FIFA confirms no positive doping tests, starts investigation into England chants

FIFA has announced that there have been no positive doping tests during the World Cup, while also confirming that disciplinary proceedings have started against England for “possible discriminatory” chanting. Since January,…

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Passionate Pogba driven by love of football

Paul Pogba gave an impassioned response to his critics after helping France into the World Cup final. Pogba put in his latest assured display of a quietly impressive tournament at…

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Pogba urges France to avenge Euros defeat

Paul Pogba has urged France not to let an opportunity to win the World Cup pass as Les Bleus booked their place in Sunday’s showpiece with a 1-0 win over…

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Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone’s dream

Eden Hazard says it would be a “dream” to play for Real Madrid as speculation over the Belgium star’s Chelsea future continues. Hazard has inspired Belgium to a place in…

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Former Man United goalkeeper Bosnich proposes to girlfriend on Twitter

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich took the unusual step of proposing to his partner from Red Square in Moscow via a Twitter video. Bosnich, 46, is in Russia for…

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Ibrahimovic: Every Sweden player should get a Golden Ball

Zlatan Ibrahimovic thinks Sweden’s players all deserve to be given a Golden Ball award for their efforts at the World Cup. Sweden exited Russia 2018 on Saturday after a 2-0…

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Ibrahimovic and Beckham make World Cup bet

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham have agreed a World Cup bet ahead of Sweden taking on England in their quarter-final. Ibrahimovic, setting into MLS life at Beckham’s old club LA…

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Watford sign Foster from West Brom

Watford completed the signing of Ben Foster from West Brom on a two-year deal. The 35-year-old is well known to the Vicarage Road faithful after spending two consecutive seasons on…

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Shaqiri wants to stay on ‘biggest stage’ in Premier League

Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri is hopeful he can remain in the Premier League. Shaqiri scored eight goals in the 2017-18 season but was unable to prevent Stoke from dropping down to the…

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England through after amazing night in Moscow

Nothing is ever straightforward with England. But somehow, it might yet be “coming home”. Gareth Southgate’s men had all but beaten Colombia, only to throw it away and then conjure…

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We could have avoided Brazil – Marquez rues Mexico’s group-stage sloppiness

Rafael Marquez believes Mexico paid the price for a poor ending to their Group F campaign with Monday’s last-16 defeat to Brazil in Samara. The 39-year-old, playing in his fifth…

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Moscow streets alive as Russia knock out Spain

The streets of central Moscow were full of proud Russians on Sunday, celebrating their country’s progression to the last eight of the World Cup. Earlier in the day, the host…

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