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Team Melli gain strength from defeat

By Siavash Rahmani with IR Iran With three points already in the bag, IR Iran had planned to “defend their point” against Spain, with an eye to playing on the counterattack against Fernando Hierro’s men. Although Iran were constantly under pressure, especially towards the middle of first half, they did not give Spain any significant chances. “They normally wouldn’t have ...

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Russia race on despite Salah consolation

​A commanding second half puts Russia on brink of second round Cheryshev and Dzyuba add to their Russia 2018 goal tallies Mohamed Salah’s return fails to transform Egypt’s fortunes Russia’s delight in their home FIFA World Cup™ continued after a hotly-contested clash with Egypt burst into life in… FIFA.com – Latest News

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Hosts march on as Japan, Senegal break new ground

THE DAY REPLAYED – All 32 teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ have now been in action, and logic was turned on its head as Group H got underway. Japan and Senegal defied their respective FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking placings of 61 and 27 to overcome Colombia and Poland, respectively ranked 16th and eighth. Though the Samurai Blue were ...

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Goal puts the Chery on top as Salah stars

Few gambled on Denis Cheryshev (€5.5m) heading into the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy. Those who did were reeling when he began Russia 2018 on the bench. After gatecrashing the Moscow party and enlivening it with a 13-point dance, however, the former Real Madrid winger added seven points</a… FIFA.com – Latest News

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Preview: Denmark v Australia

The consensus going into this vital Group C contest is that Denmark are the favourites, but not overwhelmingly so. Everything points to a highly competitive match-up between nations with respectable FIFA World Cup™ traditions, desperate to write new and successful chapters in their world finals history books. The onus is on Australia as they need to put points on the ...

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Preview: Argentina v Croatia

Argentina under pressure to win after Iceland slip-up​ Croats have the chance to all but seal qualification for the Round of 16 Latest news: #ARGCRO LIVE BLOG updating now <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-10 col-md-8 col-sm-offset-1 col-md-offset-2 d3-o-article__body-part-… FIFA.com – Latest News

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Jo seizes opportunity in dream start

By Hounche Chung with Korea Republic Korea Republic coach Shin Taeyong has raised quite a few eyebrows with experimental formations and unexpected call-ups in a series of friendlies in the build-up to the finals. So it was not difficult to anticipate that there would be another element of surprise when he submitted the starting line-up for the Group F opener ...

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Star strikers secure full house for Europe

THE DAY REPLAYED – With the notable exception of the holders, European teams have been faring decidedly well at Russia 2018. Today’s trio of wins for Sweden, Belgium and England ensured that, of the 13 matches they have been involved in thus far, teams from the Old Continent have lost just one. Harry Kane’s late winner against Tunisia boosted the ...

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Harry, Lucky and the Granq score big

Not many people picked Andreas Granqvist (€5m), but the 33-year-old Sweden centre-back rewarded the few that did with a Day 5-high of 12 points in the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy. He was followed by brace-baggers Harry Kane (€11m) and … FIFA.com – Latest News

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