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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

6:58pm BST

Misfiring Suarez needs patience and support - Tabarez

ROSTOV-ON-DON Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has given his full backing to Luis Suarez after his hat-trick of missed chances against Egypt ahead of Wednesday's game against World Cup whipping boys Saudi Arabia in Rostov-On-Don.

4:46pm BST

Uruguay turn to golden oldies against Saudi Arabia

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia After sneaking past Egypt in their World Cup opener with a stoppage-time winner, Uruguay will field a veteran side containing seven players aged 31 or over against Saudi Arabia as they seek a victory that would seal their place in the last 16.

8:57am BST

Saudi football team land safely in Rostov after apparent engine fire

ROSTOV-ON-DON Saudi Arabia's national football team landed safely in Rostov-on-Don, Russia on Monday evening, after an apparent engine fire on the plane carrying the players to a World Cup match.

18 Jun 2018

Brazil need solutions after coming unstuck against Swiss

ROSTOV-ON-DON After failing to live up to pre-tournament hype with a disappointing 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener against Switzerland, Brazil need to quickly find a key to unlock opponents happy to sit back and defend for most of the game.

17 Jun 2018

Coutinho scorcher not enough as Brazil held 1-1 by Swiss

ROSTOV-ON-DON Brazil joined the host of big guns who have failed to fire in their opening World Cup game as lax defending from a corner allowed Switzerland to cancel out Philippe Coutinho's spectacular curling strike and grab a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

17 Jun 2018

Soccer-Coutinho scorcher not enough as Brazil held 1-1 by Swiss

ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 17 Brazil joined the host of big guns who have failed to fire in their opening World Cup game as lax defending from a corner allowed Switzerland to cancel out Philippe Coutinho's spectacular curling strike and grab a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

17 Jun 2018

Neymar starts for Brazil against Switzerland

ROSTOV-ON-DON Brazil forward Neymar will make his first competitive start since injuring his ankle and metatarsal in February after being named in coach Tite's starting line-up for the five-times winners' World Cup opener against Switzerland on Sunday.

16 Jun 2018

Brazil's Tite wary of Swiss threat after big guns struggle

ROSTOV-ON-DON Brazil will be looking to avoid the pitfalls their fellow World Cup favourites Argentina, Spain and France fell into in their opening games when the five-times world champions take on a fiercely organised Switzerland team on Sunday.

16 Jun 2018

Swiss coach Petkovic not interested in 'lovely' football against Brazil

ROSTOV-ON-DON Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic said his side must be prepared to win ugly in Sunday's World Cup Group E opener against the footballing beauty of Brazil and their talented forward line, led by the dazzling Neymar.

15 Jun 2018

Refreshed Brazil target strong start to match superb preparations

ROSTOV-ON-DON Brazil have shown all the signs they can rule the world yet again in Russia but they must make their excellent preparations count in their World Cup Group E opener against a resilient Switzerland side on Sunday in Rostov.

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