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#FIFA World Cup

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

'They've done an awful lot better than I've ever done' - Gerrard lauds Southgate's England
# Golden Generation
From The42
# Golden Generation

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

Jul 13th 2018, 12:18 PM 6,079 Views 12 Comments

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
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

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

Jul 13th 2018, 10:21 AM 6,770 Views 16 Comments

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

'I don't understand why you should criticise the people of your own country'
# Media
From The42
# Media

'I don't understand why you should criticise the people of your own country'

Jul 13th 2018, 8:05 AM 9,686 Views 4 Comments

Kevin De Bruyne wants the media to give Raheem Sterling ‘the love he deserves’ following his World Cup performances.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Chelsea's Cahill to discuss England future with Southgate after limited game time at World Cup
# Talk It Out
From The42
# Talk It Out

Chelsea's Cahill to discuss England future with Southgate after limited game time at World Cup

Jul 12th 2018, 3:55 PM 10,377 Views 4 Comments

Gary Cahill made just one appearance at the World Cup with England exiting at the semi-final stage.

‘People should recognise that I’m one of the world’s best’ – Lovren
# Mersey Beat
From The42
# Mersey Beat

‘People should recognise that I’m one of the world’s best’ – Lovren

Jul 12th 2018, 9:54 AM 13,879 Views 31 Comments

The Liverpool defender does not think he gets the recognition he deserves, while he has backed team-mate Luka Modric to win the Ballon d’Or.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

As it happened: England v Croatia, World Cup semi-final From The42
Live Jul 11th 2018, 9:00 PM

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

Luis Enrique excited by Spain challenge but 'will not change' for critics
# Ready To Rock
From The42
# Ready To Rock

Luis Enrique excited by Spain challenge but 'will not change' for critics

Jul 11th 2018, 4:24 PM 2,958 Views 1 Comment

The former Barcelona coach was appointed to the Spain job following a disastrous World Cup campaign.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit
# Red DEvils
From The42
# Red DEvils

Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit

Jul 10th 2018, 10:32 PM 4,659 Views 10 Comments

Despite a header from Samuel Umtiti sending France into the final, the Red Devils boss was happy with his team’s performance

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final From The42
Live Jul 10th 2018, 6:00 PM

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final

'I’ve painted far too many sheep, barn doors and Ford Fiestas to stand in judgement over anyone else’s delusional optimism'
# England Expects
From The42
# England Expects

'I’ve painted far too many sheep, barn doors and Ford Fiestas to stand in judgement over anyone else’s delusional optimism'

Jul 10th 2018, 3:53 PM 28,667 Views 27 Comments

Eoin Butler on Slabhead, Southgate and Coming Home memes.

Here are all of the contenders in The42's Best World Cup Goals bracket
# World Cup 2018
From The42
# World Cup 2018

Here are all of the contenders in The42's Best World Cup Goals bracket

Jul 10th 2018, 3:23 PM 438 Views 0 Comments

Help us to crown The42′s favourite World Cup goal. Here are the the eight contenders in all their glory.

Luis Enrique the right choice for Spain — Michel Salgado
# New Boss
From The42
# New Boss

Luis Enrique the right choice for Spain — Michel Salgado

Jul 10th 2018, 7:15 AM 3,458 Views 11 Comments

Former Spain international Michel Salgado believes the appointment of Luis Enrique as the new national team coach is the right decision.

After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard
# Les Bleus
From The42
# Les Bleus

After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard

Jul 10th 2018, 6:35 AM 4,626 Views 14 Comments

The France coach believes that the Chelsea midfielder has had an excellent tournament to date and is “essential” to his plans.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 9 July, 2018

Croatia sack former international over Vida's 'pro-Ukraine' video
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Croatia sack former international over Vida's 'pro-Ukraine' video

Jul 9th 2018, 8:24 PM 14,807 Views 2 Comments

The pair came under scrutiny after releasing what was construed as a politically motivated message across social media

'It might never come around again': Stones embracing World Cup final chance
# Rolling Stones
From The42
# Rolling Stones

'It might never come around again': Stones embracing World Cup final chance

Jul 9th 2018, 7:06 PM 3,670 Views 4 Comments

John Stones is not ready for his World Cup dream to be over as he targets a first England final since 1966.

'I'm not concerned - we stopped Messi and Eriksen, and we'll try do the same with Kane'
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

'I'm not concerned - we stopped Messi and Eriksen, and we'll try do the same with Kane'

Jul 9th 2018, 7:53 AM 8,946 Views 8 Comments

Croatia are braced for Gareth Southgate’s England.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Brazil Football Federation condemns online racial abuse towards Fernandinho
# Unsavoury
From The42
# Unsavoury

Brazil Football Federation condemns online racial abuse towards Fernandinho

Jul 8th 2018, 9:58 PM 11,317 Views 11 Comments

The Man City player has been targeted following Brazil’s World Cup exit.

Croatia star Vida could be in hot water over allegations of anti-Russian comments
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

Croatia star Vida could be in hot water over allegations of anti-Russian comments

Jul 8th 2018, 1:04 PM 17,555 Views 13 Comments

The defender appeared in a social media video after last night’s World Cup quarter-final win over Russia.

Fernando Hierro quits Spain role after World Cup disappointment
# Adios
From The42
# Adios

Fernando Hierro quits Spain role after World Cup disappointment

Jul 8th 2018, 12:22 PM 7,804 Views 10 Comments

He stepped up to become interim coach after Julen Lopetegui was sensationally sacked before the World Cup

'Pickford is the prototype of what a modern goalkeeper should be'
# Pick Of The Litter
From The42
# Pick Of The Litter

'Pickford is the prototype of what a modern goalkeeper should be'

Jul 8th 2018, 11:49 AM 10,215 Views 23 Comments

The England goalkeeper made a trio of brilliant saves in their 2-0 quarter-final defeat of Sweden yesterday.

Russia's most-capped player of all time retires following World Cup exit
# So Long
From The42
# So Long

Russia's most-capped player of all time retires following World Cup exit

Jul 8th 2018, 11:30 AM 9,942 Views 1 Comment

Ignashevich played in all five of Russia’s matches and scored in their two penalty shootouts.

# fifa-world-cup - Saturday 7 July, 2018

As it happened: Russia v Croatia, World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Jul 7th 2018, 6:01 PM

As it happened: Russia v Croatia, World Cup quarter-final

As it happened: Sweden vs England, World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Jul 7th 2018, 2:00 PM

As it happened: Sweden vs England, World Cup quarter-final

'We don't turn up and waltz around': Southgate snaps back at England 'spoilt children' claims
# Toys Out Of The Pram
From The42
# 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 10,044 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
From The42
# Russia 2018

'Brazil didn't know what to do': De Bruyne hails 'beautiful' Belgium

Jul 7th 2018, 9:11 AM 7,063 Views 18 Comments

Roberto Martinez’s side are into a World Cup semi-final.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 6 July, 2018

As it happened: Brazil v Belgium, World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Jul 6th 2018, 6:01 PM

As it happened: Brazil v Belgium, World Cup quarter-final

France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler
# Allez Allez
From The42
# Allez Allez

France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler

Jul 6th 2018, 4:53 PM 26,822 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 From The42
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
From The42
# Oh Danny Boy

Manchester City defender ruled out of the remainder of Brazil's World Cup campaign

Jul 6th 2018, 10:32 AM 7,183 Views 0 Comments

An ankle injury will see Danilo miss the rest of the tournament in Russia, it has been confirmed.

Injury-stricken Jamie Vardy the only doubt as England prepare for Sweden
# Update
From The42
# Update

Injury-stricken Jamie Vardy the only doubt as England prepare for Sweden

Jul 6th 2018, 9:24 AM 3,358 Views 0 Comments

As of now, it looks like he’ll miss their World Cup quarter-final.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'Colombia are probably the dirtiest team I've ever come up against'
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

'Colombia are probably the dirtiest team I've ever come up against'

Jul 5th 2018, 11:10 PM 10,311 Views 8 Comments

John Stones began his career in the Football League with Barnsley but has never experienced antics such as Colombia’s in Moscow.

Hazard makes football beautiful, swoons Martinez
# Heart Eyes Emoji
From The42
# Heart Eyes Emoji

Hazard makes football beautiful, swoons Martinez

Jul 5th 2018, 9:56 PM 3,004 Views 1 Comment

The Chelsea playmaker has been integral to Belgium’s run to the quarter-finals.

Fifa rebukes Maradona's 'inappropriate' referee claims
# El Diez
From The42
# El Diez

Fifa rebukes Maradona's 'inappropriate' referee claims

Jul 5th 2018, 9:03 AM 4,356 Views 0 Comments

The Argentina great said Colombia were victims of a “monumental theft” against England.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'Yesterday was a massive milestone for us as a group because we hadn't won a knockout game for so long'
# Bouncing Back
From The42
# Bouncing Back

'Yesterday was a massive milestone for us as a group because we hadn't won a knockout game for so long'

Jul 4th 2018, 10:53 PM 6,096 Views 15 Comments

Eric Dier is confident that the defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016 can be consigned to memory.

'This is not the time to talk about this:' Willian unfazed by rumours of move to Barcelona
# Focus
From The42
# Focus

'This is not the time to talk about this:' Willian unfazed by rumours of move to Barcelona

Jul 4th 2018, 9:32 PM 6,719 Views 6 Comments

The Chelsea player insists he is focused on delivering a World Cup title for Brazil.

'The most amazing 24 hours' - England's Delph missed World Cup win for birth of his daughter
# Family First
From The42
# Family First

'The most amazing 24 hours' - England's Delph missed World Cup win for birth of his daughter

Jul 4th 2018, 7:01 PM 12,510 Views 15 Comments

The Manchester City midfielder left the camp to be with his wife, but he has flown back into Russia ahead of their quarter-final.

Vardy doubtful for England's World Cup quarter-final after last-minute penalty switch
# Russia 2018
From The42
# Russia 2018

Vardy doubtful for England's World Cup quarter-final after last-minute penalty switch

Jul 4th 2018, 4:41 PM 13,711 Views 10 Comments

The Leicester City striker came on as a substitute in the shootout win over Colombia, but he is struggling with a groin problem.

Colombia victims of 'monumental theft' in England defeat, claims Maradona
# Injustice
From The42
# Injustice

Colombia victims of 'monumental theft' in England defeat, claims Maradona

Jul 4th 2018, 2:43 PM 14,309 Views 27 Comments

England reached the World Cup quarter-finals after beating Colombia on penalties.

'We did not to deserve to lose, we have done more than England'
# Russia 2018
From The42
# Russia 2018

'We did not to deserve to lose, we have done more than England'

Jul 4th 2018, 11:32 AM 9,201 Views 14 Comments

Colombia defender Yerry Mina said his side deserved a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

'I don't want to go home yet' - Southgate and England dreaming of World Cup glory
# Marching On
From The42
# Marching On

'I don't want to go home yet' - Southgate and England dreaming of World Cup glory

Jul 4th 2018, 8:03 AM 8,104 Views 20 Comments

Well, he’s not coming home without bringing football….