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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 4,820 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 3,300 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 10,284 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 28,726 Views 10 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 5,289 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 6,253 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 22,597 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 7,530 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 4,275 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 5,023 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 43,421 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
Live Jul 11th 2018, 9:00 PM

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

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 42,577 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 9,442 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 11,291 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 5,540 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 10,731 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 7,740 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 22,114 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 26,725 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
Live Jul 6th 2018, 2:00 PM

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

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 4,249 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 8,674 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 7,754 Views 5 Comments

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

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