Friday, June 22, 2018

Football is not mathematics – Onigbinde

Former Super Eagles’ chief coach Adegboye Onigbinde on Thursday at St Petersburg in Russia urged for more support for the senior national football team.
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Croatia Coach Pleased With Victory Over Argentina And “World’s Best Player” Messi

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has described his team’s performance in their 3-0 win against Argentina in their second Group D game of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday as excellent. Argentina were swept away in the second half by Croatiaq following goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic. It was Croatia’s […]
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Modric Claims Second MOTM Award After Argentina Win

Croatia captain Luka Modric was voted Budweiser Man of the Match after his brilliant performance in his side’s 3-0 Russia 2018 World Cup win against Argentina in Group D on Thursday. It was Modric’s second Man of the Match award after he first picked the award in Croatia’s 2-0 win against Nigeria. Modric doubled Croatia’s […]
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Modric Urges Croatia To Stay Grounded After Argentina Win

Croatia’s midfielder Luka Modric (R) tries to score against Argentina’s goalkeeper Willy during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, 2018.Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
 
Luka Modric hailed his Croatia side’s “deserved” 3-0 victory over Argentina on Thursday but called on them to keep their “feet on the ground” after qualifying for the World Cup knockout rounds.
Zlatko Dalic’s men outclassed their opponents in Nizhny Novgorod, leaving Lionel Messi and two-time world champions Argentina on the brink of an embarrassing group-stage exit.
“Let’s not be euphoric or get ahead of ourselves,” said Real Madrid midfielder Modric, who scored the second goal.
“Of course this win will boost our confidence for the next game, and we have shown we can create opportunities, but let’s keep our feet firmly on the ground.
“Our team effort throughout (was the key) and particularly in the second half when we had more possession.
“In the first half when Argentina had the ball we cut off Messi and stopped him getting the ball. We created three clear chances which we missed. But in the second half it opened up and we deserved to win.”
AFP
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Argentina vs Croatia : Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream going going …

Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream was left hanging by a thread as Croatia powered into the last 16 with a 3-0 rout of Argentina here Thursday.
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Peru Coach Gareca: We Will End World Cup Campaign On A High

Peru boss Ricardo Gareca has declared  that the country  will see out their World Cup campaign on a high note following their elimination from the competition at the hands of France. The  South Americans fell to 1-0 defeat against France with Kylian Mbappe’s first half strike proving to be the difference between both teams. Thursday’s […]
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Uzoho Thanks Iceland For Ikeme Support

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho  has thanked the Icelandic team for their kind gesture towards Nigerian international Carl Ikeme who is down with acute leukemia. Uzoho stated this in Thursday’s press conference ahead of Friday’s must-win game against Iceland. After their impressive 1-1 draw against Argentina, the Icelandic squad posed for a picture with Ikeme’s […]
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Russia 2018: Croatia Advance, Argentina Face Early Exit After Thrashing

By James Agberebi: Croatia booked their place in the round of 16 of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup following their impressive 3-0 win against Argentina in Group D on Thursday. Three second-half goals from Ante Rebic, skipper Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic sealed Croatia’s passage into their first appearance in the last 16 since […]
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World Cup 2018: Reactions as Cabellero gifts Croatia win over Argentina

Here are the reactions as Argentina lose 3-0 to Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Willy Caballero was the trending topic on Twitter after his mistake condemned Argentina to a 3-0 loss against Croatia in their 2018 FIFA World Cup, group D opener on Thursday, June 21.Argentina were hoping to register three points after a 1-1 draw against Iceland in their opener while Croatia needed three more points to seal their place in the round of 16 after victory from Nigeria.Chances fell for both sides both were unable to convert as they went into the break goalless.Cabellero gifts Rebic Croatia goalWilly Cabellero was the villain as he turned provider for Croatia’s Ante Rebic in the 53rd minute.The mistake was heavily criticised out Twitter as he was a target man for insults for his unfortunate mistakes.   Modric scores stunner against Argentina Rakitic complete Argentina humiliation Messi and his Argentine teammates will hope to bounce back when they take on Nigeria while Croatia face off with Iceland on Tuesday, June 26.

BREAKING: Croatia Thrash Argentina 3-0 To Reach Last 16

Croatia’s midfielder Ivan Rakitic (R) celebrates with Croatia’s forward Mario Mandzukic after scoring their third goal against Argentina. Johannes EISELE / AFP
 
Lionel Messi’s Argentina are on the brink of World Cup exit after being thrashed 3-0 by Croatia.
A howler from Argentina’s Willy Caballero gifted Croatia a 1-0 second-half lead in the second half, which send the Luka Modric-inspired Croatia to the last 16 of the World Cup.
The Chelsea stopper attempted a chipped pass over Ante Rebic from inside his own area, but totally underhit his effort and the Croatia winger fired an unstoppable volley into the roof of the net.
The World Cup in Russia has already seen some questionable goalkeeping, including a poor performance from Saudi Arabia’s Abdullah Al-Mayouf in a 5-0 thumping by Russia on the opening day.
David De Gea, regarded by many as the best goalkeeper in the world, also had a moment to forget when he allowed a Cristiano Ronaldo shot to slip through his grasp in Spain’s 3-3 draw with Portugal.
Liverpool’s Loris Karius made two embarrassing blunders in last month’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid.
Caballero is only starting for Argentina because Manchester United’s Sergio Romero is missing the
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Rohr: Super Eagles Won’t Lose To Iceland, Hot Weather Could Favour Us

By Nnamdi Ezekute in Russia: Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has expressed optimism that the family atmosphere in his team will see them avoid defeat to Iceland in their must-win Group D game against Iceland in the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup on Friday. The Super Eagles must go all out for victory to stand […]
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Deschamps Happy With “Solid” France Showing Vs Peru

France manager Didier Deschamps has stated that he is very satisfied with his side’s progress to the knockout stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia World Cup following Thursday’s 1-0 victory over Peru. Kylian Mbappe netted the winning goal for France in the first half. Deschamps men have failed to hit  expected standard […]
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Russia 2018: 1million 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.
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Most Bizarre Injuries Of The Sporting World

When you are a professional sportsman one of your biggest fears is that injury will end your career prematurely. There is always a degree of danger involved in sports, whether it is cricket, soccer, baseball or basketball and one would expect most injuries to occur on the field right? Wrong! Wolverhampton Wanderers’ goalkeeper and Nigerian […]
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Mbappe Voted MOTM In France Win Over Peru

France forward Kylian Mbappe has been voted Budweiser Man of the match in Les Blues 1-0 win against Peru in their Group C Clash at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Mbappe, 19, became France’s youngest ever World Cup scorer by converting a close-range rebound after Peru’s goalkeeper Pedro Gallese had partially blocked Olivier […]
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