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World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018: Senegal look to 'win it for Africa'

It will be Senegal's first World Cup appearance since 2002 but the coach is counting on experience to get them through.

High hopes for Senegal before World Cup opener against Poland

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World Cup 2018: Last-gasp England edge past Tunisia

Captain Kane scores a double to settle England's nerves in its opening game of the tournament.

World Cup 2018: England beat Tunisia, Belgium thrash Panama

Sport

Dambe: How an ancient form of Nigerian boxing swept the internet

Dambe has evolved from a sport belonging to a West African caste to a sensation enjoyed by millions online.

Dambe: How an ancient form of Nigerian boxing swept the internet

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Rising homophobia in Russia and the World Cup

LGBT football fans going to Russia receive threats, as groups voice concern over increase in anti-gay chants in country.

Russia, football World Cup and rising homophobia

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World Cup 2018: Brazil held by Swiss, Germany stunned by Mexico

Former champions draw 1-1 with Switzerland after holders Germany were shocked by Mexico in earlier match.

World Cup 2018: Brazil held by Swiss, Germany stunned by Mexico

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The making of the World Cup trophy

From carving to chiselling and hammering, this is the process that sees the world cup trophy take shape every four years

GDE Bertoni, where the football world cup trophy is made

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Egypt miss Salah on the field

Mohamed Salah's 26th birthday was no cause for the Pharaohs to celebrate as Egypt lost their opening World Cup match in St Petersburg.

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FIFA mulls legal action against BeoutQ pirate and its enablers

BeoutQ has pirated World Cup streams belonging to beIN Sports, which owns broadcast rights in the MENA region.

FIFA mulls legal action against BeoutQ pirate and its enablers

Reporter's Notebook

Iran: Football World Cup, female fans and Saudi Arabia

Iran has managed to qualify for the World Cup, a win in itself for many, but political rivalries are obvious when fans watch the matches.

Opinion

Is African football talent finally coming back to Africa?

More and more European-born players of African descent are returning home, but Africa's 'muscle drain' is far from over.

Abdullahi Boru Halakhe

by Abdullahi Boru Halakhe

Abdullahi Boru Halakhe

Football

The politics behind the pageantry of the World Cup

As the World Cup kicks off in Russia, it is clear that football everywhere has become deeply political.

The politics behind the pageantry of the World Cup