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24mESPN staff

LIVE: Belgium, England heavy favourites

Can Sweden cope without Zlatan Ibrahimovic? All eyes are on England vs. Tunisia, but Belgium are the nation with genuine World Cup ambitions.

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3hSam Borden, ESPN FC

Should Neuer have been Germany's No. 1?

Manuel Neuer immediately walked back into the Germany XI after a nine-month layoff. But questions about that call will swirl after Sunday's defeat.

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3hTim Vickery

Colombia's chance to join the world's elite

Jose Pekerman said that 2014 would be the moment Colombia took a definitive place at football's top table. Can they build on that success?

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3hMichael Yokhin

Luck finally on Denis Cheryshev's side

Russia's unlikely hero from the World Cup opener, Denis Cheryshev, has taken the long road to find acclaim in his country of birth.

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3hCesar Hernandez

Herrera is Mexico's unheralded star

After Mexico's stunning 1-0 win over Germany, there will be plenty of talk regarding match winner Hirving Lozano. But what about Hector Herrera?

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5hNick Miller

Switzerland serve Brazil a dose of reality

One result does not change that Brazil are still among the favourites to be smiling in Moscow on July 15. But it might just temper their optimism.

Jedinak: Must be in top form vs Denmark (0:55)
Jedinak: VAR is what it is (0:45)
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9hRaphael Honigstein

Germany must rebuild collective after Mexico defeat

Germany won the last World Cup with a strong collective ethos, but Sunday's stunning 1-0 defeat vs. Mexico saw that blown apart in dramatic fashion.

Twellman: Brazil lacked cutting edge against Switzerland (1:52)
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11hRob Brooks

Australia must blame themselves, not VAR

Rather than pointing the finger at VAR, it'd serve Australia well to understand how Antoine Griezmann's chance presented itself in the first place.

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11hESPN staff

Mexico's upset win over Germany in photos

An emotional 1-0 victory for Mexico over Germany extended well beyond the pitch in Moscow. Here's a visual recap of El Tri's victory.

Matchday 4: Germany & Brazil lacklustre in openers (0:38)
Extra Time: Neymar's antics, thoughts on VAR and more (8:55)
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11hReuters

FIFA to probe Mexico supporter anti-gay chant

FIFA said it was looking into reports of alleged anti-gay chants by Mexico fans during their country's 1-0 World Cup win against Germany on Sunday.

WC Standings

Group AGPWDLGDP
Russia1100+53
Uruguay1100+13
Egypt1001-10
Saudi Arabia1001-50
Group BGPWDLGDP
Iran1100+13
Portugal101001
Spain101001
Morocco1001-10
Group CGPWDLGDP
France1100+13
Denmark1100+13
Australia1001-10
Peru1001-10
Group DGPWDLGDP
Croatia1100+23
Iceland101001
Argentina101001
Nigeria1001-20
Group EGPWDLGDP
Serbia1100+13
Brazil101001
Switzerland101001
Costa Rica1001-10
Group FGPWDLGDP
Mexico1100+13
Sweden000000
South Korea000000
Germany1001-10
Group GGPWDLGDP
Belgium000000
Panama000000
Tunisia000000
England000000
Group HGPWDLGDP
Poland000000
Senegal000000
Colombia000000
Japan000000