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Kylian Mbappe is starting his bid for the best player in the world after making the cover of Time magazine

Kylian Mbappe is starting his bid for the best player in the world after making the cover of Time magazine

The world outside European football lovers is starting to take notice of one of the most exciting young players right now. This 19-year-old made it to the cover of American weekly issue of Time magazine and the spotlight shines brightly on him as France faces Germany tonight in the UEFA Nations League. Germany took a severe beating on Saturday night in a 3:0 loss to the Netherlands and they face even a tougher task tonight. Stade de France may witness another great moment from Kylian Mbappe. His recent feat of scoring four goals in 13 minutes should be on the …

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Download and Watch Online FIFA World Cup Theme Songs

Download and Watch Online FIFA World Cup Theme Songs

Watch online best FIFA World Cup theme songs Every FIFA World Cup is not only about football. It is also about art, music, and people who create that art. Each tournament has its anthem and song as a symbol of nations’ unity and peace. Every time we listen to those songs, they take us back in time to some most spectacular matches and tournaments. Are you ready to get into our musical time machine? Benefit from the list of most popular FIFA World Cup anthems, official songs, and videos. Shakira – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) – World Cup …

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FIFA may not be in favour of La Liga US matches

FIFA may not be in favour of La Liga US matches

President Gianni Infantino has voiced his opinion of La Liga taking some official matches to the United States The Spanish FA has decided to take at least an official match to the United States for the next 15 years. And the news was not welcome by the tournament’s fans in Spain, the players, and other football stars. And those who oppose the idea might have a bigger partner against it. On his visit to the United States, FIFA president Gianni Infantino expressed displeasure with the announcement. “I think I would prefer much more a great MLS game in the U.S. …

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Premier League may need to bring in foreign referees

Premier League may need to bring in foreign referees

The Premier League may need to look abroad for football officials according to former referees’ chief Keith Hackett. Hackett made this known in the wake of the departure of Bobby Madley and questioned Riley’s role. Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) is responsible for overseeing all Premier League matches, with Riley operating as its managing director. The body announced the departure of Madley on Thursday evening, despite the 32-year-old recently being promoted to the list of FIFA officials. Hackett said: “It’s on him (Riley). And I’ve got to ask why did (Mark) Clattenburg leave? Why did (Howard) Webb leave? Why did Mark …

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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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FRANCE VS BELGIUM: Semi-final Preview

FRANCE VS BELGIUM: Semi-final Preview

France and Belgium thoroughly deserve their place in the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after producing magnificent displays en route to this stage, and this clash is set to go down the wire considering the quality on both sides. This is the first time Les Blues will be confronting their close door neighbors in a competitive meeting since 1986 in what will be a fiercely contested derby. The two teams have lived up to pre-tournament billing as World Cup contenders, with most neutrals slightly in favor of the Belgian’s golden generation to progress to the finals. BEST TRIO IN ATTACK As is the …

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World Cup Recap: Croatia set up Q/final date with Russia

World Cup Recap: Croatia set up Q/final date with Russia

The round of 16 fixtures on matchday 17 went to another crescendo with both games needing spot kicks to decide who qualifies for the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Spain paid for their lack of creativity in front of goal as they were punished via the spot kicks by a tactically sound Russian team. In the other all European affair between Denmark and Croatia, both sides started on a flyer by canceling each other out in the opening 10 minutes only for the game to drag on to extra-time before ending in a grueling penalty kick. RUSSIA 1 SPAIN 1 …

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France Vs Argentina: Preview, Odds and Predictions

France Vs Argentina: Preview, Odds and Predictions

Pre-tournament favourites France and Argentina are set to cancel each other out in the first game of the second round in the ongoing FIFA World Cup. Argentina managed to scrape out of the group thanks to Morcos Rojo’s late winner. On the other hand, Les Blues confidently topped their group with seven points despite some unconvincing displays. France and Argentina have faced each other 12 times in their history, with the French winning just two of those meetings.

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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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Germany knocked out of the World Cup

Germany knocked out of the World Cup

Defending Champions Germany crashed out of the group stages after losing 2-0 to South Korea in their last group fixture thanks to goals from Kim Young-Gwon and Son Heung-min in injury time. The knockout of the 2014 winners, completes a hat-trick of exits by defending Champions at this stage of the competition(Italy in 2010, Spain in 2014). You have to rewind to 1938 to remember the last time Germany bowed out of the tournament in the first hurdle. Die Mannschaft seemed to be on course to qualify from the group phase after recovering from the loss to Mexico with a …

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Argentina set up France meeting after leaving it late

Argentina set up France meeting after leaving it late

Argentina stepped up their game in the final group fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria to book a place in the round of 16 courtesy of a 2-1 win. Lionel Messi once again weaved his magic by putting the South Americans in the driving seat in the 14th minute of the game. After the break, the former African Champions leveled the game from the spot thanks to Victor Moses. The Argentines looked like they were on the way out of the competition until Man United’s defender Marcos Rojo secured the winning goal in the 88th minute of the game to …

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Argentina set up France meeting after leaving it late

Argentina set up France meeting after leaving it late

Argentina stepped up their game in the final group fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria to book a place in the round of 16 courtesy of a 2-1 win. Lionel Messi once again weaved his magic by putting the South Americans in the driving seat in the 14th minute of the game. After the break, the former African Champions leveled the game from the spot thanks to Victor Moses. The Argentines looked like they were on the way out of the competition until Man United’s defender Marcos Rojo secured the winning goal in the 88th minute of the game to …

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Nigeria to send Argentina parking- Achilles the cat

Nigeria to send Argentina parking- Achilles the cat

It seems Argentine fans may suffer another heartbreak if the recent prediction by Achilles the Cat turns out to be true. Lionel Messi and his teammates have experienced a torrid time in Russia, recording only a point in two games and firmly rooted bottom in Group D. That trend may continue in their final group fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, according to the animistic being in St Petersburg. The psychic cat was presented with a choice of two bowls of food with the flags of both countries placed next to them, and Achilles preferred the West-African nation. The …

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Spain and Portugal survive late scare to scrape through

Spain and Portugal survive late scare to scrape through

Iberian neighbors Spain and Portugal survived a late scare in their respective games to qualify for the round of 16. The Spaniards set up a last 16 tie with Russia after a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Morocco thereby topping the group in the process. While Fernando Santos tutored, side lost their position at the top after sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Iran in what culminated in a nerve wrecking ending to the tie. Both teams were fans favorites to progress beyond the group stages but it didn’t pan out to be a smooth ride with the footballing …

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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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