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  1. England is the stronger squad on paper, but Senegal could pose a physical challenge in this round of 16 matchup. Follow live.
  2. Olivier Giroud found the back of the net in the first half to become France’s record goal scorer. Here are the highlights.
  3. Alabama, despite lobbying by its coach, Nick Saban, was left out for the second time under the four-team playoff format. Instead, Georgia will play Ohio State and Michigan will play Texas Christian in the semifinals.
  4. The United States saw its weaknesses exploited in a 31 loss to the Netherlands. But after a solid showing and with a young team brimming with promise, the best may be yet to come.
  5. An interception off a helmet? A touchdown after a blocked field goal? They helped fuel No. 1 Georgia’s win and, if the Bulldogs have their way, a clinching of the top playoff seed.