Salah stars with four goals as Liverpool destroy Watford

first_imgAnd Salah chalked up his 34th goal of the season on 43 minutes when he tapped home from a few yards out to convert a wonderful cross from Andrew Robertson.The Egyptian then turned provider four minutes after the interval as he dug a cross out for Roberto Firmino, who did brilliantly to flick the ball into the net.Salah completed his hat-trick on 77 minutes with another run that sold several Hornets defenders before poking the ball past Orestis Karnezis.And his fourth came six minutes from time to put the icing on the cake when Danny Ings’ shot was saved and Salah was there to score.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Salah completed his hat-trick on 77 minutes with another run that sold several Hornets defenders before poking the ball past Orestis Karnezis.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 17 – Mohamed Salah was on form once again as he scored his first hat-trick for Liverpool and four goals overall in their 5-0 victory over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.It only took the Reds four minutes to get the scoring under way as Mohamed Salah put Miguel Britos on his backside with a jinking run before drilling the ball into the net.last_img read more

Football fever raising temperature in Russia’s frozen Arctic

first_imgReindeer herders in the remote Yamalo-Nenets region of northern Russia. © AFP / Sergei GAPONYamalo-Nenets is one of Russia’s richest regions, an area larger than France, but is home to just half a million people who live the way their ancestors did for millenia.Most locals reap no benefits from the wealth of the oil and gas buried deep in the frozen tundra now driving Russia’s growth.A kid drinks the blood of a reindeer in the remote Yamalo-Nenets region of northern Russia . © AFP / Sergei GAPONThey lead a nomadic existence, their hands often covered in blood from the reindeer whose hides form their subsistence, and which dry on lines of string like wet laundry.Reindeer blood, warm and nourishing, is a staple of their diets and is gingerly gathered and drunk out of metal mugs.Children of reindeer herders play with a ball on the snow in the remote Yamalo-Nenets region of northern Russia. © AFP / Sergei GAPONAnd its deep red colour is also the colour of the rubber ball kids kick with abandon across the snow in their woolly deer hide boots and mittens, bright traditional dresses worn over the top of deer hide body suits.A yellow belt speckled with other bright colours completes the outfit as the children aim the ball for a stick embedded in the snow, a form of football played according to their own fashion.The snow will remain hard and deep by the time the World Cup is played for the first time in Russia between June 14 and July 15.A reindeer herder chops wood near a yurt in the remote Yamalo-Nenets region of northern Russia. © AFP / Sergei GAPONBut the reindeer herders of one of the world’s most remote inhabited regions beyond the reach of television signals will be following it as best they can — by word of mouth reports from places with electricity lines.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A reindeer herder wearing a cap with the logo of Barcelona’s football team poses in the remote Yamalo-Nenets region of northern Russia. © AFP / Sergei GAPONYAMALO-NENETS, Russian Federation, Jun 4 – The cap’s unmistakable Barcelona logo peeks out from under the reindeer herder’s woolly hood.His smiling eyes tell the story: World Cup football is coming to the yurts set up in the permafrost high above Russia’s Arctic Circle, where temperatures dip into uncharted territories.last_img read more