World Cup scores and recaps from Wednesday

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Scores and schedule | Group standings | Stats leaders

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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