World Cup 2018

Did the Kremlin poison Pussy Riot activist?
Pyotr Verzilov during a pitch invasion at the World Cup final in Moscow in July
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Did the Kremlin poison Pussy Riot activist?

‘Highly probable’ leading Putin dissident poisoned, say German doctors
19 Sep 2018
London tube station renamed ‘Gareth Southgate’
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London tube station renamed ‘Gareth Southgate’

Piccadilly line station fitted with new signage to honour England manager
16 Jul 2018
Hyde Park to screen World Cup semi-final: how to get tickets
England World Cup economic impact
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Hyde Park to screen World Cup semi-final: how to get tickets

Up to 30,000 fans will be able to watch England match on the big screen via open ballot
9 Jul 2018
England World Cup squad: Joe Hart out but who will be in?
England World Cup squad predictions Joe Hart
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England World Cup squad: Joe Hart out but who will be in?

Football pundits predict the players Gareth Southgate may name in his 23-man squad for Russia
15 May 2018
2018 World Cup: Southgate to name England squad on 16 May
Gareth Southgate was named as England manager in November 2016
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2018 World Cup: Southgate to name England squad on 16 May

Will the Three Lions manager pick any wildcards for the finals in Russia?
11 May 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 racism fears: French stars allegedly abused
Paul Pogba Ousmane Dembele France Russia racist abuse
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World Cup racism fears: French stars allegedly abused

Fifa investigates claims that monkey chants were heard at the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg
29 Mar 2018

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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
England to face Belgium, Tunisia and Panama at World Cup
World Cup Draw
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England to face Belgium, Tunisia and Panama at World Cup

Russia face opening game against Saudi Arabia while Spain drawn with Portugal
1 Dec 2017
World Cup dream burns bright for Northern Ireland
Michael O'Neill
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World Cup dream burns bright for Northern Ireland

Swiss stand in the way of ending a 31-year wait
9 Nov 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
Video: Lionel Messi hat-trick fires Argentina to World Cup
Lionel Messi Argentina World Cup
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Video: Lionel Messi hat-trick fires Argentina to World Cup

Striker scored a superb treble in the crucial 3-1 victory over Ecuador
11 Oct 2017
Premier League security up as fears grow of a 'death list'
Police outside London Stadium
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Premier League security up as fears grow of a 'death list'

Letter found next to Borussia Dortmund attack site reportedly claimed terror group is targeting top sports stars
13 Apr 2017
Argentina sack coach as they struggle to make Russia 2018
Edgardo Bauza and Lionel Messi
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Argentina sack coach as they struggle to make Russia 2018

Edgardo Bauza goes after eight games, with Lionel Messi banned and the team outside the World Cup qualifying places
11 Apr 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
Coleman will not play again this year after leg break horror
Seamus Coleman, Ireland, Everton
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Coleman will not play again this year after leg break horror

Distressed Ireland captain was kept calm with breathing techniques used in pregnancy after fracturing his fibia and tibia
27 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
Poppy row: Fifa may punish FA for The Last Post and silence
Poppies
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Poppy row: Fifa may punish FA for The Last Post and silence

Investigation into tributes at England vs Scotland game is set to be widened, but a fine is likely
18 Nov 2016
Alexis Sanchez risks Wenger's wrath after Chile display
Alexis Sanchez
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Alexis Sanchez risks Wenger's wrath after Chile display

Chilean scores twice in a brilliant performance against Uruguay, but his thigh was heavily strapped after injury scare
16 Nov 2016
San Marino vs Thomas Muller: Is playing minnows pointless?
Thomas Mueller
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San Marino vs Thomas Muller: Is playing minnows pointless?

German striker sparks row about the merits of World Cup qualifiers involving the smallest teams in Europe
15 Nov 2016
Donald Trump: What it means for sport in the US and beyond
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Donald Trump: What it means for sport in the US and beyond

Republican's shock victory could have a wide-ranging effect on the World Cup, Olympics and the Premier League
10 Nov 2016
Bale scores twice as Wales maintain spirit of Euro 2016
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Bale scores twice as Wales maintain spirit of Euro 2016

Real Madrid superstar finds the net twice as 2018 World Cup campaign gets underway with a resounding win over Moldova
6 Sep 2016
World Cup qualifying: are Brazil in danger of missing out?
Thiago Silva and David Luiz of Brazil
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World Cup qualifying: are Brazil in danger of missing out?

The idea of a World Cup without Brazil sounds preposterous, but it could happen if they don't start to improve
12 Nov 2015
Groundhog Day for 'Orwellian' Fifa as the bombs rain down
FIFA President Blatter
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Groundhog Day for 'Orwellian' Fifa as the bombs rain down

Garcia's resignation would shred the credibility of any organisation other than 'wretched' Fifa
18 Dec 2014
FIFA: Garcia quits leaving ethics open to questions
Michael Garcia
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FIFA: Garcia quits leaving ethics open to questions

The man tasked with cleaning up Fifa walks away from football and its lack of principles
18 Dec 2014
FIFA FURY: 'incompetent monsters'
Sepp Blatter
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FIFA FURY: 'incompetent monsters'

Media rages at Fifa as Garcia washes hands of corruption report and FBI steps up investigation
14 Nov 2014
FIFA: Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup
Sepp Blatter Fifa 2018 World Cup
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FIFA: Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup

Report fails to finds enough evidence of corruption to strip Gulf state of 2022 tournament
13 Nov 2014
2018 World Cup logo: Roger the Alien or Finding Nemo?
Russia World Cup 2018 logo
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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
Russia World Cup: a history of sporting boycotts
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Russia World Cup: a history of sporting boycotts

If some nations refuse to take part in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, they will be following in a long tradition
12 Sep 2014
HEAT HAZE: How hot is too hot for sporting events?
Two girls cool off at the Australian Open
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HEAT HAZE: How hot is too hot for sporting events?

Organisers branded 'inhumane' as play continues at temperatures of 40C, what do other sports do?
15 Jan 2014
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