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#FIFA World Cup

From The42 World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria Out The Gap

World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria

Veteran coach Marcello Lippi’s second stint in charge of China lasted just six months.

From The42 Record audience across the globe as 2019 Women's World Cup watched by over 1 billion people On The Box

Record audience across the globe as 2019 Women's World Cup watched by over 1 billion people

Fifa have released some interesting data in the wake of this summer’s history-making tournament.

From The42 Platini denies wrongdoing as he's released in 2022 World Cup probe France

Platini denies wrongdoing as he's released in 2022 World Cup probe

‘A lot, a lot of noise for nothing,’ the former Uefa president’s lawyer said.

From The42 Fifa scrap plan to expand World Cup to 48 teams for Qatar 2022 Bright Idea

Fifa scrap plan to expand World Cup to 48 teams for Qatar 2022

The tournament will still be played between 21 November and 18 December.

From The42 Salah: Last season's Champions League anguish 'still hurts' Unpleasant Memories

Salah: Last season's Champions League anguish 'still hurts'

Having come off injured during last year’s final defeat, the Egyptian will have extra motivation when Liverpool take on Barcelona in their semi this evening.

From The42 Spain legend Xavi says 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good' Claim

Spain legend Xavi says 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good'

‘It’s good for football to have 32. That’s more than enough,’ he added.

From The42 France World Cup star denies signing for Bayern Munich Transfer News

France World Cup star denies signing for Bayern Munich

The German club are said to want Benjamin Pavard at the end of the season, but the defender says he has not agreed a move.

From The42 Pele on Neymar: 'The God of football gave you the gift. What you do complicates it' Theatrics

Pele on Neymar: 'The God of football gave you the gift. What you do complicates it'

The PSG star was criticised for perceived theatrics at the World Cup and the Brazilian legend thinks he should focus on using his ability more

From The42 'I won a Europa League, a World Cup, what else do I have to do to win the Ballon d'Or?' Disappointment

'I won a Europa League, a World Cup, what else do I have to do to win the Ballon d'Or?'

Luka Modric claimed the award for 2018.

From The42 Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar Bold Claim

Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar

FIFA’s decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup has been heavily criticised.

From The42 'I do not deserve the Ballon d'Or. I think there are players who have been better than me' Top Picks

'I do not deserve the Ballon d'Or. I think there are players who have been better than me'

The Chelsea and Belgium star believes Kylian Mbappe deserves to win the award.

From The42 Southgate: England job 'not something you should give away lightly' Extension

Southgate: England job 'not something you should give away lightly'

England manager Gareth Southgate, 48, revealed the reasons behind his contract extension.

From The42 VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season Var

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season

The technology will also be used at the 2020 European Championships.

From The42 World Cup-winning boss Deschamps beats Zidane to Fifa's best coach award Top Boss

World Cup-winning boss Deschamps beats Zidane to Fifa's best coach award

Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic was also in the running at Monday’s Fifa Best Awards in London.

From The42 Morata considered leaving Chelsea after 'disaster' debut season and World Cup omission Close Call

Morata considered leaving Chelsea after 'disaster' debut season and World Cup omission

The striker admits he considered going back to Spain or Italy.

From The42 Ozil criticism 'hypocritical', says Klopp Exit Door

Ozil criticism 'hypocritical', says Klopp

The animosity directed toward the Germany star has been disproportionate and unbalanced, the Liverpool manager has said

Ozil's racism claims nonsense, says Kroos

The 29-year-old Arsenal midfielder retired from internationals following Germany’s shock World Cup group-stage exit.

From The42 Dutch legends Seedorf and Kluivert take charge of Cameroon national team Dynamic Duo

Dutch legends Seedorf and Kluivert take charge of Cameroon national team

The Africa Cup of Nations champions have announced the appointments of the former Netherlands duo as their new coaching team.

From The42 'Racism was never an issue in Germany team' - Muller blames 'hypocritical' media for Ozil debacle Response

'Racism was never an issue in Germany team' - Muller blames 'hypocritical' media for Ozil debacle

Ozil announced his retirement from international football in July.

From The42 'We'd like him to stay': England bidding to extend Southgate's contract New Deal

'We'd like him to stay': England bidding to extend Southgate's contract

England’s impressive showing at the World Cup is set to see Gareth Southgate rewarded with the offer of a new deal.

From The42 Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim Smear Campaign

Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim

Allegations of nefarious schemes by the successful bid team for the 2022 World Cup have been strongly denied.

From The42 More World Cup recognition for France as Goal of the Tournament is announced Poll This post contains videos

More World Cup recognition for France as Goal of the Tournament is announced

Benjamin Pavard’s screamer against Argentina has been voted as the best goal of the 2018 World Cup.

From The42 United's Mata hoping to end his Spanish exile under new boss Luis Enrique Juan Vision

United's Mata hoping to end his Spanish exile under new boss Luis Enrique

The 30-year-old midfielder was part of the squad that were crowned champions at the 2010 World Cup.

From The42 Sane motivated by Germany snub as he seeks improvement with Man City Surprise Omission

Sane motivated by Germany snub as he seeks improvement with Man City

Manchester City may benefit from Leroy Sane’s World Cup snub with the Germany international motivated to be even better.

From The42 'It's about him giving the best he has to give' – Mourinho calls for Pogba focus World Cup Champion

'It's about him giving the best he has to give' – Mourinho calls for Pogba focus

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes star midfielder Paul Pogba is better suited to the confines of the World Cup.

From The42 'Like it or not, I am the second best coach in the world' - Croatia boss Dalic Self-Confidence

'Like it or not, I am the second best coach in the world' - Croatia boss Dalic

After leading Croatia to the final of Russia 2018, Zlatko Dalic says he is the second best coach in the world.

From The42 'I want to see these people in Neymar's place... Criticising is a weapon of the weak' Ease Up

'I want to see these people in Neymar's place... Criticising is a weapon of the weak'

Neymar was a regularly criticised during the World Cup, but Dani Alves feels he was unfairly treated.

From The42 Ibrahimovic vows to honour David Beckham bet and wear England shirt at Wembley Man Of His Word

Ibrahimovic vows to honour David Beckham bet and wear England shirt at Wembley

The LA Galaxy star lost a bet to Beckham after England beat Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals.

From The42 Spain sent me World Cup SOS, claims Benitez Looking Back

Spain sent me World Cup SOS, claims Benitez

The Newcastle manager says there was ‘a chance’ he could have replaced Julen Lopetegui.

From The42 Iceland manager steps down after World Cup and Euro 2016 successes Great Spell

Iceland manager steps down after World Cup and Euro 2016 successes

Having led the small nation to their first two major tournaments, Heimir Hallgrimsson has decided to resign.

'Putin one of the greatest' - UFC star McGregor praises Russia president after World Cup final

The Dubliner was invited to the Moscow showpiece by Vladimir Putin as France defeated Croatia 4-2 on Sunday.

From The42 Argentina sack manager Sampaoli following chaotic World Cup campaign Parting Ways

Argentina sack manager Sampaoli following chaotic World Cup campaign

Jorge Sampaoli has paid the price for a poor World Cup, with Argentina announcing his departure on Sunday.

From The42 World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes Target Man

World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes

Olivier Giroud’s poor World Cup in front of goal continued in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia.

From The42 As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Croatia battled it out in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for world football’s highest honour.

From The42 'You know my preferred destination': Hazard drops Real Madrid hint Hazard Warning

'You know my preferred destination': Hazard drops Real Madrid hint

Having starred for Belgium at the World Cup, the playmaker has suggested it might be time to ‘discover something different’.

From The42 As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off Liveblog

As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off

We went minute-by-minute as Belgium and England battled in Saint Petersburg vying for bronze.

From The42 Southgate: Croatia defeat will live with me forever STILL GLEAMING

Southgate: Croatia defeat will live with me forever

He took England to just their third World Cup semi-final, but the Three Lions boss is haunted by his side’s loss to Croatia.

From The42 How refugee Modric rose to rule Russia 2018 Journey

How refugee Modric rose to rule Russia 2018

From war-torn Zadar to the World Cup final, Luka Modric has turned making the difficult look easy into a habit of a lifetime.

From The42 'They've done an awful lot better than I've ever done' - Gerrard lauds Southgate's England Golden Generation

'They've done an awful lot better than I've ever done' - Gerrard lauds Southgate's England

The Rangers boss hopes the current Three Lions team is on the verge of something big.

From The42 Fifa confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants Statement

Fifa confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants

The governing body has confirmed that all doping tests from the tournament have come back negative.

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