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#FIFA World Cup

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 14 November, 2019

World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria

Veteran coach Marcello Lippi’s second stint in charge of China lasted just six months.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 18 October, 2019

Record audience across the globe as 2019 Women's World Cup watched by over 1 billion people

Fifa have released some interesting data in the wake of this summer’s history-making tournament.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Platini denies wrongdoing as he's released in 2022 World Cup probe

‘A lot, a lot of noise for nothing,’ the former Uefa president’s lawyer said.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Fifa scrap plan to expand World Cup to 48 teams for Qatar 2022

The tournament will still be played between 21 November and 18 December.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Salah: Last season's Champions League anguish 'still hurts'

Having come off injured during last year’s final defeat, the Egyptian will have extra motivation when Liverpool take on Barcelona in their semi this evening.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Spain legend Xavi says 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good'

‘It’s good for football to have 32. That’s more than enough,’ he added.

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

France World Cup star denies signing for Bayern Munich

The German club are said to want Benjamin Pavard at the end of the season, but the defender says he has not agreed a move.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Pele on Neymar: 'The God of football gave you the gift. What you do complicates it'

The PSG star was criticised for perceived theatrics at the World Cup and the Brazilian legend thinks he should focus on using his ability more

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'I won a Europa League, a World Cup, what else do I have to do to win the Ballon d'Or?'

Luka Modric claimed the award for 2018.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar

FIFA’s decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup has been heavily criticised.

# fifa-world-cup - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'I do not deserve the Ballon d'Or. I think there are players who have been better than me'

The Chelsea and Belgium star believes Kylian Mbappe deserves to win the award.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 5 October, 2018

Southgate: England job 'not something you should give away lightly'

England manager Gareth Southgate, 48, revealed the reasons behind his contract extension.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 27 September, 2018

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season

The technology will also be used at the 2020 European Championships.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 24 September, 2018

World Cup-winning boss Deschamps beats Zidane to Fifa's best coach award

Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic was also in the running at Monday’s Fifa Best Awards in London.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Morata considered leaving Chelsea after 'disaster' debut season and World Cup omission

The striker admits he considered going back to Spain or Italy.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Ozil criticism 'hypocritical', says Klopp

The animosity directed toward the Germany star has been disproportionate and unbalanced, the Liverpool manager has said

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Ozil's racism claims nonsense, says Kroos

The 29-year-old Arsenal midfielder retired from internationals following Germany’s shock World Cup group-stage exit.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 6 August, 2018

Dutch legends Seedorf and Kluivert take charge of Cameroon national team

The Africa Cup of Nations champions have announced the appointments of the former Netherlands duo as their new coaching team.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 3 August, 2018

'Racism was never an issue in Germany team' - Muller blames 'hypocritical' media for Ozil debacle

Ozil announced his retirement from international football in July.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 2 August, 2018

'We'd like him to stay': England bidding to extend Southgate's contract

England’s impressive showing at the World Cup is set to see Gareth Southgate rewarded with the offer of a new deal.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim

Allegations of nefarious schemes by the successful bid team for the 2022 World Cup have been strongly denied.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

More World Cup recognition for France as Goal of the Tournament is announced Poll This post contains videos

More World Cup recognition for France as Goal of the Tournament is announced

Benjamin Pavard’s screamer against Argentina has been voted as the best goal of the 2018 World Cup.

United's Mata hoping to end his Spanish exile under new boss Luis Enrique

The 30-year-old midfielder was part of the squad that were crowned champions at the 2010 World Cup.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Sane motivated by Germany snub as he seeks improvement with Man City

Manchester City may benefit from Leroy Sane’s World Cup snub with the Germany international motivated to be even better.

'It's about him giving the best he has to give' – Mourinho calls for Pogba focus

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes star midfielder Paul Pogba is better suited to the confines of the World Cup.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'Like it or not, I am the second best coach in the world' - Croatia boss Dalic

After leading Croatia to the final of Russia 2018, Zlatko Dalic says he is the second best coach in the world.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 20 July, 2018

'I want to see these people in Neymar's place... Criticising is a weapon of the weak'

Neymar was a regularly criticised during the World Cup, but Dani Alves feels he was unfairly treated.

Ibrahimovic vows to honour David Beckham bet and wear England shirt at Wembley

The LA Galaxy star lost a bet to Beckham after England beat Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Spain sent me World Cup SOS, claims Benitez

The Newcastle manager says there was ‘a chance’ he could have replaced Julen Lopetegui.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Iceland manager steps down after World Cup and Euro 2016 successes

Having led the small nation to their first two major tournaments, Heimir Hallgrimsson has decided to resign.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 16 July, 2018

'Putin one of the greatest' - UFC star McGregor praises Russia president after World Cup final

The Dubliner was invited to the Moscow showpiece by Vladimir Putin as France defeated Croatia 4-2 on Sunday.

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

Argentina sack manager Sampaoli following chaotic World Cup campaign

Jorge Sampaoli has paid the price for a poor World Cup, with Argentina announcing his departure on Sunday.

World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes

Olivier Giroud’s poor World Cup in front of goal continued in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia.

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Croatia battled it out in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for world football’s highest honour.

'You know my preferred destination': Hazard drops Real Madrid hint

Having starred for Belgium at the World Cup, the playmaker has suggested it might be time to ‘discover something different’.

# fifa-world-cup - Saturday 14 July, 2018

As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off

We went minute-by-minute as Belgium and England battled in Saint Petersburg vying for bronze.

Southgate: Croatia defeat will live with me forever

He took England to just their third World Cup semi-final, but the Three Lions boss is haunted by his side’s loss to Croatia.

How refugee Modric rose to rule Russia 2018

From war-torn Zadar to the World Cup final, Luka Modric has turned making the difficult look easy into a habit of a lifetime.

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

'They've done an awful lot better than I've ever done' - Gerrard lauds Southgate's England

The Rangers boss hopes the current Three Lions team is on the verge of something big.

Fifa confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants

The governing body has confirmed that all doping tests from the tournament have come back negative.

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