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VAR: The Brave New World Bringing Distinct Echoes of Football’s Past

VAR: The Brave New World Bringing Distinct Echoes of Football’s Past

Welcome, VAR, to the World Cup. Take a seat. We’ve been expecting you. On matchday three of Russia 2018, Fifa’s early-stage experiment with video technology stood briefly centre stage.

Egypt Loses to Russia on Salah Return

Egypt Loses to Russia on Salah Return

The return of a star player Mohamed Salah could not save Egypt from suffering a second defeat in the World Cup, which virtually sealed its elimination from the tournament. Egypt was defeated 1-3 by hosts Russia. Salah could take some consolation from scoring his country’s only goal through a p

Mohamed Salah Will Start for Egypt against Russia

Mohamed Salah, Egypt’s star player, was included in his national team’s starting lineup in Group A’s second game at the World Cup where they will face hosts Russia on Tuesday. Liverpool wizard Salah missed his side's 1-0 defeat by Uruguay on Friday as he struggled to recover from the shoulder inj

Morocco Own Goal Hands Iran Victory in Group B

Morocco Own Goal Hands Iran Victory in Group B

A late own goal by Morocco handed Iran on Friday victory in their opening match at the FIFA World Cup. Aziz Bouhaddouz gifted Iran a dramatic 1-0 victory, sending euphoric Iranian players on to the pitch. It was Iran's second win in 13 matches at the World Cup, and Asia's first since the 2010

Salah on Bench as Uruguay Narrowly Defeats Egypt in World Cup

Salah on Bench as Uruguay Narrowly Defeats Egypt in World Cup

Egypt’s star player Mohamed Salah watched from the bench on Friday as his team was narrowly defeated by Uruguay by a goal in the 89th minute in the second match of Group A at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Defender Jose Gimenez was the unlikely match winner for Veteran coach Oscar Tabarez’s men, w

Salah Not in Starting Line-up for Egypt World Cup Opener

Salah Not in Starting Line-up for Egypt World Cup Opener

Mohamed Salah was not included in Egypt's starting line-up for their first World Cup game against Uruguay on Friday following his shoulder injury. The star striker, who turned 26 on Friday, suffered the injury while playing for Liverpool in last month's Champions League final defeat to Real Madri

Miranda: Brazilian Who Chose to Play in Defense to Honor His Brother

Miranda: Brazilian Who Chose to Play in Defense to Honor His Brother

What on earth could persuade a Brazilian kid to play in defense? Some will tell you a lack of dribbling ability cost them a more attacking role; others will say their coach was taken by their physique and gave them little option. For Miranda it was rather different.

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