Ricardo Ortiz: Messi was not born to play for Argentina (9:49)
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58mDale Johnson

Scenarios: Who can qualify for the round of 16?

The second round of games in the World Cup group stage is now under way. Find out what each nation has to do to qualify for the knockout stage.

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1hRafael Ramos Villagrana

El Tri struggles with off-pitch battle

The Mexican federation's fight to avoid possible sanctions tied to a controversial chant has El Tri crashing back to earth after its huge win.

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1hCesar Hernandez

The three biggest questions facing Mexico

Despite getting its World Cup off to a brilliant start, Mexico still faces numerous questions. We highlight the three most pressing for El Tri.

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1hJayaditya Gupta in Volgograd

What's it like to experience the Viking Clap?

Jayaditya Gupta experiences the Icelandic Viking clap at the Volgograd Arena while also being impressed by the attendance figures so far in Russia.

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2hTom Marshall

Mexico can't fall into 'comfort zone' - Osorio

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has urged his players not to fall into a "comfort zone" after opening the World Cup with a 1-0 victory vs. Germany.

Argentinian TV takes moment of silence after defeat (0:34)
A quick portrait of Neymar's emotions (0:24)
Honda: Japan will exploit Senegal's weaknesses (1:02)
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3hGabriele Marcotti

For Neymar, relief replaces frustration

It looked like VAR's penalty reversal would cap a difficult day for Neymar, but Brazil found a way vs. Costa Rica... and he found a goal.

Can Mexico assume the role of protagonist vs. South Korea? (3:08)
World Cup Predictor: Will Germany get past Sweden? (2:01)

WC Ladder

Group AGPWDLGDP
Russia2200+76
Uruguay2200+26
Egypt2002-30
Saudi Arabia2002-60
Group BGPWDLGDP
Spain2110+14
Portugal2110+14
Iran210103
Morocco2002-20
Group CGPWDLGDP
France2200+26
Denmark2110+14
Australia2011-11
Peru2002-20
Group DGPWDLGDP
Croatia2200+56
Nigeria210103
Iceland2011-21
Argentina2011-31
Group EGPWDLGDP
Brazil2110+24
Switzerland2110+14
Serbia210103
Costa Rica2002-30
Group FGPWDLGDP
Sweden1100+13
Mexico1100+13
Germany1001-10
South Korea1001-10
Group GGPWDLGDP
Belgium1100+33
England1100+13
Tunisia1001-10
Panama1001-30
Group HGPWDLGDP
Japan1100+13
Senegal1100+13
Poland1001-10
Colombia1001-10