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Stéphanie Frappart makes history as 1st female World Cup ref

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French referee Stéphanie Frappart became the first woman to take charge of a men’s World Cup game on Thursday as she blew her whistle to start Germany’s game against Costa Rica. Frappart also had two women as assistants — Neuza Back of Brazil and Karen Diaz Medina of Mexico —… Read

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Germany out of World Cup despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

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Germany was eliminated from the group stage of the World Cup for the second tournament in a row. The four-time champions beat Costa Rica 4-2 Thursday but it wasn't enough to advance to the round of 16. Japan's 2-1 victory over Spain allowed both of those teams to advance instead,… Read

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Morocco roar past Canada into World Cup last 16

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Morocco powered into the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time in 36 years on Thursday with a 2-1 victory over eliminated Canada. Goals from Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri ensured the North Africans finished top of Group F ahead of 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia. Morocco,… Read

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Canada proud after World Cup adventure ends in defeat

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Canada coach John Herdman said his team would depart the World Cup with heads held high after their tournament ended in a third straight defeat against Morocco on Thursday. The Canadians returned to the World Cup for the first time since the 1986 finals in Mexico after dominating CONCACAF region… Read

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Virtue or signalling? World Cup protests get mixed reaction

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Human rights protests at the World Cup have drawn everything from sympathy to indifference and outright hostility, with Qatar's critics often finding themselves in the firing line. Germany's hands-over-mouths protest, a reaction to being barred from wearing a "OneLove" armband, was swiftly followed by accusations of anti-Arab racism and taunts… Read

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Your move Moriyasu: What will Japan’s enigmatic manager do against Spain?

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Japan will face Spain in their final Group E match at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Friday morning, Japan time, almost certainly needing a victory to advance to the knockout stage of the tournament. A draw will only be good if Costa Rica and Germany draw their final… Read

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Australia reach last 16 after beating Denmark 1-0

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Australia coach Graham Arnold hailed the Socceroos' "remarkable" achievement after they reached the last 16 of the World Cup for only the second time with a 1-0 win over Denmark on Wednesday. Winger Mathew Leckie scored the winner on the hour with a smart run and finish to extinguish Denmark's… Read

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France loses to Tunisia 1-0 but still wins World Cup group

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As France searched for a late equalizer, the players on Tunisia’s bench were watching another World Cup match on TV hoping for a goal. Neither of them came, giving Tunisia a momentous 1-0 win over defending champion France that still wasn’t enough to prevent the north African team from being… Read

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Argentina advance after beating Poland 2-0

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Rest easy, soccer fans. Lionel Messi will grace the World Cup stage at least one more time. The Argentina great had a penalty saved but his team still beat Poland 2-0 Wednesday after second-half goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez and advanced to the last 16. Argentina finished… Read

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Mexico beats Saudi Arabia 2-1 but falls short at World Cup

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Henry Martin and Luis Chaves each scored in Mexico's furious attempt to stay alive at the World Cup, but the 2-1 victory Wednesday night over Saudi Arabia was not enough. Because of Argentina's 2-0 victory over Poland in a simultaneous match, Mexico failed to advance out of its group for… Read

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