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2018 FIFA World Cup

Mario Gotze says World Cup exclusion was 'really tough' to take

Gotze was the one who scored the match-winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final which helped his side lift the title, defeating Argentina by 1-0.

Aug 02, 2019, 16:28 PM IST

Nations League triumph would be better than reaching World Cup semi-final: Harry Kane

England meet the Netherlands in the Nations League semi-finals on June 7, for the right to face either European champions Portugal or Switzerland in the final three days later in Porto.

Mar 20, 2019, 11:48 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018 Peru vs Denmark live streaming timing, channels, websites and apps

The Day 3 of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 will witness four matches - France vs Australia (Group C), Argentina vs Iceland (Group D), Peru vs Denmark (Group C) and Croatia vs Nigeria (Group D).

Jun 16, 2018, 21:25 PM IST

Over 100,000 South Korean football fans expected at FIFA World Cup

Over 100,000 football fans from South Korea are expected to visit 11 cities across Russia to attend matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer.

Apr 07, 2018, 08:36 AM IST

No English referees, assistants in 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

The referees representing UEFA-affiliated countries are from Germany, Turkey, Russia, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Slovenia and France.

Mar 29, 2018, 21:03 PM IST

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at Sweden return for 2018 FIFA World Cup

The 36-year-old Manchester United player has suffered with injuries over the last 12 months and retired from Sweden duty after Euro 2016.

Mar 02, 2018, 08:47 AM IST

2018 FIFA World Cup: Russia in a rush to change Saint Petersburg pitch

The state of the art 68,000-capacity stadium hosted this year`s Confederations Cup final, but the pitch was so cut up it was changed ahead of the tournament.

Dec 19, 2017, 00:02 AM IST

Spain face possible 2018 FIFA World Cup ban over government interference

Soccer`s governing body has warned the RFEF that the Spanish government`s involvement in the election for the football federation`s new president could lead to them being expelled from next year`s World Cup.

Dec 16, 2017, 09:30 AM IST

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw: As it happened...

Live coverage of the draw the Russia World Cup at Moscow's Red Square.

Dec 01, 2017, 21:40 PM IST

Russia ready for 2018 FIFA World Cup draw with Spain the team to avoid

President Vladimir Putin is expected to address the footballing world that has descended upon Moscow, in the midst of a freezing Russian winter, to find out who will play who, when and where at the competition next year.

Dec 01, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

EXPLAINED: 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw

No teams from the same confederation, with the exception of UEFA, cannot be drawn in the same Group. Then again, a maximum of two European teams can be in any Group.

Nov 30, 2017, 21:02 PM IST

Russia 2018: Kremlin the grand setting for FIFA World Cup draw

After beating Lionel Messi's Argentina in the final at the Maracana in Rio to lift the World Cup in 2014, the aim for Joachim Loew's side now is to become the first nation since Brazil in 1962 to retain the trophy.

Nov 30, 2017, 20:22 PM IST

Neymar's Brazil confident ahead of World Cup draw

The Selecao were the first team to qualify for next year's showpiece, wrapping up South American qualifying as runaway leaders with 10 points more than second-place Uruguay.

Nov 30, 2017, 14:29 PM IST

FIFA 2018 World Cup Factbox: 12 venues and 11 cities in Russia

Russia will host the 2018 World Cup finals in 12 venues spread across 11 cities. Here is a look at all the venues:

Nov 30, 2017, 00:19 AM IST

How a 'peace' offering helped Morocco qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

A peace offering in an Amsterdam coffee shop proved a catalyst for Morocco’s late rally to success in the World Cup qualifiers and their first appearance at the finals in 20 years since the 1998 tournament in France.

Nov 23, 2017, 11:21 AM IST

2018 FIFA World Cup: What`s lurking beyond the usual suspects?

The five giants have won 13 of the last 16 World Cups between them. Spain and Germany both qualified without losing, while Brazil sealed first place in the South American group with four rounds to play.

Nov 16, 2017, 15:38 PM IST

World Cup 2018: Full list of qualified teams

Confederation wise, EUFA has the most with 14 teams. AFC, CAF and CONMEBOL have five teams each, while CONCACAF has three teams. No team from OFC made the cut.

Nov 16, 2017, 15:17 PM IST

2018 FIFA World Cup: Pots announced for final draw

The final draw will take place on Friday 1 December at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.

Nov 16, 2017, 13:39 PM IST

Gian Piero Ventura axed as Italy coach following World Cup failure

Ventura had defended his leadership as "one of the best records in 40 years" despite failing to lead the four-time (1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006) winners to their 19th World Cup.

Nov 16, 2017, 00:01 AM IST

Australia beat Honduras 3-1, become 31st team to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Australia, competing in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) qualification, finished third, behind Japan and Saudi Arabia in the Group B.

Nov 15, 2017, 17:55 PM IST