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A day of big upheaval at the World Cup as Morocco shock Belgium and Costa Rica beat Japan |  CNN

A day of big upheaval at the World Cup as Morocco shock Belgium and Costa Rica beat Japan | CNN

CNN — It was a day of big upheaval at the World Cup as Belgium and Japan both succumbed to shock defeats to Morocco and Costa Rica respectively. Morocco have won their first World Cup game since 1998 – and their third – earning a sensational 2-0 victory over heavyweights Belgium to ensure they can …

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Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to shed light on his career as he makes history at Qatar 2022 |  CNN

Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to shed light on his career as he makes history at Qatar 2022 | CNN

Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar CNN — Watching Cristiano Ronaldo in the first half of Portugal’s World Cup opener against Ghana on Thursday, you could feel the frustration in the stands. The striker always watched the game, waving to the crowd and receiving the biggest cheers of all when the starting line-ups were announced before kick-off. …

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German players cover their mouths in protest against FIFA's crackdown on free speech in 'OneLove' armband row |  CNN

German players cover their mouths in protest against FIFA’s crackdown on free speech in ‘OneLove’ armband row | CNN

CNN — It was such a brief moment that the thousands of fans inside Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday could easily have missed it. But a moment, the time it took photographers crowded in front of Germany’s World Cup squad to take a picture, was enough for the four-time winners to send a message to …

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Lionel Messi faces defeat as Saudi fans take control of Doha after World Cup loss |  CNN

Lionel Messi faces defeat as Saudi fans take control of Doha after World Cup loss | CNN

Doha, Qatar CNN — Argentina’s game against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday was supposed to serve as the perfect springboard for Lionel Messi’s final dance at the World Cup. The South American side were expected to dismiss their opponent, ranked 48 places below them in the world rankings, and fans had turned out in droves to …

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Saudi Arabia stun Lionel Messi's Argentina in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history |  CNN

Saudi Arabia stun Lionel Messi’s Argentina in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history | CNN

Lusail, Qatar CNN — Saudi Arabia produced one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history on Tuesday when they beat Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 in a stunning Group C match. Many expected the South American side, ranked third in the world, undefeated for three years and among the favorites to win the tournament, to …

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Iranian players remain silent during the national anthem at the World Cup in protest against the Iranian regime |  CNN

Iranian players remain silent during the national anthem at the World Cup in protest against the Iranian regime | CNN

Doha, Qatar CNN — Even before a ball was kicked in Iran’s World Cup opener against England on Monday, Iran’s players made a powerful statement. In what appeared to be a show of solidarity with those protesting at home, the players remained silent as Iran’s national anthem played around the Khalifa International Stadium before kick-off …

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England's Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear 'OneLove' armband at World Cup |  CNN

England’s Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear ‘OneLove’ armband at World Cup | CNN

CNN — The captains of several European teams will not wear “OneLove” armbands during the World Cup in Qatar due to the risk of receiving yellow cards. England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Wales were to take part in the “OneLove” campaign to promote inclusion and fight discrimination. But associations in those countries …

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NFL Week 11 preview: Bills and Browns escape snowstorm in Buffalo |  CNN

NFL Week 11 preview: Bills and Browns escape snowstorm in Buffalo | CNN

CNN — The Buffalo Bills (6-3) and Cleveland Browns (3-6) were scheduled to face off at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo on Sunday. However, the decision was made earlier this week to play the game at Ford Field in Detroit due to a snowstorm heading west from New York. On Friday, Buffalo Niagara International Airport temporarily …

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