World Cup

Has Wembley chaos wrecked Britain and Ireland’s 2030 World Cup bid?
Supporters packed Wembley Way ahead of the Euro 2020 final
In Depth

Has Wembley chaos wrecked Britain and Ireland’s 2030 World Cup bid?

Boris Johnson remains confident of the joint bid despite the ‘scenes of mayhem’ at Euro 2020 final
13 Jul 2021
Netball World Cup: the essential guide
England netball team
In Review

Netball World Cup: the essential guide

Can England topple Australia? All you need to know about the tournament
12 Jul 2019
Gordon Banks: tributes paid to World Cup-winning goalkeeper
gordon_banks_england_1966_world_cup_winners.jpg
In Depth

Gordon Banks: tributes paid to World Cup-winning goalkeeper

Legendary No.1 will also be remembered for making ‘that save’ from Pele
12 Feb 2019
England prepare 2030 World Cup bid and new Southgate deal
Gareth Southgate led England to the semi-finals of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia
In Brief

England prepare 2030 World Cup bid and new Southgate deal

Three Lions boss will be offered the chance to lead the nation beyond 2020
2 Aug 2018
Five things we learned from the 2018 World Cup final
Kylian Mbappe
In Depth

Five things we learned from the 2018 World Cup final

France can rule the world for years to come, and England need to take note
16 Jul 2018
World Cup final: France vs. Croatia predictions and odds
2018 World Cup final France vs. Croatia
In Brief

World Cup final: France vs. Croatia predictions and odds

France go for a second title but can ‘little Croatia’ rewrite World Cup history?
13 Jul 2018
Mystery behind 1966 World Cup trophy theft finally solved
Bobby Moore
In Brief

Mystery behind 1966 World Cup trophy theft finally solved

Gangster Sidney Cugullere and his brother Reg snatched Jules Rimet prize from exhibition, says Reg’s son
24 May 2018

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England fans urged not to fly ‘imperialistic’ St George flag
England fans in Marseille
In Brief

England fans urged not to fly ‘imperialistic’ St George flag

Police chief fears for supporters heading to Russia for World Cup following violence at Euro 2016
16 May 2018
Russian spy attack: could England boycott the World Cup?
England boycott Russia 2018 World Cup
In Depth

Russian spy attack: could England boycott the World Cup?

There will be no British MPs or royals in Russia and there are questions over the England team’s participation this summer
14 Mar 2018
British worker died at ‘lethal’ Qatar World Cup stadium site
Qatar World Cup Stadium
In Brief

British worker died at ‘lethal’ Qatar World Cup stadium site

Coroner says Zachary Cox was using ‘potentially lethal equipment’
28 Feb 2018
2018 World Cup draw: teams, time and how to watch on TV
Fifa World Cup trophy Russia 2018
In Brief

2018 World Cup draw: teams, time and how to watch on TV

Gary Lineker will host the event in Russia’s capital city Moscow on Friday
29 Nov 2017
Prince William and David Cameron caught up in Fifa scandal
Prince William and David Cameron
In Depth

Prince William and David Cameron caught up in Fifa scandal

Damning report on 2018 World Cup bidding process reveals ‘vote-swapping’ talks between England and South Korea
28 Jun 2017
Fifa backs 48-team World Cup: The arguments for and against
Ginter
In Depth

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
Carlos Alberto and the best-ever World Cup goal – video
Carlos Alberto Torres
In Brief

Carlos Alberto and the best-ever World Cup goal – video

Captain of legendary 1970 Brazil team dies of a heart attack at the age of 72
26 Oct 2016
England Women jeered for time wasting in World Cup win
Lucy Bronze scores for England Women
In Review

England Women jeered for time wasting in World Cup win

Lucy Bronze smashes home brilliant winner as England beat Norway to set up Canada clash
23 Jun 2015
2018 World Cup logo: Roger the Alien or Finding Nemo?
Russia World Cup 2018 logo
In Depth

2018 World Cup logo: Roger the Alien or Finding Nemo?

The Sputnik inspired emblem has 'magic windows' - but not everyone is impressed
30 Oct 2014
Week in pictures: 13 - 19 July
MH17 crashes in eastern Ukraine
In Brief

Week in pictures: 13 - 19 July

20 Jul 2014
China's next ambition: World Cup victory
Chinese children take part in a training session in Beijing
In Brief

China's next ambition: World Cup victory

China's president dreams of winning World Cup, says head of new football academy
14 Jul 2014
Will Brazil humiliation cost Dilma Rousseff the presidency?
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff
In Depth

Will Brazil humiliation cost Dilma Rousseff the presidency?

Brazil's failure to win the World Cup could have implications for the president's re-election
11 Jul 2014
Brazil bridge collapse mars World Cup party
Rescuers at a fallen overpass in Brazil
In Brief

Brazil bridge collapse mars World Cup party

Two people were killed when a bridge collapsed two miles from Belo Horizonte's World Cup stadium
4 Jul 2014
LIVERPOOL: Fury as Suarez treated 'like a dog'
Luis Suarez
In Depth

LIVERPOOL: Fury as Suarez treated 'like a dog'

Anfield said to be considering legal action over Fifa's four-month club ban for World Cup incident
27 Jun 2014
ENGLAND: Signs of hope as rebuild job begins
Roy Hodgson
In Review

ENGLAND: Signs of hope as rebuild job begins

England in the 'realm of despair' after World Cup exit but young team offers glimpse of hope
24 Jun 2014
WORLD CUP: Ronaldo hair riddle
Cristiano Ronaldo
In Depth

WORLD CUP: Ronaldo hair riddle

World Cup whispers: Ghana call the police; does Ronaldo haircut hide a message?
23 Jun 2014
Week in pictures: 15 - 21 June
Baby Langur at Bali Zoo
In Brief

Week in pictures: 15 - 21 June

22 Jun 2014
Spain out of World Cup after six days
Javi Martinez and Sergio Ramos of Spain
In Review

Spain out of World Cup after six days

Champions out as another lacklustre show ends in defeat at the hands of vibrant Chile
19 Jun 2014
ENGLAND: How long will they last in Brazil?
Wayne Rooney, England
In Review

ENGLAND: How long will they last in Brazil?

With the pressure off, Roy Hodgson's blend of youth and experience may be able to play without fear
13 Jun 2014
Brazil 2014: What time does the World Cup start?
Youngsters play football in front of a World Cup mural in a Rio favela
In Depth

Brazil 2014: What time does the World Cup start?

The long awaited festival of football finally gets underway tonight - here's the lowdown
12 Jun 2014
1966 vs 2014: how do England World Cup squads compare?
England World Cup 1966
In Depth

1966 vs 2014: how do England World Cup squads compare?

The similarities between Alf Ramsey's heroes of 1966 vs Roy Hodgson's selections for Brazil
11 Jun 2014
WORLD CUP: Why Brazil won't win on home soil
Fred and Neymar of Brazil
In Review

WORLD CUP: Why Brazil won't win on home soil

This is not a vintage Brazil side and they will be under huge pressure to deliver at home
11 Jun 2014
Brazil World Cup: hackers target official websites
World Cup
In Brief

Brazil World Cup: hackers target official websites

‘Fast, damaging and relatively simple’ techniques will be used to crash Fifa and sponsor’s sites, say activists
27 Feb 2014
Brazil sends World Cup warning with 3-0 demolition of Spain
neymar-confed-cup2013.jpg
In Review

Brazil sends World Cup warning with 3-0 demolition of Spain

Brazil 'is back' says Neymar as Samba Boys end Spain's winning streak to take Confederations cup
1 Jul 2013
2022 World Cup could be played in winter to avoid Qatar heat
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In Depth

2022 World Cup could be played in winter to avoid Qatar heat

Could World Cup be staged slap, bang in middle of Premier League Season? Yes, possibly...
20 Mar 2013
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