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    AFC Asian Cup 2019: Clinical Iran score 3 past China to set up semi-final with Japan

    Regional heavyweights Iran underlined their Asian Cup title credentials with a comfortable 3-0 victory over China on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the continental championship.

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    AFC Asian Cup 2019: Electric Almoez fires Qatar to victory over Saudi Arabia

    Almoez Ali continued his blistering form at AFC Asian Cup 2019 with a double on Thursday to hand Qatar a 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia and top spot in Group E.

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    Fifa examining claims of sexual and physical abuse on Afghanistan women’s team

    Fifa is examining allegations that members of the Afghanistan national women’s team were sexually and physically abused by men from the country’s football federation, including its president, Keramuudin Karim.

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    Asian Games 2018 Medal Count: Updated Table for Each Country

    China has collected 219 medals so far, including 102 gold. Japan, meanwhile, has 162 overall medals and 52 golds. The Republic of Korea sits in third place with 129 and 37, respectively.

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    Asian Games 2018: Rose Chelimo Slams Heat, Pollution After Marathon Gold

    World champion Rose Chelimo made light of brutal conditions on Sunday to scoop Asian Games 2018 gold for Bahrain with a runaway win in the women's marathon. The Kenyan-born athlete produced.

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    Asian Games: Four Japanese Athletes Booted From Asian Games in Prostitute Scandal

    Four Japanese basketball players have been sent home from the Asian Games in disgrace for allegedly paying prostitutes for sex, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said Monday.

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    Premier League transfer window: Liverpool, Arsenal biggest winners; Manchester United lose ground

    After the transfer deadline for Premier League clubs to strengthen their squads for the upcoming season passed on Thursday, we look at who enjoyed the best and worst of the transfer window.

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    Serena Williams suffers worst defeat of her career to Johanna Konta

    Twenty-three times major champion Serena Williams suffered the worst loss of her storied career on Tuesday, falling 6-1 6-0 to Britain's Johanna Konta in the first round of the Silicon Valley Classic.

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    The Big Picture “If I score, I’m French; If I don’t, I’m Arab”: Why France needs to recognise its “others”

    As a Muslim French woman, my feelings regarding France’s victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup are quite divided. They are not divided about the game per se – the players undoubtedly demonstrated.

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    Relentless France break Croatian hearts

    France had been among the favorites to win the tournament from the outset and proved too much for Croatia, who dominated possession but were undone by an early own goal and a penalty given for the first time in World Cup

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    France v Croatia is the final a World Cup full of surprises deserves

    France v Croatia is a surprising final but also a good reflection of this World Cup. After all it has been a tournament full of surprises in which we have seen that a different type of football is.

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    France reach World Cup final as Belgium's golden generation falls short again

    With Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard in fantastic form creating chances for themselves and Romelu Lukaku up front, Vincent Kompany fit again at the heart of the defence and Thibaut Courtois.

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    FIFA World Cup 2018: It’s England vs Croatia, France vs Belgium in race to final

    Host Russia left in tears on Saturday night, jilted like a suitor at the end of a Pushkin poem when it tied Croatia late in extra time only to lose the last quarterfinal on penalty kicks.

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    Donald Trump’s joke on Cristiano Ronaldo falls flat

    Meeting in the maelstrom of breaking news, President Donald Trump took a moment Wednesday to explain the significance of a Supreme Court vacancy to visiting Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

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    South Korea Shocks Germany 2-0, Sending World Cup Champs Packing

    It's the first time in at least 80 years that Germany has failed to advance out of the World Cup's group stage. It was a stunning result, both for the team that had come to Russia as the world's No. 1.

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    Slept on streets, lived a nomadic life, Iran goalkeeper’s journey to Russia

    Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand became an overnight star after he blocked a penalty kick by Cristiano Ronaldo during a Group B match of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World cup.

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    Portugal hold off Iran in controversial draw

    Iran coach Carlos Queiroz reacted angrily after a 1-1 draw with Portugal on Monday doomed his team to elimination from the World Cup, saying they had deserved to win.

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    2018 WC final group fixtures: All of the possibilities

    With one game left to play in the World Cup group stages in Russia, the fate of 32 teams will be decided whether positively will begin to be decided. France, Mexico, Croatia, Russia, Uruguay, England and Belgium.

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    Saudi 'pirate channel' accused of stealing World Cup broadcasts

    The associations have threatened to take action against the pirate channel, which is streaming content which should be exclusive to Qatar's beIn sports channel. Doha-based beIn owns the rights to air.

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    How Queiroz took Iran to the World Cup

    Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2014. Argentina vs Iran. Iran make only 114 passes in the whole match, the lowest amount for 50 years in a World Cup, but after 90 minutes they’re holding football’s finest.

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    Costa rejects claims of foul-play

    Diego Costa rejected claims he intentionally stamped on Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand during a tense 1-0 win over Iran but admitted his crucial match-winner for Spain came down to "luck".

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    World Cup: Unlucky to return empty-handed from the match against Spain, Iran can still dream

    Against a backdrop of the delightful / infuriating din of vuvuzelas (based on your preference), Spain were a team that was resolute in defence. Carlos Queiroz, the opposition coach, had a reputation.

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    Egypt's World Cup hopes collapse in loss to Russia

    Egypt's World Cup dream has gone completely off the track after yet another loss, this time to the tournament's host Russia. The most important day in Egyptian football history ended with a bitter 3-1.

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    World Cup boost for Egypt as Mohamed Salah "is ready to play against Russia"

    Mohamed Salah is a looming obstacle as Russia attempt to virtually secure their place in the knockout stages of the World Cup in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.

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