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2022 FIFA World Cup

After stunning upsets, Japan may as well smash and grab for the rest of the FIFA World Cup

Samurai Blue's unpredictable and uncharacteristic style keyed their comebacks over Germany and Spain. Can it lead to a deep knockout round run?

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Japan stage dramatic rally to reach round of 16, but are Spain fine with result?

Japan staged a heroic comeback against Spain to win 2-1 and book their place in the round of 16 at the World Cup.

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WORLD CUP VAR REVIEW

Explaining the VAR chaos behind Antoine Griezmann's disallowed goal

Antoine Griezmann controversially had a goal disallowed for offside by the VAR in France vs. Tunisia, and this is why.

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Has VAR been less reliable in 2022?

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WORLD CUP GROUP SCENARIOS

World Cup 2022: How every team can reach the round of 16

The group stage at the 2022 World Cup continues, as 16 teams look to win a place in the knockouts. Here's what every nation needs.

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ASSESSING THE CONTENDERS

World Cup last 16: Why every team left will, won't win it all

As teams secure places in the World Cup knockout stage, we break down their strengths and weaknesses and assess their chances of lifting the trophy on Dec. 18.

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WORLD CUP YOUNG STARS...SO FAR

Gakpo, Musah, Fernandez among top young players

With an eye on the January transfer market, which young players have boosted their chances of a move with their efforts at the World Cup?

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