World Cup: Xhaka and Lichtsteiner impress

Duo help Switzerland to draw as four Gunners feature in Russia on Sunday

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Sir Matt Busby airbrushed from Liverpool FC history? | Brief letters

Upskirting | Sir Matt Busby | Sign language | Vegetarianism | Thameslink | Clive JamesOnce the law is eventually passed to class upskirting as the criminal offence it clearly is (Upskirting bill is blocked by single Tory objection, 16 June), can the po…

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Boro bid for £5m for Sunderland midfielder McNair – and are confident of beating Premier League clubs to his signing

MIDDLESBROUGH are confident of fending off competition from the Premier League after tabling a £5m offer for Sunderland midfielder Paddy McNair.

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World Cup – Jan wants Belgium to repeat history

Belgium hope to kick off their World Cup campaign with victory against Panama but Jan Vertonghen insists it will not be straightforward.

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Son Heung-min hoping for World Cup miracle to avoid military service | John Duerden

South Korea forward will earn an exemption if team do the seemingly impossible – otherwise all may rest on Asian GamesSouth Korea begin their World Cup campaign against Sweden on Monday but, remarkably, it may not be the most important tournament for S…

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Leicester set to beat Southampton to £25m signing of James Maddison

• Norwich midfielder also wanted by Everton and Fulham• West Ham frustrated over Felipe Anderson price hike by LazioLeicester City look set to beat Southampton to the signing of James Maddison after agreeing a deal worth £25m with Norwich City.Southamp…

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‘The optimism has returned to Brazil now’

Gilberto looks ahead to Selecao’s World Cup chances, and reflects on how the national team regained confidence after 2014

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World Cup: Iwobi starts but Nigeria are beaten

Our midfield playmaker starts but Super Eagles start Group D with defeat

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Fabian Delph preparing to return home for birth of his third child

• Delph given permission to miss a match if necessary• Baby due two days after England’s match against BelgiumFabian Delph has come to terms with the possibility he will have to miss one of England’s matches at the World Cup while he returns home to at…

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World Cup – early wins for Hugo and Christian

Day three of the World Cup brought the first action and first wins for our players in Russia.

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