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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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    Saudi team’s plane suffer engine fire

    | Updated at 11:52pm on June 19, 2018

    The plane carrying Saudi Arabia’s World Cup team suffered a fire in one of its engines as the players flew to Rostov-on-Don for their next...

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    Belgium coach worried over Hazard

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

    Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said he is concerned aggressive targeting of Eden Hazard by opposition defenders could lead to his side losing their captain and...

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    Every match is final now: Neuer

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

    Germany must win their next two World Cup matches against Sweden and South Korea but that will require a total change in attitude and not...

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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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    Spain rally behind de Gea

    Agence France-Presse . Krasnodar | Updated at 11:40pm on June 19, 2018

    Spain players are rallying behind goalkeeper David De Gea as they prepare for their second group game at the World Cup against Iran in Kazan...

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    Senegal punish Polish errors to win

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 10:54pm on June 19, 2018

    Senegal took full advantage of their opponents' errors to beat Poland 2-1 in their opening Group H match, finally giving Africa something to cheer about...