Messi eases injury worries as Argentina stay hungry
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Messi, who has struggled to overcome a muscle problem in recent weeks, made an immediate impact after replacing Julian Alvarez in the 53rd minute at Estadio Monumental.
Hosts Cambodia held by Pakistan in 2026 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers
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Played at the capital's Olympic Stadium, the game attracted more than 11,000 spectators. Each side squandered many goal-scoring chances. The two will meet again at Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad on October 17. In September's FIFA rankings, Cambodia sits in the 177th place, while Pakistan is in the 197th spot.
Argentina keeps leading FIFA World Rankings
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After a 1-0 win over Ecuador and a 3-0 victory against Bolivia in its opening World Cup CONMEBOL zone qualifiers, Argentina solidified its top position. Meanwhile, second-placed France dropped points following a 2-1 defeat to Germany in a friendly, reports Xinhua.
Argentine football boss wants Messi to play at next FIFA World Cup
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Messi has previously ruled out the prospect of extending his international career until the next edition of football's showpiece tournament but he could be convinced to change his mind, according to Argentine Football Association president Claudio Tapia, Xinhua reports.
FIFA Women's World Cup: England beat host Australia 3-1 to reach final
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The home side eliminated France via a thrilling penalty shoot-out in the last 8, booking their first semifinal appearance at the Women's World Cup, after they bowed out at the quarterfinal stage in three of their previous campaigns.
Carmona's late winner lifts Spain into first Women's World Cup final
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Carmona curled the ball home on the edge of the box in the 89th minute, just one minute after Swedish substitute Rebecka Blomqvist found the equalizer, following Salma Paralluelo's opener in the 81st minute.
Kylian Mbappe will not train with PSG's first team squad amid contract stand-off
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PSG begin their French title defence at home to Lorient on Saturday and it is understood Mbappe will train with the 'loft' group rather than the 'A' training group, which is players who could feature for the first team, BBC reported.
Women's World Cup: Sweden end U.S. title defence, Netherlands reach quarters
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Sweden ranked third, inflicted the U.S.' earliest-ever Women's World Cup exit after winning a nerve-jangling penalty shootout 5-4. The two teams had been deadlocked 0-0 after extra time in Melbourne. The U.S. missed three penalties in the shootout, including from retiring superstar Megan Rapinoe, and Sweden missed two, reports Xinhua.
FIFA Women's World Cup: Spain reach quarterfinals with 5-1 win over Switzerland
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Codina then made up for her error by scoring her team's fourth before the break, and Jennifer Hermoso made it 5-1 in the second half in front of 43,217 fans, a new record crowd for a football match in New Zealand, Xinhua reported. After the terrible 4-0 defeat to Japan in group stage, the 25-year-old Bonmati has vowed to try her best in the campaign.
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