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6hNick Miller

Banks vs. Pele and the best World Cup saves

Some of the best goalkeepers to grace the game are in Nick Miller's Top Tenner of World Cup saves, including THAT one from Gordon Banks vs. Pele.

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6hStephan Uersfeld

Ibra must call coach for World Cup chance

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been told he must pick up the phone and call Sweden coach Janne Andersson if he has any chance of being at the World Cup.

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14hTim Vickery

Messi's role in shaping Argentina squad

With Argentina's World Cup success riding on Lionel Messi, coach Jorge Sampaoli should consult with his star player when selecting the squad.

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2dTom Marshall

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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3dAssociated Press

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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3dAssociated Press

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.

Ibrahimovic: I am going to the World Cup (0:37)
Last Train to Russia: Ekaterinburg (2:51)
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4dESPN staff

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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4dIan 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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4dAssociated Press

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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5dAssociated Press

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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5dAdriana Garcia

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.

Neymar positive on World Cup fitness (1:22)
Neymar: Salah, De Bruyne & Hazard among World Cup stars (1:13)
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6dESPN staff

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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6dMichael Yohkin

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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6dPA Sport

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.

WC Standings

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