FIFA World Cup

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...