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France into World Cup semi as Brazil prepare for Belgium test

France into World Cup semi as Brazil prepare for Belgium test

France became the first nation to book their place in the World Cup semi-finals on Friday, making an ominous statement of intent in easing past Ur ...
Cameroon Football Fans Cheer for French Player with Ties to Africa

Cameroon Football Fans Cheer for French Player with Ties to Africa

As the World Cup nears its climax, one of the players being cheered on in Africa is French striker Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe's mother is from Algeria and ...
Lukaku looking to silence detractors against Brazil

Lukaku looking to silence detractors against Brazil

In-form Romelu Lukaku will be key to Belgium's plans to unlock Brazil's formidable defence in Friday's World Cup quarter-final. The 25-year-old ...
In-form Firmino puts pressure on Brazil’s Jesus to come good

In-form Firmino puts pressure on Brazil’s Jesus to come good

Brazil's past World Cup glories have been based on centre-forwards -- but with Gabriel Jesus failing to fire in Russia, the clamour for Roberto Fi ...
Ex-actor Pitana takes charge of France-Uruguay World Cup match

Ex-actor Pitana takes charge of France-Uruguay World Cup match

Referees are not encouraged to seize centre-stage but Nestor Pitana, the man who will take charge of Friday's France-Uruguay World Cup quarter-fin ...
Excited Martinez wary of Brazil’s World Cup pedigree

Excited Martinez wary of Brazil’s World Cup pedigree

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said Thursday he was excited by the challenge of facing the most famous yellow shirts in football but underlined th ...
Brazil and France target World Cup semi-finals

Brazil and France target World Cup semi-finals

The World Cup bursts back into life on Friday as tournament favourites Brazil take on a Belgium side brimming with talent while a young France tea ...
Barcelona deny buying Abidal illegal transplant liver

Barcelona deny buying Abidal illegal transplant liver

Barcelona denied on Wednesday that they illegally bought a transplant liver for their former defender Eric Abidal. Contacted by AFP, a Barcelon ...
Wimbledon stars get World Cup fever

Wimbledon stars get World Cup fever

From Roger Federer debating where his loyalties lie to Gael Monfils revelling in England's beer-soaked celebrations, it's safe to say World Cup fe ...
World Cup : Willian warns Hazard as Chelsea teammates prepare to clash

World Cup : Willian warns Hazard as Chelsea teammates prepare to clash

Brazil star Willian says he is looking forward to coming out on top when he faces his club colleague Eden Hazard in the World Cup quarter-final be ...
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