Europe

Croatia vs France: Who will win the 2018 World Cup?

Two teams are preparing to face off in Moscow on Sunday, first-time qualifiers Croatia and France who are hoping to end a 20-year dry spell.

World Cup

2022 World Cup: Will Qatar host 48 teams?

Qatar might be the first nation to host a 48-team World Cup tournament if a number of CONMEBOL nations have their way.

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2018 World Cup final: Croatia on the brink of history

Croatians hope that their success in the 2018 World Cup will inspire not only future world-class players like midfield-lynchpin Luka Modric, but also investment in the nation's football infrastructure.

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2018 World Cup final: France eyeing second star

This year's World Cup final coincides with Bastille Day and the French are gearing up to watch star striker Kylian Mbappe lead their team against Croatia for FIFA's biggest prize.

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FIFA World Football exhibit launched in Moscow

As World Cup 2018 comes to a climax and Russia reflects on its unexpectedly deep run into the tournament, a FIFA exhibit wants fans of all nations to remember their favourite experiences.

Europe

Russia World Cup: Home team defied expectations

Russian football fans are proud of their national team, which progressed further than anyone expected before losing to Croatia.

Football

Belgium defeats Brazil to reach World Cup 2018 semi-finals

Belgium's semi-finals tie against France will be held on Tuesday in St. Petersburg.

Belgium defeats Brazil to reach World Cup 2018 semi-finals

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Chinese fans' World Cup attendance under spotlight

Tens of thousands from China prove to be integral part of global fanbase in Russia.

Algeria

Algeria mulls joint 2030 FIFA World Cup bid with Morocco, Tunisia

Officials in Algeria say they are open to hosting the tournament alongside neighbouring Morocco, Tunisia.

Algeria mulls joint 2030 FIFA World Cup bid with Morocco, Tunisia

Europe

World Cup: Russian euphoria after victory over Spain

Russians have been partying all night to celebrate their team's completely unexpected run to the World Cup quarterfinals.

Argentina

Argentina women's football team fighting for equality

While the 2018 World Cup is focusing all of Argentina on Russia, the women's football team struggles for the same level of support domestically, both from fans and the national football association.

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Holders Germany knocked out of the World Cup

Two injury-time goals by South Korea mean four-time winners Germany finish bottom of the group.

Germany knocked out of the World Cup after loss to South Korea

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Neymar's dive and more cheating at the World Cup

It has been called the 'beautiful game' but instances of cheating have marred football's biggest event.

How footballers have managed to cheat at the World Cup

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World Cup 2018: There is no 'i' in Sweden's team

Sweden has a proud tradition of playing an organised-style of football, starting with the academies that feed clubs in its domestic league.

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Is Mexico's World Cup 2018 campaign aided by the supernatural?

Mexico's self-proclaimed 'head warlock' is attempting to enlist spiritual guardians to aid the nation's football team using mystical traditions that predate the invasion of Spanish conquistadors.