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World Cup last 16: Why every team left will, won't win it all

As teams secure places in the World Cup knockout stage, we break down their strengths and weaknesses and assess their chances of lifting the trophy on Dec. 18.

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ARGENTINA GET THE JOB DONE

The seven tendencies Lionel Messi displayed against Poland

Gab Marcotti exclusively watched Lionel Messi during Argentina's 2-0 win against Poland, which clinched a place in the last 16. What did he learn about one of the game's greatest players?

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Laurens: Dangerous Argentina one of the favourites again

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WORLD CUP DAILY

Argentina advance after Group C chaos, deja vu for Germany, Thursday best bets

Argentina advance to the last 16, while Germany must fight to keep their World Cup alive. Here's the latest from Qatar.

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Making sense of the wild finish in Group C

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MEXICO MISERY AS EL TRI FALL SHORT

Why Tata Martino doomed Mexico at the World Cup

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Too little, too late: Mexico's streak of reaching knockout rounds snapped despite win

Despite a frantic win that at times felt like a roller coaster, Mexico's World Cup campaign has ended.

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