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Sport FIFA World Cup 2018: Potential record breakers

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

Newcastle told to pay £20m for Feyenoord's Nicolai Jorgensen

  Newcastle told to pay £20m for Feyenoord's Nicolai Jorgensen Newcastle United have shown a strong interest in Feyenoord’s Nicolai Jorgensen and the Dutch side have said that they will need to spend £20 million to sign the player, according to Chronicle Live. The Magpies boss Rafa Benitez has identified that his side need a top quality striker this summer and feels that this is where he should prioritise his transfers. The money which is available to him still appears to be limited but the report claims that Benitez is expecting to spend around £50 million, similar to the amount he spent in the previous summer transfer window. In order to sign a top quality striker, they are going to need to break their long-standing club transfer record which still stands at £16 million which they spent on Michael Owen back in 2005. Jorgensen is a player that they have watched for some time and Benitez could look to reignite their interest this summer as he goes in search of added goals.

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.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores stunning hat-trick in World Cup thriller .
Cristiano Ronaldo scored an outrageous hat-trick as Portugal and Spain shared the spoils in a World Cup classic. Off the back of being handed a whopping €18.8m (£16.4m) fine and a two-year suspended sentence by the Spanish court for tax evasion, Ronaldo put to that bed and rescued his nation a point in what will go down as an all-time classic. It is almost with a hint of irony that the Portuguese captain’s finest hour in a major tournament has come against the very nation that handed him that punishment. Portugal’s Number 7 earned a penalty in just the 4th minute after being tripped by Real Madrid teammate Nacho. Ronaldo took the penalty and scored, sending De Gea the wrong way in the process, to put the European champions 1-0 up early on. The goal was just reward for the bright start made by Portugal and Ronaldo, but Spain rode the early storm and equalised from a well worked finish from Diego Costa. As the game closed into half time, Portugal looked on the back foot but were handed a stroke of luck when De Gea spilled a powerful shot from Ronaldo to put Portugal back in front at the interval. The game looked to be getting away from the European champions in the second half as Spain regrouped and came from 2-1 behind to take the lead 3-2 with goals from Diego Costa and Nacho, redeeming himself for the opening penalty.

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