have been instrumental in defining this era in football, and their extraordinary playing successes have translated into financial and commercial success too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Croatia's golden generation started their World Cup campaign brilliantly, leading Group D with a 2-0 victory against Nigeria on Saturday.
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.
Peru tied with Denmark 0-0 in the first half of their World Cup Group C match here on Saturday.
France, led by the front of Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, has not created many chances in the game against Australia.
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 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.
The Croatian players would like to take the opportunity in Russia to prove them worth being called "golden generation"
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.
FootTheBall brings to you a list of the 12 stadiums that are going to host the tournament.
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 ‘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.
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 is one of the main contenders for the2018 World Cup said the former Swiss national team coach Ottmar Hitzfeld in a recent interview.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2018 Russia World Cup stickers have sparked an uproar in Argentina, where football fervor verges on the religion.
The defending champion's general manager predicts that German football will experience its most difficult tournament to date.
Peru captain Paolo Guerrero was cleared Thursday to play at the World Cup by a Swiss supreme court judge despite a doping ban.
This edition of the World Cup will be Nigeria's sixth time at football's greatest showcase.
Thiago Silva has vowed that Brazil will be physically and mentally prepared when the World Cup starts in Russia on June 14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peru coach Ricardo Gareca has attributed his side's fifth World Cup appearance to teamwork and adaptability rather than any individual flair.
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.
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.
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 downplayed Argentina's chances at the World Cup but he insisted that they are a great team.
Portugal head to Russia as European champions after their unlikely Euro 2016 triumph in France.
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.
With the Real Madrid defender set to win his 150th international cap, Sergio Ramos wants to become Spain's most-capped player.
In the past 10 years, under coach Oscar Tabarez's leadership, the Uruguayan national football team entered a stable and prosperous period.
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.
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.