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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

12:46pm IST

Soccer: Costa grabs lucky goal as relieved Spain edge 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. | Video

20 Jun 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.

1:41am IST

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.

19 Jun 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.

19 Jun 2018

Soccer: 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.

18 Jun 2018

Soccer: 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. | Video

18 Jun 2018

Soccer: 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.

18 Jun 2018

Soccer: France looking for answers after narrow Australia escape

KAZAN, Russia A stodgy first performance against a gutsy Australia was enough to take France top of their group at the World Cup, but Didier Deschamps' side showed little to give tournament heavyweights like Brazil anything to worry about.

17 Jun 2018

Soccer: Jedinak says VAR decision 'strangest' moment of his career

KAZAN, Russia The VAR penalty that helped France defeat Australia in their World Cup opener was the "strangest" moment of Mile Jedinak's career, the Socceroos captain said on Sunday.

16 Jun 2018

Balls deflate in France versus Australia opener

KAZAN, Russia Australia defender Trent Sainsbury made a big impact early in the World Cup opener against France on Saturday, bursting the ball in a tackle on the half-hour mark at Kazan Arena.

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