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World Cup 2018

Fixtures & Results

Colombia COL 1

Japan JPN 2

REPORT

Poland POL 1

Senegal SEN 2

REPORT

Russia RUS 3

Egypt EGY 1

REPORT

Portugal POR 1

Morocco MAR 0

REPORT

Uruguay URY 1

Saudi Arabia SAU 0

REPORT

Iran IRN 0

Spain ESP 1

REPORT

Denmark DNK

Australia AUS

France FRA

Peru PER

Argentina ARG

Croatia CRO

Brazil BRA

Costa Rica CRI

Nigeria NGA

Iceland ISL

Serbia SRB

Switzerland SUI

Belgium BEL

Tunisia TUN

South Korea KOR

Mexico MEX

Germany GER

Sweden SWE

England ENG

Panama PAN

Japan JPN

Senegal SEN

Poland POL

Colombia COL

Saudi Arabia SAU

Egypt EGY

Uruguay URY

Russia RUS

Spain ESP

Morocco MAR

Iran IRN

Portugal POR

Denmark DNK

France FRA

Australia AUS

Peru PER

Iceland ISL

Croatia CRO

Nigeria NGA

Argentina ARG

Mexico MEX

Sweden SWE

South Korea KOR

Germany GER

Switzerland SUI

Costa Rica CRI

Serbia SRB

Brazil BRA

Senegal SEN

Colombia COL

Japan JPN

Poland POL

Panama PAN

Tunisia TUN

England ENG

Belgium BEL

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say

Sam Allardyce is plotting a £60million bid for Borussia Dortmund forward PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG, the Daily Mirror reports. Everton's new manager is said to view the Gabon international, 28, as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku after the Belgian left for Manchester United in July for £75m.

GARETH BALE may be back in the Premier League for next season after Real Madrid president Florentino Perez agreed to a transfer, according to reports. The Daily Express says reports in Spanish media claim a move back to the UK is seen as a best course of action for the Welsh winger.

Chelsea are plotting to upset Barcelona and snatch Gremio rising star ARTHUR, the Metro reports. The 21-year-old has been linked with a move to the Nou Camp, although in the absence of a deal so far the Blues could still grab him.

Liverpool forward DANNY INGS has received admiring glances from at least four Premier League clubs considering a January loan offer, The Guardian reports. West Ham, Crystal Palace, Stoke and Newcastle are tipped to make a move for Ings in the new year.

Arsenal are closing in on completing a free transfer deal for Schalke midfielder LEON GORETZKA, The Sun reports. Arsene Wenger may have to fight off competition from a number of top European clubs, including Manchester United and City, however the Gunners are reportedly confident they will come out on top in the race to sign the 22-year-old Germany international.

Social media round-up

@MailSport 'I do not know how the future is going to be' Philippe Coutinho refuses to say he will stay with Liverpool in January amid Barcelona interest

@TheSunFootball Reports say Philippe Coutinho set for five-year Barcelona deal worth £127m

@MirrorFootball Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott hoping for more game time as January transfer window looms

Players to watch

LEON BAILEY: Chelsea are eyeing a £20million swoop for Bayer Leverkusen's Jamaican winger, 20, according to The Sun.

SCOTT MCTOMINAY: The 20-year-old Manchester United midfielder has been backed as a future Reds captain by his former coach, the Manchester Evening News reports.

DIEGO JOTA: Wolves are ready to offer the Portuguese 21-year-old a permanent contract in January following a successful period on loan from Real Madrid, according to the Express and Star.

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