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    Late Kroos strike keeps Germany alive

    Reuters . Sochi | Updated at 01:05am on June 24, 2018

    A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16....

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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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    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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    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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    ‘Modric would win Ballon d’Or if he was Spanish or German’

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

    Croatia defender Dejan Lovren believes Luka Modric never gets the credit he deserves and would win the Ballon d’Or if he played for Spain or Germany....

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    Kane leads race for Golden Boot

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

    England’s Harry Kane rocketed to the top of the 2018 World Cup goalscoring charts on Sunday, netting a hat-trick against Panama to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku. Kane...

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    Mascherano shoots down Sampaoli rift rumours

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

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

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    FIFA investigates Shaqiri and Xhaka celebrations

    Reuters | Updated at 05:54pm on June 24, 2018

    FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, looking into their goal celebrations during Friday's win...

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    WC heads for record number of penalties

    Reuters . Samara | Updated at 01:15am on June 24, 2018

    One of the central themes from the early stages of the World Cup in Russia is the number of penalties being awarded, many following the intervention of video assistant referees....

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    VAR in the firing line after Serbia denied penalty

    Reuters . Samara | Updated at 12:52am on June 24, 2018

    Critics of the Video Assistant Referee system were handed ample ammunition when Serbia were somehow denied what appeared a blatant penalty in their defeat to Switzerland on Friday....

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