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    England to prep players for racism

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

    England are to receive advice on how to deal with potential racist incidents they may encounter at the upcoming World Cup in Russia, according to manager Gareth Southgate....

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    Payet’s World Cup snub irks mother

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

    France coach Didier Deschamps has faced criticism for not personally informing Marseille forward Dimitri Payet he would not be going to the World Cup -- from the player’s mother....

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    Low regrets comparing Gotze to Messi

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 01:08am on May 20, 2018

    Germany coach Joachim Low has said he regrets telling Mario Gotze to ‘show the world you’re better than (Lionel) Messi’ during the Brazil 2014 final as the midfielder has since struggled to live up to his billing as a World Cup winner....

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    Pogba’s warning to France team-mates

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on May 20, 2018

    French midfielder Paul Pogba says he and his France team-mates must approach the World Cup finals in June with the right mindset as that counts more than technical ability....

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    Payet left out of France squad

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:31am on May 19, 2018

    Marseille star Dimitri Payet was left out of France’s World Cup squad announced by coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday, completing a miserable 24 hours for the playmaker...

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    Aguero feels ‘like new’

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 01:21am on May 19, 2018

    Sergio Aguero says he will probably never play alongside close friend Lionel Messi at club level as he is staying at Manchester City and his compatriot will never leave Barcelona...

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    GROUPS Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark...

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    England's Hart broken over WC snub

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:18pm on May 18, 2018

    Former England first choice goalkeeper Joe Hart admitted he is finding it hard to accept being omitted from the England World Cup squad by Gareth Southgate...