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PREVIEW-Soccer-Win or bust for Iceland against familiar foe Croatia
GELENDZHIK, Russia, June 24 (Reuters) - Nothing less than a win will do for Iceland against Croatia if they are to emulate their Euro 2016 success by making it to the knockout stage at their first World Cup, but it will be a tall order against a familiar foe that leads Group D.
UPDATE 1-Soccer-FIFA opens proceedings against hot-headed German team officials
VATUTINKI, June 24 (Reuters) - FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against two German team officials who stormed towards the Sweden bench gesticulating and clapping after the defending World Cup champions' last-gasp Group F victory on Saturday.
Soccer-It's not just Ronaldo playing Iran, Portuguese coach says
SARANSK, Russia, June 24 (Reuters) - Portugal coach Fernando Santos has dismissed the suggestion that his team relied too much on Cristiano Ronaldo and said they worked hard to function as a unit as they prepared to face Iran in their decisive World Cup Group B match on Monday.
Motor racing-Vettel should change his style, jokes Verstappen
LE CASTELLET, France, June 24 (Reuters) - Max Verstappen jokingly suggested Sebastian Vettel should change his style after the Ferrari driver lost the Formula One championship lead with a first lap collision on Sunday.
Spain wary of Moroccan surprise in group finale
KALININGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - Spain would seem to have the easier task in trying to clinch a spot in the World Cup knockout round in their final Group B match on Monday by taking on a Morocco side who have yet to earn a point but that is not how coach Fernando Hierro sees things.
Migration fight erodes support for German conservatives, far-right AfD gains
BERLIN (Reuters) - Divisions in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc have weakened public support for her "grand coalition" and pushed the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party to its highest ratings, a poll published on Sunday showed.
UPDATE 2-Motor racing-Hamilton wins in France to retake F1 lead
LE CASTELLET, France, June 24 (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton steered clear of chaos on the opening lap to win the first French Grand Prix in a decade on Sunday and retake the overall lead from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
Honda salvages 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal with late strike
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Midfielder Keisuke Honda came off the bench to salvage a 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal, as both teams were locked at the top of Group H following an entertaining encounter on Sunday.
Golf: Englishman Wallace eyes Ryder Cup after second win of year
(Reuters) - Englishman Matt Wallace won the BMW International Open by one stroke in Germany on Sunday and thrust his name into the frame for the European Ryder Cup team.
Italy's Conte "decidedly satisfied" with Brussels migrant meeting
MILAN, June 24 (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Sunday he was "decidedly satisfied" with the meeting in Brussels on Sunday with other European Union leaders on the issue of migration.
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