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2022 FIFA World Cup

The seven tendencies Messi displayed against Poland

It's hard to focus on one player for 90 minutes, but Gab Marcotti watched exclusively Lionel Messi take on Poland. What did he learn about the GOAT?

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Moreno: Argentina played their best game of the World Cup vs. Poland



2022 FIFA World Cup

Too little, too late: Mexico's streak of reaching knockout rounds snapped

A frantic victory that at times felt like a rollercoaster wasn't enough as Mexico's run of reaching the round of 16 at the World Cup was ended.

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Brilliant 12th man just fails to make up for key absentees as Saudi Arabia suffer elimination

With the elimination of Saudi Arabia, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will miss both the team on the field and the Green Falcons' fans in the stands.


Who is Africa's greatest World Cup team, and can a squad in Qatar go one better?

ESPN assesses the golden generations that could stake a claim to being Africa's top World Cup team -- until a side reaches the semifinals, anyway.

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Senegal advance as Koulibaly turns the tie to send Ecuador home

Senegal beat Ecuador to seal a spot in the World Cup's round of 16, but needed their captain to turn things around with 20 minutes left.


Transfer Talk: Man Utd, PSV Eindhoven in touch over Netherlands star Gakpo

Manchester United are in contact with the representatives of PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Why every club wants to sign Portugal and Milan forward Rafael Leao

Portugal and AC Milan forward Rafael Leao is arguably the most-coveted attacking player among the elite clubs in world football. Here's why.



Why are Belgium struggling at the World Cup, given their talent?

Belgium have produced some of the best players of the modern era, but have failed to measure up in Qatar. Will they even reach the round of 16?

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Bundesliga is home to Japan's best. Will they knock out Germany?

The Samurai Blue are in position to knock Germany out of the World Cup.

Why Spain, Luis Enrique should get Ansu Fati on the pitch

Spain have looked strong so far at the World Cup, but where are the minutes for Ansu Fati? He is a difference-maker still waiting for his chance.



World Cup last 16: Why every team left will, won't win it all in Qatar

As teams secure their spots in the knockout stage, we break down their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to winning it all.

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