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    Uruguay’s Gimenez ruled out of group decider

    AFP  | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez is out of his country’s World Cup game against hosts Russia, which will determine who will top Group A, because of a thigh injury, officials said Saturday...

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    England thrash Panama 6-1

    Reuters | Updated at 08:01pm on June 24, 2018

    Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England marched into the last 16 of the World Cup after with a record 6-1 win over a woeful...

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    Lukaku, Hazard score brace in Belgian rout

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2018

    Two goals each for Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard and one for Michy Batshuayi swept Belgium to a 5-2 victory over Tunisia on Saturday that put them in command of World Cup Group G and underlined their status as one of the tournament favourites....

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    Mascherano shoots down Sampaoli rift rumours

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:15pm on June 24, 2018

    Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of...

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    ‘Lionel Musa’ warns Argentina

    Reuters . Volgograd | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2018

    Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa became ‘Lionel Musa’ on social media in Argentina on Friday after his two goals against Iceland which not only put the Africans back on course for a last 16 place, but also restored the World Cup hopes of the South Americans....

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    Uruguay look to Copa success as inspiration

    Reuters . Samara | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez knows his side have yet to hit top gear at the World Cup but warned anyone who is thinking of writing them off to remember their run to the Copa America title in 2011...

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    Mexico looking beyond last 16

    Reuters . Rostov-on-Don | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Mexico captain Andres Guardado said his side have become fearless after following up their hugely impressive win over world champions Germany by beating South Korea 2-1 on Saturday to take a huge leap towards topping Group...

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    Isco urges Spain to stay true to selves

    Agence France-Presse . Kaliningrad | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Spain midfielder Isco believes his side must stay true to the philosophy that brought them World Cup glory in 2010 to achieve the result they need in Monday’s Group B decider against Morocco....

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    Fans dance in rain as Germany survive

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Fans danced in the rain in Berlin on Saturday as defending champions Germany avoided an embarrassing World Cup exit with a 2-1 win over Sweden....

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    England fans drink in rare World Cup joy

    Agence France-Presse. London | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Soaking up the sunshine with a pint in hand, England fan Ife Runtwe reflected on his team's five-star first half against Panama, calling it the ‘best England experience I've had in my life.’...