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Marquez gets green light for World Cup - sources

Mexico legend Rafael Marquez will be allowed to play at the upcoming World Cup, with sources telling ESPN Mexico on Friday he could be picked.

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FIFA closes Kambolov doping case - lawyers

Lawyers for Russia defender Ruslan Kambolov have said FIFA closed an investigation into suspected doping, eight weeks before the World Cup begins.

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FIFA questions Morocco stadium quality

FIFA's inspection of Morocco's 2026 World Cup plans ended with questions about the quality of stadiums and a demand for more details from the bid.

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FIFA drops England U17 racist abuse probe

A racism investigation involving a Spain player allegedly abusing an England player at the Under-17 World Cup final has been closed by FIFA.

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3dIan Holyman

Ibra return may disrupt Sweden - Johnsson

Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning for Sweden at the World Cup could disrupt the dynamic of the squad, goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson has said.

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AFA moves to ease Aguero fitness concerns

Sergio Aguero is recovering after surgery on his knee and will start treatment soon, the AFA confirmed amid uncertainty about the player's fitness.

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VAR decisions to be displayed at World Cup

Fans attending World Cup matches in Russia and watching around the world will get written explanations regarding VAR decisions in every match.

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Aguero won't be fit for World Cup - doctor

Argentina team doctor Homero D'Agostino does not expect Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to be fit for the World Cup after knee surgery.

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City rule out Aguero, but fit for World Cup

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that he has undergone arthroscopic surgery on one of his knees.

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Naldo deserves Brazil World Cup call

Naldo is one of the Bundesliga's greatest-ever imports, and he could yet be heading to the World Cup finals with Brazil.

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Hart fumbles in front of England boss Southgate

Hart gifted Stoke a goal on Monday night when he fumbled a shot from Xherdan Shaqiri, allowing Peter Crouch to stab the ball home.

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Morocco World Cup bid masks anti-gay law

A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 showpiece.

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Argentina 'can relax' over Messi's fitness

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has told Argentina they don't need to worry about Lionel Messi's fitness going into the World Cup this summer.