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#FIFA World Cup

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

USA, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup
# United 2026
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# United 2026

USA, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

Jun 13th 2018, 11:59 AM 25,947 Views 106 Comments

The vote was made this morning.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

The next big thing: 6 young players to watch out for at the 2018 World Cup
# Young Guns
From The42
# Young Guns

The next big thing: 6 young players to watch out for at the 2018 World Cup

Jun 12th 2018, 9:00 PM 16,945 Views 12 Comments

All of these young stars can potentially make a name for themselves on the world stage in Russia this summer.

Merkel comes to Germany duo's defence as photo row overshadows World Cup preparation
# Snap Unhappy
From The42
# Snap Unhappy

Merkel comes to Germany duo's defence as photo row overshadows World Cup preparation

Jun 12th 2018, 9:52 AM 14,485 Views 6 Comments

Philipp Lahm has also spoken out in defence of Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 11 June, 2018

Lukaku stars with two goals and an assist as Belgium cruise to pre-World Cup friendly win
# Hitting Form
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# Hitting Form

Lukaku stars with two goals and an assist as Belgium cruise to pre-World Cup friendly win

Jun 11th 2018, 10:30 PM 10,911 Views 13 Comments

Belgium fought back from a goal down in Brussels as Romelu Lukaku inspired a resounding victory over Costa Rica.

Tomorrow Fifa will choose between North America and Morocco to host 2026 World Cup
# Decisions Decisions
From The42
# Decisions Decisions

Tomorrow Fifa will choose between North America and Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

Jun 11th 2018, 9:12 PM 9,861 Views 16 Comments

On the eve of the World Cup in Russia, 207 Fifa member nations will cast their vote in a congress of world football’s governing body.

Talks for 48-team World Cup put on hold - Infantino
# Qatar 2022
From The42
# Qatar 2022

Talks for 48-team World Cup put on hold - Infantino

Jun 11th 2018, 10:53 AM 5,045 Views 13 Comments

Plans for the 2022 Qatar tournament to feature 48 teams have been shelved according to the Fifa president.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Neymar accuses opponents of 'UFC' tactics after surviving first start since February
# Octagon Control
From The42
# Octagon Control

Neymar accuses opponents of 'UFC' tactics after surviving first start since February

Jun 10th 2018, 8:54 PM 9,600 Views 15 Comments

The PSG star netted a stunning goal against Austria in Brazil’s final pre-World Cup friendly.

Ex-Arsenal skipper Adams believes Spurs contingent could cost England
# Russia 2018
From The42
# Russia 2018

Ex-Arsenal skipper Adams believes Spurs contingent could cost England

Jun 10th 2018, 6:40 PM 15,524 Views 12 Comments

“I’m really worried about these Tottenham players, I don’t think they know how to win.”

Neymar, Coutinho and Jesus secure win as World Cup favourites Brazil head for Russia
# Looking Good
From The42
# Looking Good

Neymar, Coutinho and Jesus secure win as World Cup favourites Brazil head for Russia

Jun 10th 2018, 5:57 PM 9,113 Views 1 Comment

The Selecao put three unanswered goals past Austria at the Ernst-Happel-Stadium this evening.

The inadvertent World Cup hero who went from Matt Busby's Manchester United to Waterford
# Suir Thing
From The42
# Suir Thing

The inadvertent World Cup hero who went from Matt Busby's Manchester United to Waterford

Jun 10th 2018, 9:00 AM 15,532 Views 7 Comments

Ed McIlvenny turned up in the League of Ireland after a remarkable and inexplicable few years.

# fifa-world-cup - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Guardiola available to call or text '24 hours a day' during World Cup for Stones
# Advice
From The42
# Advice

Guardiola available to call or text '24 hours a day' during World Cup for Stones

Jun 9th 2018, 12:04 PM 6,276 Views 3 Comments

The Manchester City defender will be given the chance to seek advice from his club boss in Russia.

Salah laughs off Ramos injection claims: Maybe he can tell me if I'll make the World Cup!
# The Egyptian King
From The42
# The Egyptian King

Salah laughs off Ramos injection claims: Maybe he can tell me if I'll make the World Cup!

Jun 9th 2018, 8:57 AM 10,023 Views 21 Comments

The Liverpool star reflected on his emotional injury sustained in last month’s meeting with Real Madrid following a clash with the Spanish defender.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 8 June, 2018

Zlatan Ibrahimovic slams Swedish media over World Cup snub
# Blame Game
From The42
# Blame Game

Zlatan Ibrahimovic slams Swedish media over World Cup snub

Jun 8th 2018, 11:27 AM 16,393 Views 19 Comments

Sweden coach Janne Andersson previously shut the door on the star player making a return to the squad.

'The golden generation in England won nothing. I think all of Belgium just wants to win something'
# Fingers Crossed
From The42
# Fingers Crossed

'The golden generation in England won nothing. I think all of Belgium just wants to win something'

Jun 8th 2018, 10:15 AM 5,575 Views 25 Comments

Chelsea star Eden Hazard thinks England’s underachievement serves as a warning to Belgium.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 7 June, 2018

PSG youngster eclipses Ronaldo on star's 150th outing
# Promise
From The42
# Promise

PSG youngster eclipses Ronaldo on star's 150th outing

Jun 7th 2018, 10:39 PM 15,662 Views 8 Comments

Goncalo Guedes was the star of the show as Portugal eased past Algeria.

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2014 World Cup?
# Ola
From The42
# Ola

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2014 World Cup?

Jun 7th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,429 Views 4 Comments

When Samba football got beat.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Hazard hones World Cup form as Belgium outclass Egypt
# Getting Better
From The42
# Getting Better

Hazard hones World Cup form as Belgium outclass Egypt

Jun 6th 2018, 11:56 PM 6,437 Views 3 Comments

Roberto Martinez’s side’s array of star names turned in a dazzling first-half display in Brussels.

5 World Cup teams that may surprise a few in Russia
# Dark Horses
From The42
# Dark Horses

5 World Cup teams that may surprise a few in Russia

Jun 6th 2018, 11:55 PM 10,423 Views 7 Comments

Long shots but packed with talent.

'Andres is an idol for everyone... He can do anything he wants' - Alonso backs star's Japan move
# The World Is Your Oyster
From The42
# The World Is Your Oyster

'Andres is an idol for everyone... He can do anything he wants' - Alonso backs star's Japan move

Jun 6th 2018, 6:17 PM 3,841 Views 1 Comment

Spain and Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta is preparing for a new challenge in Japan after the World Cup.

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2010 World Cup?
# La Roja
From The42
# La Roja

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2010 World Cup?

Jun 6th 2018, 12:54 PM 8,893 Views 3 Comments

*HONK!*

Leicester can be England's inspiration for World Cup glory - Henderson
# All The Way
From The42
# All The Way

Leicester can be England's inspiration for World Cup glory - Henderson

Jun 6th 2018, 8:17 AM 3,486 Views 12 Comments

‘No disrespect but look at when Leicester won the Premier League. Not a lot of people would have said they could have done that’

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'It is very emotional for them': England stars struggle tactically, says World Cup-winning boss
# Three Lions
From The42
# Three Lions

'It is very emotional for them': England stars struggle tactically, says World Cup-winning boss

Jun 5th 2018, 12:23 PM 6,240 Views 4 Comments

Former Spain manager Vicente del Bosque believes England’s players might let their heart rule their head.

Sane exclusion puts Low 'under massive pressure' – German legend Ballack
# Shock
From The42
# Shock

Sane exclusion puts Low 'under massive pressure' – German legend Ballack

Jun 5th 2018, 8:05 AM 6,866 Views 5 Comments

Joachim Low’s decision to leave Leroy Sane out of his Germany squad surprised Michael Ballack.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 4 June, 2018

Brazil midfielder quiet amid reports of €50 million Man United move
# Transfer News
From The42
# Transfer News

Brazil midfielder quiet amid reports of €50 million Man United move

Jun 4th 2018, 11:27 PM 10,611 Views 3 Comments

Fred is giving no clues to his future ahead of a rumoured switch to Old Trafford.

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2006 World Cup?
# Wir Fahren Nach Berlin
From The42
# Wir Fahren Nach Berlin

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2006 World Cup?

Jun 4th 2018, 9:35 PM 13,707 Views 2 Comments

*Hums Seven Nation Army*

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 3 June, 2018

De Gea makes rare goalkeeping error as Spain are held in pre-World Cup friendly
# Rare Occurrence
From The42
# Rare Occurrence

De Gea makes rare goalkeeping error as Spain are held in pre-World Cup friendly

Jun 3rd 2018, 10:19 PM 13,706 Views 21 Comments

Spain’s two-year unbeaten run under coach Julen Lopetegui continued with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Villarreal on Sunday.

Injury denies Bendtner a place in Denmark's World Cup squad
# Lord
From The42
# Lord

Injury denies Bendtner a place in Denmark's World Cup squad

Jun 3rd 2018, 8:16 PM 7,333 Views 4 Comments

Head coach Age Hareide has named his squad after Denmark booked their place in Russia at the expense of Ireland.

Salah and Neymar will shine in Russia — Coutinho
# Ones To Watch
From The42
# Ones To Watch

Salah and Neymar will shine in Russia — Coutinho

Jun 3rd 2018, 1:06 PM 4,189 Views 6 Comments

Mohamed Salah and Neymar could elevate themselves to the top of the game during the World Cup, according to Philippe Coutinho.

# fifa-world-cup - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Worry for Belgium as Vincent Kompany limps off in dull pre-World Cup friendly
# Injury Scare
From The42
# Injury Scare

Worry for Belgium as Vincent Kompany limps off in dull pre-World Cup friendly

Jun 2nd 2018, 10:40 PM 7,374 Views 4 Comments

An injury scare for Kompany was one of the few incidents of note in Saturday’s goalless draw with Portugal.

Neuer makes long-awaited comeback in surprise Germany defeat to Austria
# Guess Who's Back
From The42
# Guess Who's Back

Neuer makes long-awaited comeback in surprise Germany defeat to Austria

Jun 2nd 2018, 9:20 PM 9,638 Views 7 Comments

A returning Manuel Neuer was unable to prevent Germany falling to an unlikely defeat to Austria at a sodden Worthersee Stadion.

Impressive England go 9 games unbeaten with World Cup warm-up win
# Review
From The42
# Review

Impressive England go 9 games unbeaten with World Cup warm-up win

Jun 2nd 2018, 7:59 PM 15,891 Views 25 Comments

Goals from Gary Cahill and Harry Kane saw the Three Lions earn a victory over Nigeria.

'Every medical report says he will make it' - manager confident Egypt will have Salah at World Cup
# Long Live The King
From The42
# Long Live The King

'Every medical report says he will make it' - manager confident Egypt will have Salah at World Cup

Jun 2nd 2018, 11:59 AM 3,728 Views 7 Comments

The Liverpool forward is nursing his way back from an untimely shoulder injury, but he is expected to play some part in Russia this summer.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 1 June, 2018

Deschamps defends Pogba as fans whistle star during impressive win over Italy
# World Cup Warm-up
From The42
# World Cup Warm-up

Deschamps defends Pogba as fans whistle star during impressive win over Italy

Jun 1st 2018, 11:46 PM 18,487 Views 4 Comments

The Manchester United man was out-shone by Les Bleus’ brilliant front three of Mbappe, Griezmann and Dembele.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 31 May, 2018

'I've discovered your true face' - Benzema hits back over World Cup omission
# Tension
From The42
# Tension

'I've discovered your true face' - Benzema hits back over World Cup omission

May 31st 2018, 10:39 AM 18,562 Views 4 Comments

Noel Le Graet’s support for head coach Didier Deschamps’ decision to leave the Real Madrid man out has angered the forward.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Northern Ireland held by England's World Cup opponents
# All Square
From The42
# All Square

Northern Ireland held by England's World Cup opponents

May 30th 2018, 8:32 AM 8,282 Views 11 Comments

Michael O’Neill handed three debuts out during last night’s draw with Panama.

Messi warms up for Argentina's World Cup challenge with hat-trick at La Bombonera
# All Too Easy
From The42
# All Too Easy

Messi warms up for Argentina's World Cup challenge with hat-trick at La Bombonera

May 30th 2018, 8:13 AM 9,853 Views 5 Comments

Jorge Sampaoli’s side hammered Caribbean minnows Haiti in Buenos Aires, with their talisman scoring three.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'What he went through was brutal... We'll have to see how he handles the situation'
# Sympathies
From The42
# Sympathies

'What he went through was brutal... We'll have to see how he handles the situation'

May 29th 2018, 2:20 PM 13,963 Views 18 Comments

Loris Karius received a message of support from Germany’s coaching staff following his nightmare Champions League final.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

'He's made a huge mistake!' - Deschamps criticises PSG star for France snub
# Argument
From The42
# Argument

'He's made a huge mistake!' - Deschamps criticises PSG star for France snub

May 23rd 2018, 10:15 PM 12,269 Views 10 Comments

Adrien Rabiot has refused to take his place among France’s standbys for the World Cup and could yet be left out of further squads

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 21 May, 2018

Nainggolan left out of Belgium's provisional World Cup squad, Januzaj called up
# Omission
From The42
# Omission

Nainggolan left out of Belgium's provisional World Cup squad, Januzaj called up

May 21st 2018, 12:30 PM 11,133 Views 11 Comments

Roberto Martinez has named his 28-man provisional panel, with the Roma midfielder a notable absentee.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'I've trained 13 years for these moments' - Alexander-Arnold not overwhelmed facing Ronaldo
# Ready To Rumble
From The42
# Ready To Rumble

'I've trained 13 years for these moments' - Alexander-Arnold not overwhelmed facing Ronaldo

May 20th 2018, 7:21 PM 8,241 Views 19 Comments

Liverpool’s young defender said he is not intimidated playing against Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League final on Saturday.