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The ‘J sign’ that capped off Mitchell Duke’s story from journeyman to joy

Mitchell Duke knew he was going to score against Tunisia. He’d told his family as much before the game, and also let his coach know he would soon join the

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Lionel Messi relieved by ‘weight off our shoulders’ after Argentina victory

Lionel Messi said Argentina had lifted “a weight off our shoulders” after the 2-0 win over Mexico, sparked by his brilliant second-half goal, that breathed life into their teetering World

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Australia explodes with joy after first World Cup win in 12 years

The eruption at Federation Square said it all. As far as feedback goes, pyrotechnics at 11pm more than 10,000km away is a decent barometer. “I wish I was there as

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Tears follow tension as Lionel Messi and Argentina find redemption

Listen, mortals, the sacred cry. Freedom, freedom, freedom. Suddenly, there it was, there he was, and it was all let out. In a moment, a flash of that left boot,

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Luke Shaw motivated by video of Wales celebrating England’s Euro 2016 exit

Luke Shaw has said Gareth Southgate’s side would never show disrespect to their opponents as the left-back reflected on the infamous video of Wales players celebrating England’s humiliating defeat by

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Serene Southgate is not one for turning amid sea of English negativity

At times like these, you really have to hand it to Gareth Southgate. Suffocating tension, an underwhelming performance, the fans booing and he remains inscrutable, immaculate, not a bead on

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Harry Kane felt discomfort in injured foot against USA, reveals Southgate

Gareth Southgate has admitted that Harry Kane felt some discomfort in his right foot during England’s 0-0 draw against the USA, although the head coach has stressed he did not

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