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Messi’s genius saves Argentina

Published: October 11, 2017

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When they needed their talisman most, Lionel Messi stepped up for Argentina. On a dramatic final day of CONMEBOL qualifying, Messi’s hat trick beat Ecuador, as Uruguay and Colombia also clinched qualification. Tim Vickery »


Neymar: Brazil had to cope with ‘inhuman’ conditions against Bolivia

Published: October 6, 2017

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Brazil star Neymar has said his team had to play in “inhuman” conditions during their 0-0


Argentina outside looking in

Published: October 5, 2017

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A 0-0 draw with Peru has Argentina’s World Cup hopes in real jeopardy. The result drops Lionel Messi & Co. to sixth place — outside of the qualification spots — but amazingly still with a shot to reach Russia.


The toughest road to the World Cup

Published: October 4, 2017

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From high altitude to high quality, South America qualifying is the hardest. It’s long, perilous and packed with the world’s top talent in the world’s toughest stadia, as those who have experienced it explain.


Peerless Madrid top Power Rankings

Published: September 7, 2017

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Real Madrid are the best club in the world, and they’re only getting better.


Lionel Messi, Argentina unthinkably in danger of missing the World Cup

Published: September 6, 2017

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A World Cup is a celebration of the world’s best footballers, but for many, if Argentina fail to qualify, the best of them all will not be


Ronaldo Inc.: What the superstar sells

Published: September 6, 2017

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Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t just great on the pitch; he’s the G.O.A.T. off it, too. In the wake of his brand association with an Egyptian steel production company, we dig into the bizarre world of CR7′s many, many endorsements.


Brazil, Colombia move one step closer

Published: September 5, 2017

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South America’s top teams are slowly securing their spots at the World Cup. Brazil and Colombia’s draw kept them both firmly in contention while Argentina still have work to do and Chile are in danger of missing out. Tim Vickery »


Brazil’s nine-game win streak snapped in Colombia, Chile fall in Bolivia

Published: September 5, 2017

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Brazil’s perfect World Cup


Barcelona sues Neymar for $10 million signing bonus

Published: August 24, 2017

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona is suing Neymar for the $10 million bonus it paid the Brazil striker for signing a contract he later broke to join Paris Saint-Germain on a world-record transfer. Barcelona said on Tuesday that it wants Neymar to pay back the bonus for a contract in Oct. 2016 that tied him to the club through 2021


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