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Colombia’s Sanchez on a mission: Stop Kane!

Davinson Sanchez has represented Colombia at every age level Made his full international debut at 20 Has now won 12 caps with Los Cafeteros Davinson Sanchez has proved during the course of his short career that he is not one to shirk a challenge. The youngest memb… FIFA.com – Latest News

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Neymar leads Brazil to the last eight

Neymar scored his sixth FIFA World Cup™ goal, before substitute Roberto Firmino added one late on, to lift Brazil past Mexico 2-0 to advance into the quarter-finals at Russia 2018. The first 20 minutes of the match started with El Tri pressuring the South Americans’ backline, but eventually Tite’s side were able to grow into the game, ultimately generating more ...

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Psychologist shares secrets to Swedish success

Daniel Ekvall is Sweden’s sports psychology advisor He has been praised for his role in the team’s success at Russia 2018 Ekvall explains his role ahead of the Swedes’ last-16 tie against Switzerland By Alexandra Jonson with Sweden Making it to the World Cup was seen as a minor miracle for Sweden, given that they edged out the likes of ...

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Belgium dig deep to edge out Japan

Belgium’s team of stars demonstrated their strength of character by coming back from two goals down to claim victory over Japan in a wild game at the Rostov Arena. The manner of the win will surely fill the side with confidence as they now advance to the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ where they will face none ...

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Lift-off for Willian in Russia’s rocket city

Willian provided the assist for Brazil’s first goal against Mexico Tite gave him the nickname “Little Rocket” Samara is famous as Russia’s aerospace centre By Giancarlo Giampietro with Brazil When Willian latched on to Neymar’s backheel on the edge of the box with six second-half minutes gone in Brazil’s Round of 16 tie with Mexico, he showed exactly why his ...

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Uruguay sweating on Cavani after Saturday night fever

​El Matador has scored three times in Russia Striker’s brace sealed Uruguay’s place in quarter-finals He faces fitness race ahead of France tie on Friday 6 July By Florencia Simoes with Uruguay His voice wobbled, overcome as he was with emotion – a bittersweet mix of joy and distress. The events of Saturday night in Sochi will live long in ...

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Casemiro, A Seleção’s steadying hand

​Casemiro’s role in midfield brings balance to Brazil Coach Tite lauds his “level of concentration” The Real Madrid man talks about watching his dream come true By Giancarlo Giampietro with Brazil Can it be said that behind every great attack there is a great midfielder? While that may not be a hard and fast rule, Casemiro is doing everything he ...

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FIFA Foundation Festival shows power of football to change lives

Tournament at Moscow’s Red Square a highlight of ten-day festival Fair play at the forefront for 48 NGOs participating Young leaders make memories to last a lifetime For some people, playing football completes them. Just ask 16-year-old Abu Sesey from Freetown who tragically lost his right leg when he was five years old during a conflict in his native Sierra ...

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Record-setting Ronaldo ponders World Cup future

Portugal and star captain Cristiano Ronaldo exit in Round of 16 Ronaldo set several several goalscoring benchmarks in Russia Star discusses Portugal’s immediate future By Raquel Branco with Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo made a supercharged start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and was widely expected to kick on and be the star of the tournament. Four goals in Portugal’s ...

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