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WORLD CUP: Gazza’s tears help relaunch English soccer

Barring its sole triumph at home in 1966, England hadn’t done much at the World Cup. And by 1990, the national game was in deep trouble. Hooliganism, falling attendances and ramshackle stadiums had brought English soccer to new lows. Arguably, it was the team’s performance at the World Cup in Italy – and the tears of a 23-year-old midfielder from ...

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Russia welcomes the world

“We welcome all the teams who are coming here for the World Cup,” said goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, wearing the shirt of reigning world champions Germany. “I think they’ll quickly be convinced that Russia is 100% ready for their arrival. Our country has staged plenty of major sporting events and important matches already. I hope every player, coach and fan enjoys ...

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Spain head to World Cup as European champions

Next stop: Uruguay!The European places at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018 have been decided. Spain will travel to South America as European champions, while finalists Germany and third-placed side Finland can also start planning for Uruguay. The line-up for the final of the UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship in Lithuania came as little surprise, as Germany took on Spain, ...

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Durant: 'Fake is what runs the world right now'

Kevin Durant has taken his share of heat over the past two years, including a perception among some of that he’s phony. The superstar is well aware of the talk, but says he really doesn’t worry about what others think. “Fake is what runs the world right now,” Durant told ESPN’s Darren Ro… NBA | theScore

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Team Wellington crowned continental kings, earn Club World Cup berth

New Zealand’s Team Wellington are the new OFC Champions League holders thanks to a comfortable aggregate victory over Fiji’s Lautoka in the final, which has earned them a ticket to this year’s FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Team Wellington held a massive 6-0 lead after the one-sided first leg at home, and there was little doubt ...

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U-20 stars working for World Cup chance

A number of U-20 World Cup stars have won the senior edition We look at quartet from 2015 and 2017 editions who could feature in Russia Jesus, Silva, Bentancur and Alvarez profiled The FIFA U-20 World Cup can act as a launchpad for a successful career, or at the very least a positive learning experience for any you… FIFA.com – ...

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Follow the FIFA eClub World Cup live

FIFA.com will be streaming the action live this weekend as the FIFA eClub World Cup takes place at Paris’s Studio 130 on 19 and 20 May. Featuring 16 professional eSports football teams, the eClub World Cup is a central part of the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup, virtual football’s equivalent of ...

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Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls

TORCY, France (AP) The ideal scenario for the club where Paul Pogba played football as a kid might go something like this: The France midfielder shines so brightly at the World Cup that a money-no-object club – for argument’s sake, let’s say Real Madrid – decides that it cannot live without him and pays a nine-figure fee to shake him ...

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Team Wellington crowned continental kings, earn Club World Cup berth

New Zealand’s Team Wellington are the new OFC Champions League holders thanks to a comfortable aggregate victory over Fiji’s Lautoka in the final, which has earned them a ticket to this year’s FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Team Wellington held a massive 6-0 lead after the one-sided first leg at home, and there was little doubt ...

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