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MEXICO SEND RUSSIA PACKING

Russia did all they could in Kazan against Mexico but their best was not enough as the hosts were eliminated from the Confederations Cup after losing 2-1 to the visitors.


They needed at least a win to move to the semifinals, which saw them giving their best and taking the lead with a goal by Alexander Samedov in the first half.

However, the tactical Mexico side equalized with Néstor Araujo in the same first half and got the leading goal early in the second half through Hirving Lozano following the mistake from the Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.

Russia got many opportunities in the match, but poor finishing did not see them utilize it.

Several players missed clear opportunities throughout the match played in front of 41,585 people at Kazan Arena. The host players gathered in the middle of the pitch to hail the fans after the final whistle was blown as the crowd continued to applaud them.

The first goal of the match came in the 25th minute after the striker Fedor Smolov struck reached the goalkeeper with a rocketed shot and Yury Zhirkov had his shot saved by Guillermo Ochoa. Continue reading MEXICO SEND RUSSIA PACKING

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LUKE SHAW GETS READY FOR DERBY

Manchester United player Luke Shaw is expected to feature in the derby against Manchester City.


The derby is the star game of the weekend as players return from the international break. Man United and City have nine points apiece after winning their first three games, so the game would decide who goes top or if they would allow Chelsea – who also have nine points – go top.

Shaw wasn’t in action for the Three Lions under Coach Sam Allardyce when they played Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier. He missed out in training on Saturday, but is currently fighting fitness concerns to be able to feature against City, reports say.

Last term, the player picked up a double leg-break in September. The injury ensured he missed many games, but he is hoping to make up this term. England coach Allardyce said of his injury: “It’s a slight problem with the leg. A little ache – muscular. With what he’s been through, we didn’t want to take a chance where the break was.”
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