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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

12:59pm EDT

Australia whipping boy Kruse will be strong, says Milligan

KAZAN, Russia Australia defender Mark Milligan has backed team mate Robbie Kruse to be resolute in the face of attacks on social media as the Socceroos prepare for their must-win World Cup clash against Peru.

3:13pm EDT

Death threats probe clouds Colombia preparations

KAZAN, Russia Colombia head into their World Cup clash against Poland in Group H on Sunday under pressure to get a result and with their preparations overshadowed by a police investigation into death threats made to midfielder Carlos Sanchez.

9:08am EDT

Australia's snubbed Cahill will feel 'frustrated': Milligan

KAZAN, Russia Tim Cahill will feel "frustrated" at being an unused substitute in Russia but there is no guarantee Australia's World Cup hero will play in the must-win match against Peru, team mate Mark Milligan said on Friday.

Jun 20 2018

Carvajal returns for Spain, as Queiroz drops captain Shojaei

KAZAN, Russia Spain defender Dani Carvajal has been recalled for Wednesday's World Cup match against Iran, replacing Nacho from the starting side that drew with Portugal, after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Jun 20 2018

Costa grabs lucky goal as relieved Spain edges Iran

KAZAN, Russia A fortuitous second half goal by Diego Costa broke a Persian stonewall and lifted Spain to a 1-0 win over a courageous Iran in a nerve-jangling World Cup clash on Wednesday.

Jun 20 2018

Soccer-Costa grabs lucky goal as relieved Spain beat Iran 1-0

KAZAN, Russia, June 20 A scrappy second half goal by Diego Costa broke a Persian stonewall and lifted Spain to a 1-0 win over a courageous Iran in a nerve-jangling World Cup clash on Wednesday.

Jun 19 2018

Iniesta looks forward to Iran after 'difficult' coach change

KAZAN, Russia Spain passed a "difficult" time after the sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui but the players had put the affair behind them and were fully united for their World Cup match against Iran, midfield veteran Andres Iniesta said on Tuesday.

Jun 19 2018

Asian World Cup fans feel the love for Spain

KAZAN, Russia Chinese soccer fan Diego Wang would prefer to see the national team play at the World Cup, but in their absence, his heart belongs to Spain and the superstars he has long revered on television.

Jun 18 2018

World Cup's youngest Arzani has great expectations

KAZAN, Russia The youngest player at the World Cup, Daniel Arzani, grew up playing street football in Iran but lined up in the gold shirt of Australia to belt out the national anthem before the Socceroos' opener against France.

Jun 18 2018

Australia won respect after 'tango' with France, says Sainsbury

KAZAN, Russia Despite an opening defeat to France, Australia will head into their next match against Denmark with more respect from their World Cup rivals after showing they could "tango with the best", according to defender Trent Sainsbury.

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