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Morocco advance 3-0 on penalties

Magnificent Morocco send Spain packing to reach their first World Cup quarterfinal

Morocco's success story at the 2022 World Cup continues after a penalty shootout victory over Spain to carry the hopes of Arab and African nations.

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Marcotti hails Morocco's stunning win vs. Spain

Gab Marcotti praises Morocco for their win vs. Spain but criticises Luis Enrique for his tactical decisions in the loss.

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2022 FIFA World Cup

No Ronaldo, no problem: Replacement Ramos' hat-trick lifts Portugal into quarterfinals

It was a big decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo, but his replacement Goncalo Ramos scored a hat-trick in a 6-1 win to reach the last-eight.

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Have Portugal's World Cup credentials been underestimated?

Alex Kirkland reacts to Portugal's 6-1 win over Switzerland in the last 16 of the World Cup.

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TRANSFERS

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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BRAZIL PUNCH TICKET TO QUARTERFINALS

Brazil's dancing goal celebrations: Rehearsed on TikTok, performed on the pitch

Some may call them disrespectful, but Brazil don't care. Neymar & Co. are going to keep on dancing every time they score a goal at the World Cup.

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Moreno: There is no stopping Brazil

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MAN UNITED'S CLIMB IN THE WSL

Man United have lacked support and success of other WSL teams. Is that changing?

Man United have only lost once this WSL campaign. Despite the forces working against them, is a first Women's Super League title possible?

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FIFA WORLD CUP

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.

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