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Mo Salah declared fit for Egypt’s match against Russia

Mohamed Salah has been declared fit ahead of Egypt’s crunch game against Russia on Tuesday and coach Hector Cuper is optimistic his star striker will play.

Sweden bury World Cup opening jinx to beat South Korea

Sweden won an opening World Cup game for the first time since 1958 and ended a worrying goal drought with a 1-0 victory over South Korea.

Collector: Postage stamp depicting Russia 2018 would have marketed Nigeria

Nigeria ought to produce postage stamps depicting 2018 FIFA World Cup to further market the country to the world, a stamp collector said on Monday.

Amaju Pinnick: Super Eagles still have hope

President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick is confident the Super Eagles can lift themselves up to reach the knockout rounds of the competition despite their 2-0 loss to Croatia in their first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Romelu Lukaku: Some Belgians ‘want to see me fail’

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku will "remember to have fun" at the World Cup, despite claiming "some people in my own country want to see me fail".

World Cup: Russia ‘know how to stop’ Egypt’s Mo Salah

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov says the World Cup hosts have figured out a way to reign in Egypt’s striker Mohamed Salah on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg.

Cristiano Ronaldo bust at Madeira Airport replaced by new version

The bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo at Madeira Airport has been replaced with another one that presents a greater likeness to the Portugal captain.

Elderson Echiejile: Super Eagles will make amends against Iceland

Super Eagles defender Elderson Echiejile is disappointed the team paid dearly for their mistakes in their opening group game against Croatia on Saturday at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

John Ogu wants fans to get behind Super Eagles

Hapoel Beer Sheva midfielder John Ogu has urged Super Eagles fans to show true patriotism by supporting the team when they take on Iceland in their second group game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on Friday.

Jose Mourinho: Iceland strong because they eat a lot of meat

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has joked that Iceland are such a physically strong team because they ate meat for breakfast as babies.

Ahmed Musa linked with Galatasaray loan move from Leicester City

Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa is close to joining Turkish champions Galatasaray on loan from English club, Leicester City.

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah set for Russia clash

Mohamed Salah is set to make his World Cup debut for Egypt against Russia in their Group A game on Tuesday.

Nigerians attack Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles’ players

Angry Nigerians in Russia have descended very hard on the Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr and his captain, John Obi Mikel over the loss to their Croatia counterpart in the opening encounter of the ongoing FIFA World Cup.

Germany’s World Cup defeat: five things we learned

Germany crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico in their opening World Cup match in Moscow on Sunday.

Paul Pogba: I’m the ‘most criticised player in the world’

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba claims he has gone from "the biggest transfer in the world to the most criticised player in the world".

Williams Troost-Ekong: Super Eagles will bounce back from Croatia loss

Super Eagles defender, Williams Troost Ekong, has admitted that the 2-0 loss to Croatia was not the start the team wanted at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Volgograd calm as England fans arrive for World Cup opener

England fans began to trickle into Volgograd on Sunday as the Russian city that bears the weight of World War II history offered a warm welcome before hosting its first World Cup match.

Germany ‘under pressure’ after Mexico World Cup defeat

Toni Kroos and Mats Hummels criticised Germany's failings after the holders slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat against Mexico in their opening World Cup match on Sunday.

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Sven-Göran Eriksson: African team to win World Cup sooner or later

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