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5hAssociated Press

FIFA approves Eremenko's switch to Russia

FIFA has cleared teenage midfielder Sergei Eremenko to play for Russia at the World Cup by approving his change of national eligibility from Finland

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5hIan Holyman

Burnley's Defour: Injury will cost me WC call

Steven Defour is not optimistic he will be fit enough to make Belgium's World Cup squad even though his recovery from surgery is ahead of schedule.

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1dMattias Karen

Arsenal's Elneny suffers ligament damage

Egypt international Elneny was taken off on a stretcher during Sunday's 4-1 over West Ham after landing awkwardly and rolling his ankle.

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2dNick Miller

Banks vs. Pele and the best World Cup saves

Some of the best goalkeepers to grace the game are in Nick Miller's Top Tenner of World Cup saves, including THAT one from Gordon Banks vs. Pele.

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2dStephan Uersfeld

Sweden: Ibra must call to have WC chance

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been told he must pick up the phone and call Sweden coach Janne Andersson if he has any chance of being at the World Cup.

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2dTim Vickery

Messi's role in shaping Argentina squad

With Argentina's World Cup success riding on Lionel Messi, coach Jorge Sampaoli should consult with his star player when selecting the squad.

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3dTom Marshall

Marquez gets green light for World Cup - sources

Mexico legend Rafael Marquez will be allowed to play at the upcoming World Cup, with sources telling ESPN Mexico on Friday he could be picked.

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4dAssociated Press

FIFA closes Kambolov doping case - lawyers

Lawyers for Russia defender Ruslan Kambolov have said FIFA closed an investigation into suspected doping, eight weeks before the World Cup begins.

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4dAssociated Press

FIFA questions Morocco stadium quality

FIFA's inspection of Morocco's 2026 World Cup plans ended with questions about the quality of stadiums and a demand for more details from the bid.

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5dESPN staff

FIFA drops England U17 racist abuse probe

A racism investigation involving a Spain player allegedly abusing an England player at the Under-17 World Cup final has been closed by FIFA.

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6dIan Holyman

Ibra return may disrupt Sweden - Johnsson

Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning for Sweden at the World Cup could disrupt the dynamic of the squad, goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson has said.

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6dAssociated Press

AFA moves to ease Aguero fitness concerns

Sergio Aguero is recovering after surgery on his knee and will start treatment soon, the AFA confirmed amid uncertainty about the player's fitness.

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6dAssociated Press

VAR decisions to be displayed at World Cup

Fans attending World Cup matches in Russia and watching around the world will get written explanations regarding VAR decisions in every match.

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6dAdriana Garcia

Aguero won't be fit for World Cup - doctor

Argentina team doctor Homero D'Agostino does not expect Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to be fit for the World Cup after knee surgery.

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7dESPN staff

City rule out Aguero, but fit for World Cup

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that he has undergone arthroscopic surgery on one of his knees.