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World Cup qualifying scenarios for every team before final group games

World Cup qualifying scenarios for every team before final group games

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have both been eliminated and meet in the other 2am game. What can be guessed is that Russian Federation and Uruguay will be on the theoretically easier side of the draw, although they will have to beat Spain or Portugal in the Round of 16 to get there unless Iran spring a surprise.


'YES WE KAN' - Nwankwo Kanu confident Nigeria can shock Argentina

'YES WE KAN' - Nwankwo Kanu confident Nigeria can shock Argentina

Against Barcelona in 2016, he scored a brace for CSKA Moscow in pre-season friendly. "This is why the Super Eagles players and their coaching crew led by Gernot Rohr must cut short their celebration and prepare for an herculean task against Argentina on Tuesday, " the coach said.


Argentina bond with coach Jorge Sampaoli 'totally normal' - Javier Mascherano

Argentina bond with coach Jorge Sampaoli 'totally normal' - Javier Mascherano

The Argentinian side have been heavily criticised for their dependance on Lionel Messi who is yet to score in this year's World Cup . "The team is lost", former Argentina global Simeone can be heard saying. "The relationship with the coach is totally normal", Mascherano said at a news conference in Moscow . "He's a key player, but he's a human being who has his own frustrations".


Portugal ready for tough battle with Iran

Portugal ready for tough battle with Iran

Similarly, Spain should not have any problems against Morocco , who lost their first two games despite playing well and impressing. If Spain beat Morocco and Portugal defeat Iran by the same scoreline on Monday, then they will still have identical records at the top of the group.


Defending champion Kvitova races into Birmingham final

Defending champion Kvitova races into Birmingham final

When trying to close out the set, Rybarikova slipped to 30-40 but produced two of her best first serves to avert the danger. She saved a match point to extend the duel but Petra completed her win with a hold at love in game eight to wrap up the flawless tournament and show her greatness on grass once again before the third Grand Slam of the season.