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#Russia 2018

From The42 Watch: Ronaldo completes 51st career hat-trick with stunning free-kick Genius This post contains videos
From The42 Ronaldo's moment of magic earns Portugal a draw in World Cup thriller with Spain What A Game
From The42 Rare De Gea blunder gifts Ronaldo his second in thrilling Group B clash Impact This post contains videos

Rare De Gea blunder gifts Ronaldo his second in thrilling Group B clash

The Man United ‘keeper won’t want to see this again.

From The42 As it happened: Portugal v Spain, World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Portugal v Spain, World Cup

We followed all the action from Sochi as the European champions and 2010 World Cup winners went head-to-head in Group B.

From The42 'We didn't want to risk further injury': Egypt boss explains Salah absence No Mo No Party

'We didn't want to risk further injury': Egypt boss explains Salah absence

Hector Cuper said he wants to make sure the Liverpool forward is available for the games against Russia and Saudi Arabia.

From The42 Uruguay break Egyptian hearts as 89th minute Gimenez header snatches dramatic late win Late Late Show

Uruguay break Egyptian hearts as 89th minute Gimenez header snatches dramatic late win

With Mohamed Salah sat on the bench, Egypt suffered a heartbreaking late defeat in their first World Cup game since 1990.

From The42 Benched: Mohamed Salah named among substitutes for Egypt's opening World Cup game Pharaohs

Benched: Mohamed Salah named among substitutes for Egypt's opening World Cup game

The 26-year-old has been trying to regain full fitness after being forced off with a shoulder injury during the Champions League final.

From The42 A perfect start for hosts Russia as they earn emphatic victory in World Cup opener Report This post contains videos

A perfect start for hosts Russia as they earn emphatic victory in World Cup opener

The home side were far too good for Saudi Arabia today.

From The42 Salah declared fit to start Egypt's World Cup opener on Friday Mo Worries

Salah declared fit to start Egypt's World Cup opener on Friday

The Liverpool forward has overcome the shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final.

From The42 Top scorer? Surprise package? Biggest flop? Our writers' World Cup predictions Crystal Ball Gazing

Top scorer? Surprise package? Biggest flop? Our writers' World Cup predictions

The42′s journalists look ahead to Russia 2018.

From The42 'Some players, it will really affect them when they see their name in the papers' Expectation

'Some players, it will really affect them when they see their name in the papers'

Ray Parlour believes certain England players will be feeling the pressure at the World Cup in Russia.

From The42 Loew pleads with Germany fans not to boo Ozil and Gundogan at World Cup Russia 2018

Loew pleads with Germany fans not to boo Ozil and Gundogan at World Cup

The pair have found themselves at the centre of a political row in the build-up to Germany’s campaign opener.

From The42 All hands on deck to help Messi perform at his best, say Argentina team-mates Russia 2018

All hands on deck to help Messi perform at his best, say Argentina team-mates

Argentina get their World Cup campaign underway against Iceland on Saturday.

From The42 Ramos insists Spain are 'together' as former Real defender Hierro takes over Turmoil

Ramos insists Spain are 'together' as former Real defender Hierro takes over

The sacking of Julen Lopetegui has not impacted the unity of the squad, the Spanish captain says.

From The42 Spain sack their manager 48 hours before World Cup opener Crisis

Spain sack their manager 48 hours before World Cup opener

Fernando Hierro will take charge for the duration of the World Cup.

From The42 Ou est le piscine? Spanish reporter uses Google Translate to circumvent press conference ban Crafty

Ou est le piscine? Spanish reporter uses Google Translate to circumvent press conference ban

The French media officer had hoped to avoid transfer talk by only taking questions in French.

From The42 Kane: 'We may not be the golden generation but we are united' Russia 2018

Kane: 'We may not be the golden generation but we are united'

England open their World Cup campaign against Tunisia next Monday.

From The42 'Pogba performs best when he's angry': ex-World Cup winner wants passion from France star GET PUMPED

'Pogba performs best when he's angry': ex-World Cup winner wants passion from France star

Emmanuel Petit is looking for the Man United midfielder to do whatever it takes to play up to his true potential in Russia.

From The42 'He has the swagger of a Brazilian' - Roberto Carlos backs Alli to impress at World Cup Samba

'He has the swagger of a Brazilian' - Roberto Carlos backs Alli to impress at World Cup

The former Selecao left-back believes the Three Lions can challenge for the trophy and has backed the midfielder to shine at the finals in Russia

From The42 Ex-Arsenal skipper Adams believes Spurs contingent could cost England Russia 2018

Ex-Arsenal skipper Adams believes Spurs contingent could cost England

“I’m really worried about these Tottenham players, I don’t think they know how to win.”

From The42 England defender won't allow his family to travel to World Cup over racism fears Russia 2018

England defender won't allow his family to travel to World Cup over racism fears

Danny Rose: ‘It’s really sad. It’s just how it is. Somehow Russia got the World Cup and we have to get on with it.’

From The42 'I have to accept this decision' - Germany's Sane responds to shock World Cup omission Russia 2018

'I have to accept this decision' - Germany's Sane responds to shock World Cup omission

The Man City forward was not included in the World champions’ 23-man squad on Monday.

From The42 Fifa files criminal complaint against Viagogo over World Cup ticket sales Russia 2018

Fifa files criminal complaint against Viagogo over World Cup ticket sales

World football’s governing body says it is attempting ‘to protect the fans and prevent unauthorised ticket resales’ at this month’s tournament in Russia.

From The42 Mohamed Salah has been named in Egypt's final World Cup squad despite injury The Egyptian King

Mohamed Salah has been named in Egypt's final World Cup squad despite injury

The forward suffered a worrying injury in the Champions League final but has been included in Egypt’s 23-man squad.

From The42 Leroy Sane left out of Germany's World Cup squad while goalkeeper Neuer makes the cut Surprise

Leroy Sane left out of Germany's World Cup squad while goalkeeper Neuer makes the cut

The PFA Young Player of the Year will not be going to the World Cup in Russia.

From The42 Peru captain grabs two goals just days after World Cup ban for drug use is overturned Brace

Peru captain grabs two goals just days after World Cup ban for drug use is overturned

Paolo Guerrero was cleared to play at the World Cup after his long legal battle against a 14-month drugs suspension.

From The42 Neymar and Firmino shine as Brazil sink Croatia at Anfield ahead of World Cup Samba

Neymar and Firmino shine as Brazil sink Croatia at Anfield ahead of World Cup

Brazil defeated Croatia thanks to goals from PSG star Neymar and Roberto Firmino.

From The42 Nigeria's new World Cup kit sells out after three million pre-orders ahead of England friendly Super Eagles This post contains videos

Nigeria's new World Cup kit sells out after three million pre-orders ahead of England friendly

The Super Eagles are in action at Wembley this evening, with their new kit for the World Cup proving popular with supporters.

From The42 Southgate backs 'focused' Sterling to overcome gun tattoo controversy ahead of World Cup Russia 2018

Southgate backs 'focused' Sterling to overcome gun tattoo controversy ahead of World Cup

England face Nigeria in a warm-up fixture on Saturday.

From The42 'I'm very relieved': Arsenal midfielder escapes serious injury at World Cup training camp Injury Scare

'I'm very relieved': Arsenal midfielder escapes serious injury at World Cup training camp

There were fears Granit Xhaka suffered knee ligament damage.

From The42 Peru captain wins last-ditch appeal to play at World Cup despite drugs suspension Cleared To Play

Peru captain wins last-ditch appeal to play at World Cup despite drugs suspension

Paolo Guerrero had been originally banned until January 2019, but is now free to play in Russia.

From The42 Lingard feels 'more comfortable' with England than at Man United Claim

Lingard feels 'more comfortable' with England than at Man United

The Old Trafford academy graduate enjoyed the most productive season of his club career to date in 2017-18, but he relishes outings for his country.

From The42 Fifa drop Saudi referee from World Cup after attempted match-fixing Red Carded

Fifa drop Saudi referee from World Cup after attempted match-fixing

Fahad al-Mirdasi banned in Saudi Arabia after being reported for soliciting a bribe ahead of the King’s Cup Final.

From The42 'I'm a fighter': Salah confident for World Cup despite shoulder injury Update

'I'm a fighter': Salah confident for World Cup despite shoulder injury

The Liverpool forward hopes to be in Russia to ‘make you all proud.’

From The42 Mauro Icardi misses out as Argentina name World Cup squad Attacking Talent

Mauro Icardi misses out as Argentina name World Cup squad

The Inter striker was the joint-top scorer in Serie A this season.

From The42 Harry Kane to captain England at next month's World Cup Russia 2018

Harry Kane to captain England at next month's World Cup

The Tottenham striker has been handed the role by Gareth Southgate.

From The42 No place for Morata in Spanish World Cup squad Team News

No place for Morata in Spanish World Cup squad

Julen Lopetegui named his squad today.

From The42 Ronaldo leads Portugal's 23-man World Cup squad Leading The Line

Ronaldo leads Portugal's 23-man World Cup squad

The European champions have no place for Renato Sanches.

From The42 No Martial or Lacazette in star-studded France squad Feeling Les Bleus

No Martial or Lacazette in star-studded France squad

The pair have been excluded from Didier Deschamps’ squad.

From The42 'I'm a victim of injustice': Peru captain to miss World Cup after doping sentence is increased Russia 2018

'I'm a victim of injustice': Peru captain to miss World Cup after doping sentence is increased

Despite previously being ruled eligible by Fifa, Paolo Guerrero will miss this summer’s World Cup.