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World Cup: Group F drama, Brazil and Switzerland discover opponents

In Kazan, Ju Sejong of South Korea (red) celebrates the win which sent Germany packing. The German loss also meant Mexico were given a life-line despite losing to Sweden in Ekaterinburg. Photo credit: Alexander Hassenstein, Getty Images

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 27, 2018

Group F was settled Wednesday with Sweden and Mexico (El Tri) advancing to the World Cup’s Round of 16. Defending champions Germany were eliminated in group stages after losing 2-0 to South Korea. The Asians defeat of the Germans lifted Mexico to second place despite losing 3-0 to Sweden in Ekaterinburg. In...

World Cup: France to face Argentina, Croatia anticipate Denmark

Lionel Messi piggy-backs Marcos Rojo (no. 15) after the latter's goal kept Messi from backing his bags. Photo credit: Richard Heathcote, Getty Images

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 26, 2018

In St. Petersburg, it took a Marcos Rojo 87th minute game-winner to identify Group D’s knockout contestants. The goal gave Argentina a 2-1 win against Nigeria. And thanks to Croatia’s victory over Iceland by the same score, a spot in the Round of 16. With the win in Rostov-On-Don, Croatia earned...

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