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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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World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi outlines his plans for the future if Argentina fail to triumph in Russia

Lionel Messi has revealed that his future with the Argentinian national team rests squarely on how the side perform at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Messi, 30, originally announced his

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World Cup 2018: Will an African team reach semi-finals for first time?

“When I first started to coach Ivory Coast I said to Didier Drogba: ‘We have some fantastic players and we can go far in the World Cup.’ He said: ‘No

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World Cup 2018: Why you should follow Colombia

As we countdown to Russia 2018, we take a look at all 32 teams and suggest a reason to back them. With 7 days to the big kick-off, it is

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