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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

08 Jul 2018

Soccer: Confident England reach first World Cup semi-final in 28 years

SAMARA, Russia England defied almost three decades of disappointment to move confidently into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 as headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli downed a dogged but toothless Sweden 2-0 on Saturday. | Video

06 Jul 2018

Kane's band of brothers battle-hardened after shootout scare

SAMARA, Russia Having lived to fight another day after a nail-biting penalty shootout, England face Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday with thicker skins and vital experience in the bank, according to captain Harry Kane.

06 Jul 2018

Soccer: Kane's band of brothers battle-hardened after shootout scare

SAMARA, Russia Having lived to fight another day after a nail-biting penalty shootout, England face Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday with thicker skins and vital experience in the bank, according to captain Harry Kane. | Video

04 Jul 2018

Soccer: Fresh feel as Europe and South America resume World Cup combat

SAMARA, Russia Europe and South America will do battle again for soccer supremacy in the World Cup quarter-finals but with many of the usual combatants having already exited, there is a fresh feel to a line-up that promises a new or long-absent finalist.

03 Jul 2018

Soccer-Possession no longer the law for achieving World Cup success

SAMARA, Russia, July 3 When Spain won the World Cup in 2010 by guarding possession with near infinite zeal a new maxim was etched into football's text book of received wisdom - hog the ball and you win the match.

02 Jul 2018

Soccer: Neymar dazzles and disappoints as Brazil reach World Cup quarters

SAMARA, Russia Neymar barged his way into the World Cup limelight with a goal, an assist and another helping of histrionics as Brazil roared into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday.

01 Jul 2018

Soccer: Brazil have been playing knockouts since second game, says Silva

SAMARA, Russia Brazil defender Thiago Silva said his team had effectively been playing knockout football since their second match at the World Cup, so it would be business as usual when they faced Mexico in the last 16 on Monday.

30 Jun 2018

PREVIEW-Soccer-Help or hindrance? Neymar's Brazil form under scrutiny

SAMARA, Russia, June 30 Criticised for being selfish, profligate and over-dramatic, Neymar has struggled to such an extent at this World Cup that another flop in the knockout stage, starting against Mexico on Monday, might have terminal consequences for Brazil.

29 Jun 2018

Soccer: Colombia ready for 'full-on, to-the-death' England match

SAMARA, Russia England hold no fear for World Cup last 16 opponents Colombia, said the South American side's coach Jose Pekerman, who is relishing the prospect of the "full on, to-the-death" knockout phase of the tournament. | Video

29 Jun 2018

Soccer: Rodriguez injury leaves Colombia coach 'extremely concerned'

SAMARA, Russia Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said he was "extremely concerned" after their playmaker James Rodriguez was forced off through injury in their final World Cup group game against Senegal on Thursday.

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