An Oxymoron No More: The Great Brazilian Goalkeeper

By the time he established himself as Internacional’s undisputed starter, it was second nature. The circumstances were curious: the three goalkeepers ahead of him in the pecking order — including Dida — were all unavailable for a game against Fluminense, the club’s then-coach, Abel Braga, explained. “In a very difficult situation, Alisson came in, and was spectacular,” he said. “The next game, Dida was available again, but Alisson had shown so much personality, he stayed. We barely lost a game for the rest of the season.” He has not looked…

Rakitic puts a third past Caballero

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Argentina vs. Croatia – Football Match Report – June 21, 2018

Croatia advanced to the round of 16 for the first time since 1998 with a stunning 3-0 victory over Argentina on Thursday. The result in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, gives Croatia six points while putting Argentina’s hopes of reaching the knockout stage in serious jeopardy. Argentina has just one point from their first two matches and needs to win their final game — and receive some outside help — to get out of the group stage. Goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic did the South Americans in after…

Mexico prepare to face ‘desperate’ South Korea

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Mile Jedinak: Australia ‘still have a sniff’ of advancing to World Cup knockout stage

Jon Champion believes it’s all still to play for in Group C for Australia after their 1-1 draw against Denmark. Australia’s World Cup dreams remain just about intact after an entertaining 1-1 draw vs. Denmark. Australia’s Bert van Marwijk speaks following Australia’s draw against Denmark, where his side may feel hard done by for not coming out with a win. Mile Jedinak believes Australia “still have a sniff” of making the knockout stages of the World Cup, despite their 1-1 draw with Denmark leaving qualification out of their hands. The…

France 1-0 Peru: Mbappe sends Peru out

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Champion: A draw the very least Australia deserved

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Argentina fans steal the show with deafening chant before Croatia showdown

Despite Argentina stumbling to a disappointing 1-1 draw against Iceland in their World Cup opener, it doesn’t appear to have had any noticeable negative effect on the mood of their fans. Ahead of the Albiceleste’s second group game against Croatia, hundreds of supporters congregated in a shopping mall next to the stadium in Nizhny Novgorod for a prematch sing song. Argentina fans in the shopping centre beside Nizhny stadium. The sound of them pic.twitter.com/KQiHT8lJaV — Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) June 21, 2018 Indeed, it wasn’t long before the decibel level was…

Fined by FIFA, Mexico Tries, Again, to Banish a Homophobic Chant by Its Fans

MOSCOW — Mexico’s soccer federation and at least two of its team’s star players took to social media on Thursday in a renewed campaign to banish a homophobic chant that has been a fixture at the team’s matches for years. The effort came one day after FIFA fined Mexico $10,000 for its fans’ use of the slur “puto” at its World Cup opener on Sunday, and as world soccer’s governing body again warned Mexico of more serious consequences if the chanting did not stop. “To all Mexican fans in the…