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Coutinho and Neymar fired Brazil ahead in extra-time

Brazil faced a stern test against Costa Rica on Friday afternoon but somehow scraped a victory thanks to two late goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar.

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Argentina deny player mutiny reports

Argentina denied reports Friday that players want coach Jorge Sampaoli sacked before their final World Cup group game against Nigeria after a humbling 3-0 defeat by Croatia.

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Enduring crisis leaves Messi and Argentina in World Cup disarray

The 2014 World Cup final in Brazil was supposed to be Lionel Messi's crowning moment, the chance for him to take his place alongside Diego Maradona in Argentina's pantheon of heroes.

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Deschamps keeps handbrake on despite wealth of attacking talent

France have booked their spot in the World Cup last 16 but a team forged in the image of coach Didier Deschamps is unlikely to win many friends or admirers.

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Egypt FA: 'Salah won't leave World Cup early'

The Egyptian Football Association president has denied suggestions Mohamed Salah could depart the World Cup ahead of schedule.

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Argentine managers suffering dismal World Cup: Eight defeats in nine games

Despite Argentine managers dominating the World Cup, with no country boasting more bosses at the tournament, it is fair to say that their five representatives haven't had particularly memorable tournaments so far.

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Socceroos' Milligan condemns Kruse criticism

Robbie Kruse has endured significant criticism from Australia fans and Mark Milligan is disappointed by the situation.

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Barca fear for Messi's state of mind

Reports claim that Spanish giants Barcelona are concerned about the state of mind of star man Lionel Messi, with Argentina on the verge of an early World Cup exit.

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Stomach bug hits Sweden ahead of Germany clash

Sweden's preparations for their World Cup clash against Germany have been hampered by a stomach bug that has prevented three players from travelling to Sochi, where Saturday's game will be played.

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Ardiles: 'Argentina team the worst in history'

World Cup winner Ossie Ardiles slammed Argentina in a lengthy social media rant, dubbing the current squad the worst ever.

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Serbia v Switzerland - Preview and possible lineups

We take a look ahead to the Group E clash between Serbia and Switzerland at the Arena Baltika in Kaliningrad. Kick-off: Friday, 8PM (CET).

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Defeat shocks Argentina

It was the morning after the night before for Argentinian fans in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday and the recriminations from the devastating Croatia defeat just hours earlier were well underway.

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World Cup fans experience Russian history

Iceland and Nigeria fans soaked up the "awe-inspiring" history of Volgograd on Friday as they explored the World Cup city that was annihilated during World War II.

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Sweden game will be a 'World Cup final' for Germany

World Cup holders Germany face enormous pressure ahead of their second group match against Sweden, dubbed an "early final", with Joachim Loew's team knowing defeat on Saturday would effectively end their campaign.

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Gareth Southgate wants England to stand strong against Panama

The England manager, Gareth Southgate, has told his players to expect a rough and physical game against Panama on Sunday.


The remarkable rise of RB Leipzig

After the appointment of Julian Nagelsmann as head coach, we look back at the history of RB Leipzig.

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