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(Reuters) - Japan claimed their first victory of the year on Tuesday, coming from behind to beat Paraguay 4-2 and boost sagging morale a week before their opening World Cup Group H match against Colombia.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian government has prepared the country's power grid to deal with the wild swings in demand for electricity as most people in the football-mad country tune out everything except their televisions to watch the national team play in the Fifa 2018 World Cup.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The World Cup will be heading to North America for the fourth time if the hosting rights to the 2026 are, as expected, handed to the joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada at Wednesday's FIFA congress in Moscow.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Football fans worried about racism or homophobia should travel to Russia for the World Cup, but take precautions because the host country is a "difficult environment", the head of the European anti-racism watchdog FARE said on Tuesday.
PARIS (Reuters) - It was a stunning goal, worthy of winning any title, and now Zinedine Zidane's majestic volley for Real Madrid in their 2002 Champions League final win has been immortalised in crystal, 100 times over.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Video Assistant Referees (VARs) will be making their debut at the World Cup in Russia this month but the technology will not be perfect, FIFA's director of refereeing, Massimo Busacca, warned on Tuesday.