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2022 FIFA World Cup

Morocco's run to World Cup knockouts is no fluke; the secret is team spirit

Many didn't expect Morocco to get through, but they will have a massive amount of support on the ground when they face Spain on Tuesday.

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Do Spain's players match Luis Enrique's desire to take down Morocco?

A game against Morocco means a test of fortitude, mentality and attitude for Spain. But are the players as determined as their coach?


Neymar the catalyst as Brazil produce classic World Cup display

Neymar was mesmerising against South Korea, but above all, he was the glue that held the team together in what was a classic Brazil performance.

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LIVE Transfer Talk: PSG push Messi to extend contract amid Miami interest

With Inter Miami circling, PSG want Lionel Messi to commit to staying in Paris for at least another year. Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest.

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African sides break records during FIFA World Cup group stage

Is it too soon for us to be talking about 'progress' for African teams at the World Cup?

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ESPN's alternative African World Cup group stage dream team

What about players who could have represented African nations but instead opted to feature for other international sides at the highest level?

Croatia advance 3-1 on penalties

Resilience, not veteran stars, the key to Croatia beating Japan

For the longest time, the likes of Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic have been central to Croatia's greatest moments. Not so in the win over Japan.

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Amid heartbreak, Japan will learn that brute force is sometimes required to break down a wall

The 'wall of the best 16' remains standing in front of Japan. They may need brute force to break it down next time at the FIFA World Cup.


World Cup fans in Qatar put their own spin on the local dress to support their team

Fans in Qatar for the World Cup are getting creative and wearing custom thobes with their team's colors. Would you wear one?


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