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LIVE: Germany on the edge of elimination vs. Sweden

After losing their World Cup opener to Mexico, Germany on the brink of an early exit from Russia. If the 2014 champions fall to Sweden, their tournament will be over.

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Burley: Expect personnel changes for Germany

While examining Raf Honigstein's projected XI for Germany against Sweden, the FC crew explain why Joachim Low needs to make changes to his lineup.


Gomez: Weird atmosphere in German camp

Germany's Mario Gomez admits that the team are feeling the pressure to qualify for the World Cup round of 16 after their Mexico defeat.


Burley: Germany missing a dynamic player like Sane

Craig Burley believes if Germany are to rebound from their "Mexico wake-up call", they'll need to rethink both their tactics and starting XI.


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Mexico on the brink as Vela finds World Cup redemption

Four years on from passing on the chance to play for Mexico in the World Cup, Carlos Vela is back and at the heart of El Tri's electric attack.

Project Russia: Becoming a Mexico fan

Tag along with ESPN in the latest episode of Project Russia and get a taste of what takes to be a true Mexico supporter.


How high is Mexico's ceiling after South Korea win?

After Mexico made it two wins from two, Stevie Nicol forecasts how far El Tri's work rate and quality can continue to take them in Russia.


Lukaku has Belgium raising expectations

Romelu Lukaku's power was showcased again as he took his World Cup goal tally to four, raising expectations that Belgium can reach the semifinals.

Lukaku, Hazard 8/10 as Belgium crush Tunisia

Belgium created plenty of chances in their 5-2 win over Tunisia, and at the centre of it all were Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard.

Lukaku first to WC goal feat since Maradona

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku became the first player in 32 years to score multiple goals in consecutive World Cup finals matches on Saturday.

Maaloul, Youssef exposed as Tunisia crushed by Belgium

Tunisia were thoroughly outclassed but still netted twice as they were thumped 5-2 by Belgium during a thrilling Group G clash in Moscow.

Ames: Teams will fear playing Belgium

ESPN's Nick Ames shares his thoughts on Belgium's dominant display against Tunisia which saw them top group G.


Nicol: Defence will keep Belgium from winning World Cup

Belgium scored five goals in their win over Tunisia, but Steve Nicol says their issues at the back could prove costly in the World Cup.



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What's really behind the intense criticism of Sterling?

If there's one player who divides opinion in English football, it's Raheem Sterling. The question is ... why?

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Russia get 'twice as many' WC drugs tests - doctor

Russia doctor Eduard Bezuglov said his players have been given more than 300 drugs tests in response to scrutiny of the World Cup hosts' success.

Trezeguet: Argentina need to rediscover their motivation

Former France striker David Trezeguet believes Argentina need to forget about their defeat to Croatia to beat Nigeria.


Ballsupski: Hope it's a four game Saturday like last week

Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles return to talk Neymar's tears, German nerves and Julian Draxler's dislike of daylight.


Extra Time: Messi vs. Ronaldo, Neymar's antics and more

The guys respond to your tweets about Jorge Sampaoli, Messi vs. Ronaldo, Isco vs. Coutinho, Switzerland's first goal and Neymar's non-penalty.



Transfer news

Transfer Talk LIVE: West Ham plan new move for Cairney

Manuel Pellegrini is planning to poach the star of Fulham's promotion winning campaign to boost West Ham's midfield.

Liverpool made right decision to let Can join Juventus

After four underwhelming years at Liverpool, the 24-year-old will play in Serie A next season and Italy is a better stage for him.

Lozano to decide future amid Barca links - father

Lozano scored 17 goals in 29 league matches for PSV this season, ending the campaign as their top scorer as they won the Eredivisie title.


Cipriani gets first start for England since 2008

Eddie Jones has named his England side to face South Africa in the final of three Tests in Cape Town on June 23.

June predictions: Third Test team-by-team guide

The Springboks and All Blacks may have already wrapped up their series against England and France respectively, but the Wallabies and Ireland have plenty to play for in Sydney in the series decider, while England and France will look to regain some pride.

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