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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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    Winning WC all in the mind for Belgium

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Eight goals in two victories prove Belgium are World Cup contenders but coach Roberto Martinez says breaking into the exclusive club of champions means winning...

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    England show pedigree on WC stage

    Reuters . Nizhny Novgorod | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Even on the back of an extraordinary 6-1 victory it would take an enormous leap of faith, not to mention a reckless disregard for battle-hardened...

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    Crisis averted but Germany have work to do

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

    Toni Kroos’s last-gasp winner ensured that Germany remain right in World Cup contention but the holders are not yet safe from the threat of an...

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    England thrash Panama 6-1

    Reuters | Updated at 08:01pm on June 24, 2018

    Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England marched into the last 16 of the World Cup after with a record 6-1 win over a woeful...

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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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    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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    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...

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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...

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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...

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