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The eight most important players in the quarterfinals

With just eight teams left at the 2022 World Cup, we keep it simple: these are the eight players who could have a major influence on the quarterfinals, from Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi to -- you guessed it -- Lionel Messi.

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What to know about each team, predictions, schedule and more

With the quarterfinals set, we bring you one key factor and player to know ahead of the matchups, plus predictions.

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Messi faces tough test vs. Dutch, Neymar nears Pele's record: World Cup daily

It won't matter if the Netherlands beat Argentina or if Brazil oust Croatia, there will be heartbreak. Here's the latest from Qatar.

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'The best in the world': Why Brazil's Casemiro is essential to their World Cup hopes

Casemiro, Brazil's midfield anchor, is cementing his status as one of the game's greats. Can he lead his country to its sixth World Cup title?

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Why Brazil vs. Croatia is also a battle of iconic kits and deeper meaning

Brazil-Croatia isn't just a big match. It's a time to celebrate their amazing kits and the backstories behind them.

RONALDO'S NEW ROLE WITH PORTUGAL

Ronaldo's latest row with his coach is nothing new; he has a long history of them

Cristiano Ronaldo's angry reaction to being substituted for Portugal is far from the first high-profile row of his two decades at the top.

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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. It's not for the faint of heart.

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TRANSFERS

LIVE Transfer Talk: US's Yunus Musah on Inter Milan radar

US star Yunus Musah is attracting interest from Inter Milan following his string of World Cup performances. Transfer Talk is LIVE with 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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