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    Big guns fail to fire as lesser lights shine

    Reuters . Samara | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2018

    Traditionally the stage on which the biggest teams parade their talents, this year’s World Cup has seen the Goliaths of international football stumble when faced...

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    Brazil held by stubborn Switzerland

    Agence France-Presse. Rostov-on-Don | Updated at 01:50am on June 18, 2018

    Brazil's bid for a sixth World Cup got off to a slow start as Switzerland withstood an early onslaught to snatch a 1-1 draw in...

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    Captain Kolarov fires Serbia to victory

    Reuters. Samara | Updated at 08:04pm on June 17, 2018

    Aleksandar Kolarov produced a moment of captain's inspiration, curling home a superb free kick as Serbia got their World Cup Group E campaign up and...

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    Trauma? What trauma? Brazil hail inner peace ahead of opener

    Reuters. Rostov-on-Don | Updated at 12:14am on June 17, 2018

    While Brazil's stunning collapse in the semi-final of the 2014 World Cup is still fresh in most football fans' minds, the Selecao seem to have...

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    Refreshed Brazil target strong start

    Reuters. Rostov-on-Don | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2018

    Brazil have shown all the signs they can rule the world yet again in Russia but they must make their excellent preparations count in their...

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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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    Ronaldo the Phenomenon backs Brazil to end 16-year wait

    Reuters | Updated at 12:06pm on June 13, 2018

    Former Brazil striker Ronaldo believes it is time for his country to live up to the expectations and end their 16-year wait for a World...

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    Fans swarm to Brazil training

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

    Brazil attracted an army of excited youngsters -- including one who managed to get onto the pitch for a selfie -- as they held their...

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    More than half of Brazilians don’t care about WC

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

    More than half of Brazilians have no interest in the World Cup in Russia, according to an opinion poll Tuesday, despite the country’s stellar history...