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    FIFA World Cup 2018 - Squads

    Brazil defender Dani Alves has been ruled out of the upcoming World Cup in Russia, the Brazilian Football Confederation have confirmed.

    Alves injured his anterior cruciate ligament while playing for Paris Saint-Germain in the final of the Coupe de France on Tuesday night.

    The 35-year-old, who has won 107 caps for his country, will need surgery on the injury and has now been ruled out of this summer's tournament in Russia after being assessed by the Brazilian medical team.

    A statement released on Friday read: "The patient underwent close examination and confirmed the initial diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament injury, which will require surgical treatment.

    "The technical team of the Brazilian National Team wishes Daniel Alves a prompt recovery so that his technique and leadership is back for the Amarelinha as soon as possible."

    The 2018 Russia World Cup kicks off on June 15, with Brazil's first group game two days later against Switzerland.

    Brazil could also be without PSG forward Neymar, who faces a race against time to prove his fitness after breaking a bone in his foot.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/ne...-cup-in-russia

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    German brewery scraps World Cup bottle caps after Saudi Arabia flag row

    A local German brewery announced on Friday it was halting a marketing campaign tied to the World Cup after sparking outrage on social media.

    The Eichbaum brewery, located in the southwestern German city of Mannheim, printed the flags of each of the 32 World Cup national teams on its bottle caps to celebrate the upcoming soccer tournament.

    The inclusion of Saudi Arabia's flag on the beer bottle caps, however, prompted numerous complaints on Facebook and Twitter.

    Many social media users noted that it was inappropriate to print the Islamic statement of faith — which is featured on Saudi Arabia's flag — on an alcoholic beverage.

    The consumption of alcohol is banned in Saudi Arabia and many Muslims in other areas around the world also abstain from drinking alcohol.

    After consulting with local police and other authorities, Eichbaum said in a Facebook post on Friday that they'd stopped producing the World Cup bottle caps and that they were working to remove the Saudi Arabia bottles from stores.

    The brewery said the move was to "prevent further possible insults."

    'Disrespecting Islam'

    Eichbaum initially sought to address the controversy in a letter addressed "Dear Muslims" that was posted on their Facebook page on Wednesday.

    "We are not interested in religious or political comments — certainly not on our products. If we have unintentionally offended you, we sincerely apologize," the Wednesday post read.

    He added that the brewery wasn't aware that Saudi Arabia's flag contained the Islamic statement of faith.

    The initial post was eventually deleted, but only after it accumulated some 1,355 comments, reported local newspaper Mannheimer Morgen.

    "The discussion around the Saudi Arabian bottle caps took on a form that overstepped the boundaries of freedom of expression," Eichbaum wrote in its Friday post.

    The brewery's Facebook page was also swamped with one-star reviews over the past few days due to the issue. Many stated in their reviews that Eichbaum's marketing stunt was "disrespecting Islam just to sell alcohol."

    Other one-star reviewers complained that the brewery was filled with "cowards" for pulling the beer bottle caps.

    http://www.dw.com/en/german-brewery-...row/a-43749186
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    You have to feel for him

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    FIFA World Cup 2018 - Squads

    Brazil have named injured Paris St-Germain forward Neymar in their 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.

    Neymar, 26, had an operation on a fractured metatarsal in March and the Brazil team doctor said he would be out of action for three months.

    Manchester City quartet Ederson, Danilo, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus are among the Premier League-based players named in the squad.

    They are joined by Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Chelsea's Willian.

    PSG right-back Dani Alves was last week ruled out because of a knee injury.

    Brazil are in Group E with Costa Rica, Serbia and Switzerland, and play their first match on Sunday, 17 June.

    Brazil squad in full:

    Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Cassio (Corinthians).

    Defenders: Danilo (Manchester City), Fagner (Corinthians), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Thiago Silva, Marquinhos (both PSG), Miranda (Inter Milan), Pedro Geromel (Gremio).

    Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Paulinho (Barcelona), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Willian (Chelsea), Douglas Costa (Juventus).

    Forward: Neymar (PSG), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44116590


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    David Luiz and Lucas Moura missed out.

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    Uncapped 19-year-old Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named in Gareth Southgate's 23-man England squad for this summer's World Cup.

    Defender Gary Cahill has been recalled and there are also places on the plane to Russia for Chelsea team-mate Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.

    Goalkeeper Joe Hart and midfielder Jack Wilshere have not been included.

    England start their Group G campaign against Tunisia on 18 June, before games against Panama and Belgium.

    Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is one of five players on standby for the tournament, along with Burnley keeper Tom Heaton, Clarets defender James Tarkowski, Bournemouth's Lewis Cook and fellow midfielder Jake Livermore of West Brom.

    "I believe this is a squad we can be excited about," Southgate said.

    "It is a young group but with some really important senior players, so I feel the balance of the squad is good, both in terms of its experience, its character and also the positional balance."


    Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)

    Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Kyle Walker, John Stones (Manchester City), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Jones, Ashley Young (Manchester United).

    Midfielders: Eric Dier, Dele Alli (both Tottenham Hotspur), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)

    Forwards: Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) Harry Kane (Tottenham)

    Standby: Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski (Burnley), Lewis Cook (Bournemouth), Jake Livermore (West Brom) and Adam Lallana (Liverpool).

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44138600
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    Sweden

    Goalkeepers: Robin Olsen (Copenhagen), Karl-Johan Johnsson (Guingamp), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Swansea).

    Defenders: Mikael Lustig (Celtic), Victor Lindelof (Manchester United), Andreas Granqvist (Krasnador), Martin Olsson (Swansea), Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen), Filip Helander, Emil Krafth (both Bologna), Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

    Midfielders: Sebastian Larsson (Hull), Albin Ekdal (Hamburg), Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig), Gustav Svensson (Seattle Sounders), Oscar Hiljemark (Genoa), Viktor Claesson (Krasnador), Marcus Rohden (Crotone), Jimmy Durmaz (Toulouse).

    Forwards: Marcus Berg (Al Ain), John Guidetti (Alaves), Ola Toivonen (Toulouse), Isaac Kiese Thelin (Waasland-Beveren).
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    Costa Rica have named their 23-man World Cup squad, which is as follows:

    Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira, Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta, David Guzman, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marco Urena
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    France Announce World Cup Squad

    France manager Didier Deschamps has announced his 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup next month, and there were some surprise exclusions.

    Les Bleus were drawn alongside Australia, Denmark and Peru in Group C, and are the heavy favourites to advance to the knockout stages.

    Deschamps has now selected his squad ahead of the tournament, which does not include Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, who was recently ruled out of the World Cup due to a horrible injury he picked up two weeks ago, as well as club-mate Alexandre Lacazette.

    Manchester United's Paul Pogba was selected for the team, while Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy was also included, despite being injured for most of the season.

    Here is France’s preliminary 2018 World Cup squad in full:

    Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (PSG)

    Defenders: Djibril Sidibé (AS Monaco), Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Adil Rami (Marseille), Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City)

    Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea FC), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla), Thomas Lemar (AS Monaco)

    Attackers: Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea FC), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Ousmane Dembélé (FC Barcelona), Nabil Fékir (Lyon), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

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    Morocco have named their 23-man World Cup squad and three reserve players. It is as follows:

    Munir El Mohammadi, Yassine Bounou, Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti, Medhi Benatia, Romain Ghannam Saiss, Manuel Da Costa, Badr Banoun, Nabil Dirar, Hamza Mendyl, Achraf Hakimi, Karim El Ahmadi, Moubarak Boussoufa, Youness Belhanda, Hakim Ziyech, Sofyan Amrabat, Amine Harit, Youssef Ait Bennasser, Faycal Fajr, Mehdi Carcela-Gonzales, Nordin Amrabat, Khalid Boutaib, Aziz Bouhaddouz, Ayoub El Kaabi

    Standby: Youssef En-Nesyri, Noussair Mazraoui, Oualid El Hajjam


    Portugal have their 23-man World Cup squad, which is as follows:

    Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, José Fonte, Mario Rui, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Adrien Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, William Carvalho, Bernardo Silva, André Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gelson Martins, Gonçalo Guedes, Ricardo Quaresma

    Iceland have named their 23-man World Cup squad, which is as follows:

    Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Runar Alex Runarsson, Frederik Schram; Kari Arnason, Ari Freyr Skulason, Birkir Mar Saevarsson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hordur Magnusson, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Olafur Ingi Skulason, Rurik Gislason, Samuel Fridjonsson, Aron Gunnarsson; Alfred Finnbogason, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Albert Gudmundsson


    Senegal have named their 23-man World Cup squad, which is as follows:

    Abdoulaye Diallo, Khadim Ndiaye, Alfred Gomis, Kalidou Koulibaly, Lamine Gassama, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Cheikh Tidiane Ndoye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Keita Balde Diao, Ismaila Sarr, Moussa Sow, Moussa Konate, Moussa Wague, Salif Sane, Alfred Ndiaye, Sadio Mane, Diafra Sakho, Kara Mbodji, Mbaye Niang, Youssouf Sabaly, Mame Biram Diouf, Saliou Ciss
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    France have so much talent!!! Every time I think I have their first XI sorted I change my mind.

    Surprised Ruben Neves didn't make the Portugal team after such a good season with Wolves.

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    This has to be one of the weakest England teams to ever grace the world cup finals.


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    There was a time when i was crazy about football. Sadly my interest has declined after retirement of my fav players.

    No Netherlands and Robben too this time
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    Sarfi as captain'll lead us to glory.Babar'll be our best odi bat & Haris'll be world class in tests

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    This has to be one of the weakest England teams to ever grace the world cup finals.
    Still feel like they will make the KO stage, plus the expectations will not be as high compared to the past so perhaps they will perform better when the pressure is no where near as high. Regardless, it will be a successful campaign if they make it pass the group stage lmao but am making a bold prediction of a semi-final position.


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Still feel like they will make the KO stage, plus the expectations will not be as high compared to the past so perhaps they will perform better when the pressure is no where near as high. Regardless, it will be a successful campaign if they make it pass the group stage lmao but am making a bold prediction of a semi-final position.
    Facing Tunisia who are ok and Panama whose team is full of oldish players, England really should bag 6 points from those two and get to the KO stage. I suppose the good thing for England is there are plenty of other teams they can beat if they play their good football but knowing England being bigger chokers than the Saffers you cant count out another embarrsing early exit. Interstingly Gary Linker wrote England should write off this world cup! . they should play all youngsters and build for the future but we both know there are silly exceptions from casual England fans who will want them to get to the final and win it. Semi would be a success for England but I cant see them getting past the quarters. I love the World Cup so cant wait for a month of festival football, hopefully the Russians will put up a good party.


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    Spain
    Julen Lopetegui’s final 23-man Spain squad is as follows:

    Kepa, De Gea, Reina, Alba, Azpilicueta, Carvajal, Nacho, Monreal, Odriozola, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Isco, Thiago Alcantara, Busquets, David Silva, Iniesta, Saul, Koke, Asensio, Apsas, Diego Costa, Rodrigo, Lucas Vazquez

    Argentina
    Argentina have named their final 23-man squad, which is as follows:

    Sergio Romero, Willy Caballero, Franco Armania, Gabriel Mercardo, Cristian Ansaldi, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna, Javier Mascherano, Eduardo Salvio, Lucas Biglia, Giovani Lo Celso, Ever Banega, Manuel Lanzini, Maximiliano Meza, Angel Di Maria, Cristian Pavon, Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero


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    Belgium

    Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels, Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels

    Defenders: Dedryck Boyata, Toby Alderweireld, Christian Kabasele, Laurent Ciman, Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen, Leander Dendoncker, Jordan Lukaku, Vincent Kompany, Thomas Meunier

    Midfielders: Nacer Chadli, Thorgan Hazard, Eden Hazard, Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj, Mousa Dembele, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne

    Attackers: Yannick Carrasco, Christian Benteke, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens, Michy Batshuayi


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Belgium

    Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels, Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels

    Defenders: Dedryck Boyata, Toby Alderweireld, Christian Kabasele, Laurent Ciman, Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen, Leander Dendoncker, Jordan Lukaku, Vincent Kompany, Thomas Meunier

    Midfielders: Nacer Chadli, Thorgan Hazard, Eden Hazard, Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj, Mousa Dembele, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne

    Attackers: Yannick Carrasco, Christian Benteke, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens, Michy Batshuayi
    Naingolan should have been selected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    There was a time when i was crazy about football. Sadly my interest has declined after retirement of my fav players.

    No Netherlands and Robben too this time
    Damn you are right!
    I definitely will miss the orange streets here in Netherlands this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozi2003 View Post
    Damn you are right!
    I definitely will miss the orange streets here in Netherlands this year.
    World cup 2018 is incomplete without Robben and Netherlands


    Sarfi as captain'll lead us to glory.Babar'll be our best odi bat & Haris'll be world class in tests

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Belgium

    Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels, Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels

    Defenders: Dedryck Boyata, Toby Alderweireld, Christian Kabasele, Laurent Ciman, Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen, Leander Dendoncker, Jordan Lukaku, Vincent Kompany, Thomas Meunier

    Midfielders: Nacer Chadli, Thorgan Hazard, Eden Hazard, Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj, Mousa Dembele, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne

    Attackers: Yannick Carrasco, Christian Benteke, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens, Michy Batshuayi
    Origi>Benteke and Januzaj
    Nainggolan>Dembele, Tielemans, Witsel and Fellaini
    Cavanda>Boyata


    Pretty awful selection, luckily for Belgian fans it's still a great squad due to the immense talent that is available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarfiBabarHaris View Post
    World cup 2018 is incomplete without Robben and Netherlands
    Yes it is... Was so heartbreaking to see Robben retire with such an ending of his international career.
    I still remember the feeling of the people here. The next day after Holland didn't qualify was just so sad for the fans (literally every fan was cursing the coach before Dick Advocaat (Danny Blind) as he messed everything up) as they also didn't qualify for the EC 2016

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