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# world-cup - Yesterday’s News

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.’

# world-cup - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Messi: I'm not the perfect player... I need to practice penalties

The Barcelona superstar insists that he still needs to work on scoring from the spot as he prepares for this summer’s World Cup.

# world-cup - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Banned for life from the Olympic Games and now stepping down as 2018 World Cup organising chief

Vitaly Mutko had suspended his role as president of the Russian Football Union two days ago.

How well do you remember Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign?

The road to Russia may have ended on a sour note, but it’s been a rollercoaster two years.

# world-cup - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Sort it early! Wales want to appoint Gatland's successor in 2018

The identity of his successor at the helm could be known more than a year before he is due to leave the role.

# world-cup - Saturday 23 December, 2017

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A stadium made of containers will be constructed for the 2022 World Cup

Although Qatar’s initial bid was for up to 12 stadiums, it is now scheduled to play matches at just eight venues.

# 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.

# world-cup - Sunday 17 December, 2017

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# world-cup - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Wenger won't sell players to increase their World Cup hopes

The Arsenal manager is only concerned with his team’s fate, not providing more minutes to players hoping to be in Russia this summer.

# world-cup - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Tim Cahill announces shock departure from Melbourne City with his eyes on the World Cup

Cahill confirmed the decision on Wednesday, with Melbourne announcing the mutual agreement, effective immediately.

# world-cup - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'Italy should be guaranteed World Cup spot' - Lippi supports 'superpower' involvement

Presumably Ireland would be given a spot forever too?

O'Driscoll hopes defensive improvement can lift Irish World Cup hopes BOD

O'Driscoll hopes defensive improvement can lift Irish World Cup hopes

The Ireland icon believes the gap between the southern and northern hemispheres has narrowed as the 2019 World Cup nears.

# world-cup - Friday 1 December, 2017

World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off

The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.

Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia

Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.

# world-cup - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Russia faces a number of issues as it gears up for tomorrow's World Cup draw

The potential threats of hooligans and terrorism still hang over the host nation of the 2018 finals.

# 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.

No warm balls - Fifa reassure fans that World Cup draw is entirely random

Football’s governing body has responded to claims that some of the balls are heated or cooled to ensure teams are kept apart in the group stage.

# world-cup - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Australia coach quits just a week after guiding them to next summer's World Cup

After weeks of speculation, the Australian manager has resigned.

# world-cup - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Will Zlatan be at the World Cup? Stranger things have happened in international football

Irish football can see parallels with its own greatest striker Robbie Keane and his inclusion at Euro 2016.

# world-cup - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Celebrations in Lima triggered earthquake warnings as Peru ended a 36-year World Cup wait

Several earthquake detection apps sent warnings of a tremor in the Peruvian capital after Jefferson Farfan’s opener.

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Peru get the better of New Zealand to qualify for World Cup after 36-year wait

Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos scored as the South Americans reached the finals for the first time since 1982.

# world-cup - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Ancelotti favourite to take over Italy as Ventura sacked after failure to qualify for World Cup

It is the first time in 60 years that the four-time champions have missed out on the tournament .

South African Rugby chief questions 'opaque' World Cup decision process

South Africa were favourites to stage the World Cup in six years’ time, but the tournament will return to France.

'I saw a lot of bitching amongst the players that I've never seen before'

Former Republic of Ireland player Kenny Cunningham was speaking on Off The Ball.

# world-cup - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Watch: Here are all the goals as Christian Eriksen's hat-trick ends Ireland's World Cup dream Down And Out This post contains videos

Watch: Here are all the goals as Christian Eriksen's hat-trick ends Ireland's World Cup dream

Denmark scored five goals without reply to qualify for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Here are 10 stars that won’t be at the World Cup in Russia next summer

It just won’t be the same without them.

Unbelievable we're talking about Ibrahimovic - Sweden boss

Janne Andersson preferred to focus on the players who sealed their country’s World Cup berth.

'I thought it was better to send on Insigne' - De Rossi explains dugout argument with Italy coach Difference Of Opinion This post contains videos

'I thought it was better to send on Insigne' - De Rossi explains dugout argument with Italy coach

The Roma midfielder has explained his animated discussions in Italy’s dugout.

# world-cup - Monday 13 November, 2017

World Cup without four-time champions Italy would be a 'disaster' - Löw

It’s all or nothing, as Italy find themselves trailing to Sweden ahead of tonight’s crucial second leg.

# world-cup - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Hard work done, Croatia breeze through second-leg against Greece to book World Cup place

Leading 4-1 from the first-leg, Zlatko Dalic’s men picked up a scoreless draw away from home.

'It reminded me of the old days in League Two': Schmeichel unimpressed with Copenhagen pitch

Kasper Schmeichel slammed the state of the pitch at Parken Stadium, saying it reminded him of playing in League Two.

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Arsenal star tells Northern Ireland to get over contentious penalty

Granit Xhaka has little sympathy.for Michael O’Neill’s side’s misfortune.

# 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.

# world-cup - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Kevin De Bruyne and City are the best in the Premier League, says Hazard

Eden Hazard has also insisted that he remains happy at Chelsea.

# world-cup - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

World Cup report leaves 'door open to drug abuse'

Bernard Laporte has raised the stakes in a bitter war of words over the destiny of the 2023 tournament.

'It's getting more complex': Interpol chief warns World Cup and Olympics face 'spectrum of threats'

Jurgen Stock was speaking at a security conference in Doha.

# world-cup - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

England warned over paper planes in latest Fifa clamp-down

FIFA has punished five nations in Central and South America following homophobic chants in recent World Cup qualifiers.

# world-cup - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Russia World Cup is safe despite threatening Messi poster by pro-ISIS group, says ambassador

The poster of Lionel Messi shows him crying tears of blood.

No Walters as Ireland squad to face Denmark in World Cup play-off announced

The Boys in Green meet the Danes over two legs in November.

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