Spain Sacking Julen Lopetegui Was An ‘Absurd Reaction’ – Florentino Perez

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez called the Spanish FA decision to sack Julen Lopetegui an “absurd reaction” as he introduced the club’s new manager on Thursday.

Real Madrid on Tuesday shocked everyone by announcing Lopetegui as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement on the Bernabeu bench once this summer’s tournament was over.

A day later, Spain chief Luis Rubiales reacted to what he saw as a betrayal by immediately firing the coach just two days before Spain’s opening game.

Lopetegui flew back from Russia on Wednesday night and was at the Bernabeu on Thursday to sign his contract with Perez and be presented to the media. Many of the questions centered around who was to blame for the firing, but Perez and Lopetegui both said they had always acted with full clarity and transparency.

“There’s no argument that justifies Julen Lopetegui not being on the Spain bench tomorrow,” Perez said.

The event started with Perez making a long prepared speech in which he said Rubiales’ actions in firing Lopetegui were deliberately aimed at hurting the image of Real Madrid.

“We wanted to do this event after the World Cup, after another win by the national team,” Perez said. “But a series of events mean we are here today.

“Real Madrid and Lopetegui made an agreement to work together, always respecting the clauses of all contracts. We reached an agreement very quickly [on Tuesday], in a few hours, and wanted to make a show of transparency, to avoid all rumours and speculation. I told the federation president about the agreement, which both sides were free to make.

“There was an absurd reaction of misunderstanding and pride, aimed hurting the prestige of Real Madrid and damaging the image of our club in one of greatest periods of our history.”

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Spain Captain Sergio Ramos Endorses New Head Coach Fernando Hierro Ahead Of World Cup Opener Vs Portugal

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Spain captain Sergio Ramos has given new Spain head coach Fernando Hierro a resounding vote of confidence ahead of their World Cup opener against Portugal in Sochi on Friday.

Julen Lopetegui was suprisingly sacked on the eve of the World Cup after he revealed that he was set to take over at Real Madrid after the tournament sent shockwaves through the Spanish camp on Wednesday.

The Spanish players were said to be against the move to sack Lopetegui and replace him with Hierro, who had been serving as the side’s sporting director at the football association, but there were no signs of dissent at Thursday’s media conference.

“There are few people more qualified than Fernando Hierro to cover for Lopetegui’s departure,” Spain’s captain Ramos told reporters. “He was an outstanding player that we’ve all admired for a long time and he knows us full well.”

“He is one of the most perfect candidates to cover this post, and I hope that this will be a squad that has the same dreams and ambitions as before and that it will not affect us in any way.”

The Real Madrid defender admitted that Lopetegui’s removal had disturbed the players, but that the players were keen to put it behind them as the tournament begins.

“These were not pleasant times. Julen Lopetegui was part of this effort, he helped us qualify, but leaving aside any personal issues, the Spanish side is more important and the sooner we focus on the World Cup, the better for all,” he said.

Facing his Real Madrid team mate Cristiano Ronaldo, Ramos accepts the Spaniards have a tough task against European champions Portugal but he said he was delighted to be captain under such challenging circumstances.

“I am carrying my country, my team and there are very few things that are as big as this. I think football teaches us lessons when we are in difficult situations, and I think this is an opportunity for us to grow,” he said.

“We need to focus on the same shared goal. Nothing is going to change in that regard.”

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Mohamed Salah Almost Certain To Start Egypt’s World Cup Opener Vs Uruguay

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Mohamed Salah has recovered from a shoulder injury and will play in their World Cup opener against Uruguay, Egypt coach Hector Cuper has confirmed.

“I can almost assure you 100 per cent that he will play, save unforeseen circumstances at the very last minute,” Cuper said ahead of Friday’s Group A match.

Mohamed Salah injured shoulder ligaments in the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid on May 26 and has not played since.

“We’re trying to make him feel confident – even the doctors are giving him the option to play or not, but I know Salah very well and I’m sure he’s not afraid, he’s not fearful,” Cuper added.

“In terms of him on the pitch – if he does decide to play he’ll have full guarantees in terms of his physical condition, he’s going to be fine. Certainly he doesn’t feel afraid.”
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Asked about Salah’s chances of starring at the tournament, Cuper said: “Why not? He could become the top goalscorer here and one of the greatest players.”

Fans have been in suspense before Egypt’s first World Cup finals in 28 years, but now they can at least know their star man will appear.

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Mexico Captain Rafa Marquez Looking To Make History At The World Cup

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Mexico captain Rafa Marquez will become only the third player to play at five World Cups if he steps onto the field in Russia

Mexico opens on Sunday against current world champion Germany, and former Barcelona defender Marquez could well play a part, even if it is off the bench.

“Above all, Mexico needs some joy right now due to the social and political moment it is going through and this is a great opportunity for all of us,” Marquez said in an interview with ESPN’s John Sutcliffe. “For my part, I will do everything possible to do my little bit to help Mexico succeed.”

Marquez has already retired for club side Atlas and is set to hang up his boots when Mexico goes out of the tournament, which the player hopes is at the quarterfinal stage at a minimum.

“[I dream] about making history with the national team,” Marquez said. “It’s been a thorn in the side that in four opportunities we’ve not been able to achieve it.

“This is the moment, it’s today, it’s the present. We can’t wait four more years to make history.

“We have all the tools and we have to work them. We have to convince ourselves, mentally prepare ourselves to be able to make history.”

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Russia President Vladimir Putin Congratulates Manager Stanislav Cherchesov After Trashing Saudi Arabia In World Cup Opening Match

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Russia boss Stanislav Cherchesov has revealed that he was congratulated by Russian president Vladimir Putin after his side beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the World Cup.

Speaking to reports after the game, Cherchesov told reporters (per Agence-France Presse): “The head of state called me and congratulated me, told me to keep playing the way we were, to keep going.”

Despite receiving strong criticism before the match, the 54-year-old revealed that he is ‘relaxed’ as his side look towards their second game of the tournament against Egypt on Tuesday.

“I am relaxed. Why should I be stressed?” Cherchesov asked. “This is just the start and not the end. Just a little more and the score could have been 1-1,” said the former national team goalkeeper.

“Today was simply proof that we are on the right track, but we have to turn the page and look at the next game. Our opponents will be getting stronger by the match.”

He also admitted that his side have been positive leading up to the tournament, but knows that things will only get more difficult from here, with games against Egypt and Uruguay to come.

“After the draw we started understanding and seeing there is a crescendo,” he explained, per BBC Sport.

“We made the first step, then there is a stronger opponent. We don’t know if Mohamed Salah is going to play [in the match against Egypt]. With him or without him it is a respectably strong team, with him stronger obviously. It is just a different adversary.”

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Saudi Arabia’s Boss Juan Antonio Pizzi Reacts To Their 5-0 Trashing At The Hands Of Russia

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Saudia Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi told reports he had ‘given his all’ after his side were dismantled 5-0 by Russia in the opening game of this year’s World Cup.

Saudi Arabia fell apart and looked woeful in defence as they lacked organisation and structure throughout the entire game. Especially towards the end of the second half, they capitulated and fell to an embarrassing 5-0 win.

Despite this, though, their manager insists he has ‘confidence in these players’ as they turn their attentions to an extremely tough game against Uruguay on Tuesday.

“It was a tough game and we suffered a big and unexpected defeat,” Pizzi explained, per BBC Sport.

“Russia did very well, while we did not appear to be in good shape. I don’t believe that the opposing team has done anything to surprise us – I think that a poor performance explains the result.

“As for our strategy, we must change. We have to forget about it now and think of the next match. I have confidence in these players.”

However, whether or not the manager has confidence in himself is a different matter entirely. The Telegraph quote the Saudi Arabia manager as saying that he had ‘given my all’, adding: “There are certain situations I can’t control.”

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Saudi Arabia’s Boss Juan Antonio Pizzi Reacts To Their 5-0 Trashing At The Hands Of Russia

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Saudia Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi told reports he had ‘given his all’ after his side were dismantled 5-0 by Russia in the opening game of this year’s World Cup.

Saudi Arabia fell apart and looked woeful in defence as they lacked organisation and structure throughout the entire game. Especially towards the end of the second half, they capitulated and fell to an embarrassing 5-0 win.

Despite this, though, their manager insists he has ‘confidence in these players’ as they turn their attentions to an extremely tough game against Uruguay on Tuesday.

“It was a tough game and we suffered a big and unexpected defeat,” Pizzi explained, per BBC Sport.

“Russia did very well, while we did not appear to be in good shape. I don’t believe that the opposing team has done anything to surprise us – I think that a poor performance explains the result.

“As for our strategy, we must change. We have to forget about it now and think of the next match. I have confidence in these players.”

However, whether or not the manager has confidence in himself is a different matter entirely. The Telegraph quote the Saudi Arabia manager as saying that he had ‘given my all’, adding: “There are certain situations I can’t control.”

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Antoine Griezmann Confirms He Will Remain At Atletico Madrid Next Season

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Antoine Griezmann has announced that he will stay at Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann evoked a LeBron James-style stunt to reveal his decision – producing a video titled ‘The Decision’.

Griezmann made the announcement just a couple of days before the World Cup in a video released by Movistar.

The 27-year-old, who currently has a €100m release clause, has had persistent speculation over a potential move away from the Wanda Metropolitano with Barcelona thought to be the main interested party.

In the 30-minute video which was released on Thursday evening Griezmann revealed that he would be staying with the club from the capital.

The forward has been with Atletico since 2014 and last season helped the team to lift the Europa League, scoring 29 goals in all competition for Diego Simeone’s side.

In a recorded video posted on earlier on Thursday social media, Griezmann said of the announcement that he is simply wanting to reveal the truth.

You’re fed up with all the talk, am I going? Am I staying? How much they will pay me? How much they won’t pay me.

” But the truth is what I am going to say now…”
The tease is part of a promotion by Movistar Plus, who have billed it as ‘The Decision’, with the hashtag #LaDecision on social media.

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Antoine Griezmann Confirms He Will Remain At Atletico Madrid Next Season

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Antoine Griezmann has announced that he will stay at Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann evoked a LeBron James-style stunt to reveal his decision – producing a video titled ‘The Decision’.

Griezmann made the announcement just a couple of days before the World Cup in a video released by Movistar.

The 27-year-old, who currently has a €100m release clause, has had persistent speculation over a potential move away from the Wanda Metropolitano with Barcelona thought to be the main interested party.

In the 30-minute video which was released on Thursday evening Griezmann revealed that he would be staying with the club from the capital.

The forward has been with Atletico since 2014 and last season helped the team to lift the Europa League, scoring 29 goals in all competition for Diego Simeone’s side.

In a recorded video posted on earlier on Thursday social media, Griezmann said of the announcement that he is simply wanting to reveal the truth.

You’re fed up with all the talk, am I going? Am I staying? How much they will pay me? How much they won’t pay me.

” But the truth is what I am going to say now…”
The tease is part of a promotion by Movistar Plus, who have billed it as ‘The Decision’, with the hashtag #LaDecision on social media.

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Russia Thrash Saudi Arabia 5-0

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Host Russia have thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday.

No host team has lost a World Cup opening match and Russia kept up that tradition with goals from Yury Gazinsky (12), Denis Cheryshev (43, 90+1), Artem Dzyuba (71) and Aleksandr Golovin (90+3).

Denis Cheryshev scored a brace and Aleksandr Golovin starred as Russia kicked off their first home World Cup with a rampant Group A win over a lacklustre Saudi Arabia side in Moscow.

The result equalled the best-ever in a World Cup opening game – Brazil beat Mexico 5-0 in Geneva in 1954 – as Russia took full advantage of a Saudi team who’s defending fell painfully short of World Cup standard, while their attack was non-existent.

Russia’s fans will not care about that after enduring a wretched run of seven games without a win but they will be aware that the Asian qualifiers look desperately ill-equipped to trouble Egypt or group favourites Uruguay, who meet tomorrow, and that there is still much to be done for the hosts to secure progress to the knockout stage.

Egypt and Uruguay are due to play the second Group A match in Yekaterinburg on Friday.

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Russia Prevents Nigeria’s Supporters From Bringing Live Chicken To Stadium

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Russia Bars Nigerian Fans From Bringing Live Chicken To Stadium

The Russian government has rejected a request by supporters of the Super Eagles of Nigeria to bring in live chickens into the Kaliningrad Stadium.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be playing Croatia in it’s first game of the 2018 World Cup at the Kaliningrad stadium on Saturday by 8pm and it’s supporters believe that live chicken painted in green and white, brings goodluck for their team.

But while reacting to the request by the Nigerian supporters, Russian Minister of Culture and Tourism, Andrei Ernak, told interfax.ru that there is no way the supporters from West Africa would be allowed into the stadium with live chickens.

Ernak said, ”Our information center FM-2018 receives a lot of various questions.

“So, fans from Nigeria asked whether it is possible to go to the stadium with a chicken. This is their symbol, citizens are seen with them in all matches.

“We told them that it’s by no means possible to come with a live chicken.

”But if the Nigerians are rooting for their team in other places, we will of course advise them where the chicken can be bought.

We are ready to satisfy the most eccentric inquiries,” the regional minister added.

Bear in mind that Nigeria fans were turned away from Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2010 after their demand to take chickens, painted in the nation’s colours into the stadium was refused.

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Temple Management Set To Unveil World-Class Studio

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Leading Pan-African creative agency and event firm, Temple Management Company (TMC) is bringing world-class sound and recording infrastructure to Nigeria with the construction of a state-of-the-art-studio.

This comes at a time that the Afrobeats sound is becoming more accepted globally placing more demand on the sonic quality of the music for its airing on international media platforms and ranking on Billboard Top 50 songs.

The state-of-the-art studio is primed to be the hallmark of acoustic perfection and the benchmark for studio design in the country and indeed, the rest of Africa, says Mark Redguard, TMC’s Head of Entertainment.

Set for completion in the coming weeks, the world class recording facility will allow artistes visiting from anywhere in the world to produce world class recording that can be aired and performed on the biggest platforms across globe.

Temple Studio is accessorized with the AMS Genesys Black console and Augspurger speakers using analog technology integrated into the studio environment and the digital audio workstations. It’s also embellished with the right atmosphere that will ease artistes in the right mood for creativity to thrive.

The new space, which is located in Lagos, regarded as the entertainment hub of Sub-Sahara Africa, is being handled by a team of experts in engineering, sound and design of global acclaim. They include Ron Jones’ Infinite Technology Global which has carried out home automation for celebrity basketball star, Steph Curry and WSDG design Group founded by John Storyk famously known for constructing Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios. Also in the matrix is Jason Cropper of Vintage Kings Pro Audio Upfitter, an audio specialist and founding member of Grammy award-winning Rock Band, Weezer.

Speaking more, Redguard notes that the arrival of Temple Studios will mark the end of culture of artistes taking their music abroad for mixing and mastering. According to him, it will also be open for collaboration with Nigerian companies and music stakeholders such as Red Bull Academy, Coke Studio and Hennessey Artistry among others.

Speaking from the project site, Ron Jones, the lead project consultant, noted with undisguised enthusiasm that something amazing is happening to music production in Africa.

He disclosed,

“We are playing in a global market and people are looking for a certain standard in recording. Some of the international artistes that are brought here from abroad are used to a certain level of equipment.  With Temple Studio, we are not just building for Nigerian music for Nigeria but Nigerian music for the world. We are now operating in the same level using the same technology that is used through-out the world.”

The Temple Studio is modeled after the famous Manhattan-based, Jungle City Studios, a recording studio owned and operated by Alicia Keys’ long-time engineer, Ann Mincieli. JSC has been the music laboratory that has churned out a long list of some of the biggest platinum songs and albums ever to bless the planet.

From Alicia Keys’ Girl On Fire to Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail and Beyonce’s Beyonce, Jungle City Studios is the music haven to Rihanna (Anti), Rick Ross (God Forgives), Justin Timberlake (The 20/20 Experience), Taylor Swift (1989) and most recently, Kendrick Lamar’s album, Damn.

 

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Mikel: Croatia Will Not Be Easy

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Nigeria’s captain, John Obi Mikel believes their opening world cup fixture against Croatia will be a tough one.

The Super Eagles play their first game of the competition on Saturday, against Croatia at Kaliningrad.

Mikel is confident Nigeria has a good enough team to match the good squad that is Croatia.

“Croatia are a fantastic team with fantastic players, but we have good players too,” Mikel was quoted as saying on ESPN.

“It’s going to be a game of tactics. We have to play our game and make sure we control the game like we always do.

“It’s going to be tough, but we know how we play and how we want to play, so we are going to have to continue playing that way.”

“When people say you can’t do something, you want to prove them wrong,” he continued.

“We have no pressure. We want to do exactly what we want to do. We put pressure on ourselves to do well because we want to do well.”

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Derby Dates And Important Fixtures In The Premier League 2018/19 Season

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The Premier League 2018/19 season fixtures has been released and the first week has exciting fixtures to deliver for the fans.

Manchester City reached the 100-point mark in the league last season to become champions, and must strive to hold on to the trophy, with teams looking to snatch the crown.

Arsenal will be starting out for the first time without long-term manager, Arsene Wenger, with Unai Emery at the helm and their first match is against City.

First round of fixtures

Bournemouth vs Cardiff City

Arsenal vs Manchester City

Fulham vs Crystal Palace

Huddersfield Town vs Chelsea

Liverpool vs West Ham

Manchester United vs Leicester City

Newcastle vs Tottenham

Southampton vs Burnley

Watford vs Brighton

Wolves vs Everton

Premier League 2018-19 derby dates

Manchester derby

Date Match

10/11/2018 Manchester City vs Manchester United

16/03/2019 Manchester United vs Manchester City

North London derby

Date Match

01/12/2018 Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur

02/03/2019 Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal

Merseyside derby

Date Match

01/12/2018 Liverpool vs Everton

02/03/2019 Everton vs Liverpool

London derby

Date Match

24/11/2018 Tottenham vs Chelsea

27/02/2019 Chelsea vs Tottenham

M23 derby

Date Match

04/12/2018 Brighton vs Crystal Palace

09/03/2019 Crystal Palace vs Brighton

        Premier League 2018-19 title deciders

Matches that could potentially decide the season occur when the top teams clash.

Date Match

18/08/2018 Chelsea vs Arsenal

25/08/2018 Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur

15/09/2018 Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool

29/09/2018 Chelsea vs Liverpool

06/10/2018 Liverpool vs Manchester City

20/10/2018 Chelsea vs Manchester United

27/10/2018 Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

03/11/2018 Arsenal vs Liverpool

04/12/2018 Manchester United vs Arsenal

08/12/2018 Chelsea vs Manchester City

15/12/2018 Liverpool vs Manchester United

29/12/2018 Liverpool vs Arsenal

01/01/2019 Manchester City vs Liverpool

12/01/2019 Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United

19/01/2019 Arsenal vs Chelsea

02/02/2019 Manchester City vs Arsenal

09/02/2019 Manchester City vs Chelsea

23/02/2019 Manchester United vs Liverpool

09/03/2019 Arsenal vs Manchester United

30/03/2019 Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur

13/04/2019 Liverpool vs Chelsea

20/04/2019 Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

27/04/2019 Manchester United vs Chelsea

The final round of Premier League fixtures in the 2018-19 campaign, which could see plenty still on the line at opposite ends of the table, is due to take place on May 12.

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Sylvester Stallone Under Investigation For Sexual Assault

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US prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported last year, a spokesman said Wednesday.

“A case was presented today by the Santa Monica Police Department regarding Sylvester Stallone,” Greg Risling, a spokesman at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, told AFP.

“It is under review by our sex crime task force.”

The case involves a woman who reported last November that the 71-year-old actor, best known for his roles in the “Rocky” and “Rambo” movies, had assaulted her in 1990.

Risling declined to provide more details about the alleged assault or to clarify whether California’s 10-year statute of limitations applies in the case.

Police in Santa Monica and Stallone’s attorney, Martin Singer, could also not be reached for comment.

The allegation against the star comes in the wake of the #MeToo movement that has focused attention on sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond.

Singer in December told US media when the allegation first surfaced that his client “categorically disputes the claim and it is apparent that the woman filed the report to get a media outlet to publish the story.”

He acknowledged that Stallone had a relationship with the alleged victim while shooting a movie in Israel in 1987 while he was single.

The attorney said at the time that he planned to submit a claim against the woman for filing a false police report.

The #MeToo campaign took off last year following sexual assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. It has since become a worldwide phenomenon.

Hundreds of celebrities and powerful people, including actor Kevin Spacey and longtime broadcast journalist Charlie Rose, have been accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Weinstein scandal.

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Russian Women Warned Not To ‘Fornicate’ With Foreign Fans

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The chairman of a Russian parliamentary committee has urged Russian women to refrain from sleeping with visiting World Cup fans to avoid becoming single mothers with mixed-race children.

Tamara Pletnyova, a 70-year-old Communist who leads the lower house’s family, women and children body, told Govorit Moskva radio she hoped women would not date visiting fans and get pregnant.

The World Cup hosted by Russia could boost the number of young women falling pregnant, the top politician warned, adding: ‘I hope they get something clear in their heads regarding foreigners.

“There will be girls who meet men, and then they will give birth. Maybe they will get married, maybe they won’t. But the kids will suffer, just like they suffered [after the 1980 Mosco Olympics].”

Ms Pletnyova claimed her comments were not motivated by nationalism, but suggested it was better if children were born from parents of the same race.

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Daily Mail quoted Pletnyova as saying that lessons should be learned from the USSR era when some local women became pregnant after having then-unusual relationships with foreigners at the Moscow Olympics in 1980.

Asked if the World Cup could cause a spike in Russia’s birth rate – a key goal for President Vladimir Putin – Pletnyova replied:

“It is one thing if the parents are of the same race; quite another if they are of different races,” she said. “We should give birth to our own children.”

The politician chose not to mention the use of condoms.

Russia has the largest HIV epidemic in Europe, and the highest rates of increase in the world. More than half of new HIV infections in Russia occur through heterosexual sex, suggesting a transition from more traditional risk groups is underway.

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CBN Injects $210m Into Forex Market

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday injected 210 million dollars to meet customers’ requests in various segments of the foreign exchange market.

The acting Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Mr Isaac Okorafor in a statement in Abuja said the bank offered 100 million dollars to authorised dealers in the wholesale segment of the market.

He said that the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment got 55 million dollars, while another 55 million dollars was allocated for tuition fees, medical payments and Basic Travel Allowance (BTA), among others.

Okorafor reiterated the bank’s commitment to continue to intervene in the interbank foreign exchange market, in line with its pledge to sustain liquidity in the market and maintain stability.

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Guzman: Pressure On Messi Must Reduce At World Cup

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Nahuel Guzman, replacement goalie for Sergio Romero in the Argentina squad has challenged his teammates to lessen the burden on Lionel Messi at the World Cup.

Messi is expected to lead the Albiceleste at the World Cup, and the 30-year-old is under pressure to deliver their first world cup since 1986.

Guzman, who replaced the injured Sergio Romero in Argentina’s squad, said his team-mates needed to ease the pressure on Messi as much as they could.

“Of course Leo is a very important figure to us. We have to know how to be with him. He has to let us too,” he told a news conference Wednesday.

“And we have to, somehow, take away the responsibility he already has. He feels it too.

“We also have several figures to be a friend to him and make him feel good.”

Guzman added: “I’ll try to be with him at any moment. I will try to lift him up if I see he’s doubtful. And we hope to be able to celebrate, next to him, each game.

 

“We have to be calm that Leo’s fine.”

Looking for a first World Cup trophy since 1986, Argentina begin their campaign against Iceland Saturday.

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Wizkid Set To Perform At 2018 World Cup Opening Ceremony

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FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony is said to commence today 14th June 2018 with musical performance from artistes around the world.

Meanwhile, emerging reports have it that, Superstar Nigerian artiste, Wizkid would be performing live in Russia at the World Cup Opening Ceremony stage.

The Star boy would be performing alongside other International music acts like Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi, who will be performing the official World Cup theme song.

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Drake Reveals Cover Art, Release Date for Upcoming ‘Scorpion’ Album

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Putting aside his ongoing beef with Pusha-T, Drake has revealed the cover art and release date for his fifth studio album, Scorpion.

Just moments ago, the Toronto rapper took to his social media accounts and informed fans that his highly anticipated Scorpion album will be dropping June 29th, two weeks from this Friday.

“JUNE 29 2018,” he wrote along with the scorpion emoji.

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To coincide with the announcement, Drizzy also went ahead and revealed the project’s artwork as well, which looks to be a simple black-and-white cover featuring a headshot of him and his signature “Aubrey Graham.”

As of now, the album is being led by the chart-topping singles “God’s Plan,” “Nice for What,” and “I’m Upset,” the latter of which just seen its music video get debuted tonight as well.

He’s also reunited the cast of “Degrassi” for the new video for his previously released single “I’m Upset.”

The visual features his co-stars Ephraim Ellis (Rick Murray), Nina Dobrev (Mia Jones), Lauren Collins (Paige Brooks), Shane Kippel (Gavin “Spinner” Mason), Stefan Brogran (Archie “Snake” Simpson), and many others.

Jay and Silent Bob—Kevin Smith’s signature creations—are also there.

The clip is directed by Karena Evans, who helmed the visuals for “Nice for What” and “God’s Plan.”

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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Magical Pig Predicts Nigeria Will Get To Semi-Finals (WATCH VIDEO)

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A magical pig called Mystic Marcus has predicted that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will make it to the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Marcus, the psychic pig, who has a history of sniffing out a winner – and is hoping to continue his unbroken record for this summer’s World Cup, expects Belgium, Argentina, Nigeria and Uruguay to make it through to the Semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup starting today in Russia.

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Mystic Marcus has a 100 per cent track record of predicting sports results according to his owner, Juliette Stevens.

The black micro pig has previously guessed the winner of the 2014 World Cup and the Wimbledon tennis finals by picking apples.

It is believed that the eight-year-old prophet even predicted Brexit and that Donald Trump would win the US presidential election.

“Marcus is the seventh child of a seventh child and apparently they’re gifted with special powers so maybe that’s where it comes from,” Juliette, a farmer and micro pig breeder told the Daily Mail.

“A few years ago I was invited on a radio show because of Paul the octopus predicting results and they wanted to see if I had any animals that had the ability.

“I hadn’t tried the seventh child theory out so thought I’d give it a go.

“They used apples and oranges and Marcus predicted the football results, it was amazing.”

Watch video below:

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Mbappe Lauds Griezmann As France’s Leader

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France youngster, Kylian Mbappe has hailed Antoine Griezmann as the boss and leader of the Les Bleus.

The Atletico attacker was the standout star for France at the Euro 2016, scoring six goals as France finished runners up.

And with the world cup poised to start, Mbappe believes he can lead the team.

“I think that he is the boss since the Euro already,” he said Wednesday.

“When you end the European Championship the best goal-scorer in your own country, you show the world that you have the shoulders to handle the pressure.

 

“It’s true that he went through a bad patch following the competition but he showed how [much of] an amazing player he was and he is by scoring goal after goal.

“He will be pivotal for us if we want to get results.”

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Davido, Wizkid Inspire Me – Skales

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Nigerian pop star, Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, popularly known by his stage name, Skales, has revealed that he is inspired by Wizkid, Davido and every other Nigerian artiste doing great things and “putting the country on a different level”.

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He said this during an in depth interview with #Afroboss DJ Edu of BBC on Wednesday, June 13.

Skales, who used to be close friend with Wizkid when they were both in same record label, said he gained exposure by listening to songs made by artistes from other countries.

His words: “Listening to musicians in other parts of the world gave me that exposure that I needed and made music more interesting to make.”

“Music is not all about making money for me, honestly, I do this for the love even though I have a team that has to eat so I have to be innovative with it. It’s very fun and inspiring because I am inspired by my own story.

“I was just chilling in London last year and I saw an Instagram post from Nicki Minaj and I was like wow.

“It’s not only me, I won’t take all the credit, I’ll have to big up everybody from Wizkid to David, people that have been putting the country on a different level, raising the bar high. I want to give a big shout out to them, they inspire us.”

On his forthcoming album, Skales said the album will no longer be released on June 22, adding that “we will hold it back for a week or two”.

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Premier League Fixtures 2018/19 Revealed: Arsenal and Unai Emery Face Champions Manchester City On Opening Day

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Manchester City will get the defence of their Premier League title under way against Arsenal in a fascinating opening-day showdown.

The fixtures for the 2018-19 season were released on Thursday Morning, with Pep Guardiola’s side in action at the Emirates Stadium in Week 1. For new Arsenal boss Unai Emery

And it doesn’t get much easier after that either, with Unai Emery’s next game away to Chelsea.

Rivals Manchester United take on Leicester City at Old Trafford in their opener. Tottenham and Liverpool take on Newcastle United and West Ham United, respectively, while Chelsea are away at Huddersfield Town

Here are the Round 1 fixtures in full:

Arsenal vs. Manchester City

Bournemouth vs. Cardiff City

Fulham vs. Crystal Palace

Huddersfield Town vs. Chelsea

Liverpool vs. West Ham United

Manchester United vs. Leicester City

Newcastle United vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Southampton vs. Burnley

Watford vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Everton

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Report: Real Madrid Set To Announce Signing Of 17-year-old Santos Striker Rodrygo For €45m

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Spanish Giants Real Madrid are now close to officially announcing the signing of Brazilian prodigy Rodrygo after completing a €45m transfer for the teenage striker, according to reports.

Rodrygo, 17, has been one of many South Americain talents linked with big money moves to Europe this summer but is now set to link up with his compatriot Vinícius Júnior in the Spanish capital.

A deal for Rodrygo was initially expected to be announced on Tuesday, with delays over the transfer proving to be a cause for concern for some fans.

But the player’s agent Nick Arcuri confirmed that an official announcement had only been held up due to a document that needed to be signed by all of Santos’ 10 board members – including club president José Carlos Peres.

“There haven’t been any issues, this was simply due to the fact that everyone on the managing board had to sign,” Arcuri told Marca.

Rodrygo will join Real Madrid next summer after he turns 18, due to FIFA regulations on transfers of underage players

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