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#Football

# football - Monday 9 July, 2018

'I'm not concerned - we stopped Messi and Eriksen, and we'll try do the same with Kane'

Croatia are braced for Gareth Southgate’s England.

# football - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Brazil Football Federation condemns online racial abuse towards Fernandinho

The Man City player has been targeted following Brazil’s World Cup exit.

'Welcome back' - Barcelona midfielder Paulinho returns to Chinese Super League

Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande have announced the return of former midfielder Paulinho.

Ronaldo move to Juventus could help Serie A recapture its former glory – Baptista

Juventus can help to restore Serie A’s reputation by signing Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Julio Baptista.

Croatia star Vida could be in hot water over allegations of anti-Russian comments

The defender appeared in a social media video after last night’s World Cup quarter-final win over Russia.

Fernando Hierro quits Spain role after World Cup disappointment

He stepped up to become interim coach after Julen Lopetegui was sensationally sacked before the World Cup

'Pickford is the prototype of what a modern goalkeeper should be'

The England goalkeeper made a trio of brilliant saves in their 2-0 quarter-final defeat of Sweden yesterday.

Russia's most-capped player of all time retires following World Cup exit

Ignashevich played in all five of Russia’s matches and scored in their two penalty shootouts.

Klopp praises Karius' display in first outing since Champions League final

The goalkeeper began to stake his claim to keep hold of Liverpool’s number one shirt in a friendly yesterday.

# football - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Fabinho and Keita debut for Liverpool in 7-0 friendly win

Daniel Sturridge and Harry Wilson grabbed braces to overshadow two new faces for the Reds.

'We don't turn up and waltz around': Southgate snaps back at England 'spoilt children' claims

Having been branded as “spoilt children” by their opponents, the England manager has moved to reject such criticism.

'Brazil didn't know what to do': De Bruyne hails 'beautiful' Belgium

Roberto Martinez’s side are into a World Cup semi-final.

# football - Friday 6 July, 2018

Manchester City defender ruled out of the remainder of Brazil's World Cup campaign

An ankle injury will see Danilo miss the rest of the tournament in Russia, it has been confirmed.

Klopp insists Karius was '100%' influenced by concussion in Champions League final

“What the rest of the world is making of it, I don’t care,” said the Liverpool manager.

Injury-stricken Jamie Vardy the only doubt as England prepare for Sweden

As of now, it looks like he’ll miss their World Cup quarter-final.

# football - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'To me he's not an actor... Neymar in the future will be the best in the world'

Romelu Lukaku has some sympathy for the under-fire Brazil star.

'Colombia are probably the dirtiest team I've ever come up against'

John Stones began his career in the Football League with Barnsley but has never experienced antics such as Colombia’s in Moscow.

Hazard makes football beautiful, swoons Martinez

The Chelsea playmaker has been integral to Belgium’s run to the quarter-finals.

Uefa will allow a fourth substitute in extra time of European matches next season

The Super Cup and Nations League will also make use of rule seen at the World Cup.

Bournemouth fined £4.75m for breaking financial rules before Premier League promotion

The Cherries have settled their dispute with the English Football League.

Fifa rebukes Maradona's 'inappropriate' referee claims

The Argentina great said Colombia were victims of a “monumental theft” against England.

# football - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'Yesterday was a massive milestone for us as a group because we hadn't won a knockout game for so long'

Eric Dier is confident that the defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016 can be consigned to memory.

'This is not the time to talk about this:' Willian unfazed by rumours of move to Barcelona

The Chelsea player insists he is focused on delivering a World Cup title for Brazil.

'The most amazing 24 hours' - England's Delph missed World Cup win for birth of his daughter

The Manchester City midfielder left the camp to be with his wife, but he has flown back into Russia ahead of their quarter-final.

Speculation mounting that Juventus will bid €120m for Ronaldo CR7

Speculation mounting that Juventus will bid €120m for Ronaldo

The Italian champions are reportedly after the 33-year-old Real Madrid superstar.

Vardy doubtful for England's World Cup quarter-final after last-minute penalty switch

The Leicester City striker came on as a substitute in the shootout win over Colombia, but he is struggling with a groin problem.

Colombia victims of 'monumental theft' in England defeat, claims Maradona

England reached the World Cup quarter-finals after beating Colombia on penalties.

'We did not to deserve to lose, we have done more than England'

Colombia defender Yerry Mina said his side deserved a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

'I don't want to go home yet' - Southgate and England dreaming of World Cup glory

Well, he’s not coming home without bringing football….

# football - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Man United announce the signing of 35-year-old goalkeeper Lee Grant from Stoke

The veteran stopper is expected to be third choice behind David De Gea and Sergio Romero at Old Trafford.

Thiago Silva defends Neymar theatrics after Brazil victory

Brazil meet Belgium in a blockbuster World Cup quarter-final on Friday and Thiago Silva is ready for a physical and technical challenge.

Courtois: 'My children live in Madrid...I'm going to do something to see them more'

A decision on his future will have to wait, but the Belgium and Chelsea goalkeeper wants to spend more time with his family in the Spanish capital.

France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira

France great Patrick Vieira backed Didier Deschamps’ men to reach the World Cup final in Russia.

Southgate confident there'll be no repeat of Iceland shambles

England take on Colombia at Spartak Stadium on Tuesday with a place in the World Cup quarter-finals at stake

# football - Monday 2 July, 2018

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Japan shocked Belgium into action with two goals in four minutes

A cagey affair turned to brilliant World Cup chaos in the second half.

Experienced ex-Liverpool goalkeeper completes AC Milan move

Pepe Reina and Ivan Strinic.have linked up with the Serie A side.

Salah's new deal 'speaks very loudly' of Liverpool's ambitions - Klopp

Jurgen Klopp wants “world-class talent” to see they have a home at Anfield after Mohamed Salah signed a new contract.

England don't 'frighten' us - Colombia goalkeeper Ospina

The goalkeeper knows his side come up against a strong Three Lions team in the World Cup last-16 but is confident of getting a good result.

Hierro attempts to shoulder blame for Spain's meek World Cup exit

The 2010 champions gave up a 1-0 lead and crashed out against unfancied hosts Russia.

# football - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Senegal complain to Fifa over fair play rule

‘Japan literally refused to play when it learned that Colombia had just scored a goal against Senegal… which is contrary to the principles governing football.’