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Nigeria , under pressure to beat Iceland after losing their World Cup opener 0-2 to Croatia , dropped strikers Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi to the bench along with defender Shehu Abdullahi . Iceland were dominated offensively by Argentina, with the Argentinians owning 73% possession to Iceland's 27%, also being outshot 26-7 and 7-3 in terms of shots on target.
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    Meanwhile, the team's fans were winning hearts elsewhere in the stadium, taking it upon themselves to clean the stands before celebrating properly. After Senegal's win, the team's fans were also seen collecting their trash. The team's prospects this year now look far more encouraging. An Argentine TV channel showed Senegalese fans to fanning out on the stands and picking up trash and putting it in a pile following their win at the Spartak stadium in Moscow.
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    I don't think he did that. "I know that we are young and you can say that we are inexperienced but I don't feel inexperienced going into the tournament, and you still feel like you understand what to expect". "We were all fairly new to each other and we've managed to build relationships. He has scored important goals at important times so it is great to have him in the team".
  • Argentina must understand the big difference between Messi and Maradona, says Crespo

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    Argentina continue their World Cup campaign with a clash against Croatia on Thursday. "It is clear that Messi's legacy and standing within the game would be enhanced with victory in Russian Federation this summer, but he does not need to win the World Cup to be viewed as Maradona's equal", argued London-based sports writer Greg Lea in an article for The Sportsman.
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    It was a momentous day for Luis Suarez - the forward earned his 100th cap for Uruguay and he crowned the occasion with a goal . After sneaking past Egypt in their World Cup opener with a stoppage-time victor, Uruguay will field a veteran side containing seven players aged 31 or over against Saudi Arabia as they seek a victory that would seal their place in the last 16.
  • Phil Mickelson shockingly chases, swats moving ball with putter

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    If you're taking it that way, that's not on me. "I think you've got to because it was outrageous what they did to the course". It's certainly not meant that way. Twitter exploded, and the USGA penalized Mickelson two strokes under Rule 14-5 about striking a moving ball. "I know this should've come sooner, but it's taken me a few days to calm down", Mickelson wrote.
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    Dwight Howard is bound for his fourth team in as many seasons as the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade the mercurial big man to the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarwoski. The 7-foot-1 Mozgov has not played a full 82-game season since 2013 and has averaged in double figures only once during his eight-year National Basketball Association career.
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    Salah did net Egypt's first goal at a World Cup since 1990 from the penalty spot after he had been hauled down 17 minutes from time, but it was too little, too late for the Pharaohs . Mourinho while continuing his gig as a World Cup analyst for the Kremlin network Russia Today, offered this bit of punditry in regards to the PFA and Premier League player of the year.
  • Banned Blatter arrives in Russian Federation for World Cup

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    In a video which has gone viral on the internet and has received an overwhelming amount of response on Twitter, a group of fans can be spotted carrying a huge poster of the Brazil national team led by their superstar Neymar. "I take the program they are offering to me, and I am happy to be here", he said. His presence in Moscow can be an awkward distraction for Federation Internationale de Football Association and its new president, Gianni Infantino, who comes from a neighbouring town in the ...
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    Leonard is said to be "irate" with how San Antonio's players and coaching staff handled his lingering quad injury. A right quadriceps injury, that saw him miss the first 27 games of the season, ultimately flared back up and saw him miss nearly the entire 2017-18 campaign, and was also the apparent catalyst of the rift that has formed between him and the Spurs organization.
  • Brazil held by Swiss, Germany stunned by Mexico

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    Then they raised their game, and it took us 10 minutes to regain our rhythm. Xherdan Shaqiri has backed the referee's decision to award Switzerland the goal that secured a 1-1 draw with Brazil in their 2018 World Cup opener. Brazilian coach , Tite , however in a post-match interview also hinted that his star player could be rested against Costa Rica following the fouls he received to enable him to remain fit for the other games ahead.
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    Reason? He thought he had missed the opportunity to meet his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo . Iran sit top of the pile as the only Group B team with a win so far, an achievement that sparked widespread celebrations in the streets of Tehran and elsewhere throughout the Islamic republic.