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#FIFA World Cup

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

'He's made a huge mistake!' - Deschamps criticises PSG star for France snub

Adrien Rabiot has refused to take his place among France’s standbys for the World Cup and could yet be left out of further squads

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 21 May, 2018

Nainggolan left out of Belgium's provisional World Cup squad, Januzaj called up

Roberto Martinez has named his 28-man provisional panel, with the Roma midfielder a notable absentee.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'I've trained 13 years for these moments' - Alexander-Arnold not overwhelmed facing Ronaldo

Liverpool’s young defender said he is not intimidated playing against Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League final on Saturday.

Southgate looking to feed off 'English core' at Man City, United, Liverpool & Spurs

He emphasised the importance of his England players’ mentality heading into this summer’s World Cup.

# fifa-world-cup - Saturday 19 May, 2018

David Silva to train with Spanish third-tier side ahead of World Cup

In a bid to regain match fitness ahead of the World Cup, David Silva is set to train with Spanish minnows Navalcarnero.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 18 May, 2018

'We used a little trickery' - '98 World Cup fixed to ensure France-Brazil final, admits Platini

The disgraced ex-Uefa boss says the group allocations for seeded teams were done to ensure a ‘dream’ meeting at Stade de France.

'Not going to lie, I'm gutted...This is hard to take' - Joe Hart on World Cup rejection

The goalkeeper has played in nine of England’s World Cup qualifiers.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

'People ask me about the toughest decision and it's Joe Hart'

Pep Guardiola found it difficult to call time on the goalkeeper’s Man City career.

'Nobody is more anxious than me to go back and nobody is more afraid than me'

Carrying Brazil’s hopes on the back of a three-month injury rehabilitation appears to be weighing heavily on Neymar.

Fifa urged to remove referee from World Cup after match-fixing ban

Fahad Al Mirdasi is due to officiate at this summer’s tournament in Russia.

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

Former Barca defender in line to become third man to play in five World Cups

Rafael Marquez has been beset by legal problems off the field this year but he has been named in Mexico’s preliminary World Cup squad.

Fabio Coentrao won't represent Portugal at World Cup 'after a very tiring season'

Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao, who spent this season at Sporting CP, says physical exhaustion prevents him from playing this summer.

Neymar nearing injury comeback for Brazil as World Cup looms

Brazil hope the PSG superstar will be back from injury for their friendly against the European nation at Anfield.

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

How a LeBron James assist played a key role Brazil's resurgence

The attitude of the basketball icon on the big stage is what the Brazil coach has attempted to instil in his squad.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 4 May, 2018

Arsenal's French defender Koscielny ruled out of World Cup

France will be without Laurent Koscielny at the World Cup after the defender suffered an Achilles injury while playing for Arsenal.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 30 April, 2018

Salah 'insulted' by ongoing image rights dispute with Egyptian FA

The Reds winger appears in a team photo on Egypt’s official plane, provided by official sponsor WE – direct competitors to his own sponsor.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Spurs not ruling out Harry Kane for Chelsea clash but later return date remains a possibility

Kane suffered ankle ligament damage against Bournemouth earlier this month.

# fifa-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.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Brazil lay down marker as Gabriel Jesus ends Germany's 22-game unbeaten run

Brazil edged past a lacklustre Germany who lost for the first time in 23 matches.

# 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.

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