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Neymar Risks FIFA World Cup Headphones Punishment

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Neymar has put himself at the risk of punishment by FIFA after wearing a pair of Beats by Dre headphones—a brand banned from the World Cup due to the governing body’s deal with Sony—during a press conference in Brazil. The Samba star, who is one goal behind upcoming opponent James Rodriguez in the battle for the tournament’s Golden Boot, went ...

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How women are watching the World Cup

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Football has traditionally been a male preserve — but no more, according to a U.S. academic who says social media is helping grow women’s interest in the sport. Facebook statistics show female interest in teams considered World Cup underdogs — such as Iran, Colombia, the U.S and Costa Rica — is well over 40% in the number of posts mentioning ...

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Brazilian police link Fifa official to illegal World Cup ticket sales

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Police in Brazil say they have identified a Fifa official alleged to have been involved in the illegal sale of World Cup tickets. Earlier this week, police said they had arrested 11 people and broken up an international gang. The suspected touts are accused of illegally reselling tickets, including some originally allocated to players. Police say the gang earned as ...

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“Sick” Kwarasey considers quitting Black Stars

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Black Stars goalkeeper, Adam Kwarasey, says he is considering taking a break from the national team because performance and form does not decide who plays. The Stromgodset goalkeeper was Ghana’s first choice in their opening game at the World Cup but was axed for the next two games and replaced with Fatau Dauda after team mates put pressure for a ...

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Flyover collapses in Brazil World Cup host city

Emergency officials say the driver of the bus was killed in the incident

A flyover has collapsed onto vehicles in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, killing two people. The concrete and steel bridge, which was under construction, fell onto traffic on a busy highway. The front of a commuter bus was crushed along with two apparently unoccupied construction lorries. A car was also reported crushed. The south-eastern Brazilian city ...

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Nyantakyi to relinquish Black Stars Management Committee chairmanship

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Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi is to step down from heading the Black Stars after mounting internal pressure, Citi Sports understands. The Chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee position is one of the most strategic and most coveted among the FA’s inner circle because of the power that comes with it. With the senior national team being Ghana football’s ...

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Liverpool complete Emre Can signing

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Liverpool have completed the signing of midfielder Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen on a long-term contract. The Reds had to wait until the summer transfer window officially opened on July 1 in order to register the necessary paperwork and international clearance on the £10m move, but that has now all been completed. Can is the fourth new arrival at Anfield ...

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Valdes fails Monaco medical

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Monaco have confirmed they will not be signing goalkeeper Victor Valdes this summer after he failed a medical on Wednesday. The 32-year-old chose not to renew his deal at Barcelona following a 12-year stint between the posts for the Catalan giants. With Valdes out of contract this summer, Monaco were reportedly keen on recruiting the Spain international for the upcoming ...

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AFCON date change responsible for Nigeria, Algeria W/C performance – CAF

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The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has said that its decision to change the timing of the African Cup of Nations from even years to odd years has resulted in improved performances by the African countries at the World Cup. Two of the continent’s five representatives at the tournament, Algeria and Nigeria, made it through to the second round, with ...

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Defending champion Murray knocked out of Wimbledon

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Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov outplayed Andy Murray on Centre Court to end the Briton’s Wimbledon title defence in the quarter-finals. Dimitrov, 23, played superbly to win 6-1 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 in two hours and one minute and reach his first Grand Slam semi-final. Murray had been on a 17-match winning streak at Wimbledon and was looking to reach his sixth consecutive ...

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