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Togetherness has Belgium, Martinez a step away from World Cup history

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Nothing conveys Roberto Martinez's obsession with his job better than the way he outfitted his Liverpool, England, home while he was coaching at Everton.

Flat-screen TVs hung from the walls on opposite sides of the living room and in the middle stood a sofa, its seats pointing in different directions. Martinez would sit on one side, facing a TV showing soccer games in an seemingly endless loop, and his Scottish-born wife, Beth, would face the other way,

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