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WORLD CUP PREPARATION

World Cup Stock Watch: Who's hot and who's not

Each week, we take a look at the World Cup favourites to see how they are shaping up and also check in with other nations as the finals draw near.

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What did we glean from performances from Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Uruguay?

South America's World Cup-bound sides were in action on Monday.

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THE RETURN?

Is Messi really about to return to Barcelona?

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TRANSFERS

LIVE Transfer Talk: Griezmann, Asensio, Pulisic on Juventus' wishlist

Juventus have formed a three-man shortlist amid plans to acquire a signing to bolster their attack in January. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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    Updates, results from Premier League, Champions League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS and more.

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