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16hJohn Duerden

South Korea star Kwon out of World Cup

South Korea suffered a major blow on Saturday as Kwon Chang-hoon sustained an Achilles injury that is set to rule him out of the World Cup.

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16hNick Ames

Serbia: Youth will define team success

The sacking of Slavoljub Muslin after qualifying may have created unnecessary problems as Serbia adjusts to a 4-2-3-1 that may not be set by June.

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17hRicardo Zanei

Brazil: More than only Neymar

Four years ago, Brazil's game relied too much on Neymar. Now, the group surpasses the individual, and that is how they can find redemption for 7-1.

17hESPN staff

World Cup: All 32 nations previewed

The 2018 World Cup won't have Italy or the U.S. but all the big hitters like Brazil, Germany and Argentina will battle. Get the info you need here.

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20hPA Sport

Beckham, Owen examples for young England

England manager Gareth Southgate believes he has a World Cup squad bursting with talent ready to announce themselves on a global stage.

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2dAssociated Press

Japan name Honda, Kagawa in preliminary squad

New Japan coach Akira Nishino named Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa to Japan's squad on Friday for a friendly on May 30 against Ghana.

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2dIan Holyman

Platini: 1998 WC 'trickery' influenced draw

Former UEFA president Michel Platini says "a little trickery" in the 1998 World Cup draw ensured France would avoid Brazil until the final.

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2dJohn Duerden

Saudi boss names squad for World Cup warmups

The Green Falcons, who open the tournament against hosts Russia on June 14, returned to Riyadh on Thursday after a three-week Spanish training camp.

Cisse: Senegal go to the World Cup to please our people (0:44)
Deschamps: Germany performances not enough for Martial and Lacazette (0:54)
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3dIan Holyman

Martinez signs Belgium contract extension

Martinez, who took over from Marc Wilmots following Euro 2016 exit to Wales, steered his team through World Cup qualifying with an unbeaten record.

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3dPA Sport

Wilshere: I should be in the England squad

Jack Wilshere has insisted he deserves to be in the England squad for the World Cup after being left out of the 23-man party by Gareth Southgate.

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3dFernando Duarte

Why Brazil will miss Alves at right-back

Dani Alves' injury absence will cause Brazil more headaches at the World Cup than you'd think, as right-back is a special spot for the Selecao.

WC Standings

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