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Iliman Ndiaye's remarkable World Cup journey with Senegal is just the beginning

From the English amateur leagues three years ago to the World Cup, Iliman Ndiaye is a success story despite Senegal's round-of-16 exit in Qatar.

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What motivates Van Gaal for his last dance with Netherlands at World Cup?

Taking Netherlands to a World Cup at 71 years old, not long after battling cancer, is one of many things to marvel at about manager Louis van Gaal.

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Emiliano Martinez is crucial to Argentina's World Cup hopes

Emiliano Martinez's quick reflexes -- and his big personality -- are going to be important if Argentina are to win the World Cup.


LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United close in on €80m Gakpo move

Manchester United will reportedly have to part with €80m to land Netherlands star Cody Gakpo in January. 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.



Bounou the calm presence behind Morocco's World Cup success

Yassine Bounou's gentle voice and big grin highlights exactly why there is so much confidence flowing through the Morocco squad at this World Cup.

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Off the bench, Ronaldo can help Portugal in a way he refused to at Manchester United

Ronaldo's benching mirrors how things ended at Manchester United. But with a World Cup at stake, he has the chance to make this scenario work.


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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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?

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