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#FIFA World Cup

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 25 June, 2018

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation
# Last Chance Saloon
From The42
# Last Chance Saloon

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Jun 25th 2018, 7:56 AM 12,279 Views 5 Comments

Leo Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli’s troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.

Queiroz: Iran will follow the 'three Rs' against Ronaldo and Portugal
# Dream Chasers
From The42
# Dream Chasers

Queiroz: Iran will follow the 'three Rs' against Ronaldo and Portugal

Jun 25th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,877 Views 3 Comments

The Iranians can still qualify from Group B but will need a victory over the European champions to do so.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Germany apologise for provocative goal celebrations
# Sorry
From The42
# Sorry

Germany apologise for provocative goal celebrations

Jun 24th 2018, 6:43 PM 14,210 Views 8 Comments

Toni Kroos’ stoppage-time winner was followed by clashes on the touchline.

Kane bags hat-trick as England put six past Panama in their biggest-ever World Cup win
# One-sided
From The42
# One-sided

Kane bags hat-trick as England put six past Panama in their biggest-ever World Cup win

Jun 24th 2018, 2:57 PM 21,748 Views 46 Comments

The Tottenham striker is now leading the goalscoring charts at Russia 2018, while Gareth Southgate’s side are through to the knockout stages.

Swiss pair could be set for bans following controversial goal celebrations
# Trouble
From The42
# Trouble

Swiss pair could be set for bans following controversial goal celebrations

Jun 24th 2018, 2:29 PM 16,014 Views 16 Comments

Fifa confirmed it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.

'Modric would maybe be a Ballon d’Or winner if he was German or Spanish'
# His Name Is Luka
From The42
# His Name Is Luka

'Modric would maybe be a Ballon d’Or winner if he was German or Spanish'

Jun 24th 2018, 2:17 PM 6,542 Views 7 Comments

The Croatia captain as been one of the stars of this World Cup but Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren believes he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.

As it happened: England vs Panama, World Cup From The42
Live Jun 24th 2018, 2:10 PM

As it happened: England vs Panama, World Cup

'I'm realistic about the fact that it may be my last World Cup'
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

'I'm realistic about the fact that it may be my last World Cup'

Jun 24th 2018, 1:27 PM 14,382 Views 6 Comments

Knowing he is not certain to play in any future tournaments, Paul Pogba wants to help France to glory in the 2018 World Cup.

# fifa-world-cup - Saturday 23 June, 2018

As it happened: Germany v Sweden, World Cup 2018, Group G From The42
Live Jun 23rd 2018, 6:45 PM

As it happened: Germany v Sweden, World Cup 2018, Group G

Leaked England team gives Panama no advantage, insists Gomez
# Wikileaks
From The42
# Wikileaks

Leaked England team gives Panama no advantage, insists Gomez

Jun 23rd 2018, 3:51 PM 4,036 Views 0 Comments

The sides meet in Group G tomorrow.

On your bike! Iceland physio returning home from World Cup after cycling accident
# Man Down
From The42
# Man Down

On your bike! Iceland physio returning home from World Cup after cycling accident

Jun 23rd 2018, 2:17 PM 6,225 Views 1 Comment

Team physio Petur Orn Gunnarsson suffered a hand injury in a cycling accident, but it is hoped he will return to work during Iceland’s participation.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 22 June, 2018

Southgate criticises English press for team leak
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

Southgate criticises English press for team leak

Jun 22nd 2018, 4:16 PM 9,607 Views 8 Comments

Various outlets published images of Sunday’s supposed line-up against Panama, much to the chagrin of the Three Lions’ manager.

They want to pull you down - Sterling hits out at tabloid press
# The Son What Won It
From The42
# The Son What Won It

They want to pull you down - Sterling hits out at tabloid press

Jun 22nd 2018, 8:52 AM 4,973 Views 5 Comments

The Three Lions star says the British tabloids attacked him for buying his mother a home.

Argentina concerns grow as Dalic vows to rest players against Iceland
# Dalic Cowboys
From The42
# Dalic Cowboys

Argentina concerns grow as Dalic vows to rest players against Iceland

Jun 22nd 2018, 8:10 AM 9,092 Views 5 Comments

The Albiceleste need a favour from Croatia against Iceland, but their manager plans to rest some key players for their final group game.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Neymar won't need to worry about 'unfair attacks', insists Costa Rica boss
# Man Marked
From The42
# Man Marked

Neymar won't need to worry about 'unfair attacks', insists Costa Rica boss

Jun 21st 2018, 9:58 PM 4,643 Views 0 Comments

Oscar Ramirez says Costa Rica will not go out to kick the PSG star when the sides meet on Friday.

As it happened: Argentina vs Croatia, World Cup From The42
Live Jun 21st 2018, 6:30 PM

As it happened: Argentina vs Croatia, World Cup

'Maradona is light years behind Messi' - Sergio Ramos hits back at Argentina legend
# Argument
From The42
# Argument

'Maradona is light years behind Messi' - Sergio Ramos hits back at Argentina legend

Jun 21st 2018, 4:55 PM 13,186 Views 20 Comments

The Spain defender considers a domestic rival at Barcelona to be a better player than an illustrious World Cup winner.

World Cup referee 'strongly refutes' claims he asked for Ronaldo's jersey at half-time
# Getting Shirty
From The42
# Getting Shirty

World Cup referee 'strongly refutes' claims he asked for Ronaldo's jersey at half-time

Jun 21st 2018, 3:00 PM 26,332 Views 13 Comments

Fifa has leapt to the defence of referee Mark Geiger, who took charge of Portugal’s game with Morocco.

Mousa Dembele will not join a Spurs rival
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Mousa Dembele will not join a Spurs rival

Jun 21st 2018, 2:57 PM 6,426 Views 6 Comments

The Belgium international is assessing his options this summer but has assured Tottenham fans he will not join a top Premier League side.

Swedish journalist hands Sami Khedira a boarding pass for early flight home
# Cheeky
From The42
# Cheeky

Swedish journalist hands Sami Khedira a boarding pass for early flight home

Jun 21st 2018, 12:35 PM 11,126 Views 3 Comments

Germany need to beat Sweden on Saturday after a shock defeat to Mexico.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Denmark players charter plane for team-mate to fly home from World Cup after daughter's birth
# From Russia With Love
From The42
# From Russia With Love

Denmark players charter plane for team-mate to fly home from World Cup after daughter's birth

Jun 20th 2018, 4:16 PM 15,248 Views 4 Comments

It was an eventful few days for defender Jonas Knudsen.

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

Chelsea youngster ready to answer England's call

Jun 20th 2018, 2:46 PM 8,149 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 20th 2018, 7:50 AM 4,431 Views 11 Comments

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

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Brazil demanding explanation from Fifa for VAR controversy against Switzerland
# Swiss Miss
From The42
# Swiss Miss

Brazil demanding explanation from Fifa for VAR controversy against Switzerland

Jun 19th 2018, 3:44 PM 11,271 Views 12 Comments

Following two contentious incidents in the 1-1 draw, Brazil have written to Fifa to seek clarity.

The only thing Kane hasn't done is score in August - Southgate
# You're A Wizard Harry
From The42
# You're A Wizard Harry

The only thing Kane hasn't done is score in August - Southgate

Jun 19th 2018, 9:08 AM 7,175 Views 16 Comments

The Tottenham striker inspired his country to a 2-1 win over Tunisia last night.

Kane: England players had flies in our mouths
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Kane: England players had flies in our mouths

Jun 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 15,331 Views 10 Comments

Much of the pre-match attention had been on the large increase in temperatures expected at the stadium.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 18 June, 2018

Bullish Dele Alli believes England 'can go all the way'
# Russia 2018
From The42
# Russia 2018

Bullish Dele Alli believes England 'can go all the way'

Jun 18th 2018, 12:33 PM 4,740 Views 20 Comments

The Tottenham star issued a rallying cry to his England team-mates ahead of their World Cup opener.

'We now have to win both games and are under extreme pressure' — Thomas Muller
# Vulnerable
From The42
# Vulnerable

'We now have to win both games and are under extreme pressure' — Thomas Muller

Jun 18th 2018, 7:55 AM 4,578 Views 1 Comment

Germany’s chastening loss to Mexico in Moscow has their World Cup defence in jeopardy and Muller urged his colleagues to response.

Pogba: I'm the most criticised player in the world
# Not Happy
From The42
# Not Happy

Pogba: I'm the most criticised player in the world

Jun 18th 2018, 7:53 AM 4,940 Views 17 Comments

After helping France to a win over Australia, Paul Pogba said he was the most criticised player in the world.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Stunning Kolarov free-kick seals all three points as Serbia get off to winning start
# Peach
From The42
# Peach

Stunning Kolarov free-kick seals all three points as Serbia get off to winning start

Jun 17th 2018, 3:10 PM 9,217 Views 3 Comments

Aleksandar Kolarov’s sublime free-kick secured a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday.

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

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

Jun 17th 2018, 10:54 AM 10,739 Views 14 Comments

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

# fifa-world-cup - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'Cristiano is prone to diving'
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

'Cristiano is prone to diving'

Jun 16th 2018, 9:02 PM 13,072 Views 34 Comments

Gerard Pique was unhappy with the Real Madrid star after Spain’s World Cup draw against Portugal

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

Deflected Pogba effort delivers victory for stuttering French against Australia

Jun 16th 2018, 1:09 PM 8,693 Views 16 Comments

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

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 15 June, 2018

Argentina boss denies underestimating Iceland despite naming XI a day early
# Nothing To Hide
From The42
# Nothing To Hide

Argentina boss denies underestimating Iceland despite naming XI a day early

Jun 15th 2018, 8:06 PM 11,198 Views 7 Comments

Marcos Rojo and Maxi Meza will start for Argentina against Iceland at Spartak Stadium on Saturday.

England can win the World Cup - Mourinho
# PREDICTION
From The42
# PREDICTION

England can win the World Cup - Mourinho

Jun 15th 2018, 12:02 AM 5,278 Views 15 Comments

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes Gareth Southgate’s side are contenders to prevail in Russia.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'There is nothing that justifies Julen Lopetegui not being on bench for tomorrow's game'
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

'There is nothing that justifies Julen Lopetegui not being on bench for tomorrow's game'

Jun 14th 2018, 10:01 PM 10,325 Views 7 Comments

Real Madrid did not show any disloyalty towards Spain, according to Florentino Perez.

'I would just like to leave this press conference because it seems like a funeral'
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

'I would just like to leave this press conference because it seems like a funeral'

Jun 14th 2018, 6:41 PM 17,703 Views 5 Comments

Sergio Ramos was in no mood to dwell on Julen Lopetegui’s departure on the eve of Spain’s World Cup Group B opener.

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

Mesut Özil dreams of beating England in the World Cup final

Jun 14th 2018, 4:22 PM 4,364 Views 8 Comments

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

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

'We do not have time to regret:' Hierro looking ahead with Spain after Lopetegui sacking
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

'We do not have time to regret:' Hierro looking ahead with Spain after Lopetegui sacking

Jun 13th 2018, 7:16 PM 5,038 Views 13 Comments

Fernando Hierro is the new Spain boss after Julen Lopetegui’s shock departure two days before World Cup debut.

Ramos insists Spain are 'together' as former Real defender Hierro takes over
# Turmoil
From The42
# Turmoil

Ramos insists Spain are 'together' as former Real defender Hierro takes over

Jun 13th 2018, 3:31 PM 6,811 Views 3 Comments

The sacking of Julen Lopetegui has not impacted the unity of the squad, the Spanish captain says.