Russia to Brink Of World Cup Last 16 with win over Egypt

Russia moved to the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the World Cup after the host nation beat Mohamed Salah’s Egypt in St Petersburg. Russia, who beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opening game, took the lead thanks to a bizarre 47th-minute own goal from Ahmed Fathi, who …

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Julen Lopetegui: Real Madrid name Spain manager as new head coach

Real Madrid have appointed Spain manager Julen Lopetegui as their new head coach on a three-year deal. Zinedine Zidane, who led the club to three successive Champions League titles, stepped down in May, saying the club needs “a different voice”. Lopetegui previously managed Porto for two years, before taking over …

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England Beat Costa Rica in Final World Cup Warm-Up Match

England concluded their World Cup preparations in impressive fashion by comfortably beating Costa Rica at Elland Road. Manager Gareth Southgate made 10 changes from Saturday’s win against Nigeria at Wembley – and was rewarded with some fine individual displays and a commanding team performance in their final friendly before they …

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Soccer: Belgium cruise past Egypt 3-0 to settle World Cup nerves

Belgium hammered the final nail into Egypt’s halting World Cup warm-up campaign with an assured 3-0 win in Brussels on Wednesday that settled some nerves among the fancied hosts, who lacked injured defensive linchpin Vincent Kompany. Sticking with a three-man defence, England’s group-stage opponents Belgium showed more cutting edge up …

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Egypt Draw Blank Against Colombia Without Salah

Egypt resumed their World Cup preparations without injured forward Mohamed Salah with a 0-0 draw against Colombia in Italy. Egypt survived second-half pressure but lacked threat in attack. Colombia have now played their last friendly before facing Japan in their first group game in Russia on 19 June. The Pharaohs …

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Mohamed Salah gives Egypt hope for World Cup with news over injury

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will be fit to play some part in Egypt’s World Cup campaign, his country says. Salah injured his shoulder during Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on Saturday, prompting concerns he might miss the tournament. But Egypt’s national team doctor has met Salah, and …

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