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09:03, 05 Dec 2022
Last Updated: 21:41, 05 Dec 2022

Hello and welcome to TheSportsman.Com's World Cup LIVE, as we bring you the latest news from the world of football. As you can expect, much of the news will be based around the World Cup, including team news for today's matchups between Brazil and South Korea, and Croatia-Japan, but we'll bring you anything else we can see too. 

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GOAL: South Korea get themselves a goal | 4-1
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HT: Brazil 4-0 South Korea
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GOAL: 4-0. 37 minutes played. Wow
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GOAL: Richarlison puts this game to bed | 3-0
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GOAL: Neymar scores from the spot! | 2-0
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GOAL: Brazil take the lead! | 1-0
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KICK OFF - Brazil vs South Korea
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Team news - Brazil Vs South Korea
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We're going to penalties!

Japan or Croatia. This'll be tight. 

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HT IN ExtraTime

Still nothing to split these two sides. 1-1. 15 minutes to go then penalties. 

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It's a 1-1 draw between Croatia and Japan, and they're heading to extra time next!

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Charlton sack Garner
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A power header from Tottenham's Ivan Perisic after a lovely cross goes past the Japanese keeper. A goal out of nothing, almost!

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Japan head back into the changing rooms with a 1-0 lead, after a hard-fought first half. 

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Daizen Maeda gets on the end of a knock down after an astute Japan corner. Tremendous play!

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A huge chance for Croatia as Perisic got a run off the back of Maya Yoshida, but he fails to square it to an open Kramaric. Still 0-0 after the opening 25 minutes.

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Croatia get us underway!

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Japan-Croatia Team News
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Callum Wilson missing from training

Callum Wilson sits out of training today due to a minor strain. 

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2026 World Cup format up for debate

FIFA had initially decided that groups of 3 were going to be used at the 2026 World Cup, but now it seems like they may be backtracking away from the idea after criticism from fans and others figures around the sport. 

The options are now, as shown below, following a similar pattern. 

FIFA not set on 3-team groups for '26 World Cup
FIFA not set on 3-team groups for '26 World Cup
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Cristiano's new contract
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Coventry City evicted!

Coventry City have been evicted from the Coventry Banking Society Arena by new owner Mike Ashley. 

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Reports on NUFC owners

The Athletic have taken a look at any Saudi Arabian investors that might be interested in Man Utd and Liverpool and have potentially found that the Public Investment Fund that was used to buy Newcastle United, they may be keen on hearing what people might have to say about a deal for Man Utd. None of this is concrete however and is part of the opinion of Middle-East expert Kristian Ulrichsen, who works day-to-day analysing the gulf states and where they stand in terms of global order (in terms of powers and resources, not the conspiratorial way). 

Below is a quote from the piece you can check out here.

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