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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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World Cup 2018: Russia rolls to another win, spoiling Mohamed Salah's Egypt...

World Cup 2018: Russia rolls to another win, spoiling Mohamed Salah's Egypt return

Salah scored from the spot in his World Cup debut, but Egypt is on the verge of an early exit following a 3-1 defeat to Russia. Read more ...

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'From this point on, we only have finals' - Neuer demands focus from Germany

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Rampant Russia make record-breaking start at home World Cup

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Japan tops Colombia 2-1 in latest World Cup surprise

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Browns sign Robinson, former No. 2 overall draft pick

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Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

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France hopes luck won't be needed to get past Peru

France hopes luck won't be needed to get past Peru

YEKATERINBURG, Russia The pre-tournament favorites at this World Cup have struggled so far. France is no exception - but at least it has a win. Read more ...