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Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (R) greets Manchester United's English defender Luke Shaw (L) after the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on August 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF /

Pressure on Manchester United to get back on track at Burnley

Pressure is on Manchester United as they visit Burnley on Sunday, desperate to avoid a third straight defeat in what has been a poor start to their Premier League campaign.
Iceland

Iceland head home from World Cup, heartbroken but unbowed

Gallant Iceland headed home heartbroken but unbowed after a premature end to their first World Cup adventure, ruing what might have been after a narrow defeat by Croatia.
Nigeria Fans

World Cup: Henry Nwosu, Bright Omakaro, Friday Ekpo praise Super Eagles for reviving hope

Some ex-internationals have praised the Super Eagles for reviving the country’s hope of qualifying for the second round of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Iceland

Iceland must turn defence into attack to keep World Cup dream alive

World Cup upstarts Iceland will need a new, attack-minded game-plan, and a lot more from their creative star Gylfi Sigurdsson, when they battle against the odds to keep their Russia 2018 dreams alive on Tuesday by beating in-form Croatia.
ahmed musa

Glimmer of hope as Nigeria wins Iceland – fans

Soccer enthusiasts in Owerri have re-awakened their confidence in the Super Eagles after their 2-0 victory over Iceland on Friday.
Heimir Hallgrimsson

Coach: No sex ban for Iceland once it’s with their wives

Iceland’s players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their World Cup match against Nigeria, as long as it’s with their wives, coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said on Thursday.

Coach: Iceland‘ll park the bus against Nigeria

Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrimsson has hinted that his team will park the bus against the Super Eagles in their second group game 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.

Aron Gunnarsson: Iceland battle-ready for Super Eagles

Iceland’s dream World Cup debut may have gotten them a point against two-time champions Argentina, but Aron Gunnarsson and his teammates are already putting that result behind them as they move on to the challenge of Nigeria.

Lionel Messi ‘hurt’ by penalty miss in Argentina’s draw with Iceland

Lionel Messi said he was "obviously hurt" by missing a penalty in Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland at the World Cup on Saturday.

Google Maps now available in 39 new languages

These languages — including Afrikaans, Danish, Filipino, Hebrew, Icelandic, Mongolian, Serbian, Slovak, Swahili, Turkish, and Vietnamese, to name a few — are spoken by around 1.25 billion people.

Skripal poisoning: Don’t boycott Russia 2018 – Sepp Blatter

Former President of the Federation Internationale de Football Association, Joseph Blatter, said Thursday that he does not support the boycott of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia amid the poisoning scandal.

Parents who circumcise male kids risk six-year jail term

Iceland is poised to become the first European country to outlaw male circumcision amid signs that the ritual common to both Judaism and Islam may be a new battleground over religious freedom.

World Cup: Neymar, Gerard Pique warn Super Eagles over Iceland

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has interviewed his former teammate Neymar on The Players Tribune.

Jesse Lingard saves Manchester United as Burnley add to Jose Mourinho woes

Jose Mourinho's troubles mounted as Manchester United needed a 91st-minute equaliser from substitute Jesse Lingard to rescue a point in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Burnley on Tuesday.

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