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France peaking perfectly ahead of World Cup final


Should France win the World Cup on Sunday, they would have peaked perfectly after starting the tournament in Russia slowly but gaining momentum when it mattered. Tournament experience has been key for both the players and coach Didier Deschamps. France has learnt lessons from the last World Cup in Brazil, …

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Brazil exit from World Cup saddest moment of my career, Neymar says


Neymar has said Brazil’s World Cup quarterfinal exit at the hands of Belgium “is the saddest moment of my career.” The forward, who scored two goals and set up another in five games for Brazil at the tournament, made headlines for play-acting rather than for match-winning performances. “I can say …

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France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup semifinals


France yesterday qualified for  the World Cup semifinals after a 2-0 win over Uruguay courtesy of goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann. Varane opened the scoring on 40 minutes before Griezmann made it 2-0 just after the hour mark following a dreadful error from Fernando Muslera in the Uruguay …

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Brazil vs Belgium: Lukaku looking to silence more critics


In-form Romelu Lukaku will be key to Belgium’s plans to unlock Brazil’s formidable defence in Friday’s World Cup quarter-final. The 25-year-old Manchester United striker has already begun to silence his critics with a four-goal haul in Russia. But his impressive goalscoring prowess and his aim to be remembered as Belgian’s …

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World Cup: Today’s Round of 16 fixtures- Tuesday, July 3


The two round of 16 matches yesterday were explosive. Brazil had it tough from Mexico before finally breaking through with a 2-0 win. Also, it was a fascinating encounter between Belgium and Japan before the Europeans came from behind to make it through to the quarterfinals. Just like yesterday, two …

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World Cup: Neymar flops as Switzerland hold Brazil


Pre-tournament favourites Brazil failed to win their opening game of a World Cup for the first time since 1978 as Switzerland earned a valuable draw in Rostov-on-Don. The five-time champions, so often lauded for their flair, failed to sparkle after Philippe Coutinho’s superbly curled opener on 20 minutes. Tite’s side …

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Luis Suarez seeks redemption at World Cup


Uruguay forward Luis Suarez is looking for redemption at the World Cup in Russia. He was vilified in South Africa in 2010 for preventing a goal with his hands. Four years later, he was condemned for biting an opponent in Brazil. Now, Suarez wants to finish a World Cup without …

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