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    Sleepy Spain players prefer siesta to WC

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

    One of the famous Spanish cultural stereotypes appears to be in rude health after Spain midfielder Koke revealed he and his team mates have been...

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    ‘Racist’ tweet could inspire Senegal

    Agence France-Presse . Yekaterinburg | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2018

    Senegal face Japan today at the World Cup fired up by an ‘ignorant’ tweet by a British tycoon and reality television star that has become...

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    Falcao’s Polish date with destiny

    Agence France-Presse . Kazan | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2018

    Radamel Falcao was a notable absentee from the 2014 World Cup when James Rodriguez’s six-goal haul carried Colombia to a historic quarter-final finish....

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    Mexico put Korea to the sword

    Reuters . Rostov-on-Don | Updated at 10:56pm on June 23, 2018

    Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning opening victory over world champions Germany by comprehensively beating South Korea 2-1 on Saturday and taking a...

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    Messi, Argentina train with renewed hope

    Agence France-Presse . Bronnitsy | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2018

    Lionel Messi and Argentina hit the training ground on Saturday with renewed hope of qualifying for the World Cup last 16....

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    Nerves creeping in Portugal camp

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

    Defender Ruben Dias feels there is some anxiety in Portugal’s World Cup camp as they look to live up to expectations at the tournament as...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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    England seek trusty lieutenants to Kane

    Agence France-Presse . Repino | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2018

    Handed a winning start for the first time in a major tournament for 12 years by captain Harry Kane’s injury-time winner against Tunisia, England can...

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