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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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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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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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