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Here is how far soccer players run during a World Cup match

8 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The Mexican National Team gave fans one of the most exciting - and surprising - matches of the World Cup so far, with a thrilling 1-0 victory of reigning World Cup champions Germany. For Mexico, the result was hard earned, particularly from an endurance standpoint. All but one of the outfield players for El Tri who started and went the full 90 in the match ran over five miles during the match, with defender Hector Herrera notching over seven. Even Guillermo Ochoa, the team's goalkeeper, ran over two miles! Although it is only a one-game sample size, the numbers show how physically...
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FIBA changes way women's basketball teams qualify for Olympics

FIBA changes way women's basketball teams qualify for Olympics

8 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

FIBA's changes will allow more countries to qualify for Olympics and world cup.
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Engine catches fire on plane with Saudi WCup team, none hurt

8 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

MOSCOW Officials say an engine of a Russian plane carrying the Saudi Arabian soccer team to a World Cup host city has caught fire during landing, but nobody was hurt.
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Senegal President Sall to support World Cup team in Russia

Senegal President Sall to support World Cup team in Russia

8 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

MOSCOW Senegal President Macky Sall is in Russia and will attend his country's World Cup game against Poland in Moscow.
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FIFA opens disciplinary case against Mexico over fans' alleged anti-gay chant at World Cup match

8 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

FIFA, the governing body of world soccer, opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans allegedly chanted an anti-gay slur during the team's opening World Cup match. Some Mexican supporters shouted the slur when German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was readying for a goal kick in the Group F match on Sunday. Mexico upset the defending World Cup champions and won the match 1-0. Fans of the Mexican national team have long shouted the insult whenever a goalkeeper of the opposition's team takes a goal kick. Widely considered a slur, some argue there is no discriminatory intent...
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Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

8 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

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 artistic red goblet, is sponsored by Budweiser. Egypt team director Ihab Leheta told The Associated Press on Sunday that Elshenawy said a "few words" and posed for photos in a brief ceremony, but didn't take the goblet.
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Landon Donovan may be rooting for Mexico in the World Cup, but its fans still hate him

8 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez explain why they're rooting for their rival at the World Cup despite their involvement in the U.S. men's national team. MOSCOW - Landon Donovan wants to love Mexico - but Mexican soccer still loves to hate its biggest nemesis. After Donovan was widely criticized within the American soccer community for receiving payment from Wells Fargo in exchange for wearing a Mexico jersey and announcing he was supporting the team at the World Cup, Mexican supporters in Russia made it clear the affection was not reciprocated. “There are two guys that Mexico fans love to...
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Egypt goalkeeper declines Budweiser-sponsored ‘Man of the Match' trophy at World Cup

8 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy makes a save against Uruguay. Despite his team's World Cup loss to Uruguay on Friday, Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy was well-deserving of “Man of the Match” honors, given several terrific saves that kept his underdog side hanging around in a 1-0 defeat. However, the 29-year-old declined the official trophy that went with the designation because its sponsorship by Budweiser conflicted with his Muslim beliefs. Islam forbids the consumption of alcohol, and Egypt is one of several majority-Muslim countries competing in the World Cup, along with Iran...
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Russia goalkeeper reluctant to talk about Salah's return

8 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Not everyone is all that excited about Mohamed Salah's possible World Cup debut against Russia on Tuesday. The Egypt striker, who missed his team's opening match with a shoulder injury, is expected to play in the game against the host nation. But Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev seemed to be unimpressed by questions about Salah. "I will tell you about my team, as I believe we should pay more attention to the Russian team," Akinfeev said Monday. "It's wrong to single someone out because they have 22 other players ." Prompted again, Akinfeev was asked if he was...
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Saudi Arabian World Cup team's plane catches fire in midair

8 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The Saudi Arabian World Cup team's plane caught fire in midair as the team flew to Rostov, where it is set to face Uruguay on Wednesday. Flames were spotted coming out of the engine of the Russian Airlines Airbus carrying the Saudi team. Thankfully, the plane landed safely at Rostov airport and no one was harmed.
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