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#World Cup 2018

# world-cup-2018 - Monday 26 August, 2019

Croatia World Cup hero leaves AC Milan after one season blighted by heart condition
# Time To Say Goodbye
# Time To Say Goodbye

Croatia World Cup hero leaves AC Milan after one season blighted by heart condition

Aug 26th 2019, 6:48 PM 15,677 Views 5 Comments

Ivan Strinic was diagnosed with early signs of hypertrophy shortly after arriving at the club.

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

Man City star 'scarred' by goalless World Cup woes
# Issues
# Issues

Man City star 'scarred' by goalless World Cup woes

Dec 24th 2018, 6:08 PM 8,159 Views 11 Comments

Gabriel Jesus admits his struggles for domestic form this season can be traced back to a difficult showing for his country in Russia.

# world-cup-2018 - 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 5,276 Views 22 Comments

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

# world-cup-2018 - Monday 15 October, 2018

'I think the victory certainly hurt me much more psychologically than my injury'
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

'I think the victory certainly hurt me much more psychologically than my injury'

Oct 15th 2018, 12:44 AM 8,737 Views 2 Comments

France defender Laurent Koscielny has confirmed his international career is over.

# world-cup-2018 - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Two nations share Fifa rankings top spot for the first time ever as Ireland drop one place
# Movers And Shakers
# Movers And Shakers

Two nations share Fifa rankings top spot for the first time ever as Ireland drop one place

Sep 20th 2018, 11:05 AM 11,039 Views 5 Comments

World Cup winners France and third-placed Belgium both sit at the summit.

# world-cup-2018 - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Russia's World Cup hero under investigation for alleged doping
# Probe
# Probe

Russia's World Cup hero under investigation for alleged doping

Sep 12th 2018, 5:18 PM 10,013 Views 7 Comments

Valencia forward Denis Cheryshev is the subject of a Spanish probe after his father claimed he had received growth hormone injections.

# world-cup-2018 - Friday 31 August, 2018

Ireland's soccer stars can learn from World Cup hockey heroes, says Colin Bell
# Thinking Outside The Box
# Thinking Outside The Box

Ireland's soccer stars can learn from World Cup hockey heroes, says Colin Bell

Aug 31st 2018, 5:45 AM 1,931 Views 1 Comment

Colin Bell says he would be keen to meet up with fellow national coach Graham Shaw and exchange ideas.

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

Ozil's racism claims nonsense, says Kroos
# Difference Of Opinion
# Difference Of Opinion

Ozil's racism claims nonsense, says Kroos

Aug 16th 2018, 8:34 AM 6,906 Views 5 Comments

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

# world-cup-2018 - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Russia World Cup hero returns to Valencia on loan
# Reward
# Reward

Russia World Cup hero returns to Valencia on loan

Aug 14th 2018, 6:42 PM 5,475 Views 1 Comment

Denis Cheryshev was one of the standout performers at the tournament this summer.

# world-cup-2018 - Sunday 12 August, 2018

'Punditry should be about tension' - Gary Neville on the infamous Roy Keane-Ian Wright argument
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'Punditry should be about tension' - Gary Neville on the infamous Roy Keane-Ian Wright argument

Aug 12th 2018, 6:45 AM 9,756 Views 7 Comments

The ex-Man United star discusses one of the TV moments of the World Cup.

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

Britain's TV watchdog will not launch investigation after viewer complaints about mocking of Roy Keane's accent
# No Offence
# No Offence

Britain's TV watchdog will not launch investigation after viewer complaints about mocking of Roy Keane's accent

Aug 7th 2018, 5:00 PM 11,185 Views 11 Comments

Ofcom said the exchange was intended “in good humour”.

# world-cup-2018 - Monday 23 July, 2018

Senegal World Cup star attracts interest from Juventus, Barcelona
# Potential
# Potential

Senegal World Cup star attracts interest from Juventus, Barcelona

Jul 23rd 2018, 11:58 PM 8,198 Views 0 Comments

Ismaila Sarr’s recent performances have caught the eye of scouts of top clubs across Europe

Mbappe: I told Kante to join PSG during World Cup
# Hope
# Hope

Mbappe: I told Kante to join PSG during World Cup

Jul 23rd 2018, 9:58 PM 9,998 Views 4 Comments

The striker says he has been consulted regarding the possibility of signing the midfielder.

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

Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?

Jul 22nd 2018, 9:30 AM 4,421 Views 3 Comments

VAR was introduced for the first time in the tournament’s history.

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

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

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:15 AM 11,980 Views 5 Comments

Almost a week has passed since the tournament ended.

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

Diving school! Neymar teaches kids to fall and roll in tongue-in-cheek video
# Trolling
# Trolling

Diving school! Neymar teaches kids to fall and roll in tongue-in-cheek video

Jul 20th 2018, 6:57 PM 7,407 Views 6 Comments

The Brazilian superstar was widely lambasted at the World Cup for his theatrical reactions to challenges.

# world-cup-2018 - Thursday 19 July, 2018

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs
# Controversy
# Controversy

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs

Jul 19th 2018, 5:08 PM 44,101 Views 48 Comments

‘The Daily Show’ has drawn the ire of France’s ambassador to the US.

Trevor Noah has hit back at criticism from the French Ambassador about his 'Africa won the World Cup' joke
# Trevor Noah
From The Daily Edge
# Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah has hit back at criticism from the French Ambassador about his 'Africa won the World Cup' joke

Jul 19th 2018, 2:40 PM 5,018 Views 0 Comments

The French Ambassador to the United States wrote a letter to Noah criticising the joke.

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

'I hope that he understands why he was so good'
# Boost
# Boost

'I hope that he understands why he was so good'

Jul 18th 2018, 6:40 PM 10,058 Views 4 Comments

Jose Mourinho has praised Paul Pogba following his World Cup triumph.

Ozil, Gundogan critics should 'shut up' - Klopp
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Ozil, Gundogan critics should 'shut up' - Klopp

Jul 18th 2018, 2:53 PM 8,187 Views 5 Comments

The pair deserve more tolerance and understanding, according to the Liverpool boss.

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

Franz Beckenbauer welcomes Deschamps to special club of World Cup winners
# Wolf Pack
# Wolf Pack

Franz Beckenbauer welcomes Deschamps to special club of World Cup winners

Jul 17th 2018, 8:41 PM 9,229 Views 8 Comments

Both Beckenbauer and Didier Deschamps have won the World Cup as a player and a manager.

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

Neymar's theatrics and Brian Kerr's famous punditry - Our writers review the World Cup
# Assessment
# Assessment

Neymar's theatrics and Brian Kerr's famous punditry - Our writers review the World Cup

Jul 16th 2018, 5:16 PM 8,529 Views 5 Comments

Our thoughts following a campaign which saw France come out on top as champions.

After emulating Pele's feat, France's Mbappe says 'no sleep for me'
# Teenage Dream
# Teenage Dream

After emulating Pele's feat, France's Mbappe says 'no sleep for me'

Jul 16th 2018, 12:05 AM 14,446 Views 3 Comments

The 19-year-old was handed the best young player of the tournament award.

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

Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory
# Joy
# Joy

Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory

Jul 15th 2018, 7:33 PM 8,090 Views 16 Comments

Cheers rang out throughout the country for each of four goals in the final.

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

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

Jul 15th 2018, 7:33 PM 15,890 Views 23 Comments

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

Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling
# Superstar
# Superstar

Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling

Jul 15th 2018, 7:21 PM 12,872 Views 4 Comments

There the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will sign a four-year contract worth a reported €30 million

Consolation for Luka Modric as he wins World Cup Golden Ball
# Talent
# Talent

Consolation for Luka Modric as he wins World Cup Golden Ball

Jul 15th 2018, 6:53 PM 14,286 Views 9 Comments

The Real Madrid star could not guide his side to victory in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

Pogba and Mbappe fire France to World Cup glory
# Champions
# Champions

Pogba and Mbappe fire France to World Cup glory

Jul 15th 2018, 5:54 PM 28,535 Views 91 Comments

Didier Deschamps’ men overcame Croatia 4-2.

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final

Jul 15th 2018, 5:00 PM 58,091 Views 67 Comments

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

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France

Jul 15th 2018, 4:54 PM 11,182 Views 23 Comments

Croatia were left feeling hard done by in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

N'Golo Kante 'has been the best player at the World Cup'
# Claim
# Claim

N'Golo Kante 'has been the best player at the World Cup'

Jul 15th 2018, 2:57 PM 7,903 Views 15 Comments

The 27-year-old may not push himself into the spotlight, but the ex-Barcelona striker thinks he could be decisive in the biggest game of all

'There are people of many different origins, that's what makes France so beautiful'
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

'There are people of many different origins, that's what makes France so beautiful'

Jul 15th 2018, 2:30 PM 4,595 Views 4 Comments

A wave of optimism has swept the nation ahead of today’s World Cup final.

'There are special days in life that will be remembered forever. Today is such a day'
# Excitement
# Excitement

'There are special days in life that will be remembered forever. Today is such a day'

Jul 15th 2018, 2:07 PM 6,068 Views 2 Comments

Croatian red-and-white chequerboard patterns are everywhere today.

Is the World Cup still the biggest prize in football?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Is the World Cup still the biggest prize in football?

Jul 15th 2018, 8:40 AM 7,421 Views 15 Comments

With the Premier League among other competitions more popular than ever, has the international game lost some of its allure?

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

Three Lions taste defeat as Belgium round off World Cup campaign with third place
# Red DEvils
# Red DEvils

Three Lions taste defeat as Belgium round off World Cup campaign with third place

Jul 14th 2018, 5:02 PM 15,529 Views 22 Comments

Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard saw Roberto Martinez’s side earn a comfortable win.

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

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

Jul 14th 2018, 2:01 PM 43,786 Views 34 Comments

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

Do you agree with our 2018 World Cup team of the tournament?
# Stars
# Stars

Do you agree with our 2018 World Cup team of the tournament?

Jul 14th 2018, 8:30 AM 27,376 Views 57 Comments

Tottenham and England star Kieran Trippier is among the players to make the cut.

With a lower population than the Republic of Ireland, how Croatia continue to defy the footballing odds
# Punching Above Their Weight
# Punching Above Their Weight

With a lower population than the Republic of Ireland, how Croatia continue to defy the footballing odds

Jul 14th 2018, 12:05 AM 9,015 Views 45 Comments

Experts say sporting success comes mostly in ball sports because they are cheaper to play.

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

Fifa wants TV cameras to avoid any 'suggestions of sexual connotations'
# Guidance
# Guidance

Fifa wants TV cameras to avoid any 'suggestions of sexual connotations'

Jul 13th 2018, 8:37 PM 7,120 Views 18 Comments

Football’s world governing body sent AFP a statement about its policy.

'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'
# Confident
# Confident

'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'

Jul 13th 2018, 9:06 AM 5,319 Views 3 Comments

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic is confident of his side’s chances in this weekend’s World Cup final against France.

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