2018 FIFA World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
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Kane fires England to World Cup knockout stage

Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England thrashed Panama 6-1 on Sunday to ease into the World Cup last 16 alongside group rivals Belgium. Kane now has five goals in Russia,...
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'Crazy' or in love, Russia dances to Latin World Cup beat

Latin American countries have sprung a World Cup surprise by filling Russia's 11 host cities with tens of thousands of fans from Mexico and Colombia to Peru and Argentina. And...
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Spain approaching Morocco with 'eyes open', says Hierro

Spain coach Fernando Hierro said Sunday his players would not make the mistake of underestimating a Morocco side playing for pride in their World Cup Group B decider in Kaliningrad. Spain...
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Salah's 30 days of hurt a sorry tale of two cities

The 2017-18 season has been the best of times, and the worst of times for Mohamed Salah. After a stunning debut season for Liverpool, Salah was elevated to Ballon D'Or contention,...
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Portugal ready for 'tough battle' with Iran - Santos

Portugal boss Fernando Santos predicts a "tough battle" in Monday's decisive World Cup group game against Iran as both countries chase a place in the last 16. European champions...
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Pekerman backs Falcao as El Tigre breaks World Cup duck

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has tipped Radamel Falcao for more success after the joy of seeing his star striker bag his maiden World Cup goal in a 3-0 win over Poland on...
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On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Held by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina's World Cup could already have been all but over, but Lionel Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli's troubled squad have...
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France bank on slow-starter Griezmann to come good at World Cup

World Cup contenders France are waiting for star striker Antoine Griezmann to hit his stride as they aim to secure top spot in Group C against Denmark on Tuesday. Griezmann...
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Who's saying what at the World Cup

AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes at the World Cup: "Professional. Clinical. Bring on Belgium and the knockout rounds." -- England captain Harry Kane on Twitter...
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Three things we learned today at the World Cup

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as England thrashed Panama to seal qualification to the World Cup knock-out stage on Sunday. While Gareth Southgate's side will join Belgium...
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