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Nigeria bounce back at World Cup to beat Iceland 2-0

Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday to revive their hopes of advancing into the knockout stages of the World Cup in Russia, as striker Ahmed Musa dramatically marked his return to the team with two fine second-half goals. The result left both sides, and struggling Argentina, still in the hunt …

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World Cup: Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 to secure first win

Dramatic late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup against Costa Rica in St Petersburg on Friday (Jun 22). The result leaves the five-times world champions with four points from two games after they drew 1-1 with Switzerland in their opening match, …

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World Cup: Nigeria bring in fresh strikers for Iceland clash

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr made three changes to his team for Friday’s Group D World Cup match against Iceland on Friday, bringing in Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa up front and Kenneth Omeruo in defence. Nigeria, under pressure to beat Iceland after losing their World Cup opener 2-0 to Croatia, …

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Russia 2018: One million fans attend matches

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia entered full swing on Thursday as fans’ attendance at stadia, recorded one million with Denmark vs Australia game in Samara. The official spectators’ attendance of 40, 727 at Samara has set yet another remarkable milestone at this celebration of football. “Today’s game brings …

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Neymar fitness not a concern for Brazil coach Tite

Neymar needs at least five matches to return to top form after a long injury layoff, but Brazil have not asked their talismanic forward to gamble on his fitness just to be improve their chances at the World Cup, coach Tite said on Thursday. The five-times world champions drew their …

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