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As a Socceroos fan in Argentina, I know the banter to come will be brutal no matter who wins

If you take a taxi in Argentina, the conversation will eventually turn to one of two subjects: inflation or football. In Buenos Aires, the World Cup is inescapable. Signs hover

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PKL 9: Bengaluru Bulls Hold Off UP Yoddhas for Crucial Win, Qualify for Play-offs

The Bengaluru Bulls put on a great show to win against the UP Yoddhas by a scoreline of 38-35 in a high-pressure game at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium to qualify

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Australian cricket great Ricky Ponting returns to Perth stadium after heart scare

Ricky Ponting has revealed short, sharp pains in his chest led to him being taken to hospital before getting the all-clear to return to Optus Stadium for commentary 18 hours

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Southgate and Kane press home message on England high standards

Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane have used a team meeting to urge England’s players not to let their standards slip before Sunday’s last-16 tie against Senegal. John Stones revealed that

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‘The defeats always stay’: Jordan Henderson reflects on near misses

Jordan Henderson cannot help it. Put simply, it is a part of what makes him who he is. The Liverpool and England midfielder feels the setbacks way more keenly than

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Aboubakar stuns Brazil with Cameroon winner but is sent off for celebration

Cameroon’s highlight of the evening appeared to arrive before the actual game when high spirits had them sashaying down the corridor to the dressing room in vocal form. From here

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Switzerland advance and Serbia go out as Freuler finish settles stormy contest

An enthralling football match broke out for 50 minutes but perhaps it was naive to suggest this encounter would pass quietly. It ended with Granit Xhaka, who had already outraged

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