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World Cup good for French economic growth: Minister

France’s World Cup soccer triumphs, which have taken “Les Bleus” to the tournament final, should be generally positive for the country’s economy, Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire said.

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Football "most definitely" coming home: Prince Harry

Britain’s Prince Harry confidently predicted that England would lift the World Cup as Gareth Southgate’s men prepare for their semi-final against Croatia later on Wednesday.

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France and Belgium battle for place in World Cup final

France will unleash the attacking talents of Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann against Eden Hazard's gifted Belgium side on Tuesday with a place in the World Cup final at stake.

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Del Potro sets up Nadal clash at Wimbledon

Juan Martin del Potro set up a Wimbledon quarter-final clash against Rafael Nadal when he downed Gilles Simon of France 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 7-6 (7/5) on Tuesday.

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Federer downs Mannarino in hunt for ninth Wimbledon title

Champion Roger Federer’s pursuit of a record ninth Wimbledon title gathered momentum on Monday, as he reached the quarter-finals with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 win over Frenchman, Adrian Mannarino.

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Ronaldo ends Madrid journey, joins Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid to join Italian champions, Juventus, for €100 million ($117 million) on Tuesday, with the Portuguese superstar saying the time had come "for a new stage" in his life.

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Belgium will be back in 2020 at Euro glory

Bitter defeat for Belgium in the World Cup semi-final is tempered by the fact that influential squad members will likely still be around in two years’ time for the European Championship where they will have another realistic chance at a major title

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Ostapenko first Latvian woman in Wimbledon semis

Ostapenko became the first Latvian woman to reach a Wimbledon semi-final as the former French Open champion beat Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-4 on Tuesday.

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England dreaming but Croatia set to provide biggest World Cup test

England are dreaming of a first World Cup final since 1966 but first they must come through Wednesday's semi-final at the Luzhniki Stadium against Croatia in what looks like their toughest test yet in Russia.

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Van Dijk ready to spur Liverpool to silverware

Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk, is confident the team can step up another level in the upcoming campaign as the Premier League side looks to end their trophy drought after coming close in recent seasons.

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