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#Russia 2018

From The42 England goalkeeper Joe Hart told he's not in World Cup squad - reports Omission

England goalkeeper Joe Hart told he's not in World Cup squad - reports

Gareth Southgate is believed to have opted against taking the 75-times-capped stopper to Russia.

From The42 Neymar and Coutinho headline Brazil's squad for this summer's World Cup Russia 2018

Neymar and Coutinho headline Brazil's squad for this summer's World Cup

There are plenty of familiar faces in the 23-man squad.

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.

From The42 Koscielny expected to miss the World Cup after being stretchered off in tears in Madrid Russia 2018

Koscielny expected to miss the World Cup after being stretchered off in tears in Madrid

The loss of the defender would be a big blow for France.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

From The42 Peru captain cleared to play at World Cup after Fifa reduce drug ban Russia 2018

Peru captain cleared to play at World Cup after Fifa reduce drug ban

Paolo Guerrero tested positive for cocaine but his revised suspension will now end before this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

From The42 Fifa threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup over political interference Russia 2018

Fifa threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup over political interference

The issue centres on the Spanish football federation presidency.

From The42 Germans would get €350,000 each for World Cup title Incentive

Germans would get €350,000 each for World Cup title

Germany kick off their 2018 defence against Mexico on 17 June in Moscow.

From The42 'Of course I'm interested' - Sven throws hat into the ring for Australia job ahead of World Cup Man At Work

'Of course I'm interested' - Sven throws hat into the ring for Australia job ahead of World Cup

The experienced Swedish coach is open to guiding the green-and-gold in Russia.

From The42 Lineker backs Kante and Mbappe-led France to challenge at World Cup and rules out England Three Lions

Lineker backs Kante and Mbappe-led France to challenge at World Cup and rules out England

The former Three Lions star believes the competition in Russia comes too soon for a blossoming England team as he picked his three favourites.

From The42 Will Zlatan be at the World Cup? Stranger things have happened in international football Dare To Zlatan

Will Zlatan be at the World Cup? Stranger things have happened in international football

Irish football can see parallels with its own greatest striker Robbie Keane and his inclusion at Euro 2016.

From The42 'Ireland made it a little bit easier for us because they played a diamond and left a lot of space' Exploited This post contains videos

'Ireland made it a little bit easier for us because they played a diamond and left a lot of space'

Denmark boss Age Hareide was surprised by Martin O’Neill’s strategy.

From The42 Watch: Here are all the goals as Christian Eriksen's hat-trick ends Ireland's World Cup dream Down And Out This post contains videos

Watch: Here are all the goals as Christian Eriksen's hat-trick ends Ireland's World Cup dream

Denmark scored five goals without reply to qualify for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

From The42 Here are 10 stars that won’t be at the World Cup in Russia next summer Absent

Here are 10 stars that won’t be at the World Cup in Russia next summer

It just won’t be the same without them.

From The42 Hard work done, Croatia breeze through second-leg against Greece to book World Cup place Qualified

Hard work done, Croatia breeze through second-leg against Greece to book World Cup place

Leading 4-1 from the first-leg, Zlatko Dalic’s men picked up a scoreless draw away from home.

From The42 'When something's taken away from you like that... emotions are so raw at that time' Play-offs

'When something's taken away from you like that... emotions are so raw at that time'

John O’Shea recalls his memories of playing in international play-offs and what it would mean to play in another World Cup.

From The42 Spain's World Cup 2018 jersey is creating controversy and here's why Political Minefield

Spain's World Cup 2018 jersey is creating controversy and here's why

The Adidas plan to draw inspiration from the shirt worn at the 1994 tournament has backfired.

From The42 Sean Maguire has been ruled out of Ireland's World Cup play-off against Denmark Setback

Sean Maguire has been ruled out of Ireland's World Cup play-off against Denmark

The player is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury earlier this week.

From The42 Serbia sack manager three weeks after qualifying for next summer's World Cup You're Fired

Serbia sack manager three weeks after qualifying for next summer's World Cup

Slavoljub Muslin had led Serbia to their first international tournament in eight years.

From The42 11 months after injury setback Paddy McNair returns to Northern Ireland squad Comeback

11 months after injury setback Paddy McNair returns to Northern Ireland squad

The 22-year-old midfielder was sidelined for 11 months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

From The42 Ireland's World Cup play-off at home to Denmark is officially sold out Sold Out

Ireland's World Cup play-off at home to Denmark is officially sold out

Premium level tickets sold out in less than five minutes on Friday morning.

From The42 'The feeling here is that Ireland will be tough to beat but, individually, we have the better players' Alternate View

'The feeling here is that Ireland will be tough to beat but, individually, we have the better players'

The Danes feel they have enough quality to get past the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup play-offs.

From The42 Which teams could Ireland potentially face in the World Cup play-offs? Next Challenge

Which teams could Ireland potentially face in the World Cup play-offs?

Martin O’Neill’s outfit will be one of the four unseeded teams in the draw.

From The42 For first time since 'that rubbish' and Dunphy controversy, Egypt will be at a World Cup Long Time Coming This post contains videos

For first time since 'that rubbish' and Dunphy controversy, Egypt will be at a World Cup

Liverpool’s Mo Salah was the hero with a crucial 95th-minute penalty.

From The42 Before a ball has even been kicked in Norway, Northern Ireland are now assured of play-off place Green Party

Before a ball has even been kicked in Norway, Northern Ireland are now assured of play-off place

Michael O’Neill’s side now don’t require anything from this evening’s clash in Oslo.

From The42 Absolutely brilliant bedlam as Costa Rica qualify for World Cup after last-gasp leveller Scenes This post contains videos

Absolutely brilliant bedlam as Costa Rica qualify for World Cup after last-gasp leveller

As always, the local TV coverage is well worth a watch.

From The42 Uefa qualifying is down to the wire but things in South America are just as captivating Absorbing

Uefa qualifying is down to the wire but things in South America are just as captivating

With one round of games remaining, six teams are still in contention for four spots.

From The42 Wonderkid Christian Pulisic brings USA to within one game of World Cup qualification Serious Talent This post contains videos

Wonderkid Christian Pulisic brings USA to within one game of World Cup qualification

Borussia Dortmund star Pulisic scored and assisted as the United States defeated Panama 4-0 in Orlando.

From The42 'It's probably the best feeling of my life': Maguire revels in long-awaited debut Debut

'It's probably the best feeling of my life': Maguire revels in long-awaited debut

Sean Maguire made his international debut as Ireland beat Moldova 2-0 on Friday night.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland vs Moldova, World Cup 2018 qualifier Russia 2018

As it happened: Ireland vs Moldova, World Cup 2018 qualifier

Ireland faced Moldova knowing a win is needed if they are to make a play-off place for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

From The42 All was going to plan regarding Russia's World Cup venues until this happened Stand And Deliver

All was going to plan regarding Russia's World Cup venues until this happened

The Central Stadium in Ekaterinburg will host four group-stage games.

From The42 'We know it's a difficult game, Moldova are a good team that cause problems' Cautious

'We know it's a difficult game, Moldova are a good team that cause problems'

Shane Duffy says Ireland must secure a win against Moldova on Friday before a crucial meeting with Wales in Cardiff.

From The42 Hourihane's stunning free-kick the difference after Murphy pegged Villa back Irish Abroad This post contains videos

Hourihane's stunning free-kick the difference after Murphy pegged Villa back

Two Ireland internationals were on target in today’s late Championship game.