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2022 FIFA World Cup

Follow live: France, Poland squaring off in round of 16

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UNITED STATES WC TAKEAWAYS

The US accomplished a lot in Qatar, but left everyone wanting more

Did the US deserve to make the quarterfinals? No, but they showed that they could, and that potential captivated a wide audience watching back home.

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You can't go deep in a World Cup if you can't score goals; the USA were doomed

The US boast about hanging with big teams instead of beating them. The main problem is easy to identify.

WORLD CUP QUARTERFINALS

Argentina are building momentum, but it's nice to have Messi to call on

At times, Argentina seem like work in progress. Leo Messi is in excellent form -- which is good -- but Lionel Scaloni's side still have their flaws.

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Relentless pressure earned Japan two famous wins. Will Croatia be No. 3?

No team had beaten Germany and Spain in the same World Cup until Japan. Can they topple Croatia next?

WORLD CUP DAILY

USA fall short, Argentina avoid upset, England and France on alert

Is there a silver lining to the USA's early exit from the World Cup after such a promising start? Here's the latest from Qatar.

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Berhalter: Americans can be proud of their team

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WORLD CUP SCOREBOARD

ROUND OF 16 GAMES

NETHERLANDS, ARGENTINA SET UP SHOWDOWN

Messi, Argentina hold on, but who steps up if Di Maria remains out?

Argentina have settled on their midfield trio but the nervy win over Australia showed that Lionel Messi could have used some help in the attack.

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Dutch win vindicates Van Gaal's style, whether he wants it or not

The "boring" play, for which Louis van Gaal was criticised In the group stage, just took Netherlands to the quarters.

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