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    Socceroos scared of Eriksen

    Agence France-Presse . Kazan | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    Captain Mile Jedinak says Australia cannot afford to focus solely on dangerman Christian Eriksen when they face Denmark looking for the win that could save their World Cup campaign....

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    Pressure on Germany really high: Muller

    Agence France-Presse . Sochi | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    Germany star Thomas Muller says the reigning world champions are feeling the pressure as they prepare for this weekend’s game against Sweden at risk of an unthinkably premature exit....

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    France vow to up the ante as rivals flounder

    Agence France-Presse . Yekaterinburg | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    With their title rivals failing to fire, France have vowed to ramp up the intensity and put their stamp on the World Cup with victory over Peru today....

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    Comics fly in to give Iceland surprise boost

    AFP   | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    Iceland’s footballers have received a surprise morale-boosting visit in Russia by a quartet of comedians from back home, an official from the Nordic team’s camp told AFP Tuesday...

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    Iceland keeper swaps film making for WC drama

    Reuters . Gelendzhik | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    Iceland film maker-turned-goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson showcased his skill at creating drama in his side’s 1-1 World Cup draw against Argentina, taking centre stage as he saved a penalty from Lionel Messi in front of millions of TV viewers....

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    Egypt pay heavy price for errors

    Reuters . St Petersburg | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    Egypt’s World Cup hopes were left in tatters after a disastrous spell at the start of the second half in Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to hosts Russia but Mohamed Salah’s absence in the build-up to the tournament also played its part, coach Hector Cuper said....

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    Cherchesov finds winning formula for hosts

    Reuters . St Petersburg | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    If everything had gone to plan, several of the players who have guided Russia to the brink of qualification for the World Cup knockout stages might have been left at home to watch the tournament on television...

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    Brazil breathe sigh of relief over Neymar’s hairdo change

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    Neymar is famous for his stepovers, but it was his World Cup hair do-over that really got Brazilians talking Tuesday. The world’s most expensive footballer was underwhelming in Brazil’s 1-1 World Cup opener against Switzerland on Sunday....

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    Argentina rally behind Messi

    Agence France-Presse . Nizhniy Novgorod | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    Argentina are rallying around captain Lionel Messi as the South American giants prepare for their crucial Group D clash with Croatia here today....

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    Brazil pledges support for Bangladesh football

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:47pm on June 20, 2018

    Former Brazilian great Zico is likely to visit Bangladesh after the ongoing Russia World Cup, Brazilian ambassador in Dhaka Joao Tabajara de Oliveira Junior said...