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    ‘WC can launch Azmoun towards big club move’

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:29am on May 31, 2018

    Iran great Ali Daei has backed compatriot Sardar Azmoun to be one of the breakout stories of the World Cup finals and use the tournament...

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    Ghana spoil Japan’s WC wave-off

    Agence France-Presse . Yokohama | Updated at 12:29am on May 31, 2018

    Ghana gatecrashed Japan’s farewell game before the World Cup -- coach Akira Nishino’s first in charge of the Blue Samurai -- with a 2-0 win...

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    Messi treble kick-starts Argentina prep

    Reuters . Sao Paulo | Updated at 12:27am on May 31, 2018

    Two South American sides warmed up for next month’s World Cup in Russia with easy wins on Tuesday as Argentina hammered Haiti 4-0 in Buenos...

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    England hone shootout skills

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:24am on May 31, 2018

    England are preparing for the prospect of penalties at next month’s World Cup as they look to avoid a familiar fate of being knocked out...

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    Salah’s WC still hangs in balance

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:18am on May 31, 2018

    Mohamed Salah faces a fight to play in any of Egypt’s World Cup group games, according to one of Liverpool’s physiotherapists. Club physio Ruben Pons...

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    Messi grabs hat-trick as Argentina rout Haiti

    Reuters. Buenos Aires | Updated at 10:42am on May 30, 2018

    Argentina showed once again how reliant they are on Lionel Messi as the Barcelona forward scored a hat-trick in their 4-0 World Cup warm-up win...

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    England fans face long, costly trip to Russia

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on May 30, 2018

    England fans can expect to rack up the air miles and take a major hit to their bank balances to follow their side at the...

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    Sterling defends gun tattoo following criticism

    Reuters   | Updated at 12:05am on May 30, 2018

    England international Raheem Sterling has defended a new tattoo depicting an assault rifle after anti-gun campaigners labelled it ‘disgusting’ on Tuesday....

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    Neuer set for comeback against Austria

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on May 30, 2018

    Germany’s captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will return to international action in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up match against Austria after more than eight months on...

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    Portugal stumble, France impress

    Reuters . Barcelona | Updated at 12:05am on May 30, 2018

    European champions Portugal spurned a two-goal lead against Tunisia, stumbling to a 2-2 draw, as France, one of the World Cup favourites, flexed their muscles...