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    England manager demands break with the past

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on June 11, 2018

    England fly to Russia next week unencumbered by the usual great expectations, with manager Gareth Southgate promising a complete break from previous tournaments when they...

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    Egypt fans pin hopes on injured Salah

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

    Encircled by expectant cheers of Egyptian fans, Mohamed Salah appeared at the Pharaohs’ final pre-World Cup training session and kindled hopes he can overcome injury...

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    Mbappe saves France’s blushes

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on June 11, 2018

    World Cup hopefuls France salvaged a late 1-1 draw against the United States in their final friendly before the tournament, while fellow title favourites Spain...

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    Chilly start for Ronaldo and Portugal

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

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal held their first World Cup training session on Sunday at the team’s base in Kratovo, southeast of Moscow, five days ahead of...

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    Neymar on target as Brazil beat Austria

    Agence France-Presse. Vienna | Updated at 12:30am on June 11, 2018

    Neymar marked his return to the starting line-up with another brilliant goal as Brazil eased to a 3-0 win over Austria in Vienna on Sunday...

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    | Updated at 12:18am on June 10, 2018

    Each member of the Spain squad will take home a win bonus of 825,000 euros ($970,200) should they lift the World Cup in Russia, a...

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    Replicas selling fast in Vietnam

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 12:17am on June 10, 2018

    In a dusty workshop on the outskirts of Hanoi, workers busily mould, set and spray hundreds of replica World Cup trophies as orders flood in...

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    Sterling relishes stage as England’s number 10

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:16am on June 10, 2018

    Fresh from the best season of his career, Raheem Sterling has been handed the responsibility and role he craved by England manager Gareth Southgate to...

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    Spain must be ready for VAR, warns coach

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on June 10, 2018

    Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has warned his players that they must be ready to adapt to the Video Assistant Referee system during the World Cup...

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    Neymar’s Brazil look strong

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 10, 2018

    Neymar’s acclaimed return ahead of the World Cup supplied Brazil with an immeasurable boost, but holders Germany and Argentina arrive at the tournament confronting inconsistent...