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Africa's Big Five: Where do the teams stand as Qatar approaches?

None of Africa's quintet are the complete package heading to the World Cup, with each of the five sides still having clear areas to work on.

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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Why Premier League's success goes deeper than star power, competitiveness or upsets

The Premier League is the world's most popular soccer league, but not for reasons you might think. Here's why superstar players aren't everything.

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FIFA WORLD CUP

Brazil will channel 2002 vibes to try and end World Cup trophy drought

Brazil haven't won the World Cup since 2002, but this squad is special and could be the one to end the long trophy drought.

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France's World Cup prep is not going well: From injuries to Mbappe's clash with FFF

If France are to be the first successful back-to-back World Cup winners since 1962, a lot will need to go right.

FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

How do South Africa, Nigeria rank among qualified nations for FIFA Women's World Cup 2023?

We look at the state of play with just over 300 days until the world descends on Australia and New Zealand for the Women's World Cup.

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TRANSFERS

LIVE Transfer Talk: Barcelona ready to end dispute over Antoine Griezmann's future with Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann is not starting for Atletico Madrid due to a dispute with Barcelona. Is a resolution near? Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest.

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FIFA WORLD CUP

Arabic football terms you should know ahead of the World Cup in Qatar

With Qatar preparing to host the first-ever World Cup in the Arab world, here are some creative Arabic terms that describe the beautiful game.

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FIFA WORLD CUP

Pulisic, Fred, Hazard: Players who are better for their country than their club

Sometimes, for whatever reason, a player just looks more comfortable playing for their national team than their club. Here are six.

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MANCHESTER UNITED

Football

The rise and fall of Phil Jones for Man United and England

Man Utd's Phil Jones was meant to be a generational talent when he signed in 2011, but he hasn't lived up to the billing. What does the future hold?

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Malacia: Size of Manchester United stood out immediately

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  • Predicting every game at the World Cup

    Who will claim soccer's biggest prize in Qatar? Wonder no longer: Ryan O'Hanlon has picked every single game, from group stage to final.

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  • World Cup draw: Group-by-group previews

    Finally, the groups have been drawn and we know who's playing whom in Qatar this November. We pick favorites, games to watch and X-Factors.

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  • Upcoming fixtures

    What's ahead in the Premier League, Champions League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS and more.

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    Updates, results from Premier League, Champions League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS and more.

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