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England's World Cup starts now with France a formidable quarterfinal opponent

England's win on Sunday means they now have to do something they've never done before: Win a knockout game against a major nation away from Wembley.

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Giroud makes history, Mbappe stuns as France advance

France showed their quality against Poland to advance to the World Cup quarter-finals, but miss key players like Kante, Pogba and Benzema.

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Transfer Talk: USA's McKennie attracts Tottenham attention

McKennie impressed for the Americans at the World Cup, and now the Juventus midfielder has the attention of Spurs. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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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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World Cup fans in Qatar put their own spin on the local dress to support their team

Fans in Qatar for the World Cup are getting creative and wearing custom thobes with their team's colors. Would you wear one?

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You can't win a World Cup if you can't score goals, so the USA were doomed

The US always boast about hanging with big teams at the World Cup instead of beating them. For that to change, the USA must score goals.

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The US accomplished a lot in Qatar, but left everyone wanting more

Did the US deserve to make the quarterfinals? No, but they showed that they could, and that potential captivated a wide audience watching back home.

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Spain have been given a second chance at the World Cup. Will they take it?

Spain were fortunate to emerge from Group E given the way Japan fought back to beat them. The danger now: do other teams know how to stop La Roja?

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Brazil still tinkering with attacking options

Are Brazil able to field two wingers with a centre-forward and still maintain defensive solidity while they do it?

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