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Russia accused of using World Cup to bury bad news

Opposition politicians accused the Kremlin of using Russia’s World Cup as a cover to avoid dissent while it pushes through unpopular measures, while all eyes are on the country’s sporting successes and a de facto ban in place on political protests. Since the start of the tournament, plans have been …

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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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World Cup hosts Russia qualify for the round of 16

World Cup hosts Russia have qualified for the second round of the tournament as Uruguay went through by beating Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Group A on Wednesday. The result in Rostov-On-Don means Stanislav Cherchesov’s Russia side cannot be overhauled on points by either the Saudis or Egypt for the two …

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Egypt coach ready to unleash Salah on Russia

Egypt coach Hector Cuper is ready to gamble on Mohamed Salah and is hoping the striker comes through a final fitness test on the eve of the country’s World Cup match against hosts Russia. A shoulder injury kept Salah out of Egypt’s opening game against Group A favourites Uruguay, in …

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Salah Return Stands In Russia’s Road To Last 16

Mohamed Salah is a looming obstacle as Russia attempt to virtually secure their place in the knockout stages of the World Cup in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. Fears that poor performances from the home side could dampen enthusiasm in the host nation were blown away by a 5-0 demolition of …

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