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World Cup: France the first World Cup finalist

World Cup: France the first World Cup finalist

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

July 10, 2018


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The French national team sealed a 1-0 win over Belgium in St. Petersburg Tuesday to earn a spot in the World Cup final. Samuel Umtiti’s header from a corner kick went past Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. The goal put France ahead for good in the 51st minute of the game in a match that saw a to...

World Cup: Neymar inspires Brazil as Belgium comeback

World Cup: Neymar inspires Brazil as Belgium comeback

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

July 2, 2018


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Brazil (La Selecao) were comfortable winners in Samara as Mexico’s (El Tri) journey ends after a 2-0 loss. Belgium (Red Devils) also advanced to the quarter-finals after a 3-2 victory over Japan (Blue Samurai). The Belgians will face La Selecao next after coming back from 2-0 down to shatter Blue Samurai...

World Cup: Scares and Upsets

World Cup: Scares and Upsets

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

July 1, 2018


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Iago Aspas and Koke misfired from the penalty spot for Spain as Russia went the distance to defeat the 2010 World Champions in Moscow 4-3 on penalty kicks. Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev ‘s two stops in the penalty kick stage clinched the Russians a spot in the quarter-finals for the first time in the country’s...

World Cup: Cavani brace for Uruguay while Mbappe seals win for France

World Cup: Cavani brace for Uruguay while Mbappe seals win for France

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 30, 2018


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Two quarter-finalists emerged as Uruguay and France advance to the next round and will matchup in Nizhny Novgorod Friday. In Kazan, Kylian Mbappe was the key figure in the French’s 4-3 elimination of Argentina. The Frenchman’s two goals assured Les Blues’ lead and resulted in game-winners. Antoine ...

World Cup: Ranking Round of 16 Finalist

World Cup: Ranking Round of 16 Finalist

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 30, 2018


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No. 16 Japan Japan enters the Round of 16 with nothing to lose. After defeating Colombia in its opening match the Japanese have already exceeded expectations. Pitted up against Belgium in the first round of knockouts means we shouldn’t expect to see much of the Blue Samurai for the remainder...

World Cup: Fair Play ends Senegal, Colombia to face England

World Cup: Fair Play ends Senegal, Colombia to face England

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 28, 2018


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Colombia’s 1-0 defeat of Senegal Thursday catapulted the South American’s to first place in Group H. Poland’s 1-0 win over Japan shook the group around nicely as Senegal was brutally left out. Poland came into the final group stage game losing its first two matches with the Japanese leading...

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

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

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 27, 2018


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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

World Cup: France to face Argentina, Croatia anticipate Denmark

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 26, 2018


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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...

World Cup: Four Round of 16 teams surface

World Cup: Four Round of 16 teams surface

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 25, 2018


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Four Round of 16 teams surfaced Monday as Uruguay, Portugal, Spain, and Russia clinched spots in the knockout phase. Late drama in Kaliningrad resulted in Spain winning Group B after a 2-2 draw against Morocco in Kaliningrad Stadium. Lago Aspas scored to equalize for Spain in stoppage time after re...

World Cup: Group G is all but settled and Colombia stay alive

World Cup: Group G is all but settled and Colombia stay alive

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 24, 2018


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In Sunday’s World Cup action, England (Three Lions) became the next team to clinch a spot in the Round of 16 by defeating Panama 6-1 in Nizhny Novgorod. England captain Harry Kane scored three times to become only the third Englishman to score a hat-trick in the tournament, the first since Gary Lin...

Mexico continue to roll as Kroos wins it late

Mexico continue to roll as Kroos wins it late

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 23, 2018


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Germany’s (1-0-1) Toni Kroos scored a game-winning goal in stoppage time to cap a dramatic comeback against Group F foes Sweden (1-0-1) in Sochi. The win puts Kroos' clan in contention for a place in the knockout round after losing to Mexico (El Tri) Sunday. Their match against South Korea (0-0-2)...

World Cup: The Curious Case of the Juggernauts

World Cup: The Curious Case of the Juggernauts

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 21, 2018


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Inside the first week of the FIFA World Cup in Russia, a handful of teams have began packing their bags. After two matches, three teams, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Peru are eliminated from playoff contention with one game left. After Thursday’s games, even the likes of Argentina are hanging by a...

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