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Son Heung-min spared military service as South Korea take Asian Games gold

• South Korea beat Japan 2-1 (aet) in Asian Games final• Tottenham forward is now exempt from 21 months’ serviceTottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min secured an exemption from military service – along with his South Korea teammates – when they beat J…

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Son Heung-min’s hopes of military reprieve rise as South Korea reach final

• South Korea beat Vietnam in Asian Games semi-final• Victory in final would exempt Spurs winger from military dutySon Heung-min’s chances of avoiding compulsory military service increased after South Korea beat Vietnam to advance to the final of the A…

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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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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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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…

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The South Korean players who sent Germany crashing out of the World Cup

Going into the match, Kim Young-gwon was despised by his own fans, now he’s a national heroHeading into the match against Germany, the South Korean player who scored the opening goal was despised by his own fans. Last year, Kim Young-gwon lost favour w…

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South Korea and Mexico fans celebrate after Germany’s World Cup exit – video

Mexico fans have been treating South Korean supporters like royalty after their team helped knock out Germany from the World Cup. The defending champions crashed out after losing to South Korea 2-0, their earliest World Cup exit in 80 years,&…

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South Korea and Mexico fans celebrate after Germany’s World Cup exit – video

Mexico fans have been treating South Korean supporters like royalty after their team helped knock out Germany from the World Cup. The defending champions crashed out after losing to South Korea 2-0, their earliest World Cup exit in 80 years,&…

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Ecstatic Mexico fans mob South Korean embassy after Germany upset

Fans gather at embassy in Mexico City after South Korea winSupporters chant: ‘Korean, brother, now you’re Mexican!’Hundreds of Mexican soccer fans descended on the South Korean embassy in Mexico City on Wednesday to celebrate the Asian country’s improb…

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Ecstatic Mexico fans mob South Korean embassy after Germany upset

Fans gather at embassy in Mexico City after South Korea winSupporters chant: ‘Korean, brother, now you’re Mexican!’Hundreds of Mexican soccer fans descended on the South Korean embassy in Mexico City on Wednesday to celebrate the Asian country’s improb…

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Joachim Löw considers his future after Germany’s shock World Cup exit

• ‘We will have to take time and talk about it calmly’ says coach• Löw says Germany campaign struggled to shift up a gearThe Germany manager, Joachim Löw, is contemplating his future after the defending champions went out of the World Cup in the group …

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‘Speechless’: the internet reacts to Germany’s exit from the World Cup

The reigning champions lost to South Korea and finished bottom of their group. The rest of the world was not exactly forgivingThe World Cup winners’ curse has struck again. The last three champions – Italy, Spain and Germany – have all been knocked out…

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Germany crash out of World Cup group stage after defeat to South Korea

This, then, is how the world ends, not with a bang but with a whimper. There are certain events so apocalyptic that it feels they cannot just happen. They should be signalled beneath thunderous skies as owls catch falcons and horses turn and eat themse…

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World Cup 2018: South Korea v Germany – live!

World Cup Group F updates from the 3pm BST kick-offFollow Mexico v Sweden with Barry GlendenningAny thoughts? Email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 1.54pm BST My colleague Martin Belam has worked out the Group F permutations: 1.40pm BST An alternate uni…

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World Cup 2018: reaction to Argentina’s late win and Germany buildup – live!

Latest news from Russia as Groups E and F conclude‘I knew God was with us,’ says Lionel MessiAnd you can email, tweet or comment below the line 5.00am BST Cometh the 86th, cometh the man. No, not that man. Or even that other man. Or that man who was in…

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Jogi Löw out to prove himself by tackling Germany’s structural flaw | Jonathan Wilson

A vulnerability to fast breaks and counterattacks has been apparent during the holders’ first two World Cup matchesThis has been a difficult start to the World Cup for Germany but there are two positives. First, they have their own destiny in their han…

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Mexico hold off South Korea to pile pressure on Germany

Mexico have followed up their victory against Germany by beating South Korea 2-1 in Rostov, a result that piles further pressure on the world champions. If Germany lose to Sweden in the evening’s Group F game at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi then Joachim …

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Corea del Sur v México en vivo y en español – minuto por minuto!

El Tri vuelve a la cancha en Rostov del Don, para asegurar su pase a los octavos de final del Mundial de Rusia 2018, contra Corea del SurCompartan sus opiniones a mi email: francisco.navas@theguardian.comOscar de la Hoya: por qué los estadounidenses de…