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Sputnik 2018: England vandalise Panama’s Canal, Honda dents Senegal hopes and Colombia join party

Panama’s Canal was left in all sorts of disarray this morning, as England racked up their highest ever goal tally in a 6-1 mauling of the Concacaf minnows at Nizhny Nivgorod in Group G action. Panama coach Hernán Dario Gómez admitted that he was scared at halftime with his team …

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Sputnik 2018: Pacifier for Neymar but C/Rica goes to time out, Mr Musa melts Iceland and “Magic Dwarf” flattens Serbia

Pre-tournament favourites, Brazil, secured their first win of the Russia 2018 World Cup this afternoon and there was a goal for gifted talisman, Neymar, too, as the South American giants shot down Costa Rica 2-0 in St Petersburg. The result left the “Samba Boys” requiring only a draw against Serbia …

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Sputnik 2018: Iran reluctantly let in Spanish inspectors, Suarez takes a nibble and Ronaldo chases Reshmi mark

“If you think of it like tennis, we had one match point today,” said Iran coach Carlos Quieroz, “and we will have another against Portugal [next Monday]…” It is just as well that Quieroz found an analogy for his team’s fate in another sport today, as there was precious little …

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Sputnik 2018: Iceland expose Messi’s kryptonite, France’s cock crows and not-so-great Danes penalise Peru

If Cristiano Ronaldo’s brilliant hattrick for Portugal yesterday was supposed to serve as a handover to Argentina wizard Lionel Messi, then it was the worst baton exchange since T&T’s disastrous 4×100 relay showing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Messi, as most Argentine and Barcelona football fans are aware, can do …

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Sputnik 2018: T&T’s 2026 W/Cup boost, Messi and Neymar’s obligation to hungry children and Spanish spite

Trinidad and Tobago will have their work cut out for them if they are NOT to qualify for the FIFA 2026 World Cup tournament, after member associations voted this morning to hold the 48-team competition between three Concacaf nations: United States, Mexico and Canada. As host nations qualify automatically and …

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