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Russia crush sorry Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

By Mitch Phillips MOSCOW - Russia launched the World Cup party in spectacular style when they thrashed a feeble Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament's opening match on Thursday to give the host nation the lift they desperately needed after a nine-month winless run. Substitute Denis Cheryshev scored two brilliant goals after Yury Gazinsky had headed the World Cup's first after 12 minutes. Artem Dzyuba was also on target a minute after coming on as a 70th-minute substitute and Aleksandr Golovin completed a memorable day by smashing in a free kick with the last action of the game.
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Kevin Garside: At least World Cup opening ceremony was short

Kevin Garside: At least World Cup opening ceremony was short

4 days ago   |   By The Scotsman

The Olympics could learn a lot from the World Cup. No drawn out, storied pageants tracing the history of Russia back to the Palaeolithic 
period, just a bit of B-list yodelling from Robbie Williams in working men's club mode, accompanied by the much 
finer tonsils of Russian soprano Aida Garifullina. Twenty minutes. Done. And that included erecting and removing the set. Budget opening ceremonies R us.
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U.S., Canada, Mexico win joint bid to host 2026 World Cup

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The United States, Mexico, and Canada have won a joint bid to host the 2026 men's World Cup, beating the only other candidate, Morocco, The New York Times reports. The vote was 134 to 65. The World Cup final will be held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, with 60 of the tournament's games scheduled for the U.S., 10 for Mexico, and 10 for Canada. U.S. soccer president Carlos Cordeiro has boasted that the bid will earn $14 billion in revenue and turn an $11 billion profit for FIFA, a record, Al Jazeera reports. "We can focus on the game. We are ready made. Our cities are ready to host today...
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World Cup trophy displayed at Moscow's Luzhniki as ceremony begins

World Cup trophy displayed at Moscow's Luzhniki as ceremony begins

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Moscow - The World Cup trophy was displayed at Moscow's 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday ahead of the tournament's opening match between host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia.To deafening loud cheers at the crucible of Russian and Soviet sports
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Shinnecocked and loaded on opening day

Shinnecocked and loaded on opening day

4 days ago   |   By New York Post

“That's one small step for man... one giant leap for mankind.” - Neil Armstrong, Hero “I'll take $20 on Germany to win the World Cup and $20 on my new Jersey Devils to win next year's Stanley Cup.” N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy, Hero Yes or no, with those words, and $40, the action commenced...
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World Cup 90: Russia gets started in style

World Cup 90: Russia gets started in style

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey recaps the opening day of the World Cup - including the host country's win, an interesting opening ceremony and Vladimir Putin's appearance at the match.
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There are just 8 countries with a legit shot to win the World Cup

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Brazil is once again the pre-tournament favorite to win the World Cup, but the gap between them and the field is not as wide as it was in 2014. Brazil has a 19% chance to win the World Cup in Russia, according to Nate Silver's model at FiveThirtyEight. They gave Brazil a 36% chance to be champions on their home turf in the last World Cup. In all, there are eight countries with at least a 5% chance of winning the World Cup. Here are the chances of winning the World Cup on the eve of the tournament: Brazil, 19% Spain, 17% Germany, 13% France, 8% England, 7% Belgium, 7% Argentina, 7%...
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'From hell to heaven - only Brazil could respond like this' - Carlos Alberto Parreira

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Nationals get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 players

Nationals get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 players

WASHINGTON Getting a jump on the trade deadline to add talent to the back of their bullpen, the Washington Nationals picked up right-hander Kelvin Herrera from the Kansas City... Read more ...

Saudi Arabia World Cup Plane Catches Fire; Watch Scary Mid-Air Video

Saudi Arabia World Cup Plane Catches Fire; Watch Scary Mid-Air Video

Saudi Arabia's time in Russia has gone from bad to worse. The plane carrying Saudi Arabia's 2018 FIFA World Cup team caught fire Monday night near Rostov, Russia, and was... Read more ...

Kane and Unable: England must improve finishing to avoid further World Cup woe

Kane and Unable: England must improve finishing to avoid further World Cup woe

The Three Lions may have secured a late victory over Tunisia in their World Cup opener, but their talisman needs more support going forward in Russia Read more ...

Who is Aleksandr Golovin? 'Russia's Iniesta' who lit up World Cup opener

Who is Aleksandr Golovin? 'Russia's Iniesta' who lit up World Cup opener

Goal Russia provides some insight into the talented youngster who has grabbed the attention of Juventus and Monaco following a brilliant MD1 display Read more ...

England fans go crazy over Harry Kane's goal

England fans go crazy over Harry Kane's goal

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Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons. The trophy, an... Read more ...

The Latest: Jail house review of Brazil's World Cup form

The Latest: Jail house review of Brazil's World Cup form

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El Tri may have caused small earthquake back in Mexico City

El Tri may have caused small earthquake back in Mexico City

VOLGOGRAD, England - Whatever happens to England at the World Cup, at least the reception facing the squad should be less brutal than it was in 2014 after its exit following... Read more ...