Capital Sports

  • Capital Sports: Three things we learned today at the World Cup
    Neymar prays after Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 in their World Cup match in Saint Petersburg SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, June 22 – Brazil left it very late, but posted their first win of the World Cup thanks to Philippe Coutinho and Neymar to go top of Group E. Work still needs to be done for the five-...
  • Capital Sports: Neymar’s tears worry nervous Brazilians
    Brazil’s forward Neymar reacts after scoring his goal during Brazil’s World Cup match against Costa Rica in Saint Petersburg © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jun 22 – Brazilians watched their team’s excruciatingly hard-fought win Friday over minnow Costa Rica in a cold sweat but it was...
  • Capital Sports: I can win Musa v Messi duel, declares Nigeria’s goal hero
    Ahmed Musa is the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 – Deadly Ahmed Musa struck two stunning goals to sink Iceland 2-0 on Friday and then promised to do the same to Lionel Messi’s Argentina in Tuesday’s Group D showdown. The Leicester City striker, currently on...
  • Capital Sports: Switzerland stage comeback to beat Serbia
    Stoke forward Xherdan Shaqiri was the hero as he raced away from the defence to score an 89th minute winner. Photo/GETTY IMAGES KALININGRAD, Russia, June 22 – A last-minute Xherdan Shaqiri breakaway goal handed Switzerland victory Friday as they came from behind to defeat Serbia 2-1 in Kaliningrad...
  • Capital Sports: Neymar on target as Brazil win at the death
    Neymar celebrating. Photo/GETTY SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, June 22 – Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored in injury time as Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 to edge towards the last 16 of the World Cup on Friday despite another unconvincing performance. Having been frustrated for almost the entire game,...
  • Capital Sports: Bett, Rono seal Team Kenya slots for Nigeria
    Vincent Rono celebrates after winning the 10,000m race at the Athletics Kenya trials for the Africa Senior Athletics Championship on June 22, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu NAIROBI, KENYA, Jun 22- Josphat Bett, the 2014 Commonwealth Games silver and hugely unknown Vincent Rono have booked slots into...
  • Capital Sports: Nigerian pastor wants Sh200,000 for World Cup litany
    Green power: The Super Eagles train on the eve of Friday’s big match LAGOS, Nigeria, June 22 – A pastor in Nigeria has urged his followers to pay him more than Sh200, 000 ($2,000) to unleash a squadron of “prayer warriors” to help the country’s footballers secure a World Cup win. Earlier this week...
  • Capital Sports: Hamilton heads Bottas in Mercedes one-two in opening practice
    Formula One driver, Britain’s Lewis Hamilton, attends a press conference at the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, on May 23, 2018 LE CASTELLET, France, June 22 – Lewis Hamilton topped the times ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in Friday’s busy and incident-filled opening practice for...
  • Capital Sports: Argentina deny reports players want Sampaoli out
    Jorge Sampaoli’s job is at stake as Argentina teeter on the brink of an early exit in Russia © AFP / Johannes EISELE BRONNITSY, Russian Federation, Jun 22 – Argentina denied reports Friday that players want coach Jorge Sampaoli sacked before their final World Cup group game against Nigeria after a...
  • Capital Sports: MPs offer to mediate KRU, Brand Kenya row
    Kenya celebrate the Challenge Trophy win over Wales on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in London on 3rd June, 2018. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World Rugby NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 22 – The National Assembly Committee on Sports, Culture and Tourism plans to hold talks with the...
  • Capital Sports: Germany expects turnaround in World Cup ‘final’ with Sweden
    Germany’s midfielder Mesut Ozil is one of several 2014 World Cup winners under intense pressure to keep their place for Saturday’s crucial match against Sweden on Saturday in Group F which the Germans must win to be sure of staying in the tournament. © AFP / Patrik STOLLARZ SOCHI, Russian...
  • Capital Sports: ‘I’m just a naughty boy living my dream’: Sterling
    England striker Raheem Sterling says despite the tabloid press best efforts naughty boys can still succeed in England © AFP / Mark RALSTON LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 22 – England forward Raheem Sterling says he ignores the criticism of him in the British tabloid press, insisting he prefers to...
  • Capital Sports: Argentina fans shocked but still dreaming of World Cup glory
    It was a bad night for Argentina and their fans as they slipped to the brink of an embarrassing group-stage exit © AFP / MARTIN BERNETTI NIZHNIY, Novgorod, Russian Federation, Jun 22 – It was the morning after the night before for Argentinian fans in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday and the recriminations...
  • Capital Sports: Deschamps keeps handbrake on as France fail to thrill
    France Didier Deschamps is bidding to join an elite band to have won the World Cup as a player and coach © AFP / FRANCK FIFE YEKATERINBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 22 – France have booked their spot in the World Cup last 16 but a team forged in the image of coach Didier Deschamps is unlikely to win...
  • Capital Sports: Lukaku tells how poverty fired WCup dream
    Romelu Lukaku struck twice in Belgium’s comfortable win MOSCOW, Russia, June 22 – Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku realised how poor his family was when he saw his mother watering down the milk. The football talent he is showcasing at the World Cup was their passport out of poverty. The Manchester...
  • Capital Sports: Argentine fans weep as WCup dream fades
    Fans of Argentina watch the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 match between Argentina and Croatia on a giant screen at San Martin square in Buenos Aires © AFP / EITAN ABRAMOVICH BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Jun 22 – The party at the Buenos Aires fanzone fell flat as a crowd expecting a Messi-inspired...
  • Capital Sports: Sampaoli admits Argentina were “emotionally broken” in Croatia defeat
    Argentina’s national football team coach Jorge Sampaoli, NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 21 – Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli admitted his side were “emotionally broken” after conceding the first goal in their 3-0 defeat by Croatia on Thursday, which left their World Cup hopes hanging by a thread....
  • Capital Sports: Messi stare World Cup exit after Croatia loss
    Argentina’s Lionel Messi, right, and Croatia’s Marcelo Brozovic, left. Photo/AP NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 21 – Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream was left hanging by a thread as Croatia powered into the last 16 with a 3-0 rout of Argentina here Thursday. Second-half goals from Ante Rebic, Luka...
  • Capital Sports: Former Sofapaka skipper Bagoole dead
    Former Sofapaka defender Johnson Bagoole was confirmed dead in Lira, Uganda NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21- Former Sofapaka skipper Johnson Bagoole has died at 38, Ugandan media reported on Thursday. A senior Ugandan Journalist has told Capital Sport that the utility player succumbed to meningitis in Lira...
  • Capital Sports: Simiyu took responsibility for Paris fiasco – KRU
    Shujaa head coach Innocent Simiyu overseeing training for the Kenya 7s team at RFUEA Ground on 21st February, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA NAIROBI, Kenya, June 21 – The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has revealed that it sacked head coach Innocent Simiyu because he was fully responsible for the masking of...

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