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On the Mark: France, Morocco Advance to World Cup Semifinals

By MARK LORENZANA English striker Harry Kane missed a much-needed second penalty kick, and England lost to defending champion France in their World Cup quarterfinals match on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Qatar. Kane badly needed to score on the penalty as England was trailing 2-1 against France with six minutes left in regulation. The English fans were probably feeling good,

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On the Mark: England, France Barge into World Cup Quarterfinals

By MARK LORENZANA After a somewhat inconsistent showing in the group stages, England on Sunday, Dec. 4, defeated Senegal, 3-0, in a blowout to barge into the World Cup Quarterfinals in Qatar. Sure, the Three Lions — the oldest international soccer team in the world, having played its first international match against Scotland in 1872 — was dominant in its

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On the Mark: Brazil, Portugal Advance to Knockout Stage

By MARK LORENZANA It seemed as though Neymar’s absence for Brazil’s match against Switzerland on Monday, Nov. 28, due to an ankle injury would come to haunt the Seleção, as the South American squad couldn’t find the net for 82 agonizing minutes. Richarlison, the hero for Brazil against Serbia, scoring two goals — one an impressive, athletic shot — on

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