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#World Cup

# world-cup - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

From The42 'He's made a huge mistake!' - Deschamps criticises PSG star for France snub Argument

'He's made a huge mistake!' - Deschamps criticises PSG star for France snub

Adrien Rabiot has refused to take his place among France’s standbys for the World Cup and could yet be left out of further squads

# world-cup - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

From The42 'Nobody is more anxious than me to go back and nobody is more afraid than me' World Cup Return

'Nobody is more anxious than me to go back and nobody is more afraid than me'

Carrying Brazil’s hopes on the back of a three-month injury rehabilitation appears to be weighing heavily on Neymar.

From The42 Fifa urged to remove referee from World Cup after match-fixing ban Corruption

Fifa urged to remove referee from World Cup after match-fixing ban

Fahad Al Mirdasi is due to officiate at this summer’s tournament in Russia.

# world-cup - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

From The42 BBC announce World Cup pundits in 'WhatsApp group' video, Keane and O'Neill part of ITV's team Line-ups This post contains videos

BBC announce World Cup pundits in 'WhatsApp group' video, Keane and O'Neill part of ITV's team

Former Ireland international Kevin Kilbane will also be working for the Beeb in Russia.

# world-cup - Monday 14 May, 2018

From The42 How a LeBron James assist played a key role Brazil's resurgence Talking Hoop

How a LeBron James assist played a key role Brazil's resurgence

The attitude of the basketball icon on the big stage is what the Brazil coach has attempted to instil in his squad.

# world-cup - Saturday 12 May, 2018

From The42 Reporter who broke Russia doping story refused World Cup visa Controversy

Reporter who broke Russia doping story refused World Cup visa

Hajo Seppelt appears on a list of “undesirable persons” in the country.

# world-cup - Thursday 10 May, 2018

From The42 'I knew I was going to play. The only problem was I also knew he didn't want to play me' Looking Back

'I knew I was going to play. The only problem was I also knew he didn't want to play me'

Playing for Belgium under Marc Wilmots was not a source of enjoyment for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

# world-cup - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

From The42 'I have to make the right decision for me and for Germany' - Neuer still uncertain for World Cup Die Mannschaft

'I have to make the right decision for me and for Germany' - Neuer still uncertain for World Cup

Manuel Neuer is running out of time in an effort to force his way into Joachim Low’s squad.

# world-cup - Monday 7 May, 2018

From The42 Injured Ozil 'sure' he'll recover in time for World Cup Injury Worries

Injured Ozil 'sure' he'll recover in time for World Cup

Mesut Ozil is “sure” he will be fit for the World Cup, despite being likely to sit out Arsenal’s final two games of the season.

# world-cup - Friday 4 May, 2018

From The42 Arsenal's French defender Koscielny ruled out of World Cup Ruptured Achilles

Arsenal's French defender Koscielny ruled out of World Cup

France will be without Laurent Koscielny at the World Cup after the defender suffered an Achilles injury while playing for Arsenal.

# world-cup - Thursday 3 May, 2018

From The42 Fifa boss thanks Putin, says Russia is 'absolutely ready' to host World Cup Press The Flesh

Fifa boss thanks Putin, says Russia is 'absolutely ready' to host World Cup

‘The feedback from all our experts at Fifa are extremely positive,’ says Gianni Infantino.

# world-cup - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

From The42 Wembley could host Super Bowl and World Cup final, claims prospective owner Khan Big Offer

Wembley could host Super Bowl and World Cup final, claims prospective owner Khan

“We would very much like for England matches and cup finals to be played at Wembley,” added Khan.

# world-cup - Monday 30 April, 2018

From The42 Salah 'insulted' by ongoing image rights dispute with Egyptian FA Major Insult

Salah 'insulted' by ongoing image rights dispute with Egyptian FA

The Reds winger appears in a team photo on Egypt’s official plane, provided by official sponsor WE – direct competitors to his own sponsor.

# world-cup - Thursday 26 April, 2018

From The42 More bad news for Bayern and a World Cup concern for Germany over key defender Road To Russia

More bad news for Bayern and a World Cup concern for Germany over key defender

Boateng suffered a thigh injury in last night’s game against Real Madrid.

# world-cup - Friday 20 April, 2018

From The42 Aguero ruled out for rest of season after undergoing knee operation Keyhole Surgery

Aguero ruled out for rest of season after undergoing knee operation

Argentina’s team doctor is concerned about the striker’s fitness ahead of the World Cup.

# world-cup - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

From The42 Russian football team criticised for using bear to present referee with the match ball Bear Necessities This post contains videos

Russian football team criticised for using bear to present referee with the match ball

Peta say the pre-match entertainment was ‘inhumane and utterly out of touch’.

# world-cup - Sunday 15 April, 2018

From The42 Zlatan Ibrahimovic drops strong hint he'll make Sweden return at World Cup I AM ZLATAN

Zlatan Ibrahimovic drops strong hint he'll make Sweden return at World Cup

Sweden’s all-time top scorer could be set to come out of international retirement to feature at the competition in Russia.

# world-cup - Friday 30 March, 2018

From The42 Brazil given major World Cup boost as Neymar to return in "two to three weeks" Raring To Go

Brazil given major World Cup boost as Neymar to return in "two to three weeks"

PSG manager Unai Emery confirmed the 26-year-old would be back in action in less than a month.

# world-cup - Thursday 29 March, 2018

From The42 World Cup referees selected - Two from MLS, none from Premier League Russia 2018

World Cup referees selected - Two from MLS, none from Premier League

FIFA has announced its referees for the 2018 World Cup, and none are English.

From The42 Spurs not ruling out Harry Kane for Chelsea clash but later return date remains a possibility Keeping The Faith

Spurs not ruling out Harry Kane for Chelsea clash but later return date remains a possibility

Kane suffered ankle ligament damage against Bournemouth earlier this month.

# world-cup - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

From The42 'There's no place for this on the football pitch' - Russian fans condemned for monkey chants Racism

'There's no place for this on the football pitch' - Russian fans condemned for monkey chants

The chants were aimed at Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele last night.

# world-cup - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

From The42 Brazil lay down marker as Gabriel Jesus ends Germany's 22-game unbeaten run Didn't Concede 7

Brazil lay down marker as Gabriel Jesus ends Germany's 22-game unbeaten run

Brazil edged past a lacklustre Germany who lost for the first time in 23 matches.

# world-cup - Monday 26 March, 2018

From The42 England youth coach said I'd never play for my country – David Beckham Becks

England youth coach said I'd never play for my country – David Beckham

Prior to going on to captain England and play for them 115 times, Beckham was told as a child that he would not represent his country.

# world-cup - Thursday 22 March, 2018

From The42 "He just said: 'At the moment we are not going to be offering you a contract'" Looking Back

"He just said: 'At the moment we are not going to be offering you a contract'"

Jack Wilshere admits he was originally told he could leave Arsenal at the start of the season.

# world-cup - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

From The42 Boris Johnson compares this summer's World Cup to Hitler and the 1936 Olympics Russia 2018

Boris Johnson compares this summer's World Cup to Hitler and the 1936 Olympics

Britain’s foreign secretary believes Vladimir Putin will ‘glory’ in the global sporting event, which Russia is hosting in June.

From The42 Brazil legend Ronaldo reveals reason behind famous 2002 World Cup haircut Remember When

Brazil legend Ronaldo reveals reason behind famous 2002 World Cup haircut

The 98-cap former international donned a unique hairstyle while going on to fire his country to their fifth World Cup title

From The42 Griezmann wants club future resolved before World Cup amid interest from Barcelona Tick Tock

Griezmann wants club future resolved before World Cup amid interest from Barcelona

‘I want to travel to Russia without this concern,’ says Griezmann.

# world-cup - Monday 5 March, 2018

From The42 Mourinho to provide punditry for Russia Today at this summer's World Cup The Special One

Mourinho to provide punditry for Russia Today at this summer's World Cup

Peter Schmeichel will also be working for the Russian broadcaster.

# world-cup - Saturday 3 March, 2018

PSG have confirmed that Neymar's surgery this weekend was a success

The Ligue 1 leaders released an injury update on the Brazil star who underwent surgery on a fractured foot.

From The42 Video Assistant Referee technology set to be used at 2018 World Cup Changes

Video Assistant Referee technology set to be used at 2018 World Cup

The final decision on the use of VAR at the World Cup will be made when the FIFA Council meets later this month.

# world-cup - Thursday 1 March, 2018

From The42 Zlat's back? Ibrahimovic hints he could still play in this summer's World Cup Russia 2018

Zlat's back? Ibrahimovic hints he could still play in this summer's World Cup

The striker retired from international duty after Euro 2016 — but could be set to return for this summer’s tournament.

From The42 Neymar's debut season with PSG is over, Brazil star now faces race to be fit for the World Cup Worrying

Neymar's debut season with PSG is over, Brazil star now faces race to be fit for the World Cup

The forward, who will undergo surgery this weekend, is looking at three months out with a broken metatarsal.

# world-cup - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From The42 Kane the only world-class player England have - Sheringham Oh Teddy Teddy

Kane the only world-class player England have - Sheringham

The former Man United striker is predicting a difficult summer for England in Russia.

# world-cup - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

From The42 Nigeria's new home kit will certainly stand out at this summer's World Cup Super Eagles

Nigeria's new home kit will certainly stand out at this summer's World Cup

Nike can’t be accused of playing it safe anyway.

# world-cup - Thursday 1 February, 2018

From The42 Fears that swarms of locusts will attack World Cup pitches this summer Warning

Fears that swarms of locusts will attack World Cup pitches this summer

There are concerns that the insects may target the match venues in Russia.

# world-cup - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From The42 'There is time' — Conte backs Barkley to earn World Cup spot Three Lions

'There is time' — Conte backs Barkley to earn World Cup spot

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes the club’s new signing Ross Barkley can earn a place in England’s squad this summer.

# world-cup - Monday 22 January, 2018

From The42 Former England captain and World Cup winner Armfield dies, aged 82 RIP

Former England captain and World Cup winner Armfield dies, aged 82

The Blackpool legend passed away after a long battle with cancer.

# world-cup - Monday 15 January, 2018

From The42 Suarez: I cried when I found out Barcelona still wanted me after Chiellini bite Grateful

Suarez: I cried when I found out Barcelona still wanted me after Chiellini bite

The Uruguay striker feared he would not get his big move to Spain due to the ‘sh** he had caused.’

# world-cup - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

From The42 Messi: I'm not the perfect player... I need to practice penalties Spot On

Messi: I'm not the perfect player... I need to practice penalties

The Barcelona superstar insists that he still needs to work on scoring from the spot as he prepares for this summer’s World Cup.

# world-cup - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From The42 Banned for life from the Olympic Games and now stepping down as 2018 World Cup organising chief Moving On

Banned for life from the Olympic Games and now stepping down as 2018 World Cup organising chief

Vitaly Mutko had suspended his role as president of the Russian Football Union two days ago.

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