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Russia celebrate World Championship title with Moscow parade

Russia’s national ice hockey team paraded the world championship trophy on a bus tour of downtown Moscow on Tuesday. Thousands of people lined the

Russia’s national ice hockey team paraded the world championship trophy on a bus tour of downtown Moscow on Tuesday. Thousands of people lined the

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Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom title

Olympic Champion Mikaela Shiffrin won the penultimate slalom of the season on Saturday in Are, Sweden to retain her World Cup title in the

Olympic Champion Mikaela Shiffrin won the penultimate slalom of the season on Saturday in Are, Sweden to retain her World Cup title in the

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Ligety downs Miller to win World Cup giant slalom

America’s Ted Ligety produced a superb display to win a fourth straight World Cup race, edging out fellow countryman Bode Miller by the narrowest of

America’s Ted Ligety produced a superb display to win a fourth straight World Cup race, edging out fellow countryman Bode Miller by the narrowest of

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USA thrash Russia at Worlds

The United States kept themselves on track for a third World Championship title by thrashing old foes and defending champions Russia 8-3 in the

The United States kept themselves on track for a third World Championship title by thrashing old foes and defending champions Russia 8-3 in the

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Kofler wins again

Less than a week after leaping to victory in Sochi, Austria’s Andreas Kofler held his nerve to secure his 12th career World Cup ski jumping victory

Less than a week after leaping to victory in Sochi, Austria’s Andreas Kofler held his nerve to secure his 12th career World Cup ski jumping victory

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Paul fans will not be suckered

Following in Paul’s footsteps comes Paul II. The octopus whose antics predicted who would win all the important FIFA World Cup matches earlier this

Following in Paul’s footsteps comes Paul II. The octopus whose antics predicted who would win all the important FIFA World Cup matches earlier this

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Netherlands celebrate World Cup team

The Netherlands celebrate World Cup team. The players boarded a boat parade in Amsterdam. More than one million people attended the show.

The Netherlands celebrate World Cup team. The players boarded a boat parade in Amsterdam. More than one million people attended the show.

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Spain's World Cup fiesta goes on

Spain’s victorious World Cup squad have been given a heroes’ welcome on their return to Madrid as more than a million jubilant Spanish football fans

Spain’s victorious World Cup squad have been given a heroes’ welcome on their return to Madrid as more than a million jubilant Spanish football fans

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Madrid jumping for return of its football heroes

Only a bird can get the real scale of what happened in Madrid Monday evening. Unless one of their victorious footballers can. Perched high above

Only a bird can get the real scale of what happened in Madrid Monday evening. Unless one of their victorious footballers can. Perched high above

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South Africans hunt for World Cup legacy

What legacy will the World Cup leave the host nation other than some shiny new stadiums? That is the question being asked in South Africa as the

What legacy will the World Cup leave the host nation other than some shiny new stadiums? That is the question being asked in South Africa as the

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A right royal welcome for the Spanish football team

The victorious Spain squad have arrived back in Madrid after winning the World Cup for the first time. They got a hero’s welcome after their

The victorious Spain squad have arrived back in Madrid after winning the World Cup for the first time. They got a hero’s welcome after their

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Paul, Prince of Pundits

Diego Forlan may have won the Golden Ball award, Thomas Mueller the Golden Boot – but no-one is in any doubt as to who was the real star of the World

Diego Forlan may have won the Golden Ball award, Thomas Mueller the Golden Boot – but no-one is in any doubt as to who was the real star of the World

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Third time unlucky as Dutch despair

There were almost as many orange shirts on the floor overnight at Amsterdam Central station as there had been Dutch yellow cards on the pitch in

There were almost as many orange shirts on the floor overnight at Amsterdam Central station as there had been Dutch yellow cards on the pitch in

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Spanish World Cup win, Dutch defeat: the media's view

The headlines in Spain’s major newspapers scream euphoria. The word “campeones” features on all of the front pages. El Pais simply hails La Roja as

The headlines in Spain’s major newspapers scream euphoria. The word “campeones” features on all of the front pages. El Pais simply hails La Roja as

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Spain wakes up to a dream come true

A man lay prostrate on a park bench. He is no down and out – like millions of fellow Spaniards he has just been celebrating a little too hard.

A man lay prostrate on a park bench. He is no down and out – like millions of fellow Spaniards he has just been celebrating a little too hard.

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Dutch fans trudge home in defeat

It was different story in the Netherlands as Dutch dreams of winning the coveted trophy were shattered by the Spanish goal. Around 180,000 dejected

It was different story in the Netherlands as Dutch dreams of winning the coveted trophy were shattered by the Spanish goal. Around 180,000 dejected

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Spain celebrates becoming World Cup Champions

It was party time in Barcelona as Spain erupted into celebrations after their football team won the World Cup. Thousands gathered in city centres

It was party time in Barcelona as Spain erupted into celebrations after their football team won the World Cup. Thousands gathered in city centres

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World Cup: Excitement builds for Spain and Dutch final

After 63 games, it all comes down to this. The Netherlands and Spain lock horns tonight at the Soccer city stadium and over 2000 Spanish fans arrived

After 63 games, it all comes down to this. The Netherlands and Spain lock horns tonight at the Soccer city stadium and over 2000 Spanish fans arrived

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Football final frenzy ahead of epic showdown

Despite Paul the Octopus’ ominous prognosis Dutch fans remain confident of World Cup glory against Spain in the final tomorrow. In Amsterdam

Despite Paul the Octopus’ ominous prognosis Dutch fans remain confident of World Cup glory against Spain in the final tomorrow. In Amsterdam

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World Cup final excitement

People in Spain could find themselves rewarded with more than just national pride if the team wins the World Cup. Banks in the country are offering

People in Spain could find themselves rewarded with more than just national pride if the team wins the World Cup. Banks in the country are offering

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Oracle octopus predicts Spanish world cup glory

It has been confirmed that Spain will be the 2010 football world champions, that’s if you believe in the predictions of soccer’s most consistent

It has been confirmed that Spain will be the 2010 football world champions, that’s if you believe in the predictions of soccer’s most consistent

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World Cup defeat provokes economic advice

As throughout Germany, traders on the Frankfurt stock exchange were in mourning on Thursday for their national team being knocked out of the World

As throughout Germany, traders on the Frankfurt stock exchange were in mourning on Thursday for their national team being knocked out of the World

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Paul faces sushi future?

Paul may be a great picker of football results, but can the two-year old octopus have foreseen the fate many Germans have in store for him? After

Paul may be a great picker of football results, but can the two-year old octopus have foreseen the fate many Germans have in store for him? After

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Spain parties while Germans rue defeat

July is fiesta time in Spain anyway… but when their team reaches the World Cup final for the first time, the result was a cacophony of

July is fiesta time in Spain anyway… but when their team reaches the World Cup final for the first time, the result was a cacophony of

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Spain parties while Germans look to future

So Paul the Octupus maintains his 100 percent record at predicting Germany’s World Cup fortunes. He said Spain would win their semi-final, and they

So Paul the Octupus maintains his 100 percent record at predicting Germany’s World Cup fortunes. He said Spain would win their semi-final, and they

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World Cup: Dutch fans watching Netherlands Uruguay

More than 60,000 Dutch fans piled into the centre of the Dutch city of Amsterdam on Tuesday (July 6) to watch their team carry them to the World Cup

More than 60,000 Dutch fans piled into the centre of the Dutch city of Amsterdam on Tuesday (July 6) to watch their team carry them to the World Cup

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'Oracle octopus' prediction worries Germany

Football-loving Germans have been shocked by the latest prediction of their so-called “oracle octopus” after it picked out Spain to win their World

Football-loving Germans have been shocked by the latest prediction of their so-called “oracle octopus” after it picked out Spain to win their World

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Octopus Paul predicts a victory of Spain against Germany

Paul, the octopus oracle once again put his tentacles to the test when he predicted Spain to win the World Cup semi-finals against Germany. The

Paul, the octopus oracle once again put his tentacles to the test when he predicted Spain to win the World Cup semi-finals against Germany. The

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'Psychic' octopus tips Spain to win semi-final

Spain will beat Germany in tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final. We know, because Paul the octopus says so.   From his Berlin aquarium the tentacled

Spain will beat Germany in tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final. We know, because Paul the octopus says so.   From his Berlin aquarium the tentacled

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World Cup: Ghana's Black Stars return

Thousands of fans gathered at Accra’s airport on Monday night to welcome home Ghana’s national football team after they were knocked out in the

Thousands of fans gathered at Accra’s airport on Monday night to welcome home Ghana’s national football team after they were knocked out in the