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2018 World Cup, Croatia, France, Shaka Hislop, Soccer -

We’re mind readers here at The Undefeated, and we see very clearly that you — yes, you futbol fan — will be rooting for France to beat Croatia in Sunday’s World Cup final. Actually, we can’t read minds, but this much we do know: The 2018 FIFA World Cup has been epic. Belgium led all […]

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2018 World Cup, Croatia, England, Shaka Hislop, Soccer -

England fans ought to be thankful that their youthful squad has exceeded expectations during this epic World Cup. Who would have imagined this rendition of the Three Lions, the third-youngest squad in the tournament, being on the cusp of a World Cup final? Having played five matches in Russia, the team has grown some facial […]

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2018 World Cup, Brazil, flopping, Neymar, Shaka Hislop -

Neymar is better than this. The Brazilian superstar, the most dangerous one-on-one player in the world, who has his country on the cusp of its sixth World Cup title, should be celebrated for his ability to beat defenders and change a match with a single run. The player whom fellow Brazil great Pelé anointed the […]

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2018 World Cup, Adil Rami, Benjamin Mendy, Djibril Sidibe, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, Nabil Fekir, Ousmane Dembélé, Paul Pogba, Presnel Kimpembe, Steve Mandanda -

Kylian Mbappe, the 19-year-old forward of Cameroonian and Algerian descent, slid and then posed, with his brown arms crossed, before being swarmed by his French teammates. He had just sliced through the Argentine defense for his second goal in the World Cup matchup of two of world football’s giants, officially putting the world on notice […]

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“I’m certain that one day an African team, an African country, will win the World Cup.” That’s what Senegal’s coach, Aliou Cisse, the only black coach at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, believes. As the last African team standing — Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia did not advance to the round of 16 — Cisse […]

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2018 World Cup, Jimmy Durmaz, Soccer, Sweden, Undefeated Athlete of the Week -

“Arab devil.” “F—ing immigrant.” “Taliban.” “Suicide bomber.” “Terrorist.” Professional athletes know that criticism from fans and the media comes with the territory. They also know the difference between outright hate and being hated on. What happened to Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz after he came on as a sub in the 74th minute against Germany in […]

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As Senegal's new generation pursues its own World Cup success, coach Aliou Cisse said there's plenty to work on — and he should know.

The post Senegal, coach Cisse look to recreate 2002 World Cup magic appeared first on theGrio.

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2018 World Cup, Interracial relationship, Race, Relationships, Russia, Sports, Tamara Pletnyova, World -

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian women and visiting World Cup soccer fans: be fruitful and multiply. […]

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2018 World Cup, Carnaval Sochi Fest, fifa, National, News, Race, Russians in Black Face -

Hundreds of people paraded the streets of Sochi, Russia, this weekend, as the city geared […]

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2014 World Cup, 2018 World Cup, FIFA, FIFA Discrimination, FIFA Racism Task Force, Jeffrey Webb, News, Sports, World Cup -

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Splits in FIFA’s strategy to fight discrimination at the World Cup have been exposed after reported fan incidents were not punished. FIFA’s racism task force chairman Jeffrey Webb says there is a “disconnect” between his group and FIFA’s disciplinary committee. Webb says a better strategy is needed at the 2018 […]

The post FIFA offical: Better strategy needed to fight racism at ’18 World Cup appeared first on theGrio.

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