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World Cup warm-up match: England 2-0 Costa Rica

England concluded their World Cup preparations in impressive fashion by comfortably beating Costa Rica at Elland Road. Manager Gareth Southgate made 10 changes from Saturday’s win against Nigeria at Wembley – and was rewarded with some fine individual displays and ...

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World Cup 2018: England 'have 4% chance of winning in Russia'

England have less chance of winning the Fifa World Cup than Peru, according to sports data company Gracenote. The Peruvians who are ranked 11th in the world – two places ahead of England – have been given a 5% chance ...

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'Idealistic response to racism is to walk off; I don't think players would want that'

2018 Fifa World Cup on the BBC Host: Russia Dates: 14 June – 15 July Live: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Full details England ...

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Man Utd agree Fred deal & close in on Dalot

Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk for a reported £47m. The 25-year-old, who has been selected for this summer’s World Cup, is set to become Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho’s first signing ...

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How did Karius play on with concussion? Head injury Q&A

Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid was defined by many factors, but none more so than the two errors by goalkeeper Loris Karius. Throwing the ball directly at Karim Benzema was bad enough, but letting Gareth Bale’s shot ...

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Guardiola often has problems with Africans – Toure

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola “often has problems with Africans”, says ex-Blues midfielder Yaya Toure. The Ivorian, who left City in May after eight years at the club, says he wants to “break the myth” about Guardiola, whom he describes ...

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Karius 'concussed during Champions League final'

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius sustained a concussion during last month’s Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, doctors have said. Karius, 24, was at fault for the Spanish side’s first and third goals in their 3-1 victory in Kiev on ...

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Belgium include Kompany but Benteke misses out for England's group rivals

Defender Vincent Kompany has been named in Belgium’s 23-man squad for the World Cup despite being an injury doubt – but striker Christian Benteke misses out. Manchester City captain Kompany, 32, suffered a groin injury during Saturday’s goalless draw with ...

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Manchester United: Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred set for Old Trafford medical

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred is expected to finalise his move to Manchester United early this week. The Brazilian came on as a second-half substitute in his side’s 2-0 win against Croatia at Anfield on Sunday. It is now anticipated 25-year-old ...

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'Snake charmer' Tite – the coach who has modernised Brazil

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup Match of the Day, 9 July 2014. Argentina have just beaten the Netherlands on penalties to reach the final. But everyone is still trying to assimilate the scarcely credible result ...

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