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# Russia 2018

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England goalkeeper Joe Hart told he's not in World Cup squad - reports
Gareth Southgate is believed to have opted against taking the 75-times-capped stopper to Russia.
Neymar and Coutinho headline Brazil's squad for this summer's World Cup
There are plenty of familiar faces in the 23-man squad.
'I have to make the right decision for me and for Germany' - Neuer still uncertain for World Cup
Manuel Neuer is running out of time in an effort to force his way into Joachim Low’s squad.
Koscielny expected to miss the World Cup after being stretchered off in tears in Madrid
The loss of the defender would be a big blow for France.
Fifa boss thanks Putin, says Russia is 'absolutely ready' to host World Cup
‘The feedback from all our experts at Fifa are extremely positive,’ says Gianni Infantino.
Brazil given major World Cup boost as Neymar to return in "two to three weeks"
PSG manager Unai Emery confirmed the 26-year-old would be back in action in less than a month.
World Cup referees selected - Two from MLS, none from Premier League
FIFA has announced its referees for the 2018 World Cup, and none are English.
Boris Johnson compares this summer's World Cup to Hitler and the 1936 Olympics
Britain’s foreign secretary believes Vladimir Putin will ‘glory’ in the global sporting event, which Russia is hosting in June.
Zlat's back? Ibrahimovic hints he could still play in this summer's World Cup
The striker retired from international duty after Euro 2016 — but could be set to return for this summer’s tournament.
Nigeria's new home kit will certainly stand out at this summer's World Cup
Nike can’t be accused of playing it safe anyway.
Fears that swarms of locusts will attack World Cup pitches this summer
There are concerns that the insects may target the match venues in Russia.
Banned for life from the Olympic Games and now stepping down as 2018 World Cup organising chief
Vitaly Mutko had suspended his role as president of the Russian Football Union two days ago.
Peru captain cleared to play at World Cup after Fifa reduce drug ban
Paolo Guerrero tested positive for cocaine but his revised suspension will now end before this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
Fifa threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup over political interference
The issue centres on the Spanish football federation presidency.
Germans would get €350,000 each for World Cup title
Germany kick off their 2018 defence against Mexico on 17 June in Moscow.
'Of course I'm interested' - Sven throws hat into the ring for Australia job ahead of World Cup
The experienced Swedish coach is open to guiding the green-and-gold in Russia.
Lineker backs Kante and Mbappe-led France to challenge at World Cup and rules out England
The former Three Lions star believes the competition in Russia comes too soon for a blossoming England team as he picked his three favourites.
Will Zlatan be at the World Cup? Stranger things have happened in international football
Irish football can see parallels with its own greatest striker Robbie Keane and his inclusion at Euro 2016.
'Ireland made it a little bit easier for us because they played a diamond and left a lot of space'
Denmark boss Age Hareide was surprised by Martin O’Neill’s strategy.
Watch: Here are all the goals as Christian Eriksen's hat-trick ends Ireland's World Cup dream
Denmark scored five goals without reply to qualify for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.
Here are 10 stars that won’t be at the World Cup in Russia next summer
It just won’t be the same without them.
Hard work done, Croatia breeze through second-leg against Greece to book World Cup place
Leading 4-1 from the first-leg, Zlatko Dalic’s men picked up a scoreless draw away from home.
'When something's taken away from you like that... emotions are so raw at that time'
John O’Shea recalls his memories of playing in international play-offs and what it would mean to play in another World Cup.
Spain's World Cup 2018 jersey is creating controversy and here's why
The Adidas plan to draw inspiration from the shirt worn at the 1994 tournament has backfired.
Sean Maguire has been ruled out of Ireland's World Cup play-off against Denmark
The player is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury earlier this week.
Serbia sack manager three weeks after qualifying for next summer's World Cup
Slavoljub Muslin had led Serbia to their first international tournament in eight years.
11 months after injury setback Paddy McNair returns to Northern Ireland squad
The 22-year-old midfielder was sidelined for 11 months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.
Ireland's World Cup play-off at home to Denmark is officially sold out
Premium level tickets sold out in less than five minutes on Friday morning.
'The feeling here is that Ireland will be tough to beat but, individually, we have the better players'
The Danes feel they have enough quality to get past the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup play-offs.
Which teams could Ireland potentially face in the World Cup play-offs?
Martin O’Neill’s outfit will be one of the four unseeded teams in the draw.
For first time since 'that rubbish' and Dunphy controversy, Egypt will be at a World Cup
Liverpool’s Mo Salah was the hero with a crucial 95th-minute penalty.
Before a ball has even been kicked in Norway, Northern Ireland are now assured of play-off place
Michael O’Neill’s side now don’t require anything from this evening’s clash in Oslo.
Absolutely brilliant bedlam as Costa Rica qualify for World Cup after last-gasp leveller
As always, the local TV coverage is well worth a watch.
Uefa qualifying is down to the wire but things in South America are just as captivating
With one round of games remaining, six teams are still in contention for four spots.
Wonderkid Christian Pulisic brings USA to within one game of World Cup qualification
Borussia Dortmund star Pulisic scored and assisted as the United States defeated Panama 4-0 in Orlando.
'It's probably the best feeling of my life': Maguire revels in long-awaited debut
Sean Maguire made his international debut as Ireland beat Moldova 2-0 on Friday night.
Ireland vs Moldova, World Cup 2018 qualifier
Ireland faced Moldova knowing a win is needed if they are to make a play-off place for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.
All was going to plan regarding Russia's World Cup venues until this happened
The Central Stadium in Ekaterinburg will host four group-stage games.
'We know it's a difficult game, Moldova are a good team that cause problems'
Shane Duffy says Ireland must secure a win against Moldova on Friday before a crucial meeting with Wales in Cardiff.
Hourihane's stunning free-kick the difference after Murphy pegged Villa back
Two Ireland internationals were on target in today’s late Championship game.