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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performancesI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. …

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…

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Neymar’s roll to Southgate’s waistcoats: the World Cup’s most watched moments – video

The 2018 World Cup was quite the tournament. Here we look back at Neymar rolling, Panama celebrating their first goal in the World Cup ever, the return of football’s coming home and more Continue reading…

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The ecstasy and agony of the knockout stages – the best World Cup 2018 photos

We round up the best photography from the last-16 of the World Cup in Russia, including some penalty tension and last gasp goalsSee the opening week photos here and the second week here• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photography Con…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil reign while Sweden still edge England

With all the last-16 ties played we rank the teams who made it to the knockout stages of the World Cup, with Sweden and England rising while Spain plummet nine places to 16thIt looks like Brazil’s World Cup to lose now. They reduced Mexico to huff and …

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Mexico’s mistake at the World Cup was to peak at the first obstacle

El Tri were breathtaking in their opening match against Germany but they stumbled badly after failing to adapt to SwedenMexico chewed through 11 coaches in the nine years that followed their second-round exit at the 2006 World Cup. The result: successi…

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Mexico fans lament World Cup ‘last-16 curse’ after defeat to Brazil – video

Mexico fans were in tears after their team was eliminated from the World Cup by Brazil. Rowdy cheering quickly gave way to a more sombre mood and ended with despair as the Mexican team lost 2-0. Some supporters also delivered a melancholy rendition of …

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Neymar hits out at campaign ‘to undermine’ him after acting accusations

• Mexico coach Osorio criticised forward over Layun incident• Neymar claims opponents are trying to put him off his gameAfter another controversial match in which he was accused of diving and feigning injury, Neymar insisted the hum of talk around his …

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Brazil at ease with favourites’ tag as Willian steps into the limelight | Nick Ames

A sixth World Cup looks well within reach for a side that are not over reliant on their star names, with the Chelsea midfielder stepping up in the second half to help demoralise MexicoFrom the seleção, a selection box of treats. While their rivals falt…

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Brazil fans celebrate advancing to World Cup quarter-finals after win over Mexico – video

Brazilians have been celebrating after the Seleção beat Mexico 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup. Streets were largely abandoned as millions took time off work and watched Brazil play in bars, squares and beaches. In Rio de Janeiro’…

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Neymar and Firmino take Brazil past Mexico and into World Cup last eight

Neymar scored one and created another as Brazil battled their way to the World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico.Neymar’s opened the scoring six minutes into the second half. His backheel to Willian on the edge of the Mexico penalty are…

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World Cup 2018: Brazil v Mexico – live!

World Cup last-16 updates from the 3pm BST kick-off A wild night: Russia win and Moscow parties as never beforeBrasil v México – en vivo y en español!Feel free to email Barry or tweet: @bglendenning 2.08pm BST Brazil: Alisson, Fagner, Thiago Silva, Mir…

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Brasil v México en vivo y en español – minuto a minuto

México y Brasil se enfrentan en los octavos de final del Mundial de Rusia 2018 en Samara. Compartan sus opiniones a mi email: francisco.navas@theguardian.comOscar de la Hoya: por qué los estadounidenses deben apoyar a México durante Mundial?Sigue el pa…

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World Cup 2018: Russia face Croatia in quarters, plus build-up to Brazil – live!

Rolling report with reaction and build-up to Brazil v MexicoWorld Cup Football Daily: From Spain’s exit to Ramos’s barberKieran Pender: Modric fluffs line but still prevails in Eriksen duelEmail or tweet your thoughts to Mike 5.37am BST You have to fee…

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Brazil leave nothing to chance for their last-16 meeting with Mexico | Nick Ames

Tite has provided his squad with a plan A and plan B for Monday’s match in Samara, one which had been pencilled in as a meeting with their 2014 nemesis GermanyTite was expounding the need to make good use of his squad players when he landed upon one of…

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Neymar’s tears and laughter – and my approach to coping with pressure | Marta

It is clear that the Brazil forward is having to deal with huge expectations but the team need to shut off the outside noise as they prepare to face MexicoBrazil are entering the business end of the tournament and with that comes added pressure. Our te…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way

At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama lastIt is hard to shake the feeling that Brazil are the best-balanced side at this World Cup. Neymar has pranced and preened, par…

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Mexican parade at World Cup cancelled after fears of proximity to Lenin’s grave

A Day of the Dead-themed parade in Moscow was called off after communist lawmakers objectedMexican soccer fans have called off a Day of the Dead-themed parade in Moscow’s Red Square after communist lawmakers objected to the event being held so close to…

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Can the World Cup help elect controversial Mexico legend Cuauhtémoc Blanco?

Mexico’s love affair with football could help a politician with a dubious background become a very powerful manTwenty years ago at the World Cup in France, the Mexico striker Cuauhtémoc Blanco drew international acclaim when he introduced the world to …

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Telemundo suspends TV hosts for ‘slant-eye’ gestures after South Korea win

Co-hosts ‘indefinitely suspended’ for racist gestures on live TVSouth Korea had guaranteed Mexico a place in World Cup last 16A pair of US-based television hosts were indefinitely suspended on Thursday after using racist ‘slant-eye’ gestures during a l…