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World Cup

Cometh the hour, cometh the man: The legends that stepped up for their teams in their hour of need

Lionel Messi was the only player to score for Argentina in their last six games on the road to World Cup qualification, so it is fair to say that the diminutive genius dragged his country over the line by himself. But which other stars have performed for their teams when they needed it most?

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'The World Cup is a great tournament, but when you don't have it, you focus on your club'

Alexis Sanchez will return to Arsenal on Friday after a difficult week in which Chile crashed out of World Cup contention. Arsene Wenger, however, has told the striker to focus entirely on club football and forget Chile missing out on a place in Russia.

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There's no stopping 'omnipresent' Messi

It comes as no surprise that Lionel Messi is vital for both Barcelona and Argentina. His quality on the ball and decisiveness make him indispensable for any team aspiring for greatness. However, no other footballer plays more than he does: Messi has not been rested for a single minute.

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2018 World Cup: How it's shaping up

The World Cup will get underway in Russia on June 14 and 32 teams will battle to lift the trophy on July 15 at the Luzhniki Stadium. With just under 250 days to go, here is all you need to know about the biggest contest in world football.

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Vidal not turning his back on Chile: 'A warrior never surrenders'

The Chilean national team can breathe a collective sigh of relief after Arturo Vidal clarified that he is not quitting international duty.

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