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#World Cup

# world-cup - Friday 20 April, 2018

From The42 Aguero ruled out for rest of season after undergoing knee operation Keyhole Surgery

Aguero ruled out for rest of season after undergoing knee operation

Argentina’s team doctor is concerned about the striker’s fitness ahead of the World Cup.

# world-cup - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

From The42 Russian football team criticised for using bear to present referee with the match ball Bear Necessities This post contains videos

Russian football team criticised for using bear to present referee with the match ball

Peta say the pre-match entertainment was ‘inhumane and utterly out of touch’.

# world-cup - Sunday 15 April, 2018

From The42 Zlatan Ibrahimovic drops strong hint he'll make Sweden return at World Cup I AM ZLATAN

Zlatan Ibrahimovic drops strong hint he'll make Sweden return at World Cup

Sweden’s all-time top scorer could be set to come out of international retirement to feature at the competition in Russia.

# world-cup - Friday 30 March, 2018

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.

# world-cup - Thursday 29 March, 2018

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 Spurs not ruling out Harry Kane for Chelsea clash but later return date remains a possibility Keeping The Faith

Spurs not ruling out Harry Kane for Chelsea clash but later return date remains a possibility

Kane suffered ankle ligament damage against Bournemouth earlier this month.

# world-cup - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

From The42 'There's no place for this on the football pitch' - Russian fans condemned for monkey chants Racism

'There's no place for this on the football pitch' - Russian fans condemned for monkey chants

The chants were aimed at Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele last night.

# world-cup - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

From The42 Brazil lay down marker as Gabriel Jesus ends Germany's 22-game unbeaten run Didn't Concede 7

Brazil lay down marker as Gabriel Jesus ends Germany's 22-game unbeaten run

Brazil edged past a lacklustre Germany who lost for the first time in 23 matches.

# world-cup - Monday 26 March, 2018

From The42 England youth coach said I'd never play for my country – David Beckham Becks

England youth coach said I'd never play for my country – David Beckham

Prior to going on to captain England and play for them 115 times, Beckham was told as a child that he would not represent his country.

# world-cup - Thursday 22 March, 2018

From The42 "He just said: 'At the moment we are not going to be offering you a contract'" Looking Back

"He just said: 'At the moment we are not going to be offering you a contract'"

Jack Wilshere admits he was originally told he could leave Arsenal at the start of the season.

# world-cup - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

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 Brazil legend Ronaldo reveals reason behind famous 2002 World Cup haircut Remember When

Brazil legend Ronaldo reveals reason behind famous 2002 World Cup haircut

The 98-cap former international donned a unique hairstyle while going on to fire his country to their fifth World Cup title

From The42 Griezmann wants club future resolved before World Cup amid interest from Barcelona Tick Tock

Griezmann wants club future resolved before World Cup amid interest from Barcelona

‘I want to travel to Russia without this concern,’ says Griezmann.

# world-cup - Monday 5 March, 2018

From The42 Mourinho to provide punditry for Russia Today at this summer's World Cup The Special One

Mourinho to provide punditry for Russia Today at this summer's World Cup

Peter Schmeichel will also be working for the Russian broadcaster.

# world-cup - Saturday 3 March, 2018

PSG have confirmed that Neymar's surgery this weekend was a success

The Ligue 1 leaders released an injury update on the Brazil star who underwent surgery on a fractured foot.

From The42 Video Assistant Referee technology set to be used at 2018 World Cup Changes

Video Assistant Referee technology set to be used at 2018 World Cup

The final decision on the use of VAR at the World Cup will be made when the FIFA Council meets later this month.

# world-cup - Thursday 1 March, 2018

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 Neymar's debut season with PSG is over, Brazil star now faces race to be fit for the World Cup Worrying

Neymar's debut season with PSG is over, Brazil star now faces race to be fit for the World Cup

The forward, who will undergo surgery this weekend, is looking at three months out with a broken metatarsal.

# world-cup - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From The42 Kane the only world-class player England have - Sheringham Oh Teddy Teddy

Kane the only world-class player England have - Sheringham

The former Man United striker is predicting a difficult summer for England in Russia.

# world-cup - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

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.

# world-cup - Thursday 1 February, 2018

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.

# world-cup - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From The42 'There is time' — Conte backs Barkley to earn World Cup spot Three Lions

'There is time' — Conte backs Barkley to earn World Cup spot

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes the club’s new signing Ross Barkley can earn a place in England’s squad this summer.

# world-cup - Monday 22 January, 2018

From The42 Former England captain and World Cup winner Armfield dies, aged 82 RIP

Former England captain and World Cup winner Armfield dies, aged 82

The Blackpool legend passed away after a long battle with cancer.

# world-cup - Monday 15 January, 2018

From The42 Suarez: I cried when I found out Barcelona still wanted me after Chiellini bite Grateful

Suarez: I cried when I found out Barcelona still wanted me after Chiellini bite

The Uruguay striker feared he would not get his big move to Spain due to the ‘sh** he had caused.’

# world-cup - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

From The42 Messi: I'm not the perfect player... I need to practice penalties Spot On

Messi: I'm not the perfect player... I need to practice penalties

The Barcelona superstar insists that he still needs to work on scoring from the spot as he prepares for this summer’s World Cup.

# world-cup - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

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.

How well do you remember Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign?

The road to Russia may have ended on a sour note, but it’s been a rollercoaster two years.

# world-cup - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From The42 Sort it early! Wales want to appoint Gatland's successor in 2018 End Of An Era

Sort it early! Wales want to appoint Gatland's successor in 2018

The identity of his successor at the helm could be known more than a year before he is due to leave the role.

# world-cup - Saturday 23 December, 2017

A stadium made of containers will be constructed for the 2022 World Cup

Although Qatar’s initial bid was for up to 12 stadiums, it is now scheduled to play matches at just eight venues.

# world-cup - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

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.

# world-cup - Sunday 17 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge Twitter has voted Fairytale of New York the winner of the World Cup of Christmas songs Wcocc This post contains a poll

# world-cup - Thursday 7 December, 2017

From The42 Wenger won't sell players to increase their World Cup hopes Gunners

Wenger won't sell players to increase their World Cup hopes

The Arsenal manager is only concerned with his team’s fate, not providing more minutes to players hoping to be in Russia this summer.

# world-cup - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From The42 Tim Cahill announces shock departure from Melbourne City with his eyes on the World Cup Socceroos

Tim Cahill announces shock departure from Melbourne City with his eyes on the World Cup

Cahill confirmed the decision on Wednesday, with Melbourne announcing the mutual agreement, effective immediately.

# world-cup - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From The42 'Italy should be guaranteed World Cup spot' - Lippi supports 'superpower' involvement Azzurri

'Italy should be guaranteed World Cup spot' - Lippi supports 'superpower' involvement

Presumably Ireland would be given a spot forever too?

From The42 O'Driscoll hopes defensive improvement can lift Irish World Cup hopes BOD

O'Driscoll hopes defensive improvement can lift Irish World Cup hopes

The Ireland icon believes the gap between the southern and northern hemispheres has narrowed as the 2019 World Cup nears.

# world-cup - Friday 1 December, 2017

From The42 World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off Eastern Promise

World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off

The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.

From The42 Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia Road To Russia

Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia

Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.

# world-cup - Thursday 30 November, 2017

From The42 Russia faces a number of issues as it gears up for tomorrow's World Cup draw Pot Luck

Russia faces a number of issues as it gears up for tomorrow's World Cup draw

The potential threats of hooligans and terrorism still hang over the host nation of the 2018 finals.

# world-cup - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

From The42 Gay fans warned about the dangers of holding hands at the World Cup Discrimination

Gay fans warned about the dangers of holding hands at the World Cup

LGBT supporters travelling to Russia need to be ‘cautious’, according to anti-discrimination group Fare.

From The42 No warm balls - Fifa reassure fans that World Cup draw is entirely random Road To Russia

No warm balls - Fifa reassure fans that World Cup draw is entirely random

Football’s governing body has responded to claims that some of the balls are heated or cooled to ensure teams are kept apart in the group stage.

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