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Lionel Messi ensured Argentina didn't implode, and the World Cup is so much better for it

Lionel Messi may no longer be what he was, but he showed that he can do everything to drag Argentina to glory -- the good, the tough and the ugly.

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How Brazil and Tite blew their chance at World Cup glory in 2022

Brazil's talent and momentum should have pushed them into the World Cup semifinals. Instead, they were stunned by Croatia. Where did it go wrong?

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Everything to know about Goncalo Ramos, the man who replaced Ronaldo and Nunez

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped for 21-year-old Goncalo Ramos against Switzerland, who then scored a hat trick. He's a future star.

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Mbappe from 2018 to 2022: France star is almost the finished article

Four years ago Kylian Mbappe won the World Cup with France, cementing himself as one of the best young players on the planet. Now? He's even better.

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TRANSFERS

Transfer Talk: Arsenal keen on Serbia star Dusan Vlahovic amid Juventus turmoil

Juventus could let Dusan Vlahovic leave with Arsenal in the lead to sign the Serbia striker. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Why it's time for Joao Felix to leave Atletico Madrid

Alex Kirkland feels it may be best for all parties if Joao Felix is to leave Atletico Madrid.

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Your guide to penalty shootouts: best takers left at World Cup, keeper stats, more

As the 2022 World Cup enters the quarterfinals, the chances of a game being decided from the spot increase exponentially. Ryan O'Hanlon breaks down the numbers on how to win a penalty shootout.

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What's it like to take a penalty at the World Cup? 'No joy, just pure relief'

After two hours of play, with the hopes of a nation weighing on you, it can come down to one kick from 12 yards.

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U.S. soccer journalist Grant Wahl dies at 49 in Qatar

Grant Wahl, one of the most well-known soccer writers in the United States, died while covering the World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands.

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