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Jo seizes opportunity in dream start

By Hounche Chung with Korea Republic Korea Republic coach Shin Taeyong has raised quite a few eyebrows with experimental formations and unexpected call-ups in a series of friendlies in the build-up to the finals. So it was not difficult to anticipate that there would be another element of surprise when he submitted the starting line-up for the Group F opener ...

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Star strikers secure full house for Europe

THE DAY REPLAYED – With the notable exception of the holders, European teams have been faring decidedly well at Russia 2018. Today’s trio of wins for Sweden, Belgium and England ensured that, of the 13 matches they have been involved in thus far, teams from the Old Continent have lost just one. Harry Kane’s late winner against Tunisia boosted the ...

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Harry, Lucky and the Granq score big

Not many people picked Andreas Granqvist (€5m), but the 33-year-old Sweden centre-back rewarded the few that did with a Day 5-high of 12 points in the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy. He was followed by brace-baggers Harry Kane (€11m) and … FIFA.com – Latest News

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Preview Uruguay v Saudi Arabia

​Uruguay out to reach knockout rounds for third straight edition Saudi Arabia seeking first win at FIFA World Cup for 24 years THE LATEST: #URUKSA LIVE BLOG updating now Having experienced starkly contrast… FIFA.com – Latest News

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A carefully planned Mexican victory

By Martin Langer, with Mexico Nobody predicted this. Anyone who said they could see it happening was most probably lying, with the exception, that is, of Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio or one of his players. Over the last few months, Osorio has been hatching a plan to defeat the reigning world champions, and today at the Luzhniki Stadium, El ...

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Preview: Belgium v Panama

​Belgium and Panama open Group G in Sochi Belgium building on Brazil 2014 quarter-final run, Panama are debutants THE LATEST: #BELPAN LIVE BLOG updating now The opening match in Group G promises to deliver a fascinating contrast o… FIFA.com – Latest News

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Stubborn Swiss stifle Brazil

Brazil looked all set to party at one stage but ended up trapped in Switzerland’s intricate defensive web, with a 1-1 draw a fair result as the two sides made their Group E debuts at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Having dominated possession but without creating clear-cut chances, the tournament favourites took the lead after 20 minutes thanks to ...

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El Tri and Die Nati foil favourites

DAY REPLAYED – They say that the hardest thing is not to reach the summit, but to stay there. The fact that only two teams have managed to retain the FIFA World Cup™ shows that the adage certainly holds true in this competition. Just ask Germany who, after claiming the Trophy in such impressive fashion at Brazil 2014, were brought ...

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Unforeseen headliners on Day 4

Costly stars Kroos, Muller and Neymar failed to score heavily ‘The Serbian Roberto Carlos’ lived up to his nickname ​De Bruyne, Hazard, Kane and Son are among the Day 5 captain options See also

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