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Germany Knocked Out Of World Cup In Stunning Upset

With a stunning 2-0 loss to South Korea, Germany has been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup. It’s the first time since 1938 that Germany has exited the tournament in the first round. And considering the country’s status as defending World Cup champions, it represents a remarkable turn of fortune. Despite the embarrassment, German fans can take […]

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All the goals from World Cup Day 15, ranked

The last day of group stage action in the 2018 World Cup didn’t see many goals, but it did see very meaningful ones as England, Belgium, Colombia, and Japan all earned their place in the knockout rounds. But which goals stood out as the best? That kind of question is what we’re here for. 6. […]

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Switzerland’s World Cup Team Sits At The Heart Of Europe’s National Identity Panic

As an official matter, the concern was that the goal celebrations might, as ESPN put it, “incite Balkan political tensions.” After their crucial World Cup goals against Serbia, Switzerland’s two Albanian-Kosovar stars, Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, both had flashed a “double eagle” gesture with their hands. This was an allusion to the eagle on […]

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Follow along for Mexico-Sweden and Germany-South Korea, including Group F live standings

Group F kicks off its final group stage matches on Wednesday, with both set for 10 a.m. ET. Germany and South Korea face off at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, while Mexico and Sweden are set to compete at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Today we’ll have a running live blog of key […]