Archive | June 18, 2018

FIFA World Cup Results (18 June 2018)….

Harry Kane opens the scoring for England against Tunisia. Picture: Getty

Sweden 1 – 0 South Korea (Group F)

Belgium 3 – 0 Panama (Group G)

Tunisia 1 – 2 England (Group G)

Croatia striker sent home for refusing to play against Nigeria….

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Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic has been sent home from the World Cup after he refused to come on as a substitute during the 2-0 defeat of Nigeria. The 30-year-old cannot be replaced, meaning Croatia will have to make do with only 22 players for the rest of the tournament. AC Milan’s Kalinic said he had a back injury, having complained of the same problem in the friendly loss to Brazil. Coach Zlatko Dalic said: “I need my players fit and ready to play.”

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Iceland players show support for Ikeme….

Iceland palyers has sent a message of support to ailing Nigeria’s first choice goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme.  The Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper who would have been one of the first names on Rohr’s 23-man roster. Ikeme was left out of the Super Eagles squad as he is still recovering from leukemia. Ikeme has a cordial relationship with Iceland’s Jón Daði Böðvarsson, who played on the same team with him during the 2016-2017 season. The 26-year-old Böðvarsson played 48 games for Wolves two seasons ago, scoring three goals, while Ikeme was active in 33 games in all competitions. Sharing a photo of Iceland national team shirt with “Ikeme” printed on the back, on Twitter, Böðvarsson wrote, ”All of us in @footballiceland are with you @Carl_Ikeme 👊🏻❤.”