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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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'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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Who is that masked man? Why Croatia defender Gvardiol is tipped for big things

Croatia's Josko Gvardiol is 20 years old and bossing the World Cup. One scout says: "I don't think I've seen a more technically gifted defender."


World Cup quarterfinals preview: what to know about each team, predictions, schedule, and more

With the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals set, we bring you one key factor and one player to know ahead of the matchups, plus predictions.

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World Cup Best XIs: Our writers pick their stand-out teams so far

England's Jude Bellingham is one of the consensus picks among ESPN's writers in Qatar, but who else makes it in our World Cup Best XI lists so far?


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.



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.



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.

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