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Will Mexico advance in the World Cup? Here are the scenarios heading into the final group stage game

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Despite two wins in two games, Mexico's future in the World Cup is almost as unsettled as it was when the team landed in Russia three weeks ago. Heading into its final group stage game with Sweden on Wednesday, Mexico is facing several scenarios that could either send it on to the knockout rounds...
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Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup: Team previews for all of the 32 teams including squads, schedules and more

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A team-by-team preview for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
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Messi is running out of time to save Argentina's World Cup

Messi is running out of time to save Argentina's World Cup

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - For Lionel Messi, the time is now.
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Uruguay defender Gimenez ruled out of final group match

Uruguay defender Gimenez ruled out of final group match

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SAMARA, Russia - Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez has been ruled out of the team's final World Cup group match against Russia because of a right thigh injury.
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Seeing red: Iceland promises Croatia grueling group finish

Seeing red: Iceland promises Croatia grueling group finish

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia - Iceland defender Kari Arnason isn't afraid to see red if it means stopping one of the World Cup's most creative sides when it takes on Croatia on Tuesday.
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Global Sports: African Team, African Coach: Senegal Is Making a Strong Statement in Russia

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Aliou Cissé was once a World Cup player for Senegal. Now he is one of two native African coaches in the World Cup, and he has Senegal off to a fine start.
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Tatar's national dessert chak-chak is a hit in Kazan

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KAZAN, Russia - There are arguably more chak-chaks for sale in Kazan's shops, cafes and restaurants than fans attending World Cup matches in the colorful city on the Volga river.
Traditionally eaten at weddings in central Asia, the sugary treat has become the national dessert of Tatarstan, the oil-rich region which promotes itself as the “Land of 1,001 Delights.”
In the lively Bauman pedestrian street in downtown Kazan, vendors from the fast food chain Tubetey, which specializes in halal Tatar cuisine, are handing out the dish made from soft deep-fried dough, sugar and honey.
“When I was a...
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World Cup 2018: Nigeria v Argentina preview, players to watch, key stats

World Cup 2018: Nigeria v Argentina preview, players to watch, key stats

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Two days after his 31st birthday, Lionel Messi will face Nigeria desperately hoping to salvage Argentina's torrid Russia 2018 campaign.
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Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina's World Cup crisis

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BRONNITSY, Russia - In any other context, the gesture would have gone unnoticed: Lionel Messi received birthday greetings from Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli. The best wishes, however, came amid turmoil embroiling Sampaoli and the squad, which is on the brink of elimination from the World Cup in Russia. The captain, who turned 31 on Sunday, arrived to the training field where Sampaoli was waiting to start the session. The coach went up to Messi, giving him a kiss on the cheek and a pat on the back. But then there was no further contact between the two.
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Uruguay and Atletico Madrid Defender Set to Miss Russia World Cup Clash With Thigh Injury

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Russia's World Cup fixer deals with scams and injuries

Russia's World Cup fixer deals with scams and injuries

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MOSCOW - Oleg Semyonov is Russia's World Cup fixer. The call center he runs for fans is a hubbub of talk in several languages, resolving taxi scams, ticket fraud and even medical emergencies.
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