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# world-cup - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

From The42 The new Fifa president wants a 48-team World Cup with 16 groups Supersize Me

The new Fifa president wants a 48-team World Cup with 16 groups

Fifa President Gianni Infantino backs proposal, which will face vote in January 2017.

# world-cup - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

From The42 The World Cup's all-time top goalscorer finally calls it a day Legend

The World Cup's all-time top goalscorer finally calls it a day

German striker Miroslav Klose has announced that he’s hanging up his boots at the age of 38.

# world-cup - Monday 31 October, 2016

From The42 Germany boss targeting defence of World Cup after signing another contract extension One Loew

Germany boss targeting defence of World Cup after signing another contract extension

Joachim Loew has been in charge of the national team since 2006.

# world-cup - Saturday 22 October, 2016

From The42 Legendary Italian Marcello Lippi comes out of retirement to manage China The Italian Job

Legendary Italian Marcello Lippi comes out of retirement to manage China

The World Cup-winning 68-year-old had two spells in charge of the Italian national team.

# world-cup - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

From The42 Gerard Pique: I nearly quit football in 2014 Looking Back

Gerard Pique: I nearly quit football in 2014

The defender insists he will retire from Spain duty in 2018, and says he nearly walked away two years ago.

# world-cup - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

From The42 New Fifa boss Infantino proposes 48-team World Cup Big Plans

New Fifa boss Infantino proposes 48-team World Cup

Sepp Blatter’s successor has put forward the idea at a Colombian university.

# world-cup - Monday 12 September, 2016

From The42 Good news on Robbie Brady's injury ahead of Ireland's World Cup qualifiers next month Treatment Table

Good news on Robbie Brady's injury ahead of Ireland's World Cup qualifiers next month

Brady suffered a quad injury while playing for Norwich City on Saturday.

# world-cup - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

From The42 Euro 2016 winners Portugal lost their opening World Cup qualifier tonight Wrap This post contains videos

Euro 2016 winners Portugal lost their opening World Cup qualifier tonight

Meanwhile, Holland and Sweden drew 1-1, while Faroe Islands also earned a point.

# world-cup - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

From The42 'I'll be proud to break Beckham's record' - says Rooney after confirming England retirement date Wayne's World

'I'll be proud to break Beckham's record' - says Rooney after confirming England retirement date

The Manchester United attacker confirmed that he will finish his international career after the 2018 World Cup.

# world-cup - Sunday 28 August, 2016

From The42 West Ham's Michail Antonio the only new name as Sam Allardyce names his first England squad Road To Russia

West Ham's Michail Antonio the only new name as Sam Allardyce names his first England squad

Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkely fail to make the 23-man selection.

# world-cup - Friday 22 July, 2016

From The42 Solve the Rooney puzzle and 5 problems to resolve for Sam Allardyce's England Opinion

Solve the Rooney puzzle and 5 problems to resolve for Sam Allardyce's England

From Raheem Sterling’s dwindling confidence and a threadbare defence, England have issues to solve.

# world-cup - Saturday 16 July, 2016

From The42 5 years ago, a team with World Cup winners and Euros champions came to Belfield and lost Upset This post contains videos

5 years ago, a team with World Cup winners and Euros champions came to Belfield and lost

It’s the fifth anniversary of one of the quirkier moments in recent Irish football history.

# world-cup - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From The42 Early blow for Conor O'Shea as injury forces Andrea Masi into retirement Arrivaderci

Early blow for Conor O'Shea as injury forces Andrea Masi into retirement

The versatile back, who was Six Nations Player of the Championship in 2011, won 95 caps for Italy.

# world-cup - Sunday 19 June, 2016

From The42 22 facts you probably didn't know about Panini stickers Fyi

22 facts you probably didn't know about Panini stickers

With Euro 2016 in full swing, sticker nerds everywhere are set for a busy couple of weeks.

# world-cup - Thursday 2 June, 2016

From The42 'For these guys to get the opportunity to play against the All Blacks is massive' U20

'For these guys to get the opportunity to play against the All Blacks is massive'

Ireland U20 head coach Nigel Carolan is gearing his side up for the World Championship

# world-cup - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Filthy rooms, withheld pay, confiscated passports: claims of abuse at Qatar World Cup site

A new Amnesty report accuses the Gulf state of exploiting workers as it prepares for the 2022 tournament.

# world-cup - Thursday 24 March, 2016

From The42 ‘The Dutch team of 1974 is often compared to The Beatles with Johan Cruyff as John Lennon’ Brilliant Orange

‘The Dutch team of 1974 is often compared to The Beatles with Johan Cruyff as John Lennon’

David Winner looks back on the genius of Cruyff and his role in the magnificent Dutch team of the 1970s.

# world-cup - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

From The42 From Savea to Gilroy: These are our favourite tries of 2015 Under The Posts

From Savea to Gilroy: These are our favourite tries of 2015

That was quite a year for world rugby.

# world-cup - Sunday 20 December, 2015

From The42 Schweinsteiger insists he has replicated 2014 World Cup form for United Defiant

Schweinsteiger insists he has replicated 2014 World Cup form for United

“Honestly, I am not impressed by the criticism that has been brought up.”

# world-cup - Monday 7 December, 2015

From The42 5 of the worst title defences of recent history Hangover

5 of the worst title defences of recent history

After another defeat for Chelsea at the weekend, we look at other dreadful title defences.

From The42 I enjoy watching rugby more than football – Beckham Preferences

I enjoy watching rugby more than football – Beckham

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star has revealed he prefers the atmosphere at Twickenham.

# world-cup - Thursday 3 December, 2015

There have been even more arrests of Fifa officials accused of taking bribes

Raids took place early this morning in Switzerland.

# world-cup - Sunday 29 November, 2015

From The42 ‘Argentina and Uruguay deserve 2030 World Cup’ Joint Bid

‘Argentina and Uruguay deserve 2030 World Cup’

Uruguay football boss pushes joint bid for tournament which will take place 100 years after both countries contested the final of the competition’s first edition.

# world-cup - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Qatar is thinking about introducing ‘family only’ days at shopping centres

The proposal puts the spotlight back on how the country is treating its labour force ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

# world-cup - Thursday 19 November, 2015

From The42 Richie McCaw – a brilliant career in numbers Legend

Richie McCaw – a brilliant career in numbers

After debuting in 2001, All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has called it quits.

# world-cup - Monday 9 November, 2015

From The42 Reports of poor investment advice another layer to England’s sorry World Cup tale Share The Blame

Reports of poor investment advice another layer to England’s sorry World Cup tale

The RFU say that they are looking in to the matter internally.

# world-cup - Saturday 31 October, 2015

From The42 Now there’s video footage of that brilliant moment between Sonny Bill and the young fan Sonny Brill This post contains videos

Now there’s video footage of that brilliant moment between Sonny Bill and the young fan

Williams gave away World Cup medal to young fan who was tackled by security.

From The42 Dan Carter explains what was going through his head as he struck his magical drop goal DC10 This post contains videos

Dan Carter explains what was going through his head as he struck his magical drop goal

The outstanding out-half kicked 19 points to steer New Zealand to the Rugby World Cup.

From The42 The story of that brilliant Rugby World Cup final in 13 pictures Picture Perfect

The story of that brilliant Rugby World Cup final in 13 pictures

It was New Zealand’s day in Twickenham.

From The42 As it happened: New Zealand v Australia, Rugby World Cup final Liveblog

As it happened: New Zealand v Australia, Rugby World Cup final

We went minute-by-minute for the most important Trans-Tasman derby in rugby history.

# world-cup - Friday 30 October, 2015

From The42 Springboks claim third in World Cup as greats of the game wave goodbye Bronze Medal

Springboks claim third in World Cup as greats of the game wave goodbye

Argentina attacked as ambitiously as ever but couldn’t find the finishes they needed.

From The42 Toulon-bound Ma’a Nonu aiming to finish All Blacks ‘dream’ in glory Skux

Toulon-bound Ma’a Nonu aiming to finish All Blacks ‘dream’ in glory

Leinster will have to deal with the Kiwi centre later this season.

# world-cup - Sunday 25 October, 2015

From The42 As it happened: Argentina v Australia, Rugby World Cup semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Argentina v Australia, Rugby World Cup semi-final

Australia and Argentina fought it out for the right to play New Zealand in the World Cup final.

# world-cup - Saturday 24 October, 2015

From The42 Citing concern for Richie McCaw ahead of the Rugby World Cup final Black Mark

Citing concern for Richie McCaw ahead of the Rugby World Cup final

The All Blacks skipper faces an anxious 36 hours to see if he will face disciplinary action.

From The42 Did the officials miss a forward pass for New Zealand’s first try? Hawk-Eye

Did the officials miss a forward pass for New Zealand’s first try?

Should Jerome Kaino’s try have stood?

From The42 ‘Matlock’ made a surprise cameo for the last 20 minutes of New Zealand v South Africa Job Swap
From The42 As it happened: South Africa v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: South Africa v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup semi-final

A place in the World Cup final was on the line. We followed all the action from Twickenham.

From The42 The two elder statesman guiding a young Pumas side through the World Cup Juan And The Same

The two elder statesman guiding a young Pumas side through the World Cup

Juan Martin squared have helped the South Americans to a second semi-final in three attempts.

# world-cup - Thursday 22 October, 2015

From The42 All Blacks make just one change for ‘live or die’ showdown against South Africa New Zealand

All Blacks make just one change for ‘live or die’ showdown against South Africa

Joe Moody starts in the New Zealand front row on Saturday.

# world-cup - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

From The42 Argentina are not underestimating Australia – De La Fuente High Hopes

Argentina are not underestimating Australia – De La Fuente

Australia were not at their best in the Rugby World quarter-finals but Argentina remain wary ahead of Sunday.

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