Friday, June 22, 2018

The Best Moment Of 2018 FIFA World Cup

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The Best Moment Of 2018 FIFA World Cup

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There have been some incredible moments in the long history of the FIFA World Cup, and the tournament has often given us memories that will last a lifetime.

When you think of glorious World Cup moments, you think of Diego Maradona’s stunning goal against England at the 1986 tournament, or his ‘hand of god’ in the same game, or even Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt and subsequent red card in the 2006 final.

But here’s one that probably tops the lot. This moment comes to us from the Group B encounter between Spain and Iran, with the Spaniards already a goal up and looking on course to win the game.

In the dying embers of the battle, Iran received a throw-in near the opposition area, and one Milad Mohammadi stepped up to take it.

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The Iranian kissed the ball, proceeded to take a run-up and then hilariously attempted a somersault, aimed at using his momentum to throw the ball with more force. However, before he released the ball, he pulled out of the maneuver, leading many to wonder what might have been.

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It was a sensational course of events, and one that should stick in the memory of all those who watched the game, because it’s a feat never attempted at a stage so big.

Milad Mohammadi provides the best moment of the #WorldCup so far pic.twitter.com/sUqO0O1fza

— Alfred Joyner (@alfredjoyner) June 20, 2018

Neymar was actually trying to do a Mohammadi throw in. pic.twitter.com/anI5AWU4Tx

— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) June 20, 2018

And while he didn’t go through with it, Mohammadi gave a unique taste to football fans on how a throw-in can actually be taken.

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While this moment may be considered a ‘fail’ by many, there was nothing failure-like about Iran’s performance against Spain, with the Asian side defending astutely for much of the match, only going down to an unlucky goal and having one of their own disallowed by VAR.

Whether Iran go through to the next stage or not, one thing is for sure: They’ve given us a World Cup moment to remember for the ages.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jedinak's controversial penalty earns Australia draw against Denmark

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Jedinak's controversial penalty earns Australia draw against Denmark
Jedinak's controversial penalty earns Australia draw against Denmark

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Manchester United To Announce Huge Signing Tomorrow – Sky Sports

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Manchester United To Announce Huge Signing Tomorrow – Sky Sports
Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred celebrates scoring their second goal.

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Transfer business seemed quite prominent for Manchester United in the past weeks.

However, with the start of the World Cup, the club seems to have slacked significantly in that region, and that may as well be the case for most European powerhouses as well, with the best in the world currently battling it out in Russia.

That doesn’t entirely mean that the Red Devils’ prior business was wrapped up all nice and dandy either.

While Fred and Diogo Dalot were the big names that United supporters had already christened to be their very own signings, only Dalot was officially unveiled and confirmed as a player for the club.

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In the case of Fred, a statement revealing that an agreement was reached between the two clubs was the only piece of information given, and transfers have been conspicuous in the past for having broken down after bigger things were confirmed. As of such, the next update in this saga is huge news.

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According to Sky Sports, Manchester United will confirm Fred to be part of their roster on Thursday, officially a Red Devil.

The source adds that the 25-year-old currently having to function with Brazil for the World Cup had caused a few minor details to be left pending till after the tournament, and that Thursday’s confirmation will arrive as a result of his work permit in England being ready.

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Further, the final deal will reportedly cost the Mancunian giants upwards of £50 million.

The Brazilian will likely function as the much-needed replacement for Michael Carrick in the club’s midfield, although his versatility may also leave plenty of room open for other parts of play to be explored by Jose Mourinho involving him.

As far his national contributions go, during Brazil’s 1-1 opener against Switzerland, Fred was an unused substitute on the bench, and it goes without saying that he will be hoping to aid his team in going ahead.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jack Wilshere to end 17-year stay at Arsenal after 'honest' conversations with new manager Unai Emery

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Jack Wilshere to end 17-year stay at Arsenal after 'honest' conversations with new manager Unai Emery
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Vinicius Junior: I am sure God will honour my hard work
Vinicius Junior: I am sure God will honour my hard work

Monday, June 18, 2018

South Korea pay the penalty against Sweden as VAR delivers again

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South Korea pay the penalty against Sweden as VAR delivers again
South Korea pay the penalty against Sweden as VAR delivers again

Sunday, June 17, 2018

How Mexico’s Goal Caused An Earthquake

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How Mexico’s Goal Caused An Earthquake

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Defending champions Germany got their World Cup off to a rocky start, to say the least. An unexpected 1-0 loss had to be endured against Mexico, courtesy of a first-half goal from Hirving Lozano.

The blow to the Europeans will be viewed in an interesting fashion by supporters from across the globe, as Germans alone aren’t supporters of their national side.

And while this kind of mass support is a brilliant parcel of the great game, it may have quite drastic physical implications too.

It has been reported that Lozano’s incredible goal may have set off a minor earthquake in Mexico City.

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The nation’s government released the following: “The Seismometer detected in Mexico City originated artificially. Possibly by massive jumps during Mexico’s goal at the World Cup. At least two sensors inside the city detected it at 11:32.”

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While the Luzhniki Stadium did display a massive amount of support from the Mexicans, who reciprocated quite well after the winner was scored, a result of such a magnitude is quite impressive, to say the least.

Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was certainly a vital cog in the nation’s leap to the top of Group F. However, the Germans didn’t exactly make life hard for him either.

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A glimmer of the side that had thrashed Brazil and Argentina to win the title back in 2014 was on display on Sunday, and some early worries were already setting in at full-time regarding how they’d fare for the rest of the tournament.

South Korea and Sweden are their remaining matches in the group stage, and manager Joachim Löw will have to get his bearings straight and put up a tactically sound squad for the remaining games.

Despite having some incredible talents at their disposal, the likes of Khedira and Draxler didn’t seem to fit well against Mexico, and such chinks will have to be amended swiftly.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Uruguay strike late to beat Egypt as Salah sits out

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Uruguay strike late to beat Egypt as Salah sits out

Jose Gimenez was the unlikely 89th-minute match winner as Uruguay defeated an Egypt side shorn of star man Mohamed Salah 1-0 in their 2018 Soccer World Cup opener on Friday.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

David de Gea bemoans lack of support in Spain after costly World Cup mistake against Portugal

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David de Gea bemoans lack of support in Spain after costly World Cup mistake against Portugal
David de Gea bemoans lack of support in Spain after costly World Cup mistake against Portugal
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Zhuwao driven by unfinished business

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Zhuwao driven by unfinished business

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

"There's no reason why Lopetegui shouldn't be still be Spain coach"

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"There's no reason why Lopetegui shouldn't be still be Spain coach"
"There's no reason why Lopetegui shouldn't be still be Spain coach"

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Why Lopetegui’s Appointment Could Spell The End Of Ronaldo’s Real Madrid Career

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Why Lopetegui’s Appointment Could Spell The End Of Ronaldo’s Real Madrid Career

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Real Madrid have their new manager following the resignation of Zinedine Zidane – Julen Lopetegui. In typical fashion, where everything they do has a domino effect of its own, this was no exception.

Hours after the announcement which stated that the gaffer would take charge of the Galacticos after the World Cup ended, Spain decided to sack him, with less than 48 hours left for their opener against Portugal.

On the bright side for Madrid, they now have a gaffer who isn’t distracted by national duties during the remainder of the summer window, although even this could prove problematic, particularly in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese superstar may not begin life under Lopetegui, for reasons that are in addition to him already having put a looming question mark over his Real Madrid future.

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Simply put, the Spaniard has a long history of preferring Lionel Messi over Ronaldo, and this may not sit well with the latter at all. In November, Lopetegui had stated the following: “Messi is the best player in history. He has extraordinary players and a coach who has given him a plus.”

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Even before that, Madrid’s new boss had voted for Messi over Ronaldo for the coveted Ballon d’Or in 2016. Despite how their supporters behave over general discourse, it has been seen in the past that Ronaldo does care about the comparisons and the rivalry.

In fact, the whole ordeal goes even beyond their antics on the pitch, as the 33-year-old’s current spat with the Madrid leadership is over the wages he makes, with a package similar to that of Messi and Neymar being demanded by him.

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As of such, this appointment may only serve to make things much worse, and Florentino Perez could have a major headache at hand.

It has been reported that the club has allowed Ronaldo to leave following his unhappiness with the new deal on offer, but a release clause that is over a billion strong may make things a bit messy.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mesut Ozil, Ilkay Gundogan row could affect Germany team selection - Bierhoff

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Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan's involvement in the ongoing row about a photo they had taken with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan

5 Reasons Why England Can Surprisingly Win The 2018 World Cup

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5 Reasons Why England Can Surprisingly Win The 2018 World Cup

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It has almost become the butt-end of numerous World Cup jokes that England won’t at all have a chance at making it big in Russia.

However, most of this analysis seems to ignore the kind of lads that are a part of this team and justice hasn’t been done to the potential they can execute over the course of the tournament.

 

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Monday, June 11, 2018

REVEALED: Manchester United’s 8-Man Centre-Back Shortlist

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REVEALED: Manchester United’s 8-Man Centre-Back Shortlist
Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal and Raphael Varane celebrate after the match.

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Manchester United’s transfer plans have seen a seeming drop after a flurry of activity from last week. It now seems increasingly likely that the anticipated finishing off of all pieces of business prior to the World Cup commencing will not occur.

Keeping this in mind, it is very important to observe those individuals that were thought to be on the cusp of a move from weeks now. Leading that list is the name of Alex Sandro, and now a big update may have been provided.

As per MEN, Manchester United will not pursue Alex Sandro this summer, despite being in the market for a left-back if the right option opens up.

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A top-level club source has apparently revealed that Sandro is no longer a target, with the Brazilian reported to be mulling over a new contract at Juventus.

Further, the report adds that in addition to a left-back, Jose Mourinho has also prioritized the purchase of a centre-back and a second striker.

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The shortlist for the CB position is reported to be the following:  Raphael Varane, Jerome Boateng, Kalidou Koulibaly, Toby Alderweireld, Milan Skriniar, Alessio Romagnoli, Jose Gimenez, and Caglar Soyuncu.

Moreover, a failure to land a left-back won’t worry the Portuguese gaffer, as multiple sources have reported that he considers Ashley Young and Luke Shaw to be decent options for the vital position.

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If they do invest, rather than going big, United are expected to pursue a cheap and developing option, not unlike Diogo Dalot, who they have brought in for the opposite flank. Incidentally, the youngster is also known to be versatile enough to function from the left-back spot.

It will be interesting to see where United go from here. Although Mourinho may consider it a possibility that is workable, their left-back woes have been quite strong, despite Young’s resilience in the spot.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Will Arzani start against France?

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Nacho: I hope I 've the chance to play against Cristiano Ronaldo

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Nacho: I hope I 've the chance to play against Cristiano Ronaldo
Nacho: I hope I 've the chance to play against Cristiano Ronaldo

LIVE Transfer Talk: Real Madrid to smash world transfer record for Neymar

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Serbia World Cup squad guide: Full fixtures, group, ones to watch, odds and more

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Transfer Talk: Barcelona favour Thomas Lemar move over Christian Eriksen

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Karius revelations leave Real Madrid concussed

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Karius revelations leave Real Madrid concussed
Karius revelations leave Real Madrid concussed

Mudimu’s Warriors homecoming

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WALES-BASED Zimbabwe Warriors new boy Alec Mudimu left the country when he was a mere five-year-old.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

LIVE:Cavani to Atletico? Juve tell Barca: Pjanic will cost you 80M

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LIVE:Cavani to Atletico? Juve tell Barca: Pjanic will cost you 80M
LIVE:Cavani to Atletico? Juve tell Barca: Pjanic will cost you 80M

Monday, June 4, 2018

Chaos in Bolivia as president attacks referee for sending off four players

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Chaos in Bolivia as president attacks referee for sending off four players
Chaos in Bolivia as president attacks referee for sending off four players

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Nicklas Bendtner left out of Denmark's 23-man World Cup squad due to injury

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Nicklas Bendtner left out of Denmark's 23-man World Cup squad due to injury
Striker Nicklas Bendtner has been left out of Denmark's 23-man World Cup squad due to a groin injury that he sustained playing for his club side

The six gifts Zidane has left for his successor

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The six gifts Zidane has left for his successor
The six gifts Zidane has left for his successor

Saturday, June 2, 2018

“It Will Be Done Before World Cup” – Griezmann Gives Huge Update On Transfer

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“It Will Be Done Before World Cup” – Griezmann Gives Huge Update On Transfer
Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their first goal.

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Antoine Griezmann has teased his fans by revealing that he will decide on his future before the World Cup.

The Atletico Madrid ace has been in sizzling form for club and country for over a couple of years now, and is one of the most important players for Les Blues in Russia.

He was crucial in the Spanish giants lifting the Europa League title last season, but has been extensively linked with an exit.

The French international has been a long-term transfer target for the newly crowned La Liga champions Barcelona, who are desperate for his signature.

The likes of Manchester United have also been previously linked with a move for the 27-year old, but there has been no real news about any of these interests turning into official offers.

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However, when asked about his future and if he has taken a decision about where he wants to play next season, Griezmann was quick to say that it will be resolved before the 15th of June.

“Yes, it will be done before the competition,” Griezmann responded.

With 29 goals to his name last season, he is right up there with the best strikers in Europe at the moment. So it does not come as a surprise that Ernesto Valverde is desperate for his services.

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But the forward still has four years left on his current deal with the Madrid giants, and Barcelona will certainly have to pay big to sign him this summer.

Fellow Atletico striker Diego Costa, who wants his teammate to continue his legacy at Atleti, also believes that there might be a doubt in Griezmann’s mind, and that he is happy if it is resolved.

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“He is taking a little time to say what is next for him and I think there is perhaps some doubt on his part,” Costa stated in a recent news conference. “He knows that we love him very much and that he is the figurehead here, a very important player.

“If he stays with us, that would be brilliant. If he leaves, we also must be happy because he’s given us a title this season but, in the end, I think he’ll stay.”

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Gareth Southgate supports Raheem Sterling over gun tattoo controversy

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Gareth Southgate supports Raheem Sterling over gun tattoo controversy
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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Mourinho And Woodward At Loggerheads Over Marquee Summer Signing

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Mourinho And Woodward At Loggerheads Over Marquee Summer Signing
Jose Mourinho with Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and Sir Bobby Charlton.

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to sign TWO Real Madrid players this summer, with the future of Gareth Bale hanging in the balance after he hinted he may be willing to leave the Bernabeu.

United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is also desperate to land the Welsh superstar as the club’s marquee summer signing, according to The Sun.

But his manager is egging Woodward on to find extra cash to fund the capture of the 28-year-old winger, in order to keep this cash available for spending on other players he is more interested in.

The Old Trafford boss believes he is close to finalising deals for long-term central midfield targets Fred and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

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However, reports indicate that the Manchester United manager is also interested in signing midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid.

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Kovacic, who has previously been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, has struggled to establish himself in Madrid, and could be tempted by the promise of regular first-team football at Old Trafford.

The logic is that he fills a vacant spot as a versatile central midfielder in the mould of Michael Carrick, who played his last professional game for United this month.

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Mourinho is understood to be keeping forward signings on the backburner following Alexis Sanchez’s swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Arsenal in January.

Bale’s wage demands could prove to be another bone of contention. United could, though, reach an agreement on this issue with ease, having already been named as the most valuable football club in the world.

With Real’s roster situation in flux, the news of Zinedine Zidane’s stepping down is set to cause even more uncertainty and discontinuity in Los Blancos’ locker room.

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7 Things That Will Happen If Ronaldo Joins PSG

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7 Things That Will Happen If Ronaldo Joins PSG
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar before the match.

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Cristiano Ronaldo managed to steal the attention of all the major powerhouses in Europe by revealing his future at Real Madrid to be far from secure. Naturally, among the short list of suitors capable of pulling this mega transfer off, are French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

With PSG believed to be actively pursuing CR7’s services, here are 7 things likely to happen if this deal does materialise:

 

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Castro: There is no reason to think that Lenglet won't continue at Sevilla

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Castro: There is no reason to think that Lenglet won't continue at Sevilla
Castro: There is no reason to think that Lenglet won't continue at Sevilla

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

"Ronaldo's words were not right, teams improve through support of stars"

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"Ronaldo's words were not right, teams improve through support of stars"
"Ronaldo's words were not right, teams improve through support of stars"

Monday, May 28, 2018

The World Of Football Reacts To Loris Karius’ Apologetic Social Media Posts Following UCL Final Fiasco

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The World Of Football Reacts To Loris Karius’ Apologetic Social Media Posts Following UCL Final Fiasco

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The horrid mistakes of German goalkeeper Loris Karius cost Liverpool the UEFA Champions League title. While the splendid bicycle kick of Gareth Bale can be a mistake forgiven, the fumbling of Benzema opener and Bale’s second goal are certainly hard to let go.

Fans have been trolling and criticizing the German for his mistakes, some even going to the extreme ends with alleged, and already his future at Liverpool has come under some question.

But it is interesting to see what the players, the actual people who week in and week out play the great game, have to say about the follies of the 24-year-old.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson had this to say: “The first goal I am not sure what happened, whether Karim Benzema stopped it with his hand, and then the overhead kick he could do nothing about.

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“The third goal, the ball had loads of movement on it. It is not the mistakes Loris Karius made, we got to the final as a team and lose as a team. It is about everybody.”

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Mario Balotelli’s support came in an interesting way, as the Italian striker commented, “bro stay strong” on an Instagram post by the keeper while also replying to flirty comments of support from former adult actress Mia Khalifa on the same post.

Everton goalkeeping legend Neville Southall, was understanding as well and tweeted:

Feel sorry for Karius but it’s how you bounce back I have been there it’s a dark place to be I hope he comes through it
Stay strong
Believe in yourself
Goalkeepers Union

— Neville Southall (@NevilleSouthall) May 26, 2018

 

In an interesting turn of events, ex-Liverpool player Jermaine Pennant was critical of the player’s antics.

Gutted for the players and fans apart from the GK….. I’ve been there I feel there pain 😩😩🔴 next season 💪🏾 #YNWA pic.twitter.com/8LiKxND8Zt

— jermaine pennant (@pennant83) May 26, 2018

 

However, Eric Bailly, a Manchester United player and a staid rival of Liverpool supporter the keeper instead.

Eric Bailly’s message to Loris Karius on Instagram #MUFC pic.twitter.com/ZpcP3Ii7SY

— Devils Latest (@Devils_Latest) May 27, 2018

 

Another former Liverpool player was less critical of the youngster.

We can critique Karius performance all day every day but we also have to remember this young man is a human being with a family who will be feeling the weight of the world on his inexperienced shoulders.#lfc #KyivFinal2018

— David Thompson (@77thomo) May 28, 2018

 

Teams were sympathetic as well.

Chin up, @LorisKarius. Anyone can have a bad game. A hug from @en_sscnapoli

— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) May 26, 2018

 

In fact, after the full-time whistle, Bale himself walked to a clearly distraught Karius and consoled him about how things turned about in a classy gesture of sportsmanship. Nacho was another Real Madrid player who took the initiative, even prior to any of Karius’ own teammates did so.

On social media, however, these teammates were in full-fledged support, particularly Sadio Mané, Dejan Lovren, and Liverpool loanee Divock Origi as well as former Red Lucas Leiva.

Comments on Karius’ Instagram are nice to see. pic.twitter.com/uZoNiSe1Fp

— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) May 27, 2018

 

Likewise, Jamie Carragher was also seen visibly walking towards Karius and consoling him after the full-time whistle in Kiev.

The traveling crowd also seemed sympathetic to the keeper, who apologized to them with tears streaming down his face. Hopefully, the mistakes will be left behind and he carries on as a better player for the future.

All in all, mistakes are a part and parcel of the game, and it is heartwarming to see most of these individuals coming out and standing with Karius in his time difficulty. Perhaps he’ll never walk alone after all.

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Transfer news LIVE: Latest rumours and gossip as Liverpool, Arsenal, United and Chelsea all chase summer targets

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sanchez Arminio: With or without VAR, LaLiga referees will still get things wrong

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Sanchez Arminio: With or without VAR, LaLiga referees will still get things wrong
Sanchez Arminio: With or without VAR, LaLiga referees will still get things wrong