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Brazil finally get into gear ahead of World Cup challenge against Mexico

After a stuttering start to the World Cup, Brazil has been boosted by a solid display against Serbia and the banishment of an old ghost  Brazil has finally woken up after a very quiet start to the World Cup, as...
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Video: No more Loew for Germany and a party for Brazil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kElXvRq8QwQ The World Cup keeps on delivering, and our video special with Uli Hesse and Fernando Duarte brings us the highs and lows of a wild Wednesday for Germany and Brazil....
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5 reasons why Spain have wobbled their way through the World Cup

From a world-class keeper suddenly gone bad to a lack of leadership at the top, Spain's World Cup has hardly gone to plan - here's 5 things gone awry  1 - A keeper with cold feet The David De Gea affair...
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5 lessons from Argentina’s last-gasp win over Nigeria

Argentina left it late, but the Albiceleste live to fight another day at the World Cup thanks to a wonder strike from Leo Messi - here's 5 lessons learned Jorge Sampaoli insisted that Argentina’s World Cup started against Nigeria and...
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Video: Argentina delivers minor miracle to avoid World Cup elimination

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elNhih9kbd8 Marcos Rojo was the hero as Jorge Sampaoli's men beat Nigeria with a late winner to face France in the last 16. Here's our reaction from Buenos Aires....  
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Now or never against Nigeria for Jorge Sampaoli and Argentina

The stars need to align for Argentina in the group finale if the country isn't going to face the ultimate walk of shame out of the World Cup  “Tomorrow the World Cup begins for us, with the first of five...
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Video: Night of drama for Spain and Portugal in World Cup wonderland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7Rp4i6kv9A Spain & Portugal limped through to the Last 16 after a night of drama that pushed both countries to the edge of World Cup oblivion - here's our video reaction from Paco Polit....
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Nigeria in the way of Messi’s last stand in Saint Petersburg

The Super Eagles are in Saint Petersburg with the aim of ending Argentina's World Cup dream and sending Lionel Messi home early Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Saint Petersburg “I’ll show Messi who’s boss”, said Manuel Neuer famously before the 2015 Champions League semi-final...
World Cup welcome from Mother Russia

From Russia with love – the World Cup welcome from Mother Russia

A World Cup trip to Russia has found a country with people ready to welcome visitors and sleepless nights where the sun never sets  Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Saint Petersburg My first visit to Moscow was in 2008 when Manchester United and Chelsea...
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Why Iniesta might miss out on Spain’s Morocco fiesta

A labored Spain faces a crunch match against Morocco but may starting with the hero of the 2010 World Cup win on the bench Things are looking up for Spain after the clutch win against Iran. Such a victory wasn’t...
Brazil

5 learnings from Brazil’s World Cup campaign so far

Brazil’s World Cup campaign has been stuttering and yet to get into gear - here’s five learnings from the two matches so far  1 - Brazil did not panic and showed mental strength One of Brazil's major concerns at almost every...
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Video: Kroos miracle keeps Germany alive!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVNrZNEW6tY Germany showed why they are still the team to beat at the World Cup with a last-gasp winner to give our man in Berlin, Uli Hesse, a near heart attack...
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Kane and very able – 5 reasons why England can win the World Cup

England is only one game into Russia 2018, but let's get Three Lions fans dreaming with five reasons why Gareth Southgate's men can win the World Cup  1 - Harry Kane One thinks of Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Michael Owen or...
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Video: A victory for Brazil, they are back!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTSJ2Ia_uok Late goals by Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil all three points against Costa Rica, meaning Tite's men showed what they are capable of doing.
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5 lessons from Argentina’s humbling defeat to Croatia

Argentina's heavy defeat to Croatia was both a shock to the system, but also a very predictable result for the Albiceleste 1 - Another Sampaoli switch & another disaster Jorge Sampaoli has not repeated a starting eleven in his year in...
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Selfish Neymar v selfless Neymar – Brazil in two minds over PSG star

The Brazilian media is in two minds over Neymar - selfish or selfless. Our man in Saint Petersburg takes the temperature ahead of the Costa Rica clash  Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Saint Petersburg The Brazilian media is divided into two. One side claims that...
Argentina on the brink of World Cup catastrophe after Croatia crash

Video: Argentina on the brink of World Cup catastrophe after Croatia crash

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2yuxE7J5T4 What had been forewarned, finally happened - a listless Argentina outfoxed and outfought by Croatia - in a video special, our man in Buenos Aires tells us what's next....
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Will Brazil get over opening day nerves to overcome Costa Rica?

Nerves and pressure were the familiar foes of Brazil in the side's opening World Cup clash against Switzerland - these need to be banished to overcome Costa Rica Despite Brazil being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw in their World...
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Cristiano’s history repeats in Moscow as he chases World Cup glory

Cristiano Ronaldo was at the scene of a triumph that helped launch his superstar career ten years ago, as he sought to add a closing chapter Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Moscow Luzhniki stadium never seems to let Cristiano Ronaldo down. CR7’s penalty was...
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Video: Spain and Portugal live life on the edge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS2xUH3maXY Playing badly, giving their fans heart-attacks but winning - that's the theme of Portugal and Spain's day in Russia 2018 in our video special....  

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