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Five Things We Learned As Neymar And Brazil Dismiss Lively Mexico

SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 02: Neymar (10) of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena Stadium in Samara, Russia on July 02, 2018. (Photo by Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Brazil did the business against Mexico in Samara on Monday to book their place in the World Cup quarter-final for the seventh consecutive tournament. Neymar made himself the centre of attention once again as the PSG forward scored one and made one in the 2-0 win for Tite’s side – but more amateur dramatics continued to leave a bad taste. …

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World Cup 2018: Power Ranking The Remaining 16 Teams

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 26: Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the World Cup group stage coming to a close, the hopes of 16 teams have come to a juddering halt. Among them, the biggest surprise is that defending champions Germany are on the plane home, their fate sealed by a 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday. Elsewhere, the likes of Poland and Morocco turned out to be major …

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Three Things We Learned As World Cup Groups E And F Came To A Close

Germany’s defence of their World Cup crown ended in the group stage after they suffered a stunning defeat to South Korea on Wednesday. The four-time champions’ exit amounts to one of the greatest shocks in the tournament’s history, allowing Sweden and Mexico to go through while in Group E, Brazil and Switzerland advanced. Here, we look at three things we learned …

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Defeat To South Korea Sees Germany Suffer Shock World Cup Exit

Reigning world champions Germany have been sent packing from the 2018 World Cup after suffering a shock 2-0 defeat to South Korea in Kazan. In a dramatic final round of fixtures in Group F, Joachim Low’s side, mindful of the fact that victory would almost certainly have seen them through to the last 16, were as slow and as ponderous as …

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Chicharito Hits Half-Century As Mexico Battle Past South Korea

Mexico laid one foot in the World Cup’s last 16 and left South Korea on the brink of elimination after goals from Javier Hernandez and Carlos Vela clinched a 2-1 victory in Rostov on Saturday.  Hernandez became the first Mexican player to score 50 goals for his country, after 104 appearances, with Vela earlier opening the scoring through yet another …

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World Cup 2018: Best XI From The First Round Of Games

SOCHI, RUSSIA - June 15: Cristiano Ronaldo #7 of Portugal looks on before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Portugal and Spain at Fisht Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The first week of World Cup fixtures has thrown up a number of strong individual and team performances. Many of the favourites have so far struggled to get going in these finals, while the likes of hosts Russia have surprised many by flying right out of the traps. In a first round of fixtures that has seen hat-tricks, brilliant free …

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Five Things We Learned From Germany’s Surprise Defeat To Mexico

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Hirving Lozano of Mexico celebrates with team mate Andres Guardado of Mexico after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Defending champions Germany began their 2018 World Cup campaign on Sunday afternoon against Mexico in Group F. With Jogi Low’s side seen by many as the favourites to leave Russia with the trophy, the pressure is certainly on for the 2014 champions to complete that rarest of feats by retaining the famous cup. Their first opponent on the way to …

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World Cup 2018: All 32 Teams Previewed Group-By-Group

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The World Cup comes roaring into life on Thursday afternoon, as four years of hard work all boils down to a month-long tournament for the 32 teams involved. Defending champions Germany are among the favourites to retain their trophy, but look set to be pushed all the way by the likes of Brazil and France. Spain will also be there …

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World Cup 2018 Preview: Group F – Can Germany Defend Their Trophy?

World Cup Group F

Our 2018 World Cup group-by-group preview takes us to Group F, featuring Sweden, Mexico, South Korea and reigning champions Germany. Jogi Low’s side are looking to become the first nation to defend the trophy since Brazil in 1962, and look in good shape to do so. Sweden are determined to prove that there’s life after Zlatan, Mexico are the group’s …

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Prostitute Scandal Jolts Mexico World Cup Squad [Report]

Members of Mexico’s national football squad held a farewell party with around 30 prostitutes before the team travelled to Europe ahead of the World Cup, reports said Tuesday. According to the TVNotas gossip magazine, nine members of Mexico’s World Cup squad partied with dozens of escorts at a private compound in Mexico City last Saturday following the team’s 1-0 win …

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Watch: Portugal Make A Holy Mess Of A Free-Kick Without Ronaldo

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Portugal were without star man Cristiano Ronaldo in Sunday’s Confederations Cup third-place playoff on Sunday – and their reliance on his set-pieces was never more evident. Granted, the Real Madrid forward doesn’t have the best record when it comes to free kicks (despite his insistence on taking them), but at least his demand to take them offers some sort of …

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Watch: Michael Bradley’s Goal For USA Vs. Mexico Was Simply Stunning

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Bruce Arena’s USA were in action against Mexico on Sunday night looking to put some distance between themselves and Panama in the CONCACAF World Cup playoff spot. Facing group leaders Mexico in the Azteca, they made the perfect start after just five minutes when Michael Bradley had the vision to spot opposition goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa off his line, and despite being …

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Five Talking Points As Ireland Downed By Mexico

New York , United States - 1 June 2017; Jesus Corona of Mexico scores his side's first goal during the International Friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Mexico at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, USA. (Photo By David Maher/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

As Ireland went down 3-1 to Mexico, we take a look at some of the talking points from the friendly match in New Jersey. Stephen Gleeson’s consolation goal was not enough as Ireland suffered a crushing defeat to the Gold Cup champions. Important to see context of match It is very hard to take many positives from the game but …

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