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World Cup 2018 Day 1: Russia get Mourinho’s backing, hooligans blocked, Spain latest

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After so much conjecture and anticipation, the 2018 World Cup is finally here, with hosts Russia to start the tournament against Saudi Arabia later...

Nine days until World Cup 2018: England can win it, Ramos is innocent and...

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It is getting down to the business end of the World Cup 2018 preparations, with the tournament opener next Thursday and within touching distance. England...

Russia 2018 World Cup Fixtures, Squad & Predictions

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Since FIFA’s award of the 2018 World Cup to Russia, there has been a countdown to the global footballing spectacle by almost everyone that...

2018 World Cup Preview: Group A Fixtures, Predictions & Analysis

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Although not containing a team deemed as a potential competition winner, 2018 World Cup Group A promises to be an intriguing watch for neutrals. With...

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Preview

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The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off in just over two weeks and Russia will be hosting the tournament this time. Sochi, St. Petersburg, Kazan...

FIFA Confederations Cup Russia: Crisis brews with pitch concern, human rights issues and more

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The St. Petersburg stadium, which is currently under construction on Krestovsky Island will host the  2017 Confederations Cup as well as the 2018 FIFA...

“Festival of violence” awaits England supporters at World Cup 2018

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England fans have been issued a warning - they are “100% guaranteed” to be the target for Russian hooligans at the 2018 World Cup. They...

Wolf ‘Zabivaka’ chosen as World Cup 2018 mascot

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A wolf, named "Zabivaka" is the mascot for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Zabivaka means "one who scores" in Russian, and the wolf beat...

Nazi Death Match: Remembering Kiev’s Fallen Heroes

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74 Years ago, a team mainly consisting of players from Dynamo and a few from Lokomotiv Kyiv, played a game of football against the...

Euro 2016 Group B Final Round Preview

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Group B finishes on Monday as England take on Slovakia and Wales face Russia with all four teams still in contention to finish in...

Russia given suspended disqualification, €150k fine for Euro 2016 fan violence

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Russia will be disqualified for the European Championships if their fans are found guilty of any further violence during the remainder of the tournament....

Russia faces UEFA probe after ugly scenes follow England game

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UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Russian Football Union following crowd disturbances after the full-time whistle in their 1-1 draw with England at...