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Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted line-ups, and more

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted line-ups, and more

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GROUP A talkSPORT looks ahead to the Group A clash on Monday Saudi Arabia and Egypt are both looking to end their World Cup 2018 with victories as they bow out in Group A. The two nations have been eliminated but will want a triumph to at least put a gloss on their time at tournament. Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah look frustrated against Russia. You can hear the encounter live on talkSPORT 2 at 3pm. What the managers are saying Juan Antonio Pizzi (Saudi Arabia): “We’ve seen that certain concepts work, we’ve seen alternatives, we’ve tried to bring in new players as well, and this experience that we have had specifically in the run-up to this World Cup has been very important. “We will focus on the Asian Cup and I ...
‘The team spirit at the moment is amazing’ – England star Jesse Lingard tells talkSPORT the Three Lions are ‘playing with confidence and enjoyment’

‘The team spirit at the moment is amazing’ – England star Jesse Lingard tells talkSPORT the Three Lions are ‘playing with confidence and enjoyment’

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JESS HE CAN The Manchester United scored the third goal during the 6-1 rout of Panama on Sunday afternoon Jesse Lingard admitted it was ‘an amazing feeling’ to score his first World Cup goal. The Manchester United midfielder scored a sensational goal in the 6-1 drubbing of Panama on Sunday afternoon which saw England qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Lingard celebrates scoring against Panama After missing several gilt-edged chances in the Tunisia game earlier in the week, Lingard had said he was bound to score eventually. And he said scoring early set the tone for the Threee Lions to go out and score more. When asked how it felt to score in Russia, he told talkSPORT: “Yeah I mean, it’s an amazing feelin...
Germany 2-1 Sweden: Last-gasp Toni Kroos stunner brings world champions back from the brink and breaks Swedish hearts

Germany 2-1 Sweden: Last-gasp Toni Kroos stunner brings world champions back from the brink and breaks Swedish hearts

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match report The Real Madrid midfielder scored a wonderful free-kick in the dying moments as the Germans came from behind to take charge of their World Cup fate Toni Kroos scored an incredible free-kick in the fifth minute of stoppage-time as ten-man Germany returned from the brink of elimination to beat Sweden. One of the biggest shocks in recent footballing history was on the cards when Ola Toivonen’s wonderful chip sailed over Manuel Neuer, before Marco Reus kept the Germans alive with a second-half equaliser. Kroos celebrates his last-gasp strike And the world champions, who seemed destined to be denied by the heroic Swedes, put matters back in their own hands despite being reduced to ten through Jerome Boate...
Neymar haircut compared with other memorable World Cup styles such as Ronaldo, Roberto Baggio’s ponytail and Carlos Valderrama

Neymar haircut compared with other memorable World Cup styles such as Ronaldo, Roberto Baggio’s ponytail and Carlos Valderrama

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Who's your barber? The Brazil superstar's look for the 2018 edition is like a bowl of spaghetti, as Eric Cantona pointed out, but it's not as bad as some of these, is it? Look, it’s not a proper World Cup unless someone does something new/different/downright bonkers with their hair. This edition it appears as if Neymar has take it upon himself to ensure it’s his barnet that gets talked about, thus being remembered for years to come. Neymar’s ‘noodle head’ drew some attention Ney, can talkSPORT.com call you Ney? Regardless, we salute you, pal because look at some of the characters we are all still talking about today. CARLOS VALDERRAMA (COLOMBIA) Valderrama was Colombia...