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#2018 World Cup

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 8 November, 2018

After missing France's World Cup triumph, in-form Martial brought back in from the cold

Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps says the Manchester United forward needs to address his inconsistency.

# 2018-world-cup - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

France defied poor stats to win 2018 World Cup, says Fifa report

The report also said that the competition was short of classic playmakers.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Chelsea star quits international football at 27

Victor Moses played 37 times and scored 12 goals for the Super Eagles.

# 2018-world-cup - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

The oldest man to play in a World Cup has retired from international football

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary has called time on an international career that spanned over two decades.

# 2018-world-cup - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Southgate insists England have 'no illusions' after World Cup run

The England boss says this squad need to stay grounded.

5 lessons Martin O'Neill and Ireland can take from the 2018 World Cup Fyi

5 lessons Martin O'Neill and Ireland can take from the 2018 World Cup

A number of trends have emerged from this summer’s tournament in Russia.

# 2018-world-cup - Friday 13 July, 2018

Southgate urges England to maintain standards and win World Cup medal

After the heartbreak of Wednesday, England face Belgium in the third-place play-off tomorrow.

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'Maybe England lacked respect', suggests Croatia coach Dalic

The Croatian boss feels England, or the English media, may have underestimated his side.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

'We're gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot and it's going to hurt for a while'

Harry Kane was left distraught as England bowed out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage.

Croatia break England hearts with extra-time goal to book World Cup final spot

Croatia rallied from a goal down to defeat Gareth Southgate’s side in the semi-final.

As it happened: England v Croatia, World Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: England v Croatia, World Cup semi-final

Could Gareth Southgate’s side book their place in Sunday’s final? We followed all the action from Moscow.

Pogba dedicates World Cup win to Thai football team who survived cave ordeal

France booked their place in the final last night, and the Manchester United midfielder took the opportunity to pay tribute to the 12 boys.

# 2018-world-cup - Monday 9 July, 2018

Wimbledon won't budge on traditional final start time despite World Cup clash

‘We are a tennis tournament but we are aware that there is something special going on elsewhere.’

Luis Enrique named Spain's new head coach after disastrous World Cup

The ex-Barcelona boss takes over after Fernando Hierro stepped in to replace the sacked Julen Lopetegui in Russia.

Neville slams 'absolutely disgusting' criticism of Sterling by England fans

Neville is not happy with how the Man City forward has been treated by supporters and parts of the media.

# 2018-world-cup - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Brazil Football Federation condemns online racial abuse towards Fernandinho

The Man City player has been targeted following Brazil’s World Cup exit.

Croatia coach identifies Sterling as England's danger man

Not Harry Kane, who has scored six goals during England’s run to the semi-finals.

Giroud on Henry's Belgium-France dilemma: 'I’d have preferred him with us!'

The legendary French striker is part of Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff.

# 2018-world-cup - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Sweden squad forced to evacuate hotel before England clash due to false fire alarm

Not the best start to the day for the Swedes.

'We'll be beaten from all sides': Coutinho expecting World Cup backlash

The Barcelona star is braced for a wave of criticism after Brazil’s latest World Cup failure.

'We don't turn up and waltz around': Southgate snaps back at England 'spoilt children' claims

Having been branded as “spoilt children” by their opponents, the England manager has moved to reject such criticism.

'Brazil didn't know what to do': De Bruyne hails 'beautiful' Belgium

Roberto Martinez’s side are into a World Cup semi-final.

Juventus, Olympic gold, a World Cup final and then obscurity: the coach England shunned

George Raynor brought plenty of success to Sweden but was never afforded any opportunities where he wanted them most.

# 2018-world-cup - Friday 6 July, 2018

France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler

Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann were on the scoresheet for Les Bleus in Nizhny Novgorod.

As it happened: Uruguay v France, World Cup quarter-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Uruguay v France, World Cup quarter-final

The first of the quarter-finals was down for decision, as Uruguay and France went head-to-head at the Nizhny Novgorod Arena.

Manchester City defender ruled out of the remainder of Brazil's World Cup campaign

An ankle injury will see Danilo miss the rest of the tournament in Russia, it has been confirmed.

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Hazard makes football beautiful, swoons Martinez

The Chelsea playmaker has been integral to Belgium’s run to the quarter-finals.

Southgate: England must make the most of World Cup draw

‘We might not have this opportunity again.’

Ronaldo reckons referees need to do a better job of protecting Neymar R9

Ronaldo reckons referees need to do a better job of protecting Neymar

“When people repeatedly hit me I would feel a sense of unfairness. Criticism is nonsense.”

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'We did not to deserve to lose, we have done more than England'

Colombia defender Yerry Mina said his side deserved a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

# 2018-world-cup - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Maradona offers to manage Argentina for free after World Cup 2018 flop

The Albiceleste suffered a second-round elimination in Russia with a thrilling 4-3 defeat to France.

Germany boss Loew has avoided the sack despite disastrous World Cup campaign

Having signed a contract extension until the 2022 World Cup, the 58-year-old will remain in the job.

# 2018-world-cup - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Rooney: 'This could be England's year to win the World Cup'

England’s all-time leading goalscorer believes Gareth Southgate’s side are capable of going all the way at Russia 2018.

'Without Messi we are just another team': Maradona laments Argentina's early exit

The 1986 World Cup winner did not see anything that surprised him as his country made their exit from Russia 2018.

Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup elimination

‘Now is not the time to talk about the future.’

# 2018-world-cup - Friday 29 June, 2018

Iranian World Cup star quits international football after criticism affected mother's health

23-year-old striker Sardar Azmoun, nicknamed ‘the Iranian Messi’ has explained why he won’t be lining out for his country in the future.

Which was your favourite goal from the World Cup group stages? Top Drawer This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Which was your favourite goal from the World Cup group stages?

There have been some unbelievable finishes in Russia over the past two weeks.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

'We're here to win, not plot final route,' says England boss Southgate

England face Belgium in their final group game tomorrow.

Neymar's influence grows as Brazil cruise through to last-16 meeting with Mexico

Goals from Paulinho and Thiago Silva ensured Brazil avoided any drama to advance through as group winners.

As it happened: Serbia v Brazil, World Cup, Group E

Could Brazil book their place in the knockout stages? We had minute-by-minute from Moscow.

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