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Germany Face Day of World Cup Reckoning as Brazil Target Top Spot

Germany face their day of reckoning at the World Cup on Wednesday, with the holders needing a clear win against South Korea to be sure of reaching the last 16 after Lionel Messi's Argentina scraped through to the knockout rounds.

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Messi's Argentina Revival: False Dawn or Renewed Promise?

Lionel Messi hit his first goal of the World Cup as Argentina narrowly avoided an embarrassing group-stage exit but vast improvements are needed if they are to go much further.

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Maradona Drama is a Problem for Argentina and Messi

When Lionel Messi ran to the corner and sank to his knees, the enduring image of Argentina scrambling into the World Cup's last 16 was set.

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Argentina Scrape into Round of 16 with 2-1 Win

Argentina have scraped into the knockout stage of the World Cup after a tense 2-1 victory over Nigeria in a must-win last group game.

Defender Marcos Rojo scored in the 86th to secure the win with volley from the right to spark wild celebrations on the Argentina bench.

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VAR Stirs World Cup Drama and Endless Debate

VAR has grabbed center stage at the World Cup, with the system that was supposed to provide "minimum interference" instead having a major and highly controversial impact.

The final games in Group B on Monday were heading into injury time with Portugal on course to top their group and Spain set to finish second, when the advice of the Video Assistant Referee officials in two separate games changed everything.

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Pogba, Lloris Rested as Deschamps Rotates for Denmark Game

Captain Hugo Lloris and Paul Pogba drop to the bench for France's World Cup clash against Denmark in Moscow as Didier Deschamps makes six changes for Tuesday's final group game.

Steve Mandanda starts in goal for France, who are already guaranteed a place in the last 16, while Pogba and Blaise Matuidi are left out with the pair a yellow card away from suspension.

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Messi's Argentina Have Shot at World Cup Redemption

Lionel Messi's Argentina face their World Cup day of destiny, needing a win to have any chance of progressing to the last 16 while the Video Assistant Referee system is questioned after a chaotic night of matches.

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Iran Coach Blasts VAR as Ronaldo Escapes Sending Off

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was fortunate to escape a red card despite a VAR review following an elbow in Monday's 1-1 draw at the World Cup.

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Ronaldo Misses Penalty, Portugal Draws 1-1 with Iran

Cristiano Ronaldo's missed penalty cost Portugal first place in its World Cup group on Monday.

Portugal finished second in Group B after a 1-1 draw with Iran. The 2016 European champions will next face Uruguay on Saturday in the round of 16.

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Last-Gasp VAR Winner Sees Spain Draw 2-2 with Morocco

Iago Aspas scored a VAR-assisted equalizer in injury time as Spain scrambled a 2-2 draw with Morocco on Monday in a dramatic finale to their Group B campaign.  

Aspas's winner, initially disallowed but awarded after intervention from the Video Assistant Referee, saw Spain stumbled into the last 16 as group winners.

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