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    Swiss applaud win but criticise celebrations

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

    Switzerland’s 2-1 World Cup win over Serbia was given a mixed reaction by Swiss media who applauded their rousing second-half comeback but criticised celebrations by scorers Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri which appeared to have political overtones....

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    Chechen leader makes Salah honorary citizen

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

    After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt’s star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenship of Chechnya....

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    Brazil win but old questions of mental focus persist

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

    Brazil’s late World Cup win over Costa Rica takes them to the top of the Group E but they have failed to convince in their two matches so far and the focus is once again shifting to the South American side’s old foe – emotional stability...

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    Lukaku, Hazard score brace in Belgian rout

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 08:01pm on June 23, 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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    Chechen strongman makes Egypt’s Salah honorary citizen

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:57pm on June 23, 2018

    After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt’s star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenship of...

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    Sri Lanka’s Lakmal replaces banned Chandimal as skipper

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:43pm on June 23, 2018

    Sri Lanka on Saturday named Suranga Lakmal as skipper for the potentially series-saving third Test against the West Indies after Dinesh Chandimal lost...

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    Switzerland strike late to sink Serbia 

    Reuters. Kaliningrad | Updated at 02:05am on June 23, 2018

    A thunderous strike by Granit Xhaka and a superb last-minute breakaway goal by Xherdan Shaqiri gave Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 win over Serbia in a swashbuckling World Cup Group E match on Friday.

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    Brand ‘Messi’ unblemished by poor WC

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 11:41pm on June 22, 2018

    Lionel Messi may be heading home early from the World Cup after flops on the pitch for Argentina yet he will remain a ubiquitous presence in Russia and around the world as the face of dozens of brand marketing campaigns....

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    Nigeria ride on Musa double

    Agence France-Presse . Volgograd | Updated at 10:34pm on June 22, 2018

    Ahmed Musa struck twice to become the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups Friday as the Super Eagles secured a crucial 2-0 win over Iceland, who missed a penalty....

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    Media criticism of my lifestyle is unbelievable: Sterling

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    England and Manchester City playmaker Raheem Sterling is baffled by the constant criticism of his lifestyle by a section of the media which convinces the 23-year-old that ‘they hate what they don’t even know.’...