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#World Cup

# world-cup - Today’s News

From The42 Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup Last Sixteen

Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup

Uruguay made it two wins from two on Wednesday afternoon as Saudi Arabia become the second team to exit this year’s World Cup.

From The42 Chelsea youngster ready to answer England's call Chance

Chelsea youngster ready to answer England's call

With Dele Alli doubtful through injury, Ruben Loftus-Cheek could start against Panama.

From The Daily Edge Can we just talk about the wild life of Paul the Octopus for a minute? World Cup Memories

Can we just talk about the wild life of Paul the Octopus for a minute?

People used to send him death threats and he was offered state protection by the Prime Minister of Spain.

From The42 'I want to prove people wrong': Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo and Messi levels Star Man

'I want to prove people wrong': Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo and Messi levels

The England captain says he is out to prove a point at the World Cup.

# world-cup - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Niang pounces for opportunistic goal as Senegal stun Poland for first African win at World Cup Howler This post contains videos

Niang pounces for opportunistic goal as Senegal stun Poland for first African win at World Cup

The Poland players were incensed his goal was allowed.

From The42 Neymar limps out of training with 'painful right ankle', setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing Injury

Neymar limps out of training with 'painful right ankle', setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing

After a frustrating 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Sunday night Brazil will next take on Costa Rica on Friday.

From The42 Japan defeat 10-man Colombia following third-minute red card to take command of Group H Winning Start

Japan defeat 10-man Colombia following third-minute red card to take command of Group H

Goals from Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako saw Japan upset the 2014 quarter-finalists on Tuesday.

From The42 'Football doesn't give room for any of this' - Babayaro hits out at 'fashionista' Eagles at World Cup Clobber

'Football doesn't give room for any of this' - Babayaro hits out at 'fashionista' Eagles at World Cup

Nigeria’s eye-catching kits have drawn more attention than any other at the tournament, but, sadly the same can’t be said of their football so far.

From The42 'There’s a decent chance that he'll stay' - IRFU hope Schmidt will re-sign The Boss

'There’s a decent chance that he'll stay' - IRFU hope Schmidt will re-sign

The Ireland head coach’s current contract expires after the 2019 World Cup.

# world-cup - Monday 18 June, 2018

From The42 Tunisia draw level against England after Kyle Walker concedes penalty for stray elbow Needless This post contains videos

Tunisia draw level against England after Kyle Walker concedes penalty for stray elbow

Fakhreddine Ben Youssef was fouled by Kyle Walker in England’s box.

From The42 As it happened: England v Tunisia, World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: England v Tunisia, World Cup

England took on Tunisia in their opening 2018 World Cup encounter.

From The42 Egypt say Mo Salah is fit (again) ahead of clash with World Cup hosts One Mo Chance

Egypt say Mo Salah is fit (again) ahead of clash with World Cup hosts

However, the Liverpool star will have to pass a fitness test.

From The42 Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Mexico over alleged homophobic chants by fans Investigation

Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Mexico over alleged homophobic chants by fans

It is alleged some Mexico fans chanted slurs at Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

From The42 VAR proves spot on for Swedes as they make strong start in Group F against South Korea World Cup 2018

VAR proves spot on for Swedes as they make strong start in Group F against South Korea

Veteran Swedish skipper Andreas Granqvist scored the only goal of the game.

From The42 'If they want to buy me, they know what to do': Hazard opens exit door with transfer message to Madrid Come And Get Me

'If they want to buy me, they know what to do': Hazard opens exit door with transfer message to Madrid

The Belgium international continues to be heavily linked with a summer switch to Spain.

From The42 'This team shouldn't be burdened': Southgate hoping for England World Cup exorcism Three Lions

'This team shouldn't be burdened': Southgate hoping for England World Cup exorcism

Elsewhere today, Belgium’s “Golden Generation” kick off the tournament as dark horse challengers.

# world-cup - Sunday 17 June, 2018

From The42 A Coutinho cracker, a push, and a penalty shout: Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland World Cup 2018

Taxi driver who drove into pedestrians in Moscow says he fell asleep at the wheel

The driver says he ran away from the scene because he was afraid of being attacked.

From The42 'It's a journey I didn't expect or want to be on' World Cup

'It's a journey I didn't expect or want to be on'

Gareth Southgate’s England get their World Cup campaign underway tomorrow.

# world-cup - Saturday 16 June, 2018

From The42 Deflected Pogba effort delivers victory for stuttering French against Australia World Cup

Deflected Pogba effort delivers victory for stuttering French against Australia

Paul Pogba’s effort clipped an opponent and the bar before crossing the line to great French relief.

From The42 Ramos tells De Gea 'never give up' after Portugal blunder Unity

Ramos tells De Gea 'never give up' after Portugal blunder

Jose Mourinho also backed his Man United goalkeeper after he gifted Cristiano Ronaldo his second in Sochi last night.

# world-cup - Friday 15 June, 2018

From The42 Nacho gives Spain the lead with technically-esquisite rasper that finds its way past both posts Good Grief This post contains videos
From The42 As it happened: Portugal v Spain, World Cup Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Portugal v Spain, World Cup

We followed all the action from Sochi as the European champions and 2010 World Cup winners went head-to-head in Group B.

From The Daily Edge Fox have apologised for broadcasting Robbie Williams sticking up his middle finger at the World Cup World Cup

Fox have apologised for broadcasting Robbie Williams sticking up his middle finger at the World Cup

In 2012, the NFL attempted to sue M.I.A. for $16 million after she flipped the bird on live TV.

From The Daily Edge Here's why RTÉ having a gender-balanced panel during the World Cup is so important World Cup

Here's why RTÉ having a gender-balanced panel during the World Cup is so important

Jacqui Hurley was in the hot seat with Stephanie Roche, Shay Given and Kevin Doyle.

From The42 Saudis to hold players 'accountable' for World Cup drubbing Green Falcons

Saudis to hold players 'accountable' for World Cup drubbing

They shipped five goals in front of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

# world-cup - Thursday 14 June, 2018

From The42 Mesut Özil dreams of beating England in the World Cup final Familiar Foes

Mesut Özil dreams of beating England in the World Cup final

We all dream of a team of Gary Breens, Mesut.

From The Daily Edge 14 Twitter reactions that sum up the World Cup opening ceremony World Cup 2018

Russian MP criticised for saying don't have sex with men from different races during World Cup

Tamara Pletneva says mixed-race children will face discrimination and will suffer.

Poll: Will you be watching the World Cup? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be watching the World Cup?

Messi, Ronaldo and… Jordan Henderson will be taking to the pitch bidding to win the top prize, but will you be tuning in?

From The42 Top scorer? Surprise package? Biggest flop? Our writers' World Cup predictions Crystal Ball Gazing

Top scorer? Surprise package? Biggest flop? Our writers' World Cup predictions

The42′s journalists look ahead to Russia 2018.

From The42 Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup?

It all starts in Moscow with today’s opening game.

From shootin' to Putin: Here's TheJournal.ie's bluffer's guide to World Cup 2018

The tournament kicks off in Russia later today.

# world-cup - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

From The42 The XI best players that didn't make their country's World Cup squad Russia Rejects

The XI best players that didn't make their country's World Cup squad

This star-studded team could win the tournament, but all were left behind by their nations.

From The42 USA, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup United 2026

USA, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

The vote was made this morning.

From The42 From modern to bizarre - step into Russia's World Cup stadiums The Venues

From modern to bizarre - step into Russia's World Cup stadiums

A complete guide to each venue chosen as a host for the tournament this summer.

# world-cup - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge The Daily Edge's guide to surviving the World Cup Save Me

The Daily Edge's guide to surviving the World Cup

Everything you need to know is right here.

From The42 Real Madrid appoint Spain boss to take over from Zidane as new manager New Gaffer

Real Madrid appoint Spain boss to take over from Zidane as new manager

Julen Lopetegui will take charge of the club after the World Cup.

From The42 'Watching England punch themselves in the nuts at major finals turned out to be a very close second to Irish success' We're On Air Eamon

'Watching England punch themselves in the nuts at major finals turned out to be a very close second to Irish success'

Eoin Butler is settling in for month of solid football-watching.

From The42 Who will win the World Cup Golden Boot? The favourites and the dark horses The Goalscorers

Who will win the World Cup Golden Boot? The favourites and the dark horses

We take a look at the fancied and the long shots to take home the World Cup’s illustrious top scorer prize.

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