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World Cup - Round of 16 - Belgium vs Japan

Neutral territory in Saint Petersburg as France battle back Belgium

Brazil's shock exit to Belgium was clear in Saint Petersburg with more fans following a samba beat than the Europeans in the semi-final clash against France Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Saint Petersburg The World Cup is of the fans, for the fans and...
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England’s unlikely hero Gareth Southgate ushers in new era

Previously infamous for being part of England's past failure, Gareth Southgate has grown into a figurehead of a bright new era for the Three Lions  Were it not for a pint of wine and some undercover reporters, England would likely...
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Thierry Henry is talk of town as France face Belgium in World Cup semi

Despite France and Belgium having some of the world's best players, the big talk ahead of Tuesday's World Cup semi-final was an assistant coach  Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Saint Petersburg France appears to be more concerned over whether Thierry Henry will sing the...
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Video: Who will be in the World Cup final?

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA7WA-uzwHQ France or Belgium? England or Croatia? Our experts predict about the World Cup semi-finals.
Sochi's Riviera saw the fall of the 2018 Russian Revolution

Sochi’s Riviera saw the fall of the 2018 Russian Revolution

From expecting a group stage knock-out to being just one kick from the semi-finals, Russian fans saw a true World Cup revolution in a month of madness Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Sochi The Fisht Stadium faces the Black Sea. Cross the road and...
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World Cup quarter-final winners and losers: Super Luka and a rolling Neymar

While a Croatian became the best midfielder in the world, a Brazilian's star fell to miss out on the Ballon d'Or race - here's the World Cup quarter-final winners and losers  WINNERS Luka Modric Simply the best midfielder in the world. And...
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Video: Football takes another step home as Russia runs out of luck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNCs8x4-iC4 England and Croatia set up a semifinal clash that neither set of fans would have expected as both teams moved through the quarters in very different ways....
Russians confident that World Cup journey does not end with Croatia

Russians confident that World Cup journey does not end with Croatia

Russia's World Cup plan of grit, determination and confidence has gotten the team to the quarter-finals. Stanislav Cherchesov says that this is not the end Tite’s meet-the-press moments are very jovial affairs. A cordial homely atmosphere surrounds the Brazil boss. He...
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Video: Bye Bye Brazil and Vive La France

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqqC0B_qbY0 The quarter-finals of the World Cup delivered a double blow to South America with an early exit for Brazil and Uruguay to set up a semi-final of neighbours......
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.
Spanish fans react while watching their team play against the Chileans

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...

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