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Football’s Next Marketing Superstar May Emerge At This World Cup

have been instrumental in defining this era in football, and their extraordinary playing successes have translated into financial and commercial success too.

World Cup VAR: Technology Is Transforming The Beautiful Game

You may have noticed something different in the 2018 World Cup. For the first time ever, the Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) system is being used to help make decisions during games. And already we are seeing it cause controversy.

Senegal Beat Poland For First African Win At 2018 World Cup

With an own goal and a rare mistake by their opponents, Senegal dramatically defeated Poland 2-1 in their World Cup opening match in Group H at Spartak Stadium in Moscow on Tuesday.

Mo Salah’s Return Isn’t Enough As Russia Hands Egypt A Crushing Loss

Russia continued spectacular performances on Tuesday in their second World Cup group match with an impressive 3-1 over Egypt although Mohamed Salah returned to the pitch and worked really hard.

World Cup 2018: Brazil Held To 1-1 Draw By Switzerland In Group E Opener

Brazil disappointed on their World Cup opener as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Rostov-On-Don on Sunday night.

Mexico Stun Defending Champions Germany After Lozano Strike

A first-half goal from Hirving Lozano fired Mexico to a 1-0 victory over defending champions Germany in their World Cup Group F match here on Sunday.

Luka Modric Penalty Secures Victory For Uninspiring Croatia Over Nigeria

Croatia's golden generation started their World Cup campaign brilliantly, leading Group D with a 2-0 victory against Nigeria on Saturday.

Messi: ‘It’s Time To Be Calm And Think About What’s Ahead’

Argentina must not dwell on their 1-1 draw against World Cup debutants Iceland on Saturday and begin preparing now for their next match against Croatia, according to Lionel Messi.

Denmark Vs Peru: Poulsen Grabs Winner, Leaves Peruvians Frustrated With Missed Chances

Peru tied with Denmark 0-0 in the first half of their World Cup Group C match here on Saturday.

France Must And Will Do Better In Next Game, Says Deschamps

France, led by the front of Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, has not created many chances in the game against Australia.

Messi Misses Penalty As Iceland Earn First World Cup Point

Argentina's Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Iceland claimed their first ever World Cup point in a 1-1 draw here on Saturday.

History Favours Argentina Over Group D Rivals In World Cup

History favours Argentina in its upcoming clashes with Nigeria and Croatia in Group D at the World Cup in Russia, while it will face Iceland for the first time on Saturday.

Croatia’s Golden Generation Vows To Prove Themselves In Russia

The Croatian players would like to take the opportunity in Russia to prove them worth being called "golden generation"

Cristiano Ronaldo Hits Hat-Trick As Portugal Deny Spain In Six-Goal Thriller

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal and Spain drew a thrilling  World Cup Group B game 3-3 in Sochi on Friday night.

2018 FIFA World Cup All 32 Team Squads

32 nations are competing at the World Cup and we have listed all the 23-man squads - with a total of 736 players taking part.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Stadiums: Your Guide To The Venues In Russia

FootTheBall brings to you a list of the 12 stadiums that are going to host the tournament.

Cheryshev Leads Russia To 5-0 Rout Of Saudi Arabia In World Cup 2018 Opener

Substitute Denis Cheryshev scored twice as Russia opened their World Cup campaign by romping to a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia here on Thursday.

Fans Hit Back At Mastercard’s Child Hunger Campaign With Messi And Neymar

Fans hit back at ‘disgusting’ Mastercard campaign that will see 10,000 meals donated to kids only if Lionel Messi and Neymar score at World Cup. Mastercard have been slammed on social over their campaign idea.

Dembele Scores Terrific Goal As France Beat Italy 3-1 In World Cup 2018 Warm-Up...

France fully displayed their talent and attacking capability as the World Cup favorite upset absentees Italy 3-1 in a warm-up in Nice on Friday.

Germany Are Favourites For The 2018 World Cup, Says Ex-Swiss National Team Coach

Germany is one of the main contenders for the2018 World Cup said the former Swiss national team coach Ottmar Hitzfeld in a recent interview.

World Cup Group E Preview: Costa Rica Keen To Upset Favourites At Russia

Four years after the stunning last eight finish at the Brazil World Cup, Costa Rica will look forward to another trip to the World Cup.

World Cup Group E Preview: Serbia To Head To Russia With Realistic Expectations

Serbia will face Brazil, Switzerland and Costa Rica in their pool. Getting out of the group won't be impossible, but Serbia will have to be very pragmatic about their chances.

World Cup Group E Preview: Tite Revives Brazil’s Beautiful Game

Given their proud history and superb recent form, it comes as little surprise that Brazil will be among the favorites to win the World Cup when the tournament begins on June 14.

World Cup Group D Preview: Croatia Look To Emulate Heroes Of 1998

Croatia's World Cup history will forever be synonymous with France 98, when the recently-formed nation defied expectations to defeat Germany on the way to finishing their debut World Cup in third place.

Russia Ready To Host World Cup For First Time

Time has ticked into the final fortnight before the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia. Now the world's largest country is ready to host the quadrennial football extravaganza for the first time.

World Cup Panini Stickers Craze Sweeps Buenos Aires

The 2018 Russia World Cup stickers have sparked an uproar in Argentina, where football fervor verges on the religion.

German Football Fears Bad Examples Of France, Italy And Spain

The defending champion's general manager predicts that German football will experience its most difficult tournament to date.

The Great Mural Of Messi In Argentina

A Buenos Aires artist has used 6000 hair clips to create a mural of Argentina football legend Lionel Messi, to wish the Barcelona superstar luck at the World Cup in Russia.

Swiss Federal Judge Clears Peru Captain Paolo Guerrero To Play At World Cup

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero was cleared Thursday to play at the World Cup by a Swiss supreme court judge despite a doping ban.

World Cup Group D Preview: Nigeria’s Super Eagles Ready To Fly At Russia

This edition of the World Cup will be Nigeria's sixth time at football's greatest showcase.

World Cup Start No Problem, Says Neuer

Germany’s No. 1 goalkeeper Manuel Neuer says he is optimistic about being ready for the World Cup in Russia.

Thiago Silva: Brazil Ready To Atone For 2014 World Cup Pain

Thiago Silva has vowed that Brazil will be physically and mentally prepared when the World Cup starts in Russia on June 14.

World Cup Group D Preview: Can Messi Shoulder Argentina’s Hopes Of World Cup Glory?

Runners-up at Brazil 2014, the Copa America in Chile in 2015 and again in the US in 2016, footballing powerhouses Argentina have been perennial bridesmaids in recent years.

World Cup Group D Preview: Iceland – Will The “Viking Clap” Shock The World...

After shocking the world by reaching the quarterfinals of Euro 2016, the Iceland national team continued its unexpectedly good form by qualifying for its first World Cup.

Nigeria President Urges Super Eagles To Demonstrate Gallant Spirit In Russia

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday called on the Super Eagles, the country's national team, to go for gold at next month's FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Peru Cut Defender Abram From World Cup 2018 Squad

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca confirmed his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia on Wednesday, leaving out Velez Sarsfield center-back Luis Abram.

Five Unfortunate FIFA World Cup Absentees Due To Injury

If Mo Salah does miss out on Russia, he wouldn’t be the first notable World Cup absentee. Here are few other big names to have had their tournament hopes dashed by injury.

World Cup Group C Preview: World-Class Eriksen Gives Denmark Dynamite Effect

After a slow start to their World Cup qualifying campaign, Denmark won four of their last five fixtures before their rout of Ireland over two legs.

World Cup Group C Preview: France Hope To Relive World Cup Glory After Two...

Two decades after lifting the World Cup on home soil, France is ready to relive the glory with one of the most talented teams it has had in recent memory.

World Cup 2018 Group C Preview: Peru – A Team Of No Stars

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca has attributed his side's fifth World Cup appearance to teamwork and adaptability rather than any individual flair.

World Cup Group C Preview: Australia Ready To Make Their Mark At 2018 World...

Australia's dreamers are counting down to next month's World Cup in Russia more in hope than expectation of progressing to the knockout stages.

World Cup Group B Preview: Morocco Look Forward To Upsetting Group Favourites With Compact...

Led by two-time Africa Cup of Nations winning coach Herve Renard, Morocco will return to the World Cup after an absence of 20 years.

World Cup Group B Preview: Asian Giants Iran Face Unprecedented Challenge

Iran are eager to rewrite history this summer in Russia, but will have to face strong title contenders Spain and Portugal in Group B.

Lionel Messi Downplays Argentina’s World Cup Chances

Lionel Messi downplayed Argentina's chances at the World Cup but he insisted that they are a great team.

World Cup Group B Preview: Portugal – Winning The Title, A Mission Impossible For...

Portugal head to Russia as European champions after their unlikely Euro 2016 triumph in France.

World Cup 2018 Group B Preview: Spain – Return Of The King?

Ten years ago, the Spanish national football team was about to embark on a period of unprecedented success, winning both the 2008 and 2012 European Championships as well as in the 2010 World Cup.

Sergio Ramos Wants To Be Spain’s Most Capped Player

With the Real Madrid defender set to win his 150th international cap, Sergio Ramos wants to become Spain's most-capped player.

World Cup Group A Preview – Uruguay: Exiting The Group Stage Is The Bare...

In the past 10 years, under coach Oscar Tabarez's leadership, the Uruguayan national football team entered a stable and prosperous period.

World Cup 2018 Group A Preview: Can Russia Progress Beyond The Group Phase?

Stanislav Cherchesov's men haven't fared much better in recent friendlies, with home losses to France, Brazil and Argentina punctuated by a 3-3 draw with Spain.

World Cup Group A Preview: Saudi Arabia Fights For Long-Shot First Victory Since 1994

After failing to qualify for the World Cups in South Africa in 2010 and Brazil in 2014, Saudi Arabia will have the chance to compete in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this year.