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Dejected England, Belgium aim to leave World Cup on a high

SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate admits the World Cup third-place play-off is a game that no team wants to play, but Saturday s match against Belgium offers the chance to finish the tournament on a winning note. A gut-wrenching 2-1 loss to Croatia after extra-time denied England ...

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Sublime Serena to face Kerber in her 10th Wimbledon final

LONDON (AFP) – Serena Williams booked a Wimbledon final rematch against Angelique Kerber as the seven-time champion marched into her 10th All England Club title match with a 6-2, 6-4 rout of Julia Goerges on Thursday. On 20-match winning streak at Wimbledon, Serena is the third oldest female Grand Slam ...

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France reach World Cup final after beating Belgium

SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) – France reached the World Cup final for a third time as a header from Samuel Umtiti gave the 1998 champions a 1-0 victory against a vibrant Belgium team on Tuesday. The tournament favourites must wait 24 hours to discover whether they will play England or Croatia ...

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Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors

SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) – Paul Pogba dedicated France s World Cup semi-final win against Belgium to the 12 boys who survived a harrowing ordeal trapped underground in Thailand. The final five members of a young football team were rescued from a flooded Thai cave on Tuesday after spending 18 harrowing ...

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