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    Egypt pay heavy price for errors

    Reuters . St Petersburg | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    Egypt’s World Cup hopes were left in tatters after a disastrous spell at the start of the second half in Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to hosts Russia but Mohamed Salah’s absence in the build-up to the tournament also played its part, coach Hector Cuper said....

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    Cherchesov finds winning formula for hosts

    Reuters . St Petersburg | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    If everything had gone to plan, several of the players who have guided Russia to the brink of qualification for the World Cup knockout stages might have been left at home to watch the tournament on television...

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    Brazil breathe sigh of relief over Neymar’s hairdo change

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    Neymar is famous for his stepovers, but it was his World Cup hair do-over that really got Brazilians talking Tuesday. The world’s most expensive footballer was underwhelming in Brazil’s 1-1 World Cup opener against Switzerland on Sunday....

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    Argentina rally behind Messi

    Agence France-Presse . Nizhniy Novgorod | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    Argentina are rallying around captain Lionel Messi as the South American giants prepare for their crucial Group D clash with Croatia here today....

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    Ronaldo delivers again for Portugal

    Agence France-PresseAgence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:30pm on June 20, 2018

    Cristiano Ronaldo followed up his opening game heroics at the World Cup with the only goal in a 1-0 win for Portugal against Morocco as the European champions edged closer to the last 16....

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    Russia end Egypt’s hope with crushing win

    Reuters. St Petersburg | Updated at 02:02am on June 20, 2018

    World Cup hosts Russia virtually booked their place in the second round with a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday that moved them to top of Group A with six points from two games.

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    Poland’s mishaps help Senegal win

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 01:51am on June 20, 2018

    Senegal became the first African team to win a match at the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday when they beat Poland 2-1, helped by two shocking errors in the European side’s defence...

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    Neymar limps out of training

    Reuters . Sochi | Updated at 12:09am on June 20, 2018

    Brazil forward Neymar left training early on Tuesday after feeling pain in his right ankle and will spend the rest of the day undergoing physiotherapy, the Brazilian Football Confederation said....

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    Suarez seeks redemption

    Agence France-Presse . Nizhniy Novgorod | Updated at 12:05am on June 20, 2018

    For a player who has made so many headlines at the World Cup, it is appropriate that Luiz Suarez will make his 100th appearance for Uruguay at football’s biggest tournament....

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    Ronaldo seeks encore against Morocco

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2018

    Cristiano Ronaldo will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics for Portugal against a Morocco side licking their wounds after a crushing last-gasp defeat...