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Brazil's forward Neymar attends a training session at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 21, 2018 on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica. | AFP PHOTO | GABRIEL BOUYS

Spotlight on Neymar as Brazil aim to find form

Neymar's fitness will be under the microscope on Friday as Brazil try to kickstart their World Cup campaign, anxious to avoid the kind of pitfall that has left Argentina and Lionel Messi facing an early exit.
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic

Serbia’s Nemanja Matic expects ‘hellish’ Swiss World Cup clash

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic said Thursday his Serbia side were ready for a “hellish” clash against Switzerland in a crunch Group E encounter tinged with political tension.

Aleksandar Kolarov: Self-belief inspired Serbia winner against Costa Rica

Aleksandar Kolarov was always confident of making the difference as he lined up what proved to be Serbia's winning strike in their World Cup opener.

Aleksandar Kolarov stunner gives Serbia victory over Costa Rica

Aleksandar Kolarov's brilliant second-half free-kick gave Serbia a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in their opening World Cup group match in Samara on Sunday.

Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain out of World Cup

Liverpool and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the World Cup after injuring a knee during the Champions League tie against Roma.

Liverpool score five but late goals give Roma glimmer of hope

Liverpool scored five but conceded two late goals as Roma gave themselves a glimmer of hope in a 5-2 defeat at Anfield after the home side had swept into a huge lead.

Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain exits Roma game with injury

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain picked up a leg injury and had to leave Tuesday's Champions League semifinal against Roma in the opening 15 minutes on Tuesday.

Liverpool not only Mohamed Salah – Roma coach

Roma's Eusebio Di Francesco and Aleksandar Kolarov both insist the Serie A side have more than just Mohamed Salah to worry about when they take on Liverpool on Tuesday.

Roma stun Barcelona to reach Champions League semi-finals

Barcelona suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Roma, losing 3-0 in their quarterfinal second leg at the Stadio Olimpico to go out 4-4 on aggregate.

Ex-Manchester City defender Aleksander Kolarov to captain Serbia against Nigeria

Former Manchester City defender Aleksander Kolarov will captain the Serbian national team when they file out in an international friendly against Nigeria next Tuesday, according to the coach Mladen Krstajic.

Icardi brace sees Inter stun wasteful Roma

Mauro Icardi scored a second-half brace as Inter Milan rocked Roma 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday to send out an early-season statement of intent to their Serie A title rivals.

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Senegal coach jokes ‘ask the ladies’ when likened to World Cup sex symbol

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse was momentarily at a loss for words on Saturday when asked by a Russian journalist about his growing status as one of the sex symbols of the World Cup.

Boko Haram kills 4, injures 6 in Konduga

Four persons were killed and six others injured when Boko Haram raided Tunkushe village in Konduga local government area of Borno state on Friday.

Nigerian troops kill 20 armed bandits in Zamfara

The Nigerian Army, 1 Division Kaduna, on Saturday said it had neutralised 20 armed bandits and arrested three suspects at Jambrini Village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

INEC: No electronic voting in 2019 elections

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has said that there will be no use of the electronic voting system in the 2019 general elections.
Argentina's coach Jorge Sampaoli reacts during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, 2018. Croatia won 0-3. AFP PHOTO | Martin BERNETTI

World Cup: Argentina coach plots Nigeria downfall without Lionel Messi

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli is reportedly planning changes for his team’s crucial match against Nigeria in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.