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Hierro's Spain must breach the wall that Carlos built
KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Spain's Group B clash with Iran at the World Cup on Wednesday should be decided by one very simple equation: How effectively can Fernando Hierro's side break down the meanest defense in Asia?
Soccer-Hierro's Spain must breach the wall that Carlos built
KAZAN, Russia, June 19 (Reuters) - Spain's Group B clash with Iran at the World Cup on Wednesday should be decided by one very simple equation: How effectively can Fernando Hierro's side break down the meanest defense in Asia?
Misfiring Suarez needs patience and support: Tabarez
ROSTOV-ON-DON (Reuters) - Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has given his full backing to Luis Suarez after his hat-trick of missed chances against Egypt ahead of Wednesday's game against World Cup whipping boys Saudi Arabia in Rostov-On-Don.
Planning for Ronaldo might prove futile, says Morocco coach
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Even the best laid plans to limit the influence of Cristiano Ronaldo might not be enough for Morocco when they come up against Portugal at the World Cup in Moscow, coach Herve Renard said on the eve of the Group B game.
UPDATE 2-Ex-FIFA head Blatter arrives in Moscow for World Cup
MOSCOW, June 19 (Reuters) - Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived in Moscow on Tuesday to attend the soccer World Cup, posing for selfies with fans in a hotel lobby before a meeting his spokesman said is scheduled for tomorrow with President Vladimir Putin.
Iran captain sidesteps women in stadiums issue
KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Iran captain Masoud Shojaei said on Tuesday that the World Cup was the wrong place to discuss the issue of women being allowed to watch football matches at stadiums in the Islamic republic.
Salah starts for Egypt against Russia
ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Egypt's talismanic striker Mohamed Salah was named in their starting line-up for their second World Cup Group A match against Russia in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
Soccer-Saudis put drubbing and plane scare behind them ahead of Uruguay game
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, June 19 (Reuters) - As if a 5-0 World Cup thrashing by Russia had not shaken them enough, Saudi Arabia suffered a mini plane scare as they landed in Rostov-on-Don on Monday, but they insisted nothing would affect their confidence when they take on Uruguay this week.
Soccer-Samara's oracle animals disagree on Denmark v Australia result
SAMARA, Russia, June 19 (Reuters) - If Zabiyaka the oracle goat is to be believed, Denmark's World Cup Group C clash with Australia will end in a 2-2 draw.
Former FIFA boss Blatter arrives at Moscow hotel
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter, the former president of world soccer's governing body FIFA, has arrived in Russia where the soccer World Cup is under way.
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