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Luis Suarez Second Chance To Redeem His World Cup Reputation

  Russia 2018 has, so far at least, been the World Cup of the talismanic centre-forward. England have hat-trick hero Harry Kane, Diego Costa has popped up with vital goals for Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo tried dragging his Portugal team kicking and screaming towards the knockout stages and Romelu Lukaku has been in scintillating form for Belgium.   None, though, represent ...

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Argentine Exit:  Jorge Sampaoli Report Card On Messi

  Football fans may have seen Lionel Messi at a World Cup for the final time on Saturday night.   After retiring from international football in 2016, before eventually reversing his decision, fans have always had their suspicions that Messi would quit for good after the tournament in Russia.   And the performances of Argentina at the competition will give ...

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Didier On How They Stopped The Goat

  Didier Deschamps was under a bit of pressure heading into France’s Round of 16 clash with Argentina, but his players stepped up in Kazan.   Despite picking up two wins and a draw, the three performances prior to Saturday had been slightly underwhelming considering the amount of talent in the French squad.   However, we saw what their attacking ...

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  Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez expressed his concern over Edinson Cavani’s condition after the forward set up a World Cup quarter-final date with France. Cavani’s double accounted for Portugal as Uruguay won their last-16 clash in Sochi 2-1 on Saturday night.   But the Paris St Germain striker was forced off in the final quarter with a leg injury and ...

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Mascherano States His New Plans, Intentions

    Javier Mascherano wasted no time in announcing his international retirement after Argentina was knocked out of the World Cup. The midfielder has earned a record 147 caps for his country but his final game ended in a 4-3 defeat to France in their last-16 tie.   Antoine Griezmann’s early penalty put France in front before Argentina replied through ...

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