Moscow (AP) -- The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local):1:13 a.m.Will Germany follow Brazil's lead in righting the ship after a rocky World Cup start, or will the defending champ find itself keeping company with Argentina, needing help if it hopes to advance?The World Cup could take another twist when Germany faces Sweden in Saturday's late game.Giant-slayer Mexico looks to stay on a roll after knocking off Germany to start the tournament, taking on South Korea in the second game. Belgium, one of the few top teams with an emphatic win under its belt, turns its attention to handling Tunisia in Saturday's first game. ___ 1:07 a.m. Serbian football association Vice President Savo Milosevic is angry after his team's 2-1 World Cup defeat by Switzerland that the video assistant referee was not consulted on a second-half penalty appeal by Serbia. Midway through the second half, Switzerland defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Fabian Schaer held onto Serbia striker Aleksandar … [Read more...] about Germany Headlines Saturday’s World Cup Games After Poor Start
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After four years of waiting the big moment is upon us - the World Cup 2018 is finally here. Hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia in the first game of the feast of football on Friday and they'll be plenty of more high-profile battles throughout the coming weeks. But who is going to go the whole hog and lift the trophy at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on July 15? And who will carry home the coveted Golden Ball for the tournament's best player? From Spain to Brazil and Isco to Timo Werner, Mirror Football experts have their say... James Nursey - France I saw France live last November in Paris in a friendly against Wales and i was very impressed with their star studded side. They have quality all over the pitch and in Antoine Griezmann, boast a little magician who looks set for a superb tournament. Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the leading favourites for the Golden Ball but I can see France having a superb tournament and Griezmann shining. Read More World Cup 2018 When i … [Read more...] about Who will win World Cup
It's a team game they say, but this summer in Russia there will be a selection of superstars carrying the hopes of a nation on their shoulders. Even in an age where the World Cup has lost some of its mystique, one where the every move of the world's top players is accessible at the touch of a button, there's still something mesmerising about having them all congregate at one big festival of football. From Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo, the majority of the globe's football royalty will be in attendance when it all kicks off on June 14. But who will be the man in 2018? The modern-day football icons enjoy a profile on-par or even surpassing the world's biggest clubs and there's always one man who rises above the rest to make the World Cup his own. With that mind, Record Sport Online has picked out the cream of the crop from this year's illustrious cast, pitting them against each other as we plot their respective nations' route through the draw. We've selected 10 players in a bid to … [Read more...] about Which World Cup superstar will be the last man standing?
Midfielder Mesut Ozil will miss Germany’s final World Cup warm-up game against Saudi Arabia on Friday so that he can recover from a minor knee injury, manager Oliver Bierhoff said on Thursday. “That knock on the knee is something you don’t want to risk (in a friendly match),” Bierhoff told reporters on the last day of their training camp in northern Italy. “He has been sprinting and the knee is absolutely no issue for the World Cup. We still have a bit of time and it is nothing dramatic.” The 2014 World Cup winner has also had to deal with a barrage of criticism in Germany after he was pictured with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Ozil, who is of Turkish descent, caused a furore in Germany last month after photos taken in London showed him and Germany team mate Ilkay Gundogan beaming while they presented Erdogan with shirts from their Premier League clubs – Arsenal and Manchester City. The photos unleashed a storm of criticism from lawmakers … [Read more...] about Ozil to skip Germany’s final World Cup warm-up game
Every World Cup sees new stars emerge on the global stage and this year will be no different. In 1990 few had heard of Salvatore "Toto" Schillaci, a Sicilian striker who had only just joined Juventus from tiny Messina. He was as surprised as anyone else to get a call-up for Italy but he scored six goals, winning the coveted Golden Boot. So who could be this year's Toto? England Fans Getting The News That Joe Hart Is Not Going To The World Cup In Russia https://t.co/abO3Unlczn — The Football Bible (@FootbaIlBibIe) 15 May 2018 Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England) England start their Group G campaign against Tunisia on 18 June, before games against Panama on 24 June and Belgium on 28 June. When Gareth Southgate announced the squad on Wednesday, May 16, the surprise inclusion was Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who played for Crystal Palace this season on loan from Chelsea. BREAKING: Ruben … [Read more...] about Never Heard of These Players? They Could Be The Stars of The World Cup