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Playstation, rotating DJs, and 'foot-golf': How France relax at the World Cup

France coach Didier Deschamps is determined to have a happy camp at the World Cup, and his squad has everything it needs to relax away from games.

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Greg Stewart: 'I was always meant to be a footballer, I just took a different journey'

Mumbai City FC's Greg Stewart signed his first professional contract when he was 25. He's not looked back since.

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Messi, Argentina hold off Australia but who'll step up if Di Maria remains out?

Argentina have settled on their midfield trio but the nervy win over Australia showed that Lionel Messi could have used some help in the attack.


Dream over: Footballing gods, and Messi, send valiant Australia packing

It may have been billed as David vs. Goliath, but Australia pushed Argentina all the way on Saturday -- until a moment of divine intervention.

Salazar not convinced Argentina can take down Netherlands

Sebastian Salazar reacts to an underwhelming Argentina win vs. Australia in the round of 16.



Dutch win vindicates Van Gaal's style, whether he wants it or not

In the group stage, Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal was criticised for his team's "boring" play. That "boring" play just took them to the quarters.

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The US accomplished a lot in Qatar, but left everyone wanting more

Did the US deserve to make the quarterfinals? No, but they showed that they could, and that potential captivated a wide audience watching back home.

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Gomez: USA tactics naive in loss to Netherlands

Herc Gomez feels Louis van Gaal tactically outmanaged Gregg Berhalter in USA's exit from the Qatar World Cup at the last 16 stage.



2022 World Cup 'Moment of the Day': Son Heung-min's pause of genius against Portugal

It's the kind of small moment that separates the very good from the great, that can lift a nation from the brink of elimination and into the knockouts, that can define one of the most dramatic days in Word Cup history.

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2022 World Cup stats: Asia's record 3, Shaqiri's 5, Uruguay's missing 1

ESPN brings you the best stats from the four FIFA World Cup matches played on Friday.


Spain have been given a second chance at the World Cup. Will they take it?

Spain were fortunate to emerge from Group E given the way Japan fought back to beat them. The danger now: do other teams know how to stop La Roja?


What's it like being club-less at a World Cup? Ronaldo and only few others know

Ronaldo is part of a rare group: World Cup players without a club to call home. For some players it's a distraction; for others, it's motivation.



Son steps up as South Korea's late win sends Uruguay out and sums up wild World Cup

South Korea were heading out of the World Cup until the 91st minute. Then everything changed as Hwang Hee-chan put them through on goals scored.

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Uruguay beat Ghana again at a World Cup, but they're still going home early

Uruguay again got the better of Ghana at a World Cup, but were not good enough overall in Group H and are heading home, disappointed and angry.

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