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Lionel Messi's World Cup Dream Turned Into A Nightmare

In the end, that image of Lionel Messi furrowing his brow and rubbing his forehead intently during the national anthem may prove to be the defining one of Argentina’s great World Cup collapse. The pressure on the Barcelona number 10 was overwhelming and, in the end, his team were crushed under it - a coach who lost the plot, a team with no direction and a talisman of superstar capabilities reduced to a wandering spectator.

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Podium Programme Divers Could Face Expulsion - Newenham

Tim Newenham.

KUALA LUMPUR – The national divers under the Podium Programme who were linked to a recent disciplinary issue in China could face heavy punishment, including being dropped from the programme if found guilty of breaching the rules.

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Kedah Must Improve On Performance

Syed Khairol Anuar Syed Abidin.ALOR SETAR -- Kedah cannot be satisfied with the victory over Kuala Lumpur in the Super League at Darul Aman Stadium last night but should continue to improve its weaknesses.

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Velappan Supports ASEAN Countries Bidding For World Cup Host

Datuk Peter Velappan.

KUALA LUMPUR – Former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) secretary-general, Datuk Peter Velappan believes that four ASEAN countries can jointly organised the World Cup football tournament in the future if their respective government give full support to their national FAs.

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Supporters Uneasy With Kelantan's Dismal Position In Super League

KOTA BHARU -- The Red Warriors' current position at the bottom of the Super League has undoubtedly caused anxiety among fans who do not want to see their team relegated to the Premier League next season.

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Loftus-Cheek Wants Chelsea Chance Despite Competition

Pic: ReutersEngland midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is eager to play regularly for Chelsea next season but admitted that the lofty expectations at the Premier League club makes it difficult for academy players to break into the first team.

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England Manager Gareth Southgate Suffers Dislocated Shoulder

England manager Gareth Southgate suffered a dislocated shoulder while running near their World Cup base in Repino.

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'I'm The Coach - Get Used To It!' Says Spain's Hierro

Pic: ReutersKAZAN, RUSSIA: Celebrating a first win just one week into the job, Spain’s new boss Fernando Hierro said he was happy with the narrow 1-0 defeat of Iran - and people had better get used to him being in charge.

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FIFA Fines Mexico As Hernandez Asks Fans To Stop Homophobic Chant

Pic: ReutersSOCHI, RUSSIA: Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has appealed to his country’s football fans to stop their homophobic chanting at World Cup matches, on a day when FIFA once again fined the Mexican football federation for their fans’ misconduct.

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British Police Investigate World Cup Fans In Nazi Salute Video

Pic: ReutersMOSCOW: British police said on Wednesday they were investigating images of England football fans making Nazi salutes in what appeared to be a bar in the Russian city of Volgograd, where England played Tunisia on Monday.

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