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Watching the 2018 World Cup? Polyglot New York Has Got You Covered

NEW YORK — I was trying to watch the match on the TV over the bar, but it was hard to see around some very tall Belgian women wearing red devil costumes and brandishing tridents.

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Magic Ronaldo lights up World Cup with hat-trick to deny Spain

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo lit up the World Cup in his own inimitable style on Friday, curling in a late free kick to complete a remarkable hat-trick and earn his team a 3-3 draw in an enthralling clash with neighbours Spain.

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Ice man Ronaldo comes up with the goods yet again

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Cometh the hour, cometh the man and where football is concerned there is no man quite like Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Swiss midfielder Xhaka signs new long-term deal at Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal's Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka has signed a new long-term contract, the Premier League club said on Friday.

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U.S. warns Americans of terrorism threat at World Cup in Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department warned Americans on Friday that terrorists may target World Cup venues in Russia, which is hosting the month-long football tournament, but it did not point to any specific threat.

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Watching the World Cup With Portugal's Prime Minister, in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. — It was barely past noon Friday, and the Ironbound neighborhood in Newark was already a sea of red and white jerseys. Lines stretched down Ferry Street to get into Iberia, Mompou and other Portuguese restaurants. Red, green and gold garland draped across telephone poles. Portuguese songs blared from an open-air bar.

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Barred From Stadiums at Home, an Iranian Activist Enters a New World in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — The envelope might have been kept securely in her bag, but she still checked it every few minutes, just to make sure that the most precious of things was still there. It was something she had always wished for, but until now had always been denied.

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Malaysia can host the World Cup in 2034, says Pahang Regent

KUANTAN: There is a possibility of bringing the beautiful game to Malaysia in the future as the country can jointly host the 2034 FIFA World Cup with three other Asean countries.

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Ansarifard urges Iran to ensure Queiroz stays after Russia

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Iran forward Karim Ansarifard has called for the country's football authorities to convince coach Carlos Queiroz to extend his stay after the side's dramatic last-gasp 1-0 World Cup victory over Morocco on Friday.