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England riding high on World Cup success as Wimbledon also creates a racket

WIMBLEDON, England - England is a nation unified and deliriously divided.

The world's best tennis players typically own center stage during these two weeks of Wimbledon. But this year, they have stepped to the edge of the spotlight for the country's surprising soccer team, which has advanced to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990.

A spot in Sunday's final is up for grabs Wednesday when England plays Croatia in a showdown that has this nation transfixed. As a result,

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