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    Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0 with own goal and penalty

    Reuters. Kaliningrad | Updated at 07:41am on June 17, 2018

    Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0 on Saturday with an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo and a penalty from Luka Modric to go top of World Cup...

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    Ronaldo 1 Messi 0 in World Cup duel

    Agence France-Presse. Moscow | Updated at 12:04am on June 17, 2018

    Cristiano Ronaldo has emphatically won the first round of his World Cup duel with eternal rival Lionel Messi -- revelling in the adulation after his...

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    Messi misses penalty as Argentina held

    Agence France-Presse. Moscow | Updated at 08:57pm on June 16, 2018

    Argentina were held to a draw by World Cup debutants Iceland Saturday, with Lionel Messi blowing a gilt-edged opportunity for victory when he missed a...

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    Russia defies critics to throw World Cup party

    Agence France-Press. Moscow | Updated at 03:35pm on June 14, 2018

    The World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday as years of preparations dogged by diplomatic scandals give way to a month-long feast of action...

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    World Cup rivalry turns violent in Bangladesh

    Agence France-Presse. Dhaka | Updated at 04:21pm on June 13, 2018

    The World Cup is arousing high passions in Bangladesh, where machete-wielding fans of Brazil and Argentina have clashed in the streets and flags of the...

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    TV-less Argentine prisoners go on hunger strike

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:02pm on June 13, 2018

    Inmates in an Argentine prison have begun a hunger strike to press authorities to repair the cable TV system so they can watch the World...

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    Argentina’s Pitana referee in opening WC match

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 13, 2018

    Argentine referee Nestor Pitana will take charge of Thursday’s opening World Cup match between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia in Moscow, FIFA said on Tuesday....

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    Messi the star in Argentina training

    Agence France-Presse . Bronnitsy | Updated at 12:05am on June 13, 2018

    Around 400 eager fans turned out at Argentina’s World Cup base camp to catch a glimpse of Lionel Messi and his team-mates at an open...

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    My future depends on WC: Messi

    Agence France-Presse . Bronnitsy | Updated at 11:23pm on June 11, 2018

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi said his international future will be determined by his country’s performance at the World Cup in Russia. ‘It will depend on...

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    Argentina preps rocked by results, controversy

    Agence France-Presse . Bronnitsy | Updated at 12:05am on June 11, 2018

    Lionel Messi’s Argentina must quickly refocus after finding themselves at the centre of an Israel-Palestinian spat over the cancellation of a World Cup warm-up match...