Hodgson backs ‘Better than Ballack’ Loftus-Cheek to shine against Panama

Roy Hodgson paid a huge compliment to England’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek by declaring he is potentially better than Michael Ballack. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has “more strings to his bow” than Bayern Munich legend Michael Ballack and can excel for England against Panama, says former Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson. Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek played under Hodgson during a

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How Nigeria can beat Argentina

The Super Eagles threw open the group with a 2-nil win over Iceland meaning the most important match-up in the group was saved for the last. With Croatia’s coach planning to rest players against Croatia, Nigeria might need to beat Argentina to progress to the next round. Let’s take a look at the key decisions

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Vrsaljko says Argentina players ‘were crying like girls’

Croatia defender Sime Vrsaljko accused Argentina of “crying like girls” during his side’s comprehensive 3-0 World Cup win Thursday. Goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic saw Zlatko Dalic’s men to a resounding win in the Group D clash. Argentina struggled to contain Croatia, particularly after Willy Caballero’s awful error gifted Rebic a

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