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Italy miss out on World Cup for first time in over half a century

One of world football’s most storied — and successful — teams will not be heading to next year’s World Cup in Russia. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Sport – Football

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Denmark book World Cup spot with 5-1 win

The Danes are on their way to the World Cup after midfielder Christian Eriksen led the way with three goals to overtake hosts Ireland in an emphatic 5-1 win. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Sport – Football

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How Drogba and teammates helped end a civil war

Sinking to their knees, arms draped over each other’s shoulders, footballers for Ivory Coast’s national team began to plead with their fans and fellow Ivorians. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Sport – Football

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Lazio stands with Anne Frank

Italian club Lazio wore an image of Anne Frank on their shirts ahead of a match vs Bologna in reaction to some of their fans being accused of anti-Semitism CNN.com – RSS Channel – Sport – Football

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She shattered soccer’s glass ceiling

Bibiana Steinhaus had pictured the moment many times before. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Sport – Football

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French soccer star launches ‘Cantona-style’ kick at fan

French footballer Patrice Evra has been suspended for at least one match after the Olympique Marseille defender aimed a high kick at one of his club’s own supporters. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Sport – Football

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Ryan Babel: Noisy Besiktas fans ‘intimidate’ opposition

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Soccer star reveals ‘disgusting’ social media death threat

Liverpool’s Croatian international Dejan Lovren says he’s received a “disgusting” death threat against his family on social media. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Sport – Football

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Real and Ronaldo are not ‘lost’ after latest defeat

Zinedine Zidane has denied his side are in crisis after defeat to Tottenham saw Real Madrid register back-to-back defeats. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Sport – Football

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‘Destiny’ against Atletico in the Champions League

“Destiny didn’t want it,” was Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone’s verdict after his side’s 1-1 draw with 10-man Qarabag in the Spanish capital. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Sport – Football