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Gay activists protest Russia's anti-LGBTQ laws with 'hidden flag' during World Cup

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

LGBTQ activists from around the world gathered in Russia this weekend to protest Russia's anti-gay policies. The six activists, wearing colorful soccer jerseys from their home countries, created what they called a “hidden flag” as they walked side by side throughout Moscow. The jerseys from Spain, Holland, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia together made up a rainbow, similar to the well-known LGBTQ pride flag The Hidden Flag project staged the protest this week because the world's attention is focused heavily on Russia as the World Cup inches towards its final stages, according to...
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World Cup 2018: What's at stake for France, Belgium, England, Croatia chasing World Cup trophy in Russia

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

We've reached the World Cup semifinals, and there's a lot on the line for all four remaining teams. Belgium, Croatia, England and France are all two wins away from an elusive World Cup title. They're two wins away from etching their names in the history books of the most popular sporting event in the world. So, there's a lot at stake over the next week in Russia. Still, while we all know what each team is playing for on the surface, each national team has its own separate story and motivation. Let's take a look at what's at stake for each squad before Tuesday and Wednesday's matches...
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FIFA fines in World Cup cases can leave priority questioned

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

MOSCOW - The World Cup rulings in FIFA's disciplinary court have not always been easy to comprehend. Sweden was slugged 70,000 Swiss francs for players wearing non-approved socks, and Croatia was hit with the same monetary penalty when a player took a non-sponsor's drink onto the field. Yet a Russia fan's neo-Nazi banner and a Serbian World War Two-era nationalist symbol waved inside venue drew only 10,000 Swiss francs fines, paid by their national soccer bodies which are responsible for fan misconduct at games. Commercial rules can seem to be enforced more strictly than bad behavior, and...
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Belgian sights firmly set on World Cup victory: Vermaelen

Belgian sights firmly set on World Cup victory: Vermaelen

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Belgium will be deeply disappointed if they fail to win the World Cup, defender Thomas Vermaelen said on Sunday, in the first direct acknowledgement of the team's belief in their ability to emerge triumphant in Russia. While other players have kept up a steady mantra of taking the tournament one game at a time, the 32-year-old defender make clear his vista was firmly focused on next Sunday's final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. It would be absurd to say we don't believe.” Friday's 2-1 victory over Brazil in the quarter-finals followed a rousing come-from-behind win over the Japanese, where...
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Monday's top prospect performers

6 days ago   |   By MLB News

There will be plenty to say about Jesus Luzardo when he takes the mound for the World Team in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Among them, that the No. 20 overall prospect has not allowed an earned run in his last 28 innings.
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Inside the England camp: darts, fun and relaxation

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Mark Ogden Senior Football Writer They have a basketball court at England's World Cup hotel in Repino, just up the coast from Saint Petersburg. They also have a driving simulator, a group who play each other at Fortnite and, when the players have recovery days in the pool, Gareth Southgate's squad have races on inflatable unicorns. "It's felt like a good holiday that we've all been on," Ashley Young told ESPN FC at a news conference on Monday, when asked why the mood has been so different around England in Russia. "There has been no boredom at all. "If you'd have said we'd be away for...
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England vs Croatia, World Cup 2018: What time is kick-off tomorrow, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The World Cup 2018 semi-final fixture between England and Croatia, England's opportunity to reach the World Cup final for the first time since 1966 and their first appearance in a World Cup semi-final since 1990. ITV had first pick and obviously plumped for England. You can also follow the match here with Telegraph Sport, from build-up and team news to the final whistle. The semi-final between England and Croatia will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.
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Kramaric wants to talk about Croatia's World Cup for years

Kramaric wants to talk about Croatia's World Cup for years

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

By Brian Homewood MOSCOW - Croatia forward Andrej Kramaric hopes he will be able to talk about their World Cup campaign for years to come, he said on Monday as his side prepared for their semi-final against England. Kramaric said the pressure on his team had been lifted after they passed the round of 16, and they were now simply enjoying their World Cup adventure which has taken them to the semi-finals for the first time since 1998. "When the game starts, there will be a bit of pressure but we are enjoying the fact that we are here in the World Cup semi-finals.
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World Cup 2018: Can Pickford win the Golden Glove?

6 days ago   |   By BBC

With four of the past five World Cup winning goalkeepers winning the Golden Glove, can Jordan Pickford become England's first keeper to do so since Gordon Banks?
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World Cup 2018: Can England's Harry Kane win the Golden Boot?

6 days ago   |   By BBC

With six World Cup goals so far in Russia and just four teams left in the competition, can anyone beat England's Harry Kane to the coveted Golden Boot?
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Xavi accepts he's not ready for Spain as Lopetegui successor decision nears

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Barcelona great Xavi accepts he is not ready to coach Spain, as the Royal Spanish Football Federation looks set to name Julen Lopetegui's successor on Monday. Spain's World Cup campaign was thrown into chaos when Lopetegui was fired on the eve of the tournament after agreeing a deal to become Real Madrid's new coach.
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Soccer-Finally, England and Croatia have chance to banish semi blues

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Two nations who have been waiting years to put right the bitter memories of World Cup semi-final defeats will face each other on Wednesday in Moscow with the chance to finally go one step further. England's last appearance at this stage was in 1990 when they lost in a penalty shootout to West Germany in Turin while eight years later, in their first World Cup as an independent nation, Croatia lost to hosts and eventual winners France. While many outsiders view that unexpected Croatian run to the last four as a great success, inside the country many share the view of the team's then manager...
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Female Brazilian sports journalists' plea: Just let us work

6 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO Female sports journalists in Brazil have been campaigning to curb the sexism and harassment they face while doing their jobs - and incidents during reports from the World Cup have drawn attention to their LetHerWork movement.
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Did the LA Galaxy attempt to offload Giovani dos Santos?

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

At the tail end of May and just weeks before the World Cup, LA Galaxy President Chris Klein took part in an impromptu press conference, briefly addressing the media inside the American Express Stadium Club to deliver a simple message: Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos are not for sale. Considering Giovani's lackluster production in recent memory, it was a peculiar show of gusto, of which there was only one logical explanation. “They're going to try and ship Gio” I muttered to myself at the time. ESPN reporter Eric Gomez, a source dialed in on both sides of the border, has revealed the Galaxy...
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Glory in defeat - crowds hail Russia World Cup team

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Tens of thousands of Russian soccer fans gathered in Moscow on Sunday to cheer the national team after its narrow defeat to Croatia brought an unlikely World Cup run to an emotional end. For many fans, the fact that Russia lost only in a penalty shootout against a team widely considered to be one of the most skilled in the tournament was a victory in itself.
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France v Belgium: Neighbours go head to head for place in World Cup final

6 days ago   |   By The Irish Times

Preview: Belgium boss Roberto Martinez capable of scoring with clever tactical moves
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Here's when the 2018 FIFA World Cup final starts where you live - and how you can watch it live online

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

It's happening - the 2018 FIFA World Cup final is almost here. The 2018 World Cup - a festival of soccer that only happens once every four years - has defied expectations, eliminated tournament favourites like Brazil, France, and Germany, and has left just four teams to battle it out for a place in Sunday's final. If you don't know when the final starts or how you can watch each match live online, fear not - Business Insider has your back. When is the 2018 FIFA World Cup final? The tournament final begins on Sunday, July 15 and will be contested between the winners of Tuesday's semifinal...
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World Cup Talk: Stag's Take - World Cup SFs

6 days ago   |   By Rotoworld

With just four games left in the World Cup, the fantasy football game is hotting up. Stag gives his take on the fixtures, tactics, team news and names a selection of differentials.
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