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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.

WORLD CUP ENDS FOR UNITED STATES

Gomez: USA tactics naive in loss to Netherlands

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After World Cup exit, what can the USA build upon for 2026?

As co-hosts in four years and with a young core, there is hope that this team can take the next step.

WITHOUT A DAY JOB

Club-less at a World Cup? Ronaldo and only a few others know

Ronaldo is part of a rare group: World Cup players without a club to call home. For some players it's a distraction; for others, it's motivation.

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