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World Cup group B preview: Portugal vs. Spain team news
Portugal vs. Spain Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup group B
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World Cup group B preview: Portugal vs. Spain team news

Morocco play Iran in St Petersburg before Portugal take on Spain in Sochi
15 Jun 2018
World Cup: new Spain boss Hierro ready for challenge
Fernando Hierro Spain 2018 World Cup Julen Lopetegui
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World Cup: new Spain boss Hierro ready for challenge

Julen Lopetegui’s sacking caused chaos in the Spanish camp but Hierro says squad will give 100% in Russia
14 Jun 2018
World Cup predictions: who will win in Russia?
Germany 1 Argentina 0 2014 Fifa World Cup final
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World Cup predictions: who will win in Russia?

We round up the expert and pundit picks to lift the trophy on 15 July
13 Jun 2018
2026 World Cup: North American bid wins vote against Morocco
united_2026_world_cup_us_mexico_canada.jpg
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2026 World Cup: North American bid wins vote against Morocco

Canada, Mexico and the United States will host the World Cup in eight years’ time
13 Jun 2018
World Cup sponsorship revenue falls for first time
The Russia World Cup kicks off on Thursday
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World Cup sponsorship revenue falls for first time

Big brands stay clear of Fifa and Russia 2018, but Chinese firms help weather the storm
13 Jun 2018
World Cup: Belgium impress but Eden Hazard limps off
Eden Hazard Belgium World Cup group G
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World Cup: Belgium impress but Eden Hazard limps off

Romelu Lukaku hits two as the group G favourites beat Costa Rica 4-1
12 Jun 2018
World Cup: Lionel Messi could retire from Argentina duty
Lionel Messi Argentina World Cup
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World Cup: Lionel Messi could retire from Argentina duty

Messi gives hint on his future, England stars brew up a storm and Brazil win their final warm-up match against Austria
11 Jun 2018
World Cup squads: all 32 teams confirm final player lists
2018 World Cup squads Germany Argentina Brazil Spain England France
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World Cup squads: all 32 teams confirm final player lists

From Germany and Argentina to Brazil and Spain we look at the final squads for the Fifa World Cup in Russia
11 Jun 2018
Fifa Club World Cup: Real Madrid aim for global domination
Real Madrid Fifa Club World Cup 2018 UAE
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Fifa Club World Cup: Real Madrid aim for global domination

The Spanish giants will defend their Club World Cup title in the UAE in December
11 Jun 2018
Will Smith to perform official song for the 2018 World Cup
Will Smith 2018 Fifa World Cup official song
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Will Smith to perform official song for the 2018 World Cup

The Fresh Prince will team up with Nicky Jam, Era Istrefi and Diplo
23 May 2018
Video: Harry Kane says England can win World Cup
Harry Kane England captain 2018 World Cup
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Video: Harry Kane says England can win World Cup

Three Lions skipper dreams of lifting the trophy in Russia
23 May 2018
World Cup: Argentina leave out Icardi but include Dybala
Argentina World Cup squad Mauro Icardi
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World Cup: Argentina leave out Icardi but include Dybala

Inter striker Icardi not joining Messi and Aguero in national squad
22 May 2018
2018 World Cup: Nainggolan retires after Belgium omission
Belgium World Cup squad Radja Nainggolan Martinez
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2018 World Cup: Nainggolan retires after Belgium omission

Roma midfielder has been left out of the Belgium squad by Roberto Martinez
22 May 2018
2018 World Cup: Morata and Bellerin miss out on Spain squad
Spain 2018 World Cup squad Alvaro Morata
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2018 World Cup: Morata and Bellerin miss out on Spain squad

Marcos Alonso and Cesc Fabregas also fail to make squad but Andres Iniesta and Diego Costa are in
21 May 2018
2018 World Cup: England squad excites boss Gareth Southgate
Gareth Southgate England World Cup squad
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2018 World Cup: England squad excites boss Gareth Southgate

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are named in England’s 23-man party for Russia
16 May 2018
Football’s evolution: Euro league and Fifa’s Project Trophy
European super League Fifa Project Trophy Man City vs Man Utd
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Football’s evolution: Euro league and Fifa’s Project Trophy

Arsene Wenger predicts a rival to the Premier League while Fifa holds secret talks with Europe’s biggest clubs
11 May 2018
Trump demands support from allies for US 2026 World Cup bid
US president Donald Trump meets the NCAA champions Alabama Crimson Tide at the White House
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Trump demands support from allies for US 2026 World Cup bid

President warns that nations who do not back US risk losing his country’s support at UN
27 Apr 2018
2018 World Cup tickets: England fans stay away from Russia
England tickets 2018 World Cup Russia Fifa
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2018 World Cup tickets: England fans stay away from Russia

Just 30,711 Three Lions tickets have been sold for this summer’s tournament
18 Apr 2018
World Cup: injury blow for Neymar and Zlatan eyes return
Neymar Brazil Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sweden Fifa World Cup
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World Cup: injury blow for Neymar and Zlatan eyes return

Brazil star has a race to be fit for Russia while Ibrahimovic may come out of retirement for Sweden
2 Mar 2018
Brewster hat-trick puts England into U-17 World Cup final
Rhian Brewster England U-17 World Cup
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Brewster hat-trick puts England into U-17 World Cup final

Young Lions enjoy a 3-1 semi-final victory over the boys from Brazil
25 Oct 2017
One million fans try to buy England vs. Brazil U-17 tickets
England Fifa Under-17 World Cup
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One million fans try to buy England vs. Brazil U-17 tickets

Fifa apologises after semi-final venue switch for World Cup clash in India
24 Oct 2017
Video: Cristiano Ronaldo voted Fifa’s ‘Best’ player
Cristiano Ronaldo Fifa ‘Best’ player
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Video: Cristiano Ronaldo voted Fifa’s ‘Best’ player

Real Madrid forward beats Lionel Messi and Neymar to take top award for fifth time
24 Oct 2017
2018 World Cup: which teams have qualified for Russia
Panama World Cup qualifier Anibal Godoy
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2018 World Cup: which teams have qualified for Russia

Who goes into the play-offs and when will the main World Cup draw take place?
11 Oct 2017
Qatar World Cup ‘at risk’ says confidential study
Qatar 2022 World Cup
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Qatar World Cup ‘at risk’ says confidential study

Report says Doha is ‘far from certain’ of hosting the 2022 finals
6 Oct 2017
World Cup qualifying: England aim to seal place in Russia
England football team
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World Cup qualifying: England aim to seal place in Russia

24 spots have yet to be decided for next summer’s finals
5 Oct 2017
Fifa 18 reviews: EA’s latest game is an ‘incredible package’
Fifa 18
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Fifa 18 reviews: EA’s latest game is an ‘incredible package’

A revamped career mode and improved player physics appear in this year’s instalment
29 Sep 2017
Qatar 2022: Human Rights Watch calls for worker protection
Workers at the construction site of the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar
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Qatar 2022: Human Rights Watch calls for worker protection

Workers on World Cup projects are at risk of death from intense heat and humidity
27 Sep 2017
Fifa poppy ban to be lifted for UK home nations
Fifa poppy England Scotland
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Fifa poppy ban to be lifted for UK home nations

Football’s world governing body changes its stance ahead of November matches
25 Sep 2017
2018 World Cup: Roll up for ‘obese person’ tickets
The new Brazuca ball and the FIFA World Cup Trophy
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2018 World Cup: Roll up for ‘obese person’ tickets

‘Special access’ tickets go on sale as organisers tell fans to leave their vuvuzelas at home
15 Sep 2017
2026 bid can only be derailed by Trump ‘crazy action’
Donald Trump
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2026 bid can only be derailed by Trump ‘crazy action’

US, Mexico and Canada are firm favourites to win the right to host the finals
5 Sep 2017
World Cup 2018: Fifa and Russia face 'sponsorship crisis'
Russia World Cup 2018 logo
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World Cup 2018: Fifa and Russia face 'sponsorship crisis'

Only ten backers are on board for next year's tournament, with football's governing body making a loss of almost £300m last year
25 Apr 2017
Video referees have arrived - but what now for managers?
Felix Swayer refers to video referee VAR
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Video referees have arrived - but what now for managers?

VAR hailed as a success, but it gives France's Didier Deschamps nothing to complain about after defeat to Spain
30 Mar 2017
Messi banned as Argentina stumble on road to World Cup
Lionel Messi; Argentina; argues with referee
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Messi banned as Argentina stumble on road to World Cup

Barcelona star banned for four games as the Albiceleste slip out of the automatic qualification places for Russia 2018
29 Mar 2017
Donald Trump dossier: UK spy exposed Sepp Blatter and Fifa
Donald Trump
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Donald Trump dossier: UK spy exposed Sepp Blatter and Fifa

US authorities are taking Christopher Steele's claims seriously because of his work on corruption at football's governing body
13 Jan 2017
Fifa backs 48-team World Cup: The arguments for and against
Ginter
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Fifa backs 48-team World Cup: The arguments for and against

Will the expanded format with group-stage penalty shoot-outs dilute competition or bring joy to more countries?
10 Jan 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo named player of the year at Fifa awards
Ronaldo FIFA
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Cristiano Ronaldo named player of the year at Fifa awards

Real Madrid star beats Messi to another gong – but sees Los Galacticos share team of the year with Barcelona
10 Jan 2017