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World Cup roundup: Croatia, Denmark and France all win Saturday

Croatia 2, Nigeria 0 KALININGRAD, Russia — Even in a more defensive role, Luka Modric can still lead the attack. The Croatia midfielder scored one goal and set up the other

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Did World Cup goal celebration trigger an ‘artificial earthquake’ in Mexico?

A tweet describing an artificial earthquake in Mexico City, after Mexico scored what would be the game-winning goal in the World Cup upset against Germany, went viral Sunday. But neither the US

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Iceland’s World Cup opener vs. Argentina ‘biggest game in history’ of country – coach

MOSCOW — Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrimsson said his entire squad is fit to play in Saturday’s World Cup opener against Argentina, which he declared “the biggest game in the history

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World Cup 2018: France vs. Australia odds, expert picks, and insider predictions

One of the 2018 World Cup favorites will take on an eager underdog Saturday when France faces Australia in a Group C match at 6 a.m. ET. France is No.

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‘The toughest game for us’ – Croatia coach on World Cup opener vs. Nigeria

The Europeans meet with the Super Eagles for the first time in the global tourney and their boss is looking forward to a difficult tie Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has

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Peru could be the surprise team of the World Cup with Paolo Guerrero back

Peru has become a darling of the 2018 World Cup since it sealed its berth with a 2-0 win in a qualifying playoff against New Zealand. Who wouldn’t want to

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Iran beat Morocco to win first World Cup finals tie in 20 years

Iran won their first match at a World Cup finals since 1998 as Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an own goal in injury time. Bouhaddouz put the ball into his

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How Russia Beat Saudi Arabia in the World Cup Opener

Russia comprehensively thrashed Saudi Arabia, 5-0, in the opening game of its home World Cup. Yuri Gazinsky scored on a header 12 minutes in, and afterward Saudi Arabia could offer little

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World Cup: Is Russia 2018 the last chance for Messi and Ronaldo?

The Russia 2018 World Cup is loaded with fascinating plot lines on and off the pitch. Names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah lead a chorus of superstars

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At 2018 World Cup, will Argentina break ‘Curse of the Madonna’?

ROME – In soccer-mad and deeply Catholic Argentina, it’s an article of faith that when the national squad takes the field, God is on their side. So, then, how do

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