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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Goldman Sachs predicts Brazil will get World Cup revenge against Germany

Four years is a long time in soccer, but players, fans and nations have long memories. Brazil was last seen at a World Cup being well beaten by the Netherlands

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WORLD CUP: Morocco back after 2 decades with eye on 2 events

Morocco’s first World Cup victory in Russia could come off the field. On the eve of the tournament, Morocco is hoping to beat a North American bid for the right

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Traffic, shashlik and craft beer: what World Cup fans can expect in Russia

Airports There are three ways out of depression, goes the joke: Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo. In Moscow, you’ll be arriving at one of these airports. Be careful of overpriced taxis

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World Cup 2018, Russia vs Saudi Arabia: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

What is it? The curtain-raiser to the 2018 World Cup sees hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia. When is it? Thursday June 14. What time is kick off? 4pm UK time. Where is it

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Why the World Cup will never be the same after Russia 2018

MOSCOW — Here we go again. Welcome to the quadrennial global water-cooler moment known as the World Cup. Indeed, as a sporting and entertainment spectacle, nothing comes close. The World

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