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2022 FIFA World Cup

How the US, Iran match up on the pitch as tensions rise off it

The geopolitical rivalry between the US and Iran has seeped into Qatar 2022. In front of that backdrop, they will fight for a spot in the last 16.

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An oral history of USA-Iran at the 1998 World Cup

The story of heartache, betrayal and embarrassment from the players who lived the USA's loss to Iran in 1998.




World Cup group stage deciders: Teams in trouble, surprise packages

Who has surprised so far at the Qatar World Cup, and what drama will the final round of group stage matches bring? Here's what the data shows.

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World Cup VAR review: Every decision in Qatar analysed

We're analysing every VAR decision made throughout all 64 games at the 2022 World Cup.


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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2022 World Cup 'Moment of the Day': Aboubakar's physics-defying goal

Vincent Aboubakar's chip over Vanja Milinkovic-Savic had a deeper significance than just the start of Cameroon's comeback against Serbia.

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2022 World Cup stats: Bruno Fernandes eclipses Ronaldo, Brazil's record 17

ESPN brings you the best stats from the four World Cup matches played on Monday

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Despite sneaky Ronaldo claiming credit, Fernandes powers Portugal to Qatar knockouts

Bruno Fernandes-led Portugal are a top team at the World Cup, and they may not need Cristiano Ronaldo, who wanted credit for a goal he didn't score.

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Ogden: Portugal means more than Cristiano Ronaldo

Mark Ogden gives his analysis on the 2-0 win over Uruguay in Group H that takes Portugal into the Round of 16 at the World Cup.


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