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All eyes on Mo Salah as Russia take on Egypt

World Cup hosts Russia face an Egypt side buoyed by the likely return of star man Mohamed Salah on Tuesday knowing a win will all but guarantee a place in the last 16.

World Cup: FIFA picks referees for Friday matches

The referees’ appointment arm of world football governing body FIFA at the 2018 World Cup in Russia on Wednesday released names of officials for matches billed for Friday.

Manuel Fernandes: Cristiano Ronaldo ‘doesn’t look worried about his future’

Portugal midfielder Manuel Fernandes said Cristiano Ronaldo “doesn’t look at all worried about his future” as the Real Madrid superstar contemplates a possible exit from the Spanish giants this summer.

In Pictures: Brazil squad arrive in Russia

Brazil’s squad arrived in Russia on Monday with their star Neymar seemingly recovered from a broken foot bone as they begin their quest to win a sixth World Cup.

Lionel Messi: I wanted Liverpool to beat Madrid in Champions League final

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi has revealed he was rooting for Liverpool to beat Real Madrid in the final of last season’s UEFA Champions League.

World Cup: Mo Salah in Russia with Egypt squad

Egypt’s national team, with their recovering star player Mohamed Salah, arrived in Russia on Sunday afternoon ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia which kicks off on Thursday.

Egypt fans pin hopes on injured Salah for World Cup glory

Encircled by expectant cheers of Egyptian fans, Mohamed Salah appeared at the Pharaohs’ final pre-World Cup training session and kindled hopes he can overcome injury to aid Egypt’s first shot at the tournament in nearly three decades.

Gilberto Silva: Casemiro key to Brazil’s chances in Russia

Gilberto Silva knows what it takes to win a World Cup with Brazil. He played a key role in his country's success in 2002, providing the perfect foil for Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo, and he thinks Real Madrid star Casemiro can play a similar role for the class of 2018 in Russia.

Mo Salah joins Egypt World Cup squad in Cairo

Encircled by expectant cheers of Egyptian fans, Mohamed Salah appeared at the Pharaohs’ final pre-World Cup training session and kindled hopes he has overcome injury to aid Egypt’s first shot at the tournament in nearly three decades.

Mo Salah hopeful of making World Cup opener for Egypt

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is confident he will be fit enough to take part in Egypt’s World Cup opener against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg next Friday, Spanish newspaper Marca reported on Saturday.

World Cup: I’m on the mend – Mo Salah tells President Sisi

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi he is well on the road to recovery following a shoulder injury in the Champions League final.

Liverpool confirm Emre Can, Jon Flanagan’s exit

Germany midfielder, Emre Can, is leaving Liverpool, along with out-of-favour defender, Jon Flanagan, the English Premier League club confirmed on Friday.

Sergio Ramos hits backs at accusations of his role in Liverpool injuries

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is unrepentant about the clashes that left Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Loris Karius injured in last month's 3-1 Champions League final, saying the accusations against him have "it's all been blown out of all proportion."

Fighting fit: How footballers prepare for World Cup

Elite footballers face ever-increasing physical and mental demands, with a faster-paced game and long, gruelling seasons. In a World Cup year, how does a player make it to June fit and fired up?

Mauricio Pochettino leads race to replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid

The race to succeed Zinedine Zidane is on following the Frenchman’s shock resignation from Real Madrid on Thursday, only days after steering the Spanish giants to a third successive Champions League trophy.

Sergio Ramos changes phone number after death threats over Mo Salah challenge

The Egyptian international hopes of playing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia are now in jeorpady although the country’s FA officials expect him to recover just in time for their second group game.

Zinedine Zidane quits as Real Madrid manager

Zinedine Zidane has quit as Real Madrid manager just days after becoming the first coach to win the Champions Leagues in three consecutive seasons.

Rudi Garcia: Mario Balotelli would be perfect signing for Marseille

Marseille coach Rudy Garcia has said the club should sign Mario Balotelli as they target a place in the Champions League.

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