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    Neymar admits 'exaggerated' reactions at WC

    Reuters . Sao Paulo | Updated at 05:10pm on July 30, 2018

    Ridiculed the world over for faking and diving during a disappointing World Cup campaign in Russia, Brazilian forward Neymar has admitted to ‘exaggerated’ reactions saying...

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    Ozil quits Germany citing 'racism'

    Agence France-Presse. Berlin | Updated at 11:09am on July 23, 2018

    Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing ‘racism’ in the criticism of him after the side's World Cup debacle...

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    US TV show enrages France

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Trevor Noah, the South African host of a popular US TV show, sparred with the French ambassador in Washington after the comedian joked that Africa,...

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    World Cup over, hangover not yet

    Samsul Arefin Khan | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2018

    The curtain on the 2018 FIFA World Cup came down on Sunday but the hangover of the month-long football extravaganza continued with football fans in...

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    Cahill quits Socceroos

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:05am on July 18, 2018

    Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups....

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    Giroud savours glory despite criticism

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on July 18, 2018

    France striker Olivier Giroud says criticism has always motivated him to do better and the 31-year-old is pleased to silence his detractors with his stellar...

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    WC winners given heroes’ welcome

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on July 18, 2018

    The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave...

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    Pussy Riot WC pitch intruders jailed for 15 days

    Reuters. Moscow | Updated at 10:43am on July 17, 2018

    A Moscow court on Monday handed down 15-day jail sentences on four members of the Pussy Riot protest group who interrupted Sunday's World Cup final...

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    French give hero welcome to world champions

    Reuters. Paris | Updated at 10:40am on July 17, 2018

    Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team on Monday, jumping and chanting "We Are The...

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    World Cup ‘just the beginning’ for Mbappe & Co

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 17, 2018

    Kylian Mbappe and another supremely talented generation of French players may just be getting started after overcoming Croatia to win the World Cup in Russia....