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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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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'

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

Ozil, Gundogan critics should 'shut up' - Klopp

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

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

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'

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

Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory

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

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 This post contains videos

Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling

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

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 This post contains videos

Pogba and Mbappe fire France to World Cup glory

Didier Deschamps’ men overcame Croatia 4-2.

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.

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France Have Your Say This post contains a poll This post contains videos

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

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'

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'

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'

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

Is the World Cup still the biggest prize in football?

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

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

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?

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

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'

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'

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

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