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Cristiano Ronaldo gets cozy with Georgina Rodriguez at World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo squeezed in some quality time over the weekend with his longtime partner, Georgina Rodriguez, ahead of Portugal’s next 2022 World Cup matchup. In a cozy photo shared Saturday on Instagram, the 28-year-old model is seen smiling beside Ronaldo, whose Portugal squad will face Switzerland in the Round of 16 on Tuesday. Rodriguez, who …

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An England midfield of Bellingham, Henderson and Rice suddenly makes perfect sense

After all the tactical tinkering, it was oddly reminiscent of England’s approach at the last World Cup. Four and a half years ago, England reached the semi-finals with an unusual 3-5-2 system — sometimes termed a 3-3-2-2 by England’s coaching staff — that was characterized by the aggressive midfield running of Jesse Lingard and Dele …

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England forward Raheem Sterling leaves World Cup after armed intruders broke into his home

England’s forward #10 Raheem Sterling attends the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match between England and USA at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 25, 2022. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images) England forward Raheem Sterling is taking time away from …

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World Cup bracket today: FIFA World Cup 2022 knockout stage dates, printable wall chart; England face France

We’re down to the business end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The United States came up short against the Netherlands in the round of 16 as we start to separate the pretenders from the contenders. You can find the full schedule here with start times and TV info. There’s no better time …

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Jude Bellingham’s moment of cinema makes us wonder where this might go | World Cup 2022

TOngland’s second goal just before half-time at Al Bayt Stadium, the goal that killed this World Cup last-16 tie, was a pure Jude Bellingham moment. Watching the three white England shirts surge and veer like an aerial display team across that wide-open lozenge of green, it almost felt like a moment of show-Bellingham, a gloss …

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Pelé says he’s ‘strong’ and ‘with a lot of hope’ in social media update

CNN — Brazilian soccer great Pelé says he’s “strong” and has “a lot of hope” as he continues his treatment for colon cancer. Pelé’s social media post on Saturday came after local media reports in Brazil said that the 82-year old former footballer’s health had worsened. “My friends, I want to keep everyone calm and …

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England battles Senegal after Mbappé leads France over Poland

France and England will join Argentina and Netherlands in the quarterfinals after the European powerhouses made easy work of their opponents Sunday in Qatar. France kicked things off Sunday morning with another dominant display in a 3-1 win over Poland. Olivier Giroud got things started off just before halftime, drilling a pass from Kylian Mbappé …

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France’s Kylian Mbappe having World Cup of his ‘dreams’

Kylian Mbappe said he is having the “competition of my dreams” at the World Cup after two goals in France’s 3-1 win against Poland sent the world champions into the quarterfinals and left opposing coach Czeslaw Michniewicz billing him as the natural heir to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Mbappe, who helped France win the …

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