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Monthly Archives: June 2019

African Cup of Nations: Clarence Seedorf gets a taste of high expectations surrounding Cameroon


Cameroon manager Clarence Seedorf at 2019 African Cup of Nations (vetembaste) If Clarence Seedorf was not already aware of the high expectations surrounding his Cameroon team before the Africa Cup of Nations, he certainly will be following their first two matches. In a remarkable media conference following Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Ghana, the coach was told that his defence was ...

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African Cup of Nations: Senegal welcome back Idrissa Gana Gueye but have more injury woes


Senegal’s Idrissa Gana Gueye fights for the ball during the African Cup of Nations group C match between Senegal and Tanzania (AP) Influential midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye will return from injury for Senegal when they take on Kenya on Monday in their last group game at the Africa Cup of Nations but they have been hit with more injury blows, ...

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Brazil vs Argentina: Brazil still wary of Lionel Messi, says Thiago Silva


Lionel Messi has not been at his best at the Copa America. (Source: AP) Lionel Messi has not been at his best at the Copa America but Brazil defender Thiago Silva says his side will not take their eyes off the Argentina captain for a minute in their semi-final on Tuesday. “He is the best player in the world and ...

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Watch: Surprising Sweden oust Germany at FIFA World Cup


Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius with teammates celebrates after scoring her side’s second goal during the of the Women’s World Cup quarterfinal match between Germany and Sweden. (Source: AP) With Germany out of the way, Sweden believes it could win it all. Stina Blackstenius scored the go-ahead goal just minutes into the second half and Sweden surprised Germany with a 2-1 quarterfinal ...

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Copa America 2019: Argentina in doubt up front for Brazil semi-final clash


Argentina’s players in a team celebration against Venezuela during a Copa America quarter-final (AP) Argentina’s young and inexperienced team improved in its last two Copa America matches against Qatar and Venezuela thanks to a stronger presence up front. But the aggressive team formation that made Argentina fans happy is far from certain for Tuesday’s semifinal against hosts Brazil. The main ...

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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Sweden upset Germany to reach semi-finals


Sweden players celebrate after the match (vetembaste) Goals from Sofia Jakobsson and Stina Blackstenius helped Sweden came from behind to stun Germany 2-1 in the women’s World Cup quarter-finals at Roazhon Park in Rennes on Saturday and set up a last-four clash with the Netherlands. After enjoying an early spell of possession, midfielder Lina Magull put the Germans in front ...

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Manchester United complete signing of Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka


Aaron Wan-Bissaka had his breakthrough season for Crystal Palace in 2018/19. (Source: Twitter/@BBCSport) Manchester United have signed defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace on an initial five-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Saturday. It’s official — @AWBissaka is a Red 🔴 #MUFC — Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 29, 2019 Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but ...

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Copa America: Argentina see off Venezuela to set up titanic clash with Brazil


Argentina defeated Venezuela 2-0 in the quarter-finals. (vetembaste)    Argentina can look forward to a mouthwatering Copa America semi-final clash with Brazil after delivering a much-improved display to beat Venezuela 2-0 in the quarter-finals in their first game at the Maracana since losing the 2014 World Cup final. Striker Lautaro Martinez scored for the second game running to put Argentina ...

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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Megan Rapinoe’s brace against France helps US advance to semis


Megan Rapinoe struck twice as US beat hosts France 2-1 in the women’s World Cup quarter-finals. (vetembaste)   Megan Rapinoe struck twice as the United States beat hosts France 2-1 in the women’s World Cup quarter-finals at the Parc des Princes on Friday to set up a last-four clash with England. Rapinoe, who was involved in a spat with US President ...

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African Cup of Nations: Guinea’s Naby Keita on treatment table again


Guinea’s Naby Keita in action against Nigeria (vetembaste) Naby Keita’s return from injury looks to have been short-lived with Guinea announcing on Friday he is unsure of competing in their must-win last group game at the Africa Cup of Nations against Burundi. Keita started his first match in almost two months when he played for Guinea against Nigeria in their ...

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