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    Nigeria face tough Iceland test

    Agence France-Presse . Gelendzhik | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    Nigeria take on Iceland today, seeking to salvage their faltering World Cup campaign but wary of the Nordic team’s capacity to go toe to toe with their supposed superiors....

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    Germany set to turn to Reus

    Agence France-Presse . Sochi | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    Four years after injury robbed him of a World Cup winner’s medal in Brazil, Germany are set to turn to Marco Reus to help rescue their Russia 2018 campaign....

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    Kane mirrors Maradona in passion

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    England captain Harry Kane displays the same level of passion as Diego Maradona, the man who singlehandedly destroyed English hopes in the 1986 World Cup, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says....

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    Eriksen stunner cancelled out by Jedinak

    Reuters . Samara | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    Christian Eriksen’s superb opener was cancelled out by Mile Jedinak’s penalty as Denmark and Australia drew 1-1 at the World Cup on Thursday to ensure Group C would go down to the final round of matches....

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    Beckham predicts England-Argentina final

    AFP  | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    Former captain David Beckham has tipped England to play Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the World Cup final, reflecting rising optimism about the Three Lions’ chances after a positive start in Russia. Beckham was speaking at ...

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    Maradona light years behind Messi: Ramos

    Reuters . Kazan | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    Spain captain Sergio Ramos has responded to a putdown from Argentina great Diego Maradona by making an unlikely declaration of admiration for Lionel Messi, his usual enemy as the talisman of Real Madrid’s arch-rivals Barcelona....

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    Costa admits to lucky goal

    Agence France-Presse . Russia | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    Diego Costa rejected claims he intentionally stamped on Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand during a tense 1-0 win over Iran but admitted his crucial match-winner for Spain came down to ‘luck’....

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    CR7 aging like ‘port wine’

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    Portugal coach Fernando Santos compared Cristiano Ronaldo to a bottle of port, the fortified wine that famously gets better with age, after his latest match-winning goal for his country....

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    Spain survive ‘heart attack’

    Reuters . Kazan | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    Spain had to throw their usual game plan out of the window against doggedly defensive Iran in World Cup Group B but they felt all the stronger after grabbing a scrappy 1-0 victory on Wednesday....

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    Neymar fit for Brazil after injury fears

    Agence France-Presse . Saint Petersburg | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    Neymar will play in Brazil’s vital World Cup match against Costa Rica today despite injury fears, coach Tite has confirmed....

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