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Croatia bundles host Russia out of 2018 FIFA World Cup

On Saturday, Croatia saw off host Russia from the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Russia were ahead in the 31st minute from a goal scored by Cheryshev but Croatia leveled only about 8 minutes later

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On Saturday, Croatia saw off host Russia from the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Russia were ahead in the 31st minute from a goal scored by Cheryshev but Croatia leveled only about 8 minutes later as Andrej Kramaric headed in from Mario Mandzukic cross.

The match which stretched into extra time ended two goals apiece.

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Croatia won the ensuing penalty kicks, and are reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1998.

They take on England on Wednesday, while the other semifinal clash between France and Belgium will hold the precious day – Tuesday.

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Former Gabon captain Aubameyang joins Saudi clubside Al Qadsiah

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Former Gabon national team captain, Pierre Emerick, has joined newly promoted Saudi Pro League side, Al Qadsiah, on a two-year contract after the expiration of his contract with French Ligue 1 side, Marseille.

The 35-year-old former Arsenal forward spent just one season with the French side, scoring 30 goals in 51 games before moving to the Saudi club.

Aubameyang joined Marseille after struggling for form amid fitness issues at Chelsea, where he bagged just three goals in 21 appearances following his move from Barcelona.

Aubameyang’s move to Saudi Arabia is coming on the heels of former Real Madrid defender Nacho who signed a contract with Al Qadsiah who finished top of the Saudi First Division League last season to gain promotion to Saudi’s top-flight.

Aubameyang also joins a number of high-profile players playing in Saudi Arabia, which includes Brazil forward Neymar.

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Sex scandal rocks Cameroon Volleyball Federation as officials accused of assaulting underage players

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Sex scandal rocks Cameroon Volleyball Federation as officials accused of assaulting underage player

A raging sex scandal is currently rocking the Cameroon Volleyball Federation ((FECAVOLLEY), which has seen officials scampering to deny the allegations.

According to local media, the Federation has been enmeshed in sexual misconduct involving coaches and underage players leading to a public outcry for investigation and transparency.

A whistle blower had raised an alarm with accusations that several young players, aged between 16 and 18, were impregnated by national team coaches, prompting a severe backlash and calls for an in-depth investigation.

However, in a statement on Friday, the Federation strongly denied the allegations involving sexual misconduct within its ranks.

In the statement, FECAVOLLEY addressed the claims head-on, distancing itself from the individuals involved and asserting its commitment to the ethical management and development of volleyball in Cameroon.

“The Cameroon Volleyball Federation, under the leadership of Mr. Julien Serge Abouem, wishes to inform both national and international public opinion that FECAVOLLEY is not involved in the tumult of moral affairs prevalent in the media, especially on social networks,” the statement said.

The scandal had come to light following revelations made by a professional player in an open letter where she condemned what she called the pervasive “droit de cuissage” (right of first night) and “organized debauchery” allegedly endorsed by the federation’s president.

The player’s accusations extended to the behavior of certain coaches whom she claimed were engaged in the harassment and sexual abuse of young female athletes.

The situation got worse when a sports journalist, Richard Naha reported that five underage volleyball players were currently pregnant as a result of relations with federation officials.

However, FECAVOLLEY’s statement vehemently denied any involvement with the indicted officials, referring to them as impostors who falsely claim to be associated with a so-called Cameroonian Federation of Volleyball.

“These individuals will not find a platform for expression at FECAVOLLEY, which continues to pursue its development plan harmoniously,” the statement added.

“FECAVOLLEY invites the necessary support for the implementation of public policies in the field of sports and physical education,” it noted.

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