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#2018 World Cup

# 2018-world-cup - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

German FA president resigns over payment and gift scandals
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

German FA president resigns over payment and gift scandals

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:17 PM 4,816 Views 7 Comments

Reinhard Grindel apologised for accepting a €6,000 watch from Hryhoriy Surkis, a UEFA vice-president and honorary president of the Ukrainian football federation.

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'It's after success that we make the biggest bulls**t mistakes' - Didier Deschamps
# Complacency
# Complacency

'It's after success that we make the biggest bulls**t mistakes' - Didier Deschamps

Mar 21st 2019, 11:41 AM 3,840 Views 0 Comments

The France boss can boast leading his side to football’s greatest honour, but he is keen to avoid sliding back into bad habits.

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Southgate rules out England exit before Euro 2020
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Southgate rules out England exit before Euro 2020

Mar 14th 2019, 2:06 PM 3,299 Views 2 Comments

After guiding the Three Lions to a World Cup semi-final, the 48-year-old says he is unfazed by links to Premier League clubs.

# 2018-world-cup - Monday 24 December, 2018

Bale's bicycle kick, Zlatan's volley and Salah's derby strike: 23 of our favourite goals from 2018
# Pick That Out
# Pick That Out

Bale's bicycle kick, Zlatan's volley and Salah's derby strike: 23 of our favourite goals from 2018

Dec 24th 2018, 10:00 PM 10,266 Views 6 Comments

What was your favourite goal of 2018?

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup?
# Russia 2018
# Russia 2018

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup?

Dec 24th 2018, 3:19 PM 28,518 Views 9 Comments

Just how closely were you paying attention to proceedings in Russia during the summer?

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

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

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

Nov 8th 2018, 5:01 PM 5,274 Views 22 Comments

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
# Study
# Study

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

Oct 16th 2018, 6:34 PM 6,231 Views 5 Comments

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
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

Chelsea star quits international football at 27

Aug 15th 2018, 6:37 PM 22,596 Views 10 Comments

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
# Time's Up
# Time's Up

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

Aug 7th 2018, 9:51 AM 7,525 Views 2 Comments

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
# Three Lions
# Three Lions

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

Jul 15th 2018, 9:30 AM 4,273 Views 5 Comments

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
# Fyi

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

Jul 15th 2018, 7:00 AM 9,384 Views 17 Comments

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
# Fighting For Bronze
# Fighting For Bronze

Southgate urges England to maintain standards and win World Cup medal

Jul 13th 2018, 6:07 PM 5,021 Views 16 Comments

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
# Russia 2018
# Russia 2018

'Maybe England lacked respect', suggests Croatia coach Dalic

Jul 12th 2018, 7:46 PM 8,355 Views 10 Comments

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'
# Dream Over
# Dream Over

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

Jul 11th 2018, 10:22 PM 10,054 Views 24 Comments

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
# It's Not Coming Home
# It's Not Coming Home

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

Jul 11th 2018, 9:37 PM 43,415 Views 225 Comments

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
# Liveblog

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

Jul 11th 2018, 9:00 PM 88,822 Views 114 Comments

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
# Thoughtful
# Thoughtful

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

Jul 11th 2018, 1:26 PM 3,557 Views 5 Comments

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
# Tradition
# Tradition

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

Jul 9th 2018, 3:14 PM 42,575 Views 31 Comments

‘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
# Solid Appointment
# Solid Appointment

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

Jul 9th 2018, 1:50 PM 6,866 Views 9 Comments

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
# Russia 2018
# Russia 2018

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

Jul 9th 2018, 10:54 AM 9,441 Views 17 Comments

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
# Unsavoury
# Unsavoury

Brazil Football Federation condemns online racial abuse towards Fernandinho

Jul 8th 2018, 9:58 PM 11,286 Views 11 Comments

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

Croatia coach identifies Sterling as England's danger man
# World Cup
# World Cup

Croatia coach identifies Sterling as England's danger man

Jul 8th 2018, 7:55 PM 5,539 Views 4 Comments

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!'
# Russia 2018
# Russia 2018

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

Jul 8th 2018, 3:05 PM 10,730 Views 2 Comments

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
# Russia 2018
# Russia 2018

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

Jul 7th 2018, 1:10 PM 5,812 Views 9 Comments

Not the best start to the day for the Swedes.

'We'll be beaten from all sides': Coutinho expecting World Cup backlash
# Down And Out
# Down And Out

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

Jul 7th 2018, 11:59 AM 7,739 Views 10 Comments

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
# Toys Out Of The Pram
# Toys Out Of The Pram

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

Jul 7th 2018, 9:44 AM 10,018 Views 71 Comments

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
# Russia 2018
# Russia 2018

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

Jul 7th 2018, 9:11 AM 7,035 Views 18 Comments

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
# Overlooked
# Overlooked

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

Jul 7th 2018, 7:45 AM 22,096 Views 12 Comments

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
# Allez Allez
# Allez Allez

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

Jul 6th 2018, 4:53 PM 26,718 Views 28 Comments

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
# Liveblog

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

Jul 6th 2018, 2:00 PM 33,893 Views 32 Comments

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
# Oh Danny Boy
# Oh Danny Boy

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

Jul 6th 2018, 10:32 AM 7,149 Views 0 Comments

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
# Heart Eyes Emoji
# Heart Eyes Emoji

Hazard makes football beautiful, swoons Martinez

Jul 5th 2018, 9:56 PM 2,980 Views 1 Comment

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

Southgate: England must make the most of World Cup draw
# Opportunity Knocks
# Opportunity Knocks

Southgate: England must make the most of World Cup draw

Jul 5th 2018, 7:08 PM 4,248 Views 8 Comments

‘We might not have this opportunity again.’

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

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

Jul 5th 2018, 10:49 AM 7,411 Views 19 Comments

“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'
# Russia 2018
# Russia 2018

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

Jul 4th 2018, 11:32 AM 9,172 Views 14 Comments

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
# Labour Of Love
# Labour Of Love

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

Jul 3rd 2018, 1:56 PM 6,633 Views 9 Comments

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
# Credit In The Bank
# Credit In The Bank

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

Jul 3rd 2018, 1:48 PM 4,003 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Optimisim
# Optimisim

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

Jul 1st 2018, 12:41 PM 10,517 Views 17 Comments

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
# Russia 2018
# Russia 2018

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

Jul 1st 2018, 11:00 AM 8,671 Views 8 Comments

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
# Heading Home
# Heading Home

Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup elimination

Jul 1st 2018, 9:30 AM 7,752 Views 5 Comments

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

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