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England end penalty hoodoo only to face an old foe

England end penalty hoodoo only to face an old foe

20 years of tension disappeared in a split second with a penalty shoot-out victory over Colombia, now it's another ghost standing in England's path It was oh so familiar for England supporters. The Three Lions in a World Cup last...
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Neymar and Coutinho – the BFF leading Brazil to World Cup glory

Not only are Neymar and Coutinho Brazil's key players and the most expensive footballers in the world, they are also best friends driving Tite's ship  Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Sochi Neymar Jr is only a little bit older than his Brazilian team-mate Philippe...
Belgium can cause a World Cup shock by beating Brazil

How Belgium can cause a World Cup shock by beating Brazil

Brazil might have the history and the tag of favorites but Belgium is a side than can exploit all of Tite's weak spots - here 3 ways how  Brazil and Belgium both struggled and had to rely on the second...
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World Cup quarter-final predictions – Brazil’s massive battle and Russian roulette

It's prediction time for the Last 16 - will Croatia rattle the Russians in their own home and can Belgium defy the odds against Brazil? URUGUAY-FRANCE The almost certain absence of Edinson Cavani - who demolished Portugal - is a huge...
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Two Jordan’s feature as England make push for World Cup final

It was a tale of two Jordan's as England booked one of the last trains to the quarterfinals in a push for glory for the first time since 1966 Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Moscow The ‘Jordan Effect’ was said to be an unfair...
The quarter-finals are here! Our predictions

Video: The quarter-finals are here! Our predictions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O162CeAUqQ The World Cup enters the most decisive phase, and Cricketsoccer's panel of experts are here to give you their predictions on what will happen.
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The blame in Spain: the backlash starts after World Cup early exit

Real Madrid, David de Gea, Fernando Hierro, Gerard Pique - the targets in Spain's blame game are numerous and Paco Polit is taking names and kicking ass  It’s a few days later and now the dust has settled down we’re...
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Last 16 winners and losers – Mbappe magic as Ronaldo and Messi exit

With two stars hitting the exit door, a new one was born with Kylian Mbappe winning the Last 16 round - here are the winners and losers  WINNERS Kylian Mbappe The wonderkid has finally turned up properly in this tournament, and the...
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Video: England shake off penalty curse to set up Swedish test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHpqQP78Khc England survived a bruising encounter and beat a penalty shoot-out curse to set up a quarterfinal clash with Sweden and a possible run to the final says Uli Hesse.....  
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Video: Brazil will face Belgium after another dramatic day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sassJ5OCSCA Another day of drama as Brazil set up a mouthwatering battle with Belgium, who leave it late to overcome Japan - here's a video prediction special.....
England can use history to turn a defeat into a World Cup victory

How England can use history to turn a defeat into a World Cup victory

Pragmatism over professionalism was how West Germany won the World Cup in 1974 - England are looking to follow in their path  Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Moscow How can a defeat benefit a team? Ask West Germany They were the champions at the 1974...
5 ways to fix Argentina’s future after World Cup failure

5 ways to fix Argentina’s future after World Cup failure

Sometimes failure can lead to success - that's what Argentina fans are hoping after a World Cup catastrophe - here's five ways of looking forward The dust is still settling after Argentina limped out of the World Cup following Saturday’s...
World Cup hosts 'Russian' towards final four with home help

World Cup hosts ‘Russian’ towards final four with home help

It may not have been pretty, and not without controversy, but Russia's win over Spain puts the hosts on a clear path to the final four  Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Moscow What a World Cup this has been so far! The defending champions...
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Video: Drama at the World Cup as Spain crash out and Russia set to...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW5ncQEmgkM Both rounds of 16 matches ended with penalties as the host nation knocked out the 2010 World Champions and Croatia got an incredible win over Denmark.
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A new star is born at the World Cup with the magic of Mbappe

France's win over Argentina might have seen the passing of a baton between the old stars and the new with the rise of Kylian Mbappe Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the European football scene over the past decade...
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Video: Mbappe and Cavani the stars as Ronaldo and Messi crash out

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9QVKqp28ns The World Cup said goodbye to two stars on a super Saturday, but welcomed a new one as Kylian Mbappe mastered Messi and Ronaldo....
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Video: What lies ahead in the World Cup Last-16? Our team predicts

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8kj8ciCgF4 From 32 to 16...and now to eight, the World Cup has reached the business end and our crack team of analysts make their predictions in a video special.....
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World Cup predictions – adios Argentina and run home Ronaldo

Out of the Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and Lionel Messi dimension, only one world-beater will be left standing says our Vieri Capretta in his last-16 predictions France-Argentina France, one of the candidates to win the whole thing, against an Argentina team that...
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World Cup winners and losers…Germany, Germany and a Swiss role

While Iran were one of the surprise packages, Germany heralded the end of the days with an early exit - here's some more World Cup winners and losers  WINNERS Iran Just centimetres away from knocking out Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal. Round of applause...
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Video: Belgium top England as Japan play safe to secure their spot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa8CrPlDQCU The last day of group stages saw a phoney war of teams not wanting to score and others not wanting to tackle - our Jason Dasey reviews it all......

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The Victory Tests: Part 1 – The Backdrop

In this series, Arunabha Sengupta relates the tale of the Victory Tests played between England and the Australian Services as a celebration of the...