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#2018 World Cup

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Bayern striker retires from international football following World Cup snub

“I do not seem to fit with the coaching team in the way I am always open, honest and address things directly.”

# 2018-world-cup - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

BBC announce World Cup pundits in 'WhatsApp group' video, Keane and O'Neill part of ITV's team Line-ups This post contains videos

BBC announce World Cup pundits in 'WhatsApp group' video, Keane and O'Neill part of ITV's team

Former Ireland international Kevin Kilbane will also be working for the Beeb in Russia.

England goalkeeper Joe Hart told he's not in World Cup squad - reports

Gareth Southgate is believed to have opted against taking the 75-times-capped stopper to Russia.

The man who scored winning goal in 2014 final left out of Germany's World Cup squad

There’s no place for Mario Gotze, while the injured Manuel Neuer has been included on the provisional panel.

# 2018-world-cup - Monday 14 May, 2018

Neymar and Coutinho headline Brazil's squad for this summer's World Cup

There are plenty of familiar faces in the 23-man squad.

# 2018-world-cup - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Rio reckons club rivalries 'killed' England's golden generation at World Cups

“I was never going to walk into the England dressing room and open up to Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, John Terry…”

# 2018-world-cup - Friday 11 May, 2018

Blow for World Cup contenders Brazil as Dani Alves ruled out of the tournament

The Paris Saint-Germain full-back picked up a knee injury in the Coupe de France final and won’t recover to feature at the finals in Russia next month.

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Fifa boss thanks Putin, says Russia is 'absolutely ready' to host World Cup

‘The feedback from all our experts at Fifa are extremely positive,’ says Gianni Infantino.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss World Cup as Liverpool confirm worst fears

The midfielder sustained a serious knee injury during last night’s Champions League clash with Roma.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Zlatan declares on Jimmy Kimmel Live: 'I'm going to the World Cup' Dare To Zlatan This post contains videos

Zlatan declares on Jimmy Kimmel Live: 'I'm going to the World Cup'

It has been speculated that the LA Galaxy star will come out of international retirement to play in Russia.

# 2018-world-cup - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

'How can Southgate go away and feel he can trust Joe Hart in an England jersey again?'

Chris Sutton believes the West Ham stopper should be omitted from his country’s World Cup squad.

# 2018-world-cup - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Ibrahimovic: Fifa can't stop me playing in the World Cup

Zlatan makes the rules.

# 2018-world-cup - Saturday 31 March, 2018

'If they want, I'm there' - Zlatan leaving the door open for World Cup return

The Swedish star announced his retirement from international football after Euro 2016.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'There's no place for this on the football pitch' - Russian fans condemned for monkey chants

The chants were aimed at Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele last night.

# 2018-world-cup - Monday 26 March, 2018

Iceland announce diplomatic boycott of 2018 World Cup in Russia

The news comes following the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Nigeria's new home kit will certainly stand out at this summer's World Cup

Nike can’t be accused of playing it safe anyway.

# 2018-world-cup - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Poll: Who was the Republic of Ireland's best player in 2017? 2018 World Cup This post contains a poll

Poll: Who was the Republic of Ireland's best player in 2017?

2017 ended up being one to forget for the Republic of Ireland.

# 2018-world-cup - Friday 8 December, 2017

Peru captain to miss their first World Cup in 36 years due to ban for failed drug test

Former Bayern Munich striker Paolo Guerrero won’t be leading his country to Russia next summer.

# 2018-world-cup - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

2018 World Cup tainted as chair Vitaly Mutko gets lifetime Olympics ban but Fifa say little

Mutko is the country’s deputy Prime Minister and president of the Russian Football Union.

# 2018-world-cup - Sunday 3 December, 2017

'Don't kick Hazard' - Conte issues playful World Cup warning to Chelsea teammates

The Blues boss jokingly suggests he will tell Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater to avoid hurting their Chelsea teammate at the World Cup.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Gay fans warned about the dangers of holding hands at the World Cup

LGBT supporters travelling to Russia need to be ‘cautious’, according to anti-discrimination group Fare.

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Gary Neville is joining ITV on loan from Sky Sports for next summer's World Cup

The 42-year-old will join former team-mate Ryan Giggs on the panel.

Randolph defiant after World Cup failure: 'People have very short memories!'

The Ireland goalkeeper insists the Boys in Green will bounce back from Tuesday night’s disappointment.

All 32 teams have now qualified for the 2018 World Cup and here are the four pots

The group draw will take place in Moscow next month ahead of the finals.

# 2018-world-cup - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Schmeichel praises Irish fans: 'It's a shame they won't be at the World Cup'

The Denmark goalkeeper is heading to his first major tournament after tonight’s 5-1 win in Dublin.

Ireland relinquish early lead as World Cup dreams are dashed in Dublin

Martin O’Neill’s side won’t be at next summer’s tournament in Russia after falling short against Denmark.

# 2018-world-cup - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'We might have to score two... we'll have to show a bit more creativity' Reflections This post contains videos

'We might have to score two... we'll have to show a bit more creativity'

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill feels his side can improve on last night’s display in Copenhagen.

# 2018-world-cup - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Denmark boss irked by question about the poor quality of tonight's game The Ugly Truth This post contains videos

Denmark boss irked by question about the poor quality of tonight's game

“If we play like this in Dublin we’ll win. You can say what you want about football.”

Randolph to the rescue and more talking points from Denmark

It’s all to play for as Ireland head back to Dublin for a crunch showdown with Denmark on Tuesday.

Here's how we rated the Irish performances tonight in Copenhagen

Denmark and Ireland played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their 2018 World Cup play-off.

# 2018-world-cup - Friday 10 November, 2017

Eriksen reckons paying him too much attention could backfire on Ireland

The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker has been Denmark’s key player in this qualification campaign.

Kasper Schmeichel expects to see 'the Roy Keane on-pitch persona' in the Ireland team

Schmeichel’s father and Keane had a fractious relationship at Manchester United.

# 2018-world-cup - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

'At the moment, if Martin fell in muck he’d still smell of Old Spice. I think we’re going to qualify'

Ex-Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews believes Ireland will come through next month’s World Cup play-off with Denmark.

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 12 October, 2017

FAI announce ticket details for Ireland's 2018 World Cup play-off

Martin O’Neill’s side will bid for a place at the tournament in Russia with a two-legged tie next month.

'The adrenaline is still pumping through my body just thinking about it'

Sean Maguire has returned to Preston North End on a high after making his senior debut for Ireland.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

The 23 teams that have so far qualified for the 2018 World Cup and who can still get there

There are still nine berths up for grabs before the group draw in December.

Poll: Which of the 4 teams would you like to see Ireland face in the play-offs? Road To Russia This post contains a poll

Poll: Which of the 4 teams would you like to see Ireland face in the play-offs?

Croatia, Denmark, Italy or Switzerland will stand between Ireland and the 2018 World Cup.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

6 points and one of these 3 scenarios occurring could help Ireland qualify for the 2018 World Cup

The Boys in Green face a crucial few days as Group D approaches its climax.

# 2018-world-cup - Sunday 3 September, 2017

The Dutch pick up a much-needed win but World Cup qualification still looks a long shot

Brighton’s Davy Propper scored twice in a 3-1 victory over Bulgaria.

'I felt like standing up and applauding': Isco's performance against Italy was just stunning High Praise This post contains videos

'I felt like standing up and applauding': Isco's performance against Italy was just stunning

The Real Madrid player scored twice but it was his overall contribution that stood out.

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