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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

12:57pm EDT

Dogged Danes bank on Eriksen's class at World Cup

Best known for the flair, skill and character that enabled them to win the 1992 European Championship in stunning fashion, a more dogged, determined Denmark led by Christian Eriksen will arrive in Russia hoping to make a similar impact at the World Cup.

1:20pm EDT

Eriksen is the engine for Denmark's hopes in Russia

When Christian Eriksen took part in the 2010 World Cup finals he was a callow teenager left mostly on the bench, but he will arrive in Russia as a world-class player with the weight of Denmark's expectations on his shoulders.

1:17pm EDT

Iceland's Sigurdsson faces race against time for full fitness

STOCKHOLM Iceland stunned the footballing world by knocking England out of Euro 2016 on their way to the quarter-finals but if they are to enjoy similar success at the World Cup finals they will need attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson back at full fitness.

1:05pm EDT

Iceland set to punch above World Cup weight in Russia

STOCKHOLM The smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup will also be the tournament's worst-kept secret as Iceland's giant-killing performances in 2016 sent a loud and clear warning that they will not be in Russia just to make up the numbers.

10:31am EDT

Iceland's Sigurdsson faces race against time for full fitness

STOCKHOLM Iceland stunned the footballing world by knocking England out of Euro 2016 on their way to the quarter-finals but if they are to enjoy similar success at the World Cup finals they will need attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson back at full fitness.

10:22am EDT

Eriksen is the engine for Denmark's hopes in Russia

When Christian Eriksen took part in the 2010 World Cup finals he was a callow teenager left mostly on the bench, but he will arrive in Russia as a world-class player with the weight of Denmark's expectations on his shoulders.

May 21 2018

Soccer-Dal Hende fires Midtjylland to Danish title

May 21 FC Midtjylland claimed the Danish Superliga title for the second time in their history as Marc Dal Hende fired them to glory with a close-range goal as his side beat AC Horsens 1-0 on Monday.

May 20 2018

Ice hockey: Swedes beat Swiss in penalty shootout to defend world title

Sweden defeated Switzerland in a dramatic penalty shootout after a pulsating Ice Hockey World Championship final at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on Sunday to retain the title they won against Canada in similar fashion a year ago.

May 19 2018

Ice hockey: Swiss beat Canada to reach World Championship final

Switzerland booked their place in Sunday's Ice Hockey World Championship final against reigning champions Sweden after a shock 3-2 win over Canada on Saturday.

May 15 2018

Zlatan-less Sweden name World Cup squad big on team spirit

STOCKHOLM After their former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently ended speculation that he might play at the World Cup in Russia, Sweden coach Janne Andersson named a squad short on househould names but big on team spirit on Tuesday.

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