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World Cup heading for record number of penalties

One of the central themes from the early stages of the World Cup in Russia is the number of penalties being awarded, many following the intervention of video assistant referees.
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi reacts at the end of 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

Lionel Messi’s Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.
Mile Jedinak

Australia salvage draw against Denmark with VAR-awarded penalty

Mile Jedinak scored from a penalty given after a VAR review as Australia came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Denmark.

Denmark withstand Peru’s sustained attack to earn opening win

Yussuf Poulsen scored the only goal in the second half to give Denmark a 1-0 win over Peru, who earlier missed a penalty in their Group C opener on Saturday.

Ralf Rangnick: Arsenal target Emil Forsberg not leaving RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick has again insisted the club will not sell Emil Forsberg before next season.

Ireland hold Denmark to first-leg stalemate

The Republic of Ireland and Denmark played out a drab 0-0 draw in the first leg of their World Cup play-off in Copenhagen on Saturday.

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APGA alleges plot by PDP to rig Abia elections

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Election: PDP, APC trade words over withdrawal of INEC sensitive materials

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NCDC: Nigeria exceeds emergency threshold for Lassa fever

With 136 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, 31 death and 22.8 percent fatality rate, the Nigeria Center Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria has exceeded the emergency threshold for Lassa fever.