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Wayne Rooney Charity Loses Huge Funds

Wayne Rooney Charity Loses Huge Funds

The FA did stress prior to the England farewell game of Rooney against the U.S. that many collection points were set up in Wembley, both inside and outside for people. They could easily donate some funds to the Foundation of Wayne Rooney. The ex-England captain kept on insisting that the friendly match on Thursday was more to do with raising funds so as to help the needy, especially the children. More than 68,000 fans offered a standing ovation to Rooney as he entered as a sub for both his Three Lions cap at the 3-0 victory. The FA does have …

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Sven-Goran Erikson is a life-long liverpool fan

Sven-Goran Erikson is a life-long liverpool fan

Former Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has opened up on his love for Liverpool ever since he was young, just like his father. Eriksson, 70, revealed he has a secret love for the Reds, but couldn’t allow it to be public knowledge during his stint as the England boss. The Swede managed the Three Lions between 2001 and 2006 and claims he still watches the Premier League. “I’ve always been a Liverpool fan,’ Eriksson said, according to Sky Sports. ‘I can say that now, I couldn’t say that when I was in England but I was always since I was …

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England name 23-man squad for UEFA Nations League

England name 23-man squad for UEFA Nations League

England manager Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man squad for their games against Spain and Switzerland The Three Lions will begin their UEFA Nations League campaign at Wembley when they play Spain on September 8 before a showdown with Switzerland in Leicester three days later. The surprise inclusion to the squad is Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, who has been recalled by Southgate after being left out of the World Cup selection in favour of club teammate Ashley Young – who misses out this time around. Three other new faces have been included in Liverpool’s Joe Gomez, Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Southampton goalkeeper Alex …

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Jamie Vardy retires from Three Lions duty

Jamie Vardy retires from Three Lions duty

Jamie Vardy has announced his retirement from international football for the Three Lions. The 32-year-old has won 26 caps for his country and was a member of the squad that reached the semi-finals of the World Cup this summer. But now Vardy has told England boss Gareth Southgate that he longer wishes to be selected unless there is some kind of injury crisis. Jamie Vardy retiring from international football. Never forget pic.twitter.com/3V5UVuAGZg — LW. (@___LWilliams) August 28, 2018 He told The Guardian: “To be honest with you, this has been on my mind for a while,” “I’m not getting any younger and you …

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France on top of the World in latest FIFA ranking

France on top of the World in latest FIFA ranking

World Cup winners France are currently ranked the number one footballing nation in the latest FIFA World Rankings Les Bleus moved to the top spot following their recent World Cup triumph, while Germany drop to 15th after their group stage exit in Russia – having been top of the tree going into the tournament. View this post on Instagram France on top of the World in latest FIFA ranking A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 16, 2018 at 5:40am PDT England moved up to sixth in the latest edition after reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first …

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England to put up a brave display against Belgium

England to put up a brave display against Belgium

The Three Lions are set to put their demoralizing defeat to Croatia aside when they face the Red Devils of Belgium in the third-place play-off in Russia. Mario Manduzukic’s extra-time winner ended England’s hope of securing the World Cup title since 1966. However, the physically and emotionally drained Three Lions are hoping for a final flourish when they confront Belgium in St Petersburg on Saturday. Manager Gareth Southgate shared his thoughts ahead of the showdown against Roberto Martinez lads saying “The honest thing is it’s not a game any team wants to play in. “We have two days to prepare. We will …

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Lukaku likely to miss England clash

Lukaku likely to miss England clash

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku may likely miss the World Cup clash against England in Kaliningrad later today. The former Chelsea forward is still struggling to shake off an ankle injury suffered during the Group G victory over Tunisia. ‘He had a difficult knock against Tunisia and probably Thursday is one day too early, but I don’t think it is going to take any longer than that,’ Belgium manager Roberto Martinez said. ‘We had very good news on the scan. There was no further damage, but it is still uncomfortable. ‘I don’t think he will be training today, and I think …

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Russian footballers cleared of doping allegations

Russian footballers cleared of doping allegations

The recent political turmoil between Russia and Britain took another twist to its tail when the British media reported cases of doping cover-ups among Russian national team soccer players. However, FIFA debunked those rumors on Sunday, saying they had not found any substantial evidence to back up those claims of doping among Russian footballers. Citing a statement it made last month, FIFA said: “insufficient evidence was found to assert an anti-doping rule violation by any footballer.” It went further to confirm that investigations opened against players named in Russia’s preliminary squad last month had been closed. Rubin Kazan defender Ruslan …

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Brilliant Lukaku sets a new World Cup record for Belgium

Brilliant Lukaku sets a new World Cup record for Belgium

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku netted twice against Tunisia in their 5-2 win to become the first Belgian to score four goals at a World Cup. Lukaku, 25, grabbed a brace in the first half against the North Africans with two simple tap-ins to take his tally to four goals and also draw level with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the Golden Boot. The former Chelsea player equally became the first player since Argentine legend Diego Maradona in 1986 to find the back of the net twice or more in consecutive World Cup games. 4 – Romelu Lukaku …

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Psychic pig predicts Argentina, Nigeria to reach the Semis

Psychic pig predicts Argentina, Nigeria to reach the Semis

Marcus, the psychic pig, has predicted the four teams that would reach the semi-finals of this summer’s World Cup and is hoping his unbroken run continues. The psychic pig has a 100 percent track record of predicting sports and political results according to English owner Juliette Stevens. The animistic being has formerly guessed the winner of the 2014 World Cup and the Wimbledon tennis finals by picking apples. And the eight-year-old prophesier even predicted Brexit and that Donald Trump would win the US presidential election. Now Mystic Marcus is putting his skills to the test once more by forecasting the …

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World Cup 2018: Group stage analysis, Star players, facts and Predictions

World Cup 2018: Group stage analysis, Star players, facts and Predictions

With less than 48 hours to start the World Cup, here is a sneak preview of how the teams will perform, the star players from different countries and some key facts for all the groups. Group A Teams: Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay Star Players: Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Luis Suarez (Uruguay), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Diego Godin (Uruguay), Mohammad Al-Sahlawi (Saudi Arabia) Key facts: Egypt is making a return to the World Cup for the first time since Italia 90’ thanks to the last gasp winner of Mohammed Salah. Uruguay has won the World Cup twice, the inaugural competition on …

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Harry Kane eyes the Golden boot in Russia

Harry Kane eyes the Golden boot in Russia

England striker Harry Kane has set his sight on winning the Golden Boot in the World Cup and equally help England end their World Cup hoodoo. Kane,27, has finished as the Premier League top scorer twice in the last three seasons. Last season, he finished second on the scorers’ chart with two goals behind Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah who set a new EPL record in a 38 game season. However, the Three Lions skipper is keen on improving on the International scene after a barren run two years ago in France where England lost to Iceland in the knockout stages. The …

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Racist jibes could stop World Cup matches – Infantino

Racist jibes could stop World Cup matches – Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has revealed that referees will have the authority to abandon matches at the World Cup if there are racist taunts and jibes during the games. The history of racial abuse on players in Russia has raised fears that the tournament starting next week Thursday, could be marred by discrimination. Most recently, the black players in the French squad were racially abused during the friendly game between Russia and France in St Petersburg, one of the host cities for the tournament. And the Russian Football Union was fined $38,500 by FIFA as a penalty. In the same vein, England …

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England are World Cup contenders – John Mikel Obi

England are World Cup contenders – John Mikel Obi

Former Chelsea player and the current skipper of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, John Mikel Obi has tipped the Three Lions of England as one of the genuine contenders for the World Cup in Russia. Gareth Southgate’s men defeated the West African giants 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in their penultimate game before the World Cup. England started on a bright note when they raced to a two-goal lead and looked like they will blow their opponents apart, thanks to goals from Gary Cahill and Harry Kane. But they struggled to keep up with the pace after the break, with Arsenal’s …

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Slovakia Vs England Preview, IST Time, TV Channels, Live Stream and Commentary

Slovakia Vs England Preview, IST Time, TV Channels, Live Stream and Commentary

England and Slovakia will be looking for automatic qualification when they meet for the final Group stage game at Stade Geoffroy Guichard on Monday night. England based on their standard, had a decent start to the tournament, they drew 1-1 against Russia in the first game while managed to somehow gain 3 points in last game against Wales. Daniel Sturridge was hero in that match as his strike in 92 minute helped Three Lions to get all three points. Slovakia on the other hand has been brilliant. They lost first match 2-1 against Wales but were brilliant on the field. …

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England Vs Wales IST Time TV Telecast Channels Guide

England Vs Wales IST Time TV Telecast Channels Guide

England Vs Wales IST Time TV Telecast Channels Guide: England and Wales face each other in the second round of Group B fixture at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens on Thursday. Knowing that Wales already grabbed three points from the first match against Slovakia, England cannot afford one more slip or a draw in their upcoming fixtures. Roy Hodgson side were completely dominant throughout the game when they took the lead through Erick Dier free-kick but last minute equalizer from Vasili Berezutski raised the question mark for Roy Hodgson for leaving the likes of Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge on …

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