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    Switzerland strike late to sink Serbia 

    Reuters. Kaliningrad | Updated at 02:05am on June 23, 2018

    A thunderous strike by Granit Xhaka and a superb last-minute breakaway goal by Xherdan Shaqiri gave Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 win over Serbia in a swashbuckling World Cup Group E match on Friday.

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    Brand ‘Messi’ unblemished by poor WC

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 11:41pm on June 22, 2018

    Lionel Messi may be heading home early from the World Cup after flops on the pitch for Argentina yet he will remain a ubiquitous presence in Russia and around the world as the face of dozens of brand marketing campaigns....

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    Nigeria ride on Musa double

    Agence France-Presse . Volgograd | Updated at 10:34pm on June 22, 2018

    Ahmed Musa struck twice to become the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups Friday as the Super Eagles secured a crucial 2-0 win over Iceland, who missed a penalty....

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    Media criticism of my lifestyle is unbelievable: Sterling

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    England and Manchester City playmaker Raheem Sterling is baffled by the constant criticism of his lifestyle by a section of the media which convinces the 23-year-old that ‘they hate what they don’t even know.’...

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    Simeone takes a jab at Messi

    Agence France-Presse . Bronnitsy | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has blasted Argentina’s World Cup campaign, lambasting the ‘anarchy’ on and off the field that has left the two-time champions facing first-round elimination....

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    Belgium brace for Tunisia attack

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    Belgium coach Roberto Martinez revealed Friday he has been keeping one eye on next week’s blockbuster clash with England in the lead-up to the Red Devils’ Group G match against Tunisia....

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    Croatia seek to emulate class of ‘98

    Reuters . Nizhny Novgorod | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    Croatia might have been under the radar coming into the World Cup finals but there will be few sides relishing the possibility of playing them after they displayed their quality with a 3-0 thumping of Argentina in Group D on Thursday....

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    Argentina deny reports players want Sampaoli out

    Agence France-Presse . Bronnitsy | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    Argentina denied reports Friday that players want coach Jorge Sampaoli sacked before their final World Cup group game against Nigeria after a humbling 3-0 defeat by Croatia....

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    Kante has 15 lungs, says Pogba

    AFP | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    Paul Pogba paid tribute to fellow midfielder N’Golo Kante after France sealed their place in the World Cup last 16 on Thursday, saying: ‘He has 15 lungs.’ France beat Peru 1-0 in Yekaterinburg to roll into the knockout stages with a game to spare....

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    Germany expect turnaround in ‘final’

    Agence France-Presse . Sochi | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    World Cup holders Germany face enormous pressure ahead of their second group match against Sweden, dubbed an ‘early final’, with Joachim Low’s team knowing defeat today would effectively end their campaign....