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As Russia revels, an abysmal Argentina weeps

The World Cup host has sauntered into the knockout stage, but the two-time champion faces real prospect of an early flight home

Russia's Cheryshev celebrating his goal against Egypt on Wednesday.

Argentina's Messi seen before the game against Croatia on Friday.

THE fortunes of Russia - the lowest-ranked of the 32 teams competing at the 2018 World Cup - and the two-time champion Argentina could hardly be more contrasting.

Before the month-long tournament kicked off last week, the bookies would have quoted you some pretty long odds for Russia to...

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