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WORLD CUP Uruguay striker Suarez seeking redemption

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Montevideo, Jun 11 (AP) - Uruguay's priority will be keeping Luiz Suarez tamed at this World Cup.
After the striker was expelled from the 2014 tournament in disgrace for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, Uruguay was eliminated by Colombia in the round of 16.
Suarez promises he is a reformed character and will be better behaved in Russia than in Brazil, where he scored twice before being banned.
"It was my mistake," Suarez said. "So I have a debt to repay to myself and Uruguay, to try...

WORLD CUP Egypt’s hopes rest on Mohamed Salah’s recovery

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Cairo, Jun 11 (AP) - Mohamed Salah has the ability to light up any team, particularly Egypt.
The Liverpool striker has been in superb form this season, but playing at the World Cup will be a new experi-ence for him - if he fully recovers from a shoulder injury.
Egypt qualified for the tournament...

Putin-led Russian WC vote win investigated 8 years on

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Geneva, Jun 10 (AP) - Speaking in English with a beaming smile, Vladimir Putin put his seal on Russia's World Cup hosting vote victory that eight years later is still under criminal investigation.
"From bottom of my heart, thank you," Putin said , a comment directed at now-discredited FIFA...

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