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#WorldCup VAR controversy as Portugal, Uruguay, Spain & hosts Russia secure last-16 spots

VAR has been a major talking point in the 2018 World Cup but the final matches in Group B provided its most controversial night so far. Portugal progressed to the World Cup knockout stages after drawing with Iran but it was the VAR controversy that made more news.   Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty for Portugal and was shown a yellow card after a lengthy VAR review for a possible red card. The controversy began with the awarding of Portugal’s penalty, which was eventually saved by Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand, diving to his left to deny Ronaldo. The game became heated after that decision with both sides asking for further reviews, but its next use again involved Ronaldo. Attempting to …

She Cranes team summoned for training

By Regina Nalujja. She Cranes, Uganda’s National Netball team will today start non –residential training at Mandela National Stadium as they prepare for African Netball Championships due August 13-18 in Zambia. The event doubles as qualifier for Netball World Cup to be held in Liverpool July next year. Twenty players have been summoned by the Uganda Netball Federation and they will be coached by Vicent Kiwanuka. According to Kiwanuka, he is back for another stint to the team where he was unceremoniously dismissed because they have pleaded with him for a long time. Kiwanuka coached She Cranes last year and the team won the African Netball Championships at MTN Arena Lugogo before being replaced by Rashid Mubiru.

Best African performances in World Cup history

The World Cup tournament has got many people excited and perplexed as favourite teams seem to be struggling to get through the first stage. As you keep watching, a little history might enrich your knowledge. Did you know that Egypt wasthe first African nation to appear at the World Cup? The Pharoahs appeared in the second edition of the tournament in 1934. Following the team’s performance in Italy at the World Cup, no African nation appeared in the tournament finals until 1970. The tournament in Mexico saw Morocco qualify and the nation became the first African country to obtain a point at the tournament finals. Despite an African country never winning the World Cup, there have been some tremendous performances …

3 African representatives eliminated as Portugal, spain Uruguay & Russia progress

Luis Suarez scored on his 100th international appearance to send Uruguay through to the knockout stage along with hosts Russia as Saudi Arabia and Egypt were eliminated from Group A. Russia’s 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday means both they and Uruguay have collected maximum points from their two Group A games. Both nations are six points clear of third-placed Egypt with one game to play. For the Saudis, there was at least a measure of redemption in the wake of their horror show against the Russians. They remain on a 12-game winless streak at the World Cup going back 24 years, and will be hoping to sign off with a win against Egypt in what is now a dead …

Arsenal revolution continues. Leno in, Lehman and Wilshere out

The rebuilding job has begun at Arsenal and the latest is Germany international keeper Bernd Leno who has moved to Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen in a £20million deal, which was confirmed on Tuesday evening. The 26-year-old has agreed a five-year deal with the Emirates Stadium club. The move casts serious doubt over Petr Cech’s future at the club. The former Chelsea star has established himself as Arsenal’s first-choice keeper in recent seasons, but Leno has arrived expecting to be No 1. Napoli have an interest in taking Petr Cech on loan but have others as priorities. Cech, 36, has just 12 months remaining on his contract with Arsenal and it is not clear whether Emery wants to keep the veteran beyond that. …