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Improbable Late Penalty Sends Greece to Round of 16

New York Times - 23 Jun 2014
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JUNE 24, 2014. Inside. Photo ... FORTALEZA, Brazil — Georgios Samaras scored on an added-time penalty kick to put Greece into the second round of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast on Tuesday. Samaras, who ...
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The 32 Teams Headed to the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Sports Illustrated - 16 Nov 2017
Serbia returns to the World Cup after missing out in 2014 (it also missed Euro 2012 and 2016), but it enters with a massive amount of uncertainty. Its manager, Slavoljub Muslin, was shown the exit despite qualification, and no permanent manager has ...
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The 2018 Soccer World Cup line-up

Sport24 - 19 Nov 2017
Four-time world champions Italy were the biggest casualties after missing out for the first time since 1958. A World Cup without the Azzurri just does not seem right. After the success of 2006, the Italian national team switched off. In 2010 and 2014 ...
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Adidas Edges Nike in World Cup Team Sponsorship as Puma Falters

Bloomberg - 16 Nov 2017
While Adidas has at least one more team than at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and Nike has two fewer, the biggest change in sponsorship has hit smaller competitor Puma SE. Adidas's crosstown rival in Herzogenaurach, Germany, had eight nations in the ...
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Australia coach Postecoglou to decide on World Cup this week

Reuters - 19 Nov 2017
The 52-year-old oversaw Australia's qualification for a fourth straight appearance at the World Cup with a 3-1 aggregate victory over Honduras in a playoff on Wednesday. Postecoglou, who led Australia to Brazil in 2014 and to their maiden Asian Cup ...
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World Cup Touchline: The story of qualification

Yahoo Sports - 16 Nov 2017
Nigeria's navigation of a final-round group that featured three 2014 World Cup participants was also impressive. But more than anything, it speaks to the cruelty of Africa's qualifying format. Having realized its 2014 format, which boiled all World Cup ...
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World Cup ambition drives Perth Glory's Adam Taggart

PerthNow - 18 Nov 2017
“The Socceroos is the closest thing to my heart and I'd do anything to get back in there,” Taggart said. “I guess right now it's not the focus, but it was a special time to be involved in that (2014) World Cup, so I'm going to be working as hard as I ...
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Insigne blows away World Cup blues in Milan win

Namibian - 19 Nov 2017
NAPLES - Lorenzo Insigne washed away his World Cup woes by starring in Napoli's 2-1 victory over a struggling but spirited AC Milan on Saturday that saw the Serie A leaders go four points clear. Insigne opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, albeit in ...
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World Cup Power Rankings: How the 2018 Field of 32 Nations Stacks Up

Sports Illustrated - 16 Nov 2017
With the field of the 32 nations who will compete at the World Cup in Russia next summer completed by Peru's success in Lima Wednesday night, there's little time to waste in ranking the sides headed to the showcase event by making an initial assessment ...
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The World Cup 32

Power Line (blog) - 19 Nov 2017
Holland finished second at 2010 World Cup and third in 2014, so its failure to qualify is surprising. However, let's remember that Hollandis a nation of only 17 million. There will be periods when it produces astonishing players — e.g., the 1970s ...
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Russia's Elena Nikitina wins World Cup skeleton in Park City - 18 Nov 2017
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Russia's Elena Nikitina won a World Cup skeleton race Saturday while her Olympic bronze medal remains under scrutiny as part of the investigation into state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Games. She erased a slight deficit ...
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Supertstars who will watch Russia 2018 World Cup from home

New Telegraph Newspaper - 19 Nov 2017
With seven months to the kick-off of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, it will most likely be an unusual Mundial compared to the last four editions as the biggest soccer fiesta in the world would be played without regulars like the Azzuris of Italy, the ...
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How do the Socceroos rank among the 32 World Cup finalists?

The Sydney Morning Herald - 17 Nov 2017
Not quite the tiki-taka masters they were when they won the Euros in 2008 and 2012 and the World Cup in 2010, the Spaniards were the surprise flops of 2014. Still reliant on many of the veterans who brought them their finest hours, but have brought in ...

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