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People gather around a sculpture cake to mark Lionel Messi's birthday near Argentina training camp base at the 2018 World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Wth a cake sculpture and a music festival the town of Bronnitsy celebrated the striker's 31st birthday.(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina's World Cup crisisLionel Messi's birthday is being overshadowed by turmoil embroiling Argentina's coach and the squad.
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Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner, centre, follows the ball during the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Switzerland awaits FIFA judgment on 'provocative' gesturesThe head of Switzerland's soccer federation said Sunday he does not expect FIFA to suspend his players despite goal celebrations seen as inflaming political tensions with Serbia
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World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crashWorld of Outlaws sprint car series driver Jason Johnson dies following crash at Beaver Dam Raceway
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Rene Higuita, former goalkeeper of the national team of Colombia, raises a fist prior to the group H match between Poland and Colombia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
The Latest: Ex-Colombia 'keeper Higuita in Kazan to cheerFormer Colombia 'keeper Rene Higuita has traveled to Kazan to support the Cafeteros against Poland in the World Cup.
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
FILE - In this file photo from June 20, 2018, Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz, second left, talks to an assistant referee during the Group B match between Iran and Spain at the World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Spain won 1-0. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of video on close callsIran coach Carlos Queiroz says he's concerned the World Cup is overusing the video assistant referee system to judge close and debatable calls instead of limiting its use to correcting obvious mistakes
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England's Harry Kane celebrates his team's 6-1 victory at the end of the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
England scores 6 but falls well short of World Cup recordEngland's 6-1 rout of Panama is the biggest winning margin at this year's World Cup, but it falls well short of the tournament record
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England's Harry Kane kicks a penalty to score his team's fifth goal during the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
With luck, Kane joins England's great World Cup strikersWith the game ball packed away, Harry Kane now has a permanent souvenir from the World Cup
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From left, Japan's Gen Shoji, Maya Yoshida and Yuto Nagatomo look as the ball enters their goal as Senegal's Moussa Wague scored his side's second goal past during the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Honda goal gives Japan a 2-2 draw with Senegal at World CupKeisuke Honda came off the bench and scored from close range in the 78th minute to give the Japanese a 2-2 draw with Senegal at the World Cup
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Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Serbia FA complains of 'biased' referee in Switzerland matchA day after being put under investigation by FIFA for complaining about the refereeing of their 2-1 World Cup loss to Switzerland, Serbia's FA files official complaint with football's governing body alleging "biased officiating" by referee Feliz Brych
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