from Egyptian captain Ahmed Fahty in the 47th minute to release the shackles from the relentless Russian attack.
Denis Cheryshev added to the Russian lead in the 59th minute, scoring his third goal of the competition, after a fantastic assist from right-back Mario Fernandes. The hosts went on to take an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the 62nd minute, courtesy of a clinical finish from their striker Artem Dzyuba. Continue reading World Cup 2018: 3 Things that went Wrong for Egypt against Russia
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The World Cup is a very special occasion, and even those – for whom football is an alien sport – try and involve themselves in the game during this time. Fan following for other countries has been phenomenal in India, and it can be credited to the massive viewership of the English Premier League and La Liga. Continue reading World Cup 2018: 10-year-old boy creates history by becoming the first match ball carrier from India
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho likes certain types of players – players that fit into his system and those that would run through brick walls for him and the team. It seems that he may have found that perfect player in Chelsea’s Willian, who he is reported to be interested in signing.
As per The Daily Mail, Mourinho will launch a £60 million bid to sign the Brazil star, who seems to be unhappy under Antonio Conte at Chelsea. Continue reading Reports: Jose Mourinho interested in signing former player