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Germany’s World Cup failure: ‘It’s not just bad luck, it’s inability’

Germany’s World Cup failure: ‘It’s not just bad luck, it’s inability’

You can slice and dice this nightmare a thousand ways, smother it in narrative, toss in a few dollops of socio-political allegories and hunt for a couple of details that really spoilt the taste — it was the remote base camp at the northern tip of Qatar peninsula that lost it, or the unworn One …

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World Cup’s hottest fan Ivana Knoll’s skimpy outfits spark controversy with locals

World Cup’s hottest fan Ivana Knoll’s skimpy outfits spark controversy with locals

Croatia’s Ivana Knoll has sparked controversy in Qatar with locals seemingly split on the busty model’s skimpy outfits, landing her the label of the World Cup’s hottest fan. Knoll has been causing a stir at group stage games after stepping out in a striking hooded outfit and a checkered mini-dress. Knoll said she was wary …

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World Cup’s hottest fan Ivana Knoll’s skimpy outfits spark controversy with locals

World Cup’s hottest fan Ivana Knoll’s skimpy outfits spark controversy with locals

Croatia’s Ivana Knoll has sparked controversy in Qatar with locals seemingly split on the busty model’s skimpy outfits, landing her the label of the World Cup’s hottest fan. Knoll has been causing a stir at group stage games after stepping out in a striking hooded outfit and a checkered mini-dress. Knoll said she was wary …

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Rhian Wilkinson resigns from Portland Thorns amidst player concerns

Rhian Wilkinson resigns from Portland Thorns amidst player concerns

Portland Thorns FC head coach Rhian Wilkinson has resigned from his position, only weeks after Wilkinson led the team to its third NWSL championship in his first season as head coach. She confirmed the decision in a call with The Athletic on Thursday after being reached for comment. The decision came after she was investigated …

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‘Cho Gue-sung … accept my hand in marriage’ — South Korea’s gorgeous striker has gone viral at the World Cup

‘Cho Gue-sung … accept my hand in marriage’ — South Korea’s gorgeous striker has gone viral at the World Cup

The news from the South Korea camp is Cho Gue-sung has had to turn his phone off. It was all getting a bit too much being catapulted into a world of daily marriage proposals. “He had to get some rest,” says Seo Jung-hwan, one of a throng of South Korean journalists who can’t understand what’s …

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Berhalter’s tactical tweaks, Dest dominating but attack has to improve

Berhalter’s tactical tweaks, Dest dominating but attack has to improve

The US men’s national team’s dramatic 1-0 win against Iran on Tuesday will likely go down as one of the most memorable victories in their history: A must-win game, an intense atmosphere, a white-knuckle period of stoppage time and, ultimately , relief. We looked at the big picture of what the win meant for the …

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RIP Brad William Henke, from Justified and Orange Is The New Black

RIP Brad William Henke, from Justified and Orange Is The New Black

Brad William HenkePhoto: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images) Brad William Henke has died. A former NFL player who later transitioned into acting, Henke was best known for his two-season role on Netflix’s Orange Is The New Blackwhere he played brutal, antagonistic prison guard Desi Piscatella in the show’s fourth and fifth seasons. His other major credits …

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