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    Moment of truth as Argentina seek WC berth

    Agence France-Presse . Montevideo | Updated at 12:05am on October 10, 2017

    The once unfathomable prospect of a World Cup without Lionel Messi and Argentina could become reality today as South America’s thrilling 2018 qualification battle reaches...

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    Italian press blast ‘abysmal’ Azzurri

    Agence France-Presse . Turin | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2017

    Italy and coach Gian Piero Ventura were in the firing line Saturday after an ‘abysmal’ 1-1 draw against Macedonia in Turin left the Azzurri’s path...

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    Argentina frets over Messi-less WC

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2017

    Argentina awakened on Friday to the horrifying possibility of a World Cup without the ‘world’s best player’, Lionel Messi....

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    Spain punch WC ticket, Serbia made to wait

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2017

    Heavyweights Spain qualified for the 2018 World Cup with a routine 3-0 home win over Albania, but Serbia must wait to seal to their place...

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    Argentina hopes on line in Peru clash

    Agence France-Presse . Montevideo | Updated at 12:05am on October 05, 2017

    Argentina’s stumbling 2018 World Cup qualification campaign faces another awkward hurdle today as the misfiring South American giants take on in-form Peru in Buenos Aires...

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    Ventura fears Italian ‘catastrophe’

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 12:05am on October 04, 2017

    Coach Giampiero Ventura says ‘it would be a catastrophe’ if injury-hit Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup with key qualifiers looming against...

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    Spain to focus on WC, not Catalonia

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on October 04, 2017

    Spain’s players are ‘focused’ solely on Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Albania, Bayern midfielder Thiago Alcantara has insisted, adding that players were tired of being...

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    Versatile Mbappe in Deschamps’s thoughts

    Agence France-Presse . Clairefontaine | Updated at 12:05am on October 04, 2017

    France coach Didier Deschamps enthused over the attacking versatility of teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe as Les Bleus look to secure World Cup qualification this weekend...

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    Aguero breaks rib in car crash

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:03am on September 30, 2017

    Manchester City’s Argentine striker Sergio Aguero has suffered a broken rib in a road accident in the Netherlands and will miss today’s Premier League game...

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    Revitalised Falcao hoping for World Cup ‘dream’

    Agence France-Presse . Monaco | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2017

    Colombian striker Radamel Falcao is aiming to realise his ‘dream’ of playing in a World Cup next year, after continuing his red-hot start to the...

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