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New captain Harry Kane says England can win World Cup in Russia

New captain Harry Kane says England can win World Cup in Russia

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Media playback is not supported on this device New England captain Harry Kane says the team can win the World Cup in Russia and "anything else is not good enough".Striker Kane, 24, was informed about being made skipper by manager Gareth Southgate a few weeks ago and it was officially confirmed on Tuesday.Kane scored 41 goals in all competitions last season as Tottenham finished third in the Premier League. "It's impossible not to dream about lifting the World Cup. It's the biggest competition in the world," said Kane."I believe we can win it - anyone can. I cannot sit ...
Anthony Martial could be tempted to leave Manchester United after World Cup snub, claims former France star David Ginola

Anthony Martial could be tempted to leave Manchester United after World Cup snub, claims former France star David Ginola

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David Ginola believes Anthony Martial may be tempted to leave Manchester United after missing out on a place in France's World Cup squad.Martial's name did not feature when Didier Deschamps revealed his 23-man squad for Russia on Thursday, with the 22-year-old on the stand-by list instead despite starting in France's last friendly game in March. The forward's omission comes after a frustrating campaign for Manchester United. Martial was marginalised at Old Trafford following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January. Anthony Martial will not be pulling on a France shirt at the World Cup this summer He has been linked with a summer move away from the Premier League runners-up, with the likes of Chelsea and Juventus reportedly interested. Asked about Mart...
World Cup 2018: Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard & Rio Ferdinand part of BBC team in Russia

World Cup 2018: Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard & Rio Ferdinand part of BBC team in Russia

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Former England trio Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand will join the BBC's Fifa World Cup 2018 coverage from Russia next month.Germany's 1990 World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann, Ivory Coast's all-time leading scorer Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta, who played for beaten finalists Argentina in 2014, will add an international perspective to the Match of the Day studio in Moscow.The BBC will televise 33 live games, including England's two opening Group G matches against Tunisia and Panama. Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker leads the BBC coverage throughout the tournament, which starts on 14 June. ...
World Cup 2018 news: England told to practice penalties like Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo by the FA to end shootout heartache

World Cup 2018 news: England told to practice penalties like Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo by the FA to end shootout heartache

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England players line up at the 2006 World Cup in Germany to take their penaltiesSunday, May 6, 2018England are confident they have worked out why they do so poorly in oenalty shoot-outs at major tournaments – they take their spot-kicks too slowly.The Football Association have been working diligently to try and understand why the Three Lions have failed so miserably in shoot-outs before heading to Russia for the World Cup.According to the Sunday Telegraph, they have encouraged players to harangue each other while taking part in indoor golf putting competitions and copy the technique employed by Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.Cristiano Ronaldo takes his time before striking a penalty“We’ve got a research team on it to come back with some interesting findings,” FA technical director
Higgins wins final-frame thriller to reach World Championship semis

Higgins wins final-frame thriller to reach World Championship semis

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2018 World ChampionshipVenue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 21 April - 7 MayCoverage: Watch live across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, the BBC Sport website and mobile app.Four-time champion John Higgins fought back from 7-3 and 11-9 down to complete a gripping 13-12 Crucible win over Judd Trump and reach the semi-finals.Scotland's Higgins, who resumed the day 5-3 down, looked out of sorts and in serious trouble at 7-3 behind, but reeled off five in a row to lead 8-7.Trump's three-frame burst and two shared frames put him 11-9 in front.Two fine pressure 70s and a 134 put Higgins ahead and, after Trump levelled, the Scot won through.World Championship schedule & BBC coverage timesEarlier two-time champion Mark Williams finally broke Ali Carter's stubborn resistance...