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Zebo “Nervous” For Quarter-Final Following Sloppy Irish Performance

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Simon Zebo has admitted that he is “nervous” about Ireland’s potential Rugby World Cup quarter-final following Tuesday’s underwhelming win over Russia. Joe Schmidt’s side put five tries past the Tier 2 nation but it was a far from convincing performance with a number of unforced errors while Russia were dominant, at times, at the breakdown and in the tackle. The …

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“It’s Just A Terrible Performance Lads, Let’s Call It What It Is”


Ireland recorded a 35-0 victory over Russia on Thursday at the Rugby World Cup. Joe Schmidt’s team earned a bonus-point in the win, scoring five-tries against an aggressive but limited Russian side. Rob Kearney, Peter O’Mahony, Rhys Ruddock, Andrew Conway and Garry Ringrose all scored tries. However, it wasn’t entirely convincing. Ireland were solid, but lacked much spark, committing a …

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Ireland Secure Bonus-Point In Unconvincing Win Over Russia

Ireland 35 Russia 0 It wasn’t pretty but Ireland got the job done in Kobe on Thursday with a bonus-point win over Russia.  Three of those tries came in the first half, with Rob Kearney, Peter O’Mahony and Rhys Ruddock all crossing. Andrew Conway and Garry Ringrose scored tries in the second half. However, it wasn’t as simple as the …

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Russia “Sure” Of Its Participation In Next Olympic Games

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Russia is “sure” it will be allowed to participate in the next Olympic Games thanks to its efforts in fighting doping, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee said Wednesday.  “We constantly work on improving anti-doping culture in Russia, on anti-doping education,” Russia’s Olympic chief Stanislav Pozdnyakov told a press conference in Moscow. “I am sure that all our initiatives …

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World Athletics Body Upholds Russia Track & Field Ban

The governing body of world athletics have maintained the ban on Russia from track and field over mass state-backed doping, citing two conditions before the powerhouse can return to international competition. Rune Andersen, head of the IAAF’s taskforce on Russia, said Russian authorities, in the form of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), had to grant access to data from testing …

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Qatar Aim To Make World Cup 2022 “Even Better” Than Russia 2018

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Qatar’s football World Cup 2022 will aim to surpass the most recent World Cup in Russia and have also revealed plans for a “carbon-neutral” tournament.  The country’s environment minister told a sustainability conference that the tournament will have zero harmful emissions on Wednesday. Mohammed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi said strict standards in design and construction would offset the tournament’s carbon footprint, …

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WADA Reinstates Russia Doping Agency After Three-Year Ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has lifted a ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports. “Today, the great majority of WADA’s Executive Committee decided to reinstate RUSADA as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code subject to strict conditions,” WADA president Craig Reedie said. Reedie said the decision “provides a …

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Monaco Confirm Signing Of Russia World Cup Star Aleksandr Golovin

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 23, 2018: CSKA Moscow's Alexander Golovin attends a ceremony to award his team with silver medals for the 2017/2018 Russian Football Premier League season, at Moscow's VEB Arena. Sergei Bobylev/TASS (Photo by Sergei BobylevTASS via Getty Images)

Monaco have completed the signing of Russia’s World Cup star and widely-reported Chelsea target Aleksandr Golovin. The French side have moved to recruit the CSKA Moscow midfielder on a five-year deal, for a fee believed to be in the region of €30m. AS Monaco are delighted to announce the arrival of Aleksandr Golovin from @pfc_cska on a 5️⃣-year deal until June 2023!#WelcomeToMonaco …

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Croatia Sack Assistant Coach In ‘Pro-Ukraine’ Video Fallout

FC Dynamo Kiev player Ognjen Vukojevic speaks during a press conference on Decenber 3, 2012, in Zagreb, on the eve of a UEFA Champions League group A football match against GNK Dinamo Zagreb. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Croatia international Ognjen Vukojevic has been kicked out of the World Cup semi-finalists’ delegation after posting a pro-Ukraine clip that caused a political row. The Croatian football association (HNS) said Monday that Vukojevic had been “relieved from his duties as an expert associate of the Croatia squad and is no longer a member of the Croatian delegation at the …

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World Cup 2018: Our Best XI From The Quarter Finals

Eight became four this week as Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden and hosts Russia all bade farewell to the 2018 World Cup. Belgium, France, England and Croatia all sailed through the semi-finals, ensuring that it would be an all-European last four in the battle to take home the trophy. As has been the case throughout the competition, a number of players stood out …

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Croatia Advance To Semis After Beating Russia On Penalties

Croatia advance to a semi-final meeting with England after beating host-nation Russia in a very tense penalty shoot-out. The World Cup quarter-final between hosts Russia and Croatia went to penalties on Saturday after the match finished 2-2 in extra-time following a dramatic late equaliser by Mario Fernandes. Denis Cheryshev struck a stunning opener from distance to give Russia the lead …

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Five Things We Learned As England Reached The World Cup Semis

SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 07: Gareth Southgate head coach / manager of England celebrates at the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena on July 7, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

It might not be coming home just yet, but the England World Cup train is still very much on the tracks. The expected Swedish challenge in Saturday’s quarter-final failed to materialise as the Three Lions, despite being limited to two shots on target over the course of the 90 minutes, made both count as goals from Hary Maguire and Dele …

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David De Gea Responds To Spain’s Surprise World Cup Exit

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: David De Gea of Spain fails to save Denis Cheryshev of Russia's fourth penalty during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images)

David De Gea has taken to social media to give his early thoughts on Spain’s surprise World Cup exit. Fernando Hierro’s side exited the competition on Sunday on penalties after a 1-1 draw with hosts Russia – a bitter end to a campaign fraught with issues stemming from the sacking of Real Madrid-bound manager Julen Lopetegui just days before the …

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