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WORLD CUP PREPARATION

SOUTH AMERICAN TEAMS SHINE

Neymar nears Pele's Brazil mark, Messi leads Argentina: South America's World Cup stars shine

South America's World Cup-bound sides were in action on Monday. What did we glean from performances from Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Uruguay?

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FIFA WORLD CUP

The flaws of the World Cup favorites, from France to Brazil

Depending on your perspective, the charm or bane of international soccer is that even the best teams have big issues, from defending champs France to favorites Brazil.

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Mexico's collapse against Colombia leaves a sour taste for Martino's side ahead of World Cup

Despite their best half in years against Columbia, Mexico still has questions before the World Cup.

GLOBAL SOCCER SCORES

THE TOE POKE

Even Messi's fellow pros are getting tattoos in tribute to Argentina superstar

After Inter Miami's goalkeeper tattooed Messi's signature on his arm, what lengths have others gone to turn Leo's autograph into body art?

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TRANSFERS

Transfer Talk: Juventus to move Rabiot, Cuadrado, Di Maria to reduce wage bill

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ENGLAND PREP FOR QATAR 2022

Why Alexander-Arnold shouldn't make England's World Cup squad

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England still believe in Southgate as they try to sort problems pre-World Cup

England are not without issues, but the players and coach Gareth Southgate are united in solving them together.

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