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Luis Enrique replaced as Spain coach after World Cup exit 

The Spanish soccer federation thanked Luis Enrique but said it was time to "start a new project" to keep the growth achieved by the coach in recent years.

published : 08 Dec 2022
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Croatia, Serbia fined for Balkan statements at World Cup

FIFA also fined Saudi Arabia 30,000 Swiss francs ($32,000) for "team misconduct" after getting six yellow cards in games against Argentina and Mexico.

published : 08 Dec 2022
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Winning Goals: Meet Varun Tripuraneni, co-owner of Hyderabad FC team

CE speaks with Varun Tripuraneni about winning games, building teams and success mantra

published : 08 Dec 2022
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Not many chinks in Moroccan armour

Not just Spain, though. It’s been one of the main themes of the tournament: a stingy Moroccan defence that has repelled just about anything that has been thrown at them.

published : 08 Dec 2022
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Football, a source for national pride and identity in Croatia

When Brazil kicked off a home World Cup with a routine 3-1 win against Croatia that day, the latter were but an afterthought.

published : 08 Dec 2022
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Griezmann flourishing in new role for France at World Cup

The 31-year-old can now show off his range of passing and his work rate from midfield, while also providing a threat with his set-piece deliveries.

published : 07 Dec 2022
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The next World Cup will jump to 48 teams. Is bigger better?

FIFA claims the expansion is good for the global game. However, a bigger World Cup will advance the business and revenue interests of football's regulatory body, which is marred by corruption.

published : 07 Dec 2022
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FIFA World Cup: Desolate Ronaldo relegated to bench in Portugal's emphatic win

In fact, it was a rather sad sight. A veteran in decline departing the scene as his teammates — some barely half his age — continued to party.

published : 07 Dec 2022
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Pass-masters Spain fail World Cup test, face identity crisis

As good as midfielders Pedri and Gavi are, they still lack a decisive, regular match-winner. The coach buys "the complete pack" when it comes to possession football, for better or for worse.

published : 07 Dec 2022
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Goncalo Ramos bags hat-trick as Portugal crush Swiss to reach World Cup quarters

The 21-year-old Ramos, who started instead of Ronaldo, became the youngest player to strike three times in a World Cup knockout match since Pele in 1958.

published : 07 Dec 2022
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Morocco plot Spain downfall in World Cup

Goalkeeper Bounou helps them beat Spain 3-0 in a penalty shootout to become the first Arab nation to enter the quarterfinals

published : 07 Dec 2022
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FIFA World Cup: It's just like watching vintage Brazil

The Real Madrid man clipped a cross for Lucas Pacqueta whose first-time shot went through a mass of South Korean legs before nestling into the net.

published : 07 Dec 2022
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Morocco beat Spain on penalties, make World Cup history

Morocco has been the biggest surprise of the tournament and will next face either Portugal or Switzerland.

published : 06 Dec 2022
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South Korea looks to youth after World Cup loss to Brazil

This was the third time South Korea has reached the knockout round. Its best performance was in 2002 when it co-hosted the event with Japan and reached the semifinals.

published : 06 Dec 2022
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Shall we dance? Brazil cop flak, praise for World Cup shenanigans

The manner of exuberant celebrations during the game caught the eye of many, with the Brazilians rolling out a set of choreographed dance moves.

published : 06 Dec 2022