Manchester City latest: Young Blues tipped for World Cup 2018; Barca star linked

Edin Dzeko Bosnia

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Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has hit out at the referee following Bosnia Herzegovina’s 1-0 defeat to Nigeria on Sunday evening.

In quotes published by Sky Sports, Dzeko said, “We should have won the game. But the referee was shameful.

“We are going home, we are said because of that. But this referee should be going home, too.”

Dzeko saw a goal disallowed for wrongly being adjudged as offside, while there were claims a foul was committed in the build up to Nigeria’s match-winning strike.

In other news, Talk Sport claims City are among the clubs to have received good news following reports Pedro wants to talk with Barcelona before making a decision about his future.

City are said to be monitoring the Spanish midfielder along with Manchester United and Liverpool, but in truth the players already at Manuel Pellegrini’s disposal would suggest the Barca player would be an unnecessary addition.

And finally, the Manchester Evening News has published an interesting piece on the possible City youngsters who could make an impact at the next World Cup.

Yes, following England’s awful showing and early elimination, thoughts are already turning to the next tournament, with City’s Devante Cole, Angus Gunn and Ellis Plummer among those tipped to possibly make the grade in four years.

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