Sport FIFA World Cup 2018: Potential record breakers

15:21  14 june  2018
15:21  14 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Newcastle learn how much they'll have to pay for Bundesliga forward

  Newcastle learn how much they'll have to pay for Bundesliga forward Newcastle will need to stump up a club-record transfer fee if they want to recruit Hoffenheim star Andrej Kramaric this summer, according to the Chronicle. The Croatian international has been scouted extensively by the Magpies over the course of the past season and it seems he has emerged as a summer target for Rafa Benitez. Kramaric enjoyed a good season with Hoffenheim as he flourished under Julian Nagelsmann, helping the club to yet another strong campaign in the Bundesliga. The versatile attacker is a key man for his side and it comes as no surprise to see them apparently place a huge asking price on his head, with the Chronicle indicating that he will not be sold for anything under £40 million. Newcastle’s current record transfer is their acquisition of Michael Owen for £16m back in 2005, meaning they’d be breaking their existing record by more than double if they were to meet Hoffenheim’s demands. Rafa Benitez’s funds are limited this summer, and it seems any deal for Kramaric has been thrown into doubt as a consequence of the German side’s asking price.

A record - breaking football match has been staged in the snowy Sochi mountains, 2,064ft above sea level, to mark 50 days until the 2018 FIFA World Cup , which will be staged in Russia.

Record #2: Scoring in FIFA world cup 2018 . Australia’s Tim Cahill, Mexico’s Rafa Marquez, and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo will be the record breakers if they score in their 4th world cup installment.

Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia © Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sport Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup begins in Moscow when hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia in the tournament’s curtain raiser.

We’ve seen plenty of records set and broken at previous World Cups and the liklihood is that we’ll see more in the 2018 version.

As such, we’ve taken a look at some current World Cup records which could be broken, and who the most likely candidates to break them are.

Nigeria 2-0 Iceland: Superb Brace From Musa & Shocking Penalty Miss Give Super Eagles Deserved Win .
Win Two fantastic finishes from Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria a well-earned victory over Iceland in their ​FIFA World Cup Group D clash at the Volgograd Arena on Friday, which improved dramatically in the second half. ​Argentina's shock 3-0 defeat against Croatia meant that second place in Group D was up for grabs. Going into the match, Iceland definitely had more reason to be confident - the Scandinavians had earned a creditable 1-1 draw with the Argentinians in their opener, whereas Nigeria had succumbed to a fully deserved 2-0 defeat against Croatia.

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