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#FIFA World Cup

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 15 January, 2018

Suarez: I cried when I found out Barcelona still wanted me after Chiellini bite

The Uruguay striker feared he would not get his big move to Spain due to the ‘sh** he had caused.’

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 1 January, 2018

Open thread: What are you most looking forward to in the 2018 sporting year?

There’s so much on the horizon including a Winter Olympics, a World Cup and a Ryder Cup.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 22 December, 2017

So what do you want for Irish sport this Christmas?

Tommy Martin looks forward to what 2018 may have in store for our favourite athletes.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Peru captain cleared to play at World Cup after Fifa reduce drug ban

Paolo Guerrero tested positive for cocaine but his revised suspension will now end before this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

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

Northern Ireland boss O'Neill slams referee after 'staggering' penalty decision

A decision from Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan helped Switzerland to a 1-0 first-leg win.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

James McClean and Martin O'Neill could be facing bans after ref comments

Official David Fernández Borbalán was criticised after the draw with Austria.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 9 January, 2017

Explainer: The 5 options for Fifa’s expanded 48-team World Cup

Diego Maradona and David Trezeguet have offered their support for the 48-team tournament.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Fifa president claims all federations are in favour of an expanded World Cup

Gianni Infantino is confident that proposals to include as many as 48 teams will be implemented.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

New Fifa boss Infantino proposes 48-team World Cup

Sepp Blatter’s successor has put forward the idea at a Colombian university.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 26 August, 2016

Fifa proposes two-and-a-half-year ban for Qatar official Al-Mohannadi

The governing body’s Ethics Committee have also called for an €18,000 fine.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Is the World Cup about to get a major makeover?

A proposal to increase the tournament to 40 teams will be discussed later today.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 29 November, 2015

‘Argentina and Uruguay deserve 2030 World Cup’

Uruguay football boss pushes joint bid for tournament which will take place 100 years after both countries contested the final of the competition’s first edition.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 23 March, 2015

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 19 March, 2015

We have a date for the 2022 World Cup Final in Qatar - and no, it's not on Christmas Eve

Santa will have time to fit the football in before he sets off around the world.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

'World's worst team' one step closer to World Cup qualification

Bhutan’s journey continued on Tuesday as they moved past Sri Lanka 3-1 on aggregate.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Fifa reject complaints of the man who investigated alleged corruption for them

Michael Garcia appealed the version of his report that was released, calling it ‘incomplete and erroneous’.

# fifa-world-cup - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Maradona: 'Messi will define World Cup final'

The Argentine legend says his country ‘can’t allow’ a European team win the World Cup in South America.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 7 July, 2014

Roy Keane says England players didn't perform, dismisses Rooney criticism

Roy Hodgson’s men failed to win a game in Group D, as Costa Rica and Uruguay progressed into the knockout stages.

# fifa-world-cup - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Van Gaal guards against complacency ahead of Costa Rica quarter-final

“We should not underestimate Costa Rica. It is going to be a very tough match,” says LVG.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Ochoa in high demand, says agent

No-one ever regretted buying someone based on a tournament performance.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

World Cup hangout: the webchat that would change its mind at the last minute in a shootout

Let’s talk futbol! There’s two loser-leaves-town games and we’re on the couch.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 30 June, 2014

United front important for French success, says Cabaye

The French take on Nigeria today with a place in the last-eight on the line.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Hitzfeld: Anything is possible against Argentina

They take on one of the tournament favourites on Tuesday.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 27 June, 2014

Suarez ban 'too severe', says Fred

The striker’s union is backing their exiled Uruguayan colleague, it seems.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 26 June, 2014

World Cup hangout: Andy Lee joins us to talk Suarez, bonuses and more

We’re holding in our gut and watching the football with The Champ.

Jamie Carragher 'convinced' of Luis Suarez departure

The Uruguayan is out the Anfield gap, says Carra.

Babatunde set to miss rest of World Cup after horrific arm injury

A powerful shot from teammate Ogenyi Onazi caused the injury.

I will not resign, insists returning Roy Hodgson

The England boss reckons he’s the right man for the euro 2016 campaign.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Cabaye credits Deschamps for French revolution at World Cup

Les Blues go into tonight’s Group E finale almost assured of top spot, and the current midfielder says it’s all down to his predecessor.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

'Gary Neville will become a top-class manager' - Hodgson

Speculation over the 66-year-old coach’s future has already been dismissed by the Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Louis van Gaal suggests FIFA favour Brazil

Bad refereeing decisions have led to claims that the governing body were giving preferential treatment.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Unrepentant Luis Suarez hints at handball repeat

“For me I didn’t do anything wrong,” the Liverpool star said on that infamous incident.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Pirlo: Italy 'always' perform against England

The Juve dead-ball specialist fancies his chances against the Three Lions.

15 years after they started building it, the tram in Salvador opened yesterday and we were on board’s man in Brazil had a farmer’s tan and a ticket to ride yesterday.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Maradona compares Brazil final scalp to an 'orgasm'

Winning a tournament is a lot like making love to a beautiful woman.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

England better equipped to deal with Pirlo, says Hodgson

Is he gonna play Danny Welbeck in the Park Ji Sung role?

Kit suppliers hope to tear strips off rivals in World Cup

The 32 teams at the tournament are dedicated followers of fashion.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 9 June, 2014

World Cup hangout: the best place this side of Rio to talk football

Throughout the tournament we’re giving away prizes, arguing who’ll win the trophy and wearing tight, tight 1986 Belgium jerseys.

Letter from Brazil: 'Standing over me in his underpants' the face of the World Cup, Neymar

Our man in Brazil, Mikey Stafford reports from Salvador where the Brazil playmaker is on every street corner.

Cristiano Ronaldo in contention to play against Ireland

The Real Madrid star has missed Portugal’s last two World Cup warm-up games against Greece and Mexico

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