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#FIFA World Cup

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 14 November, 2019

World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria
# Out The Gap
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# Out The Gap

World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria

Nov 14th 2019, 6:15 PM 4,237 Views 0 Comments

Veteran coach Marcello Lippi’s second stint in charge of China lasted just six months.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 18 October, 2019

Record audience across the globe as 2019 Women's World Cup watched by over 1 billion people
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Record audience across the globe as 2019 Women's World Cup watched by over 1 billion people

Oct 18th 2019, 12:00 PM 2,998 Views 2 Comments

Fifa have released some interesting data in the wake of this summer’s history-making tournament.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Platini denies wrongdoing as he's released in 2022 World Cup probe
# France
From The42
# France

Platini denies wrongdoing as he's released in 2022 World Cup probe

Jun 19th 2019, 8:33 AM 2,638 Views 7 Comments

‘A lot, a lot of noise for nothing,’ the former Uefa president’s lawyer said.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Fifa scrap plan to expand World Cup to 48 teams for Qatar 2022
# Bright Idea
From The42
# Bright Idea

Fifa scrap plan to expand World Cup to 48 teams for Qatar 2022

May 22nd 2019, 8:59 PM 15,557 Views 16 Comments

The tournament will still be played between 21 November and 18 December.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Salah: Last season's Champions League anguish 'still hurts'
# Unpleasant Memories
From The42
# Unpleasant Memories

Salah: Last season's Champions League anguish 'still hurts'

May 1st 2019, 6:13 PM 2,827 Views 5 Comments

Having come off injured during last year’s final defeat, the Egyptian will have extra motivation when Liverpool take on Barcelona in their semi this evening.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Spain legend Xavi says 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good'
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Spain legend Xavi says 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good'

Mar 19th 2019, 10:23 PM 5,649 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s good for football to have 32. That’s more than enough,’ he added.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 24 December, 2018

France World Cup star denies signing for Bayern Munich
# Transfer News
From The42
# Transfer News

France World Cup star denies signing for Bayern Munich

Dec 24th 2018, 3:07 PM 10,502 Views 0 Comments

The German club are said to want Benjamin Pavard at the end of the season, but the defender says he has not agreed a move.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Pele on Neymar: 'The God of football gave you the gift. What you do complicates it'
# Theatrics
From The42
# Theatrics

Pele on Neymar: 'The God of football gave you the gift. What you do complicates it'

Dec 5th 2018, 4:41 PM 10,247 Views 9 Comments

The PSG star was criticised for perceived theatrics at the World Cup and the Brazilian legend thinks he should focus on using his ability more

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'I won a Europa League, a World Cup, what else do I have to do to win the Ballon d'Or?'
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

'I won a Europa League, a World Cup, what else do I have to do to win the Ballon d'Or?'

Dec 4th 2018, 7:30 AM 15,594 Views 25 Comments

Luka Modric claimed the award for 2018.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar
# Bold Claim
From The42
# Bold Claim

Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar

Nov 21st 2018, 10:55 PM 3,019 Views 8 Comments

FIFA’s decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup has been heavily criticised.

# fifa-world-cup - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'I do not deserve the Ballon d'Or. I think there are players who have been better than me'
# Top Picks
From The42
# Top Picks

'I do not deserve the Ballon d'Or. I think there are players who have been better than me'

Nov 17th 2018, 4:01 PM 6,749 Views 6 Comments

The Chelsea and Belgium star believes Kylian Mbappe deserves to win the award.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 5 October, 2018

Southgate: England job 'not something you should give away lightly'
# Extension
From The42
# Extension

Southgate: England job 'not something you should give away lightly'

Oct 5th 2018, 7:59 AM 2,346 Views 2 Comments

England manager Gareth Southgate, 48, revealed the reasons behind his contract extension.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 27 September, 2018

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season
# Var
From The42
# Var

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season

Sep 27th 2018, 12:35 PM 1,797 Views 2 Comments

The technology will also be used at the 2020 European Championships.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 24 September, 2018

World Cup-winning boss Deschamps beats Zidane to Fifa's best coach award
# Top Boss
From The42
# Top Boss

World Cup-winning boss Deschamps beats Zidane to Fifa's best coach award

Sep 24th 2018, 8:10 PM 3,090 Views 4 Comments

Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic was also in the running at Monday’s Fifa Best Awards in London.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Morata considered leaving Chelsea after 'disaster' debut season and World Cup omission
# Close Call
From The42
# Close Call

Morata considered leaving Chelsea after 'disaster' debut season and World Cup omission

Sep 4th 2018, 3:41 PM 3,761 Views 0 Comments

The striker admits he considered going back to Spain or Italy.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Ozil criticism 'hypocritical', says Klopp
# Exit Door
From The42
# Exit Door

Ozil criticism 'hypocritical', says Klopp

Aug 23rd 2018, 8:52 AM 8,902 Views 8 Comments

The animosity directed toward the Germany star has been disproportionate and unbalanced, the Liverpool manager has said

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Ozil's racism claims nonsense, says Kroos
# Difference Of Opinion
From The42
# Difference Of Opinion

Ozil's racism claims nonsense, says Kroos

Aug 16th 2018, 8:34 AM 6,911 Views 5 Comments

The 29-year-old Arsenal midfielder retired from internationals following Germany’s shock World Cup group-stage exit.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 6 August, 2018

Dutch legends Seedorf and Kluivert take charge of Cameroon national team
# Dynamic Duo
From The42
# Dynamic Duo

Dutch legends Seedorf and Kluivert take charge of Cameroon national team

Aug 6th 2018, 4:41 PM 7,033 Views 5 Comments

The Africa Cup of Nations champions have announced the appointments of the former Netherlands duo as their new coaching team.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 3 August, 2018

'Racism was never an issue in Germany team' - Muller blames 'hypocritical' media for Ozil debacle
# Response
From The42
# Response

'Racism was never an issue in Germany team' - Muller blames 'hypocritical' media for Ozil debacle

Aug 3rd 2018, 6:52 PM 6,494 Views 0 Comments

Ozil announced his retirement from international football in July.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 2 August, 2018

'We'd like him to stay': England bidding to extend Southgate's contract
# New Deal
From The42
# New Deal

'We'd like him to stay': England bidding to extend Southgate's contract

Aug 2nd 2018, 8:35 AM 2,906 Views 3 Comments

England’s impressive showing at the World Cup is set to see Gareth Southgate rewarded with the offer of a new deal.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim
# Smear Campaign
From The42
# Smear Campaign

Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim

Jul 29th 2018, 9:01 PM 9,511 Views 16 Comments

Allegations of nefarious schemes by the successful bid team for the 2022 World Cup have been strongly denied.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

More World Cup recognition for France as Goal of the Tournament is announced
# Poll
From The42
# Poll

More World Cup recognition for France as Goal of the Tournament is announced

Jul 25th 2018, 5:12 PM 8,061 Views 8 Comments

Benjamin Pavard’s screamer against Argentina has been voted as the best goal of the 2018 World Cup.

United's Mata hoping to end his Spanish exile under new boss Luis Enrique
# Juan Vision
From The42
# Juan Vision

United's Mata hoping to end his Spanish exile under new boss Luis Enrique

Jul 25th 2018, 7:12 AM 7,341 Views 12 Comments

The 30-year-old midfielder was part of the squad that were crowned champions at the 2010 World Cup.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Sane motivated by Germany snub as he seeks improvement with Man City
# Surprise Omission
From The42
# Surprise Omission

Sane motivated by Germany snub as he seeks improvement with Man City

Jul 24th 2018, 8:09 AM 4,025 Views 12 Comments

Manchester City may benefit from Leroy Sane’s World Cup snub with the Germany international motivated to be even better.

'It's about him giving the best he has to give' – Mourinho calls for Pogba focus
# World Cup Champion
From The42
# World Cup Champion

'It's about him giving the best he has to give' – Mourinho calls for Pogba focus

Jul 24th 2018, 7:59 AM 4,351 Views 10 Comments

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes star midfielder Paul Pogba is better suited to the confines of the World Cup.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'Like it or not, I am the second best coach in the world' - Croatia boss Dalic
# Self-Confidence
From The42
# Self-Confidence

'Like it or not, I am the second best coach in the world' - Croatia boss Dalic

Jul 22nd 2018, 6:54 PM 8,593 Views 6 Comments

After leading Croatia to the final of Russia 2018, Zlatko Dalic says he is the second best coach in the world.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 20 July, 2018

'I want to see these people in Neymar's place... Criticising is a weapon of the weak'
# Ease Up
From The42
# Ease Up

'I want to see these people in Neymar's place... Criticising is a weapon of the weak'

Jul 20th 2018, 10:57 AM 4,041 Views 6 Comments

Neymar was a regularly criticised during the World Cup, but Dani Alves feels he was unfairly treated.

Ibrahimovic vows to honour David Beckham bet and wear England shirt at Wembley
# Man Of His Word
From The42
# Man Of His Word

Ibrahimovic vows to honour David Beckham bet and wear England shirt at Wembley

Jul 20th 2018, 8:23 AM 8,646 Views 2 Comments

The LA Galaxy star lost a bet to Beckham after England beat Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Spain sent me World Cup SOS, claims Benitez
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Spain sent me World Cup SOS, claims Benitez

Jul 18th 2018, 2:41 PM 8,160 Views 2 Comments

The Newcastle manager says there was ‘a chance’ he could have replaced Julen Lopetegui.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Iceland manager steps down after World Cup and Euro 2016 successes
# Great Spell
From The42
# Great Spell

Iceland manager steps down after World Cup and Euro 2016 successes

Jul 17th 2018, 3:51 PM 4,187 Views 1 Comment

Having led the small nation to their first two major tournaments, Heimir Hallgrimsson has decided to resign.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 16 July, 2018

'Putin one of the greatest' - UFC star McGregor praises Russia president after World Cup final
# From Russia With Love
From The42
# From Russia With Love

'Putin one of the greatest' - UFC star McGregor praises Russia president after World Cup final

Jul 16th 2018, 7:33 AM 17,802 Views 32 Comments

The Dubliner was invited to the Moscow showpiece by Vladimir Putin as France defeated Croatia 4-2 on Sunday.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Argentina sack manager Sampaoli following chaotic World Cup campaign
# Parting Ways
From The42
# Parting Ways

Argentina sack manager Sampaoli following chaotic World Cup campaign

Jul 15th 2018, 9:02 PM 8,959 Views 16 Comments

Jorge Sampaoli has paid the price for a poor World Cup, with Argentina announcing his departure on Sunday.

World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes
# Target Man
From The42
# Target Man

World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes

Jul 15th 2018, 7:33 PM 16,165 Views 23 Comments

Olivier Giroud’s poor World Cup in front of goal continued in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia.

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final From The42
Live Jul 15th 2018, 5:00 PM

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final

'You know my preferred destination': Hazard drops Real Madrid hint
# Hazard Warning
From The42
# Hazard Warning

'You know my preferred destination': Hazard drops Real Madrid hint

Jul 15th 2018, 7:15 AM 6,364 Views 0 Comments

Having starred for Belgium at the World Cup, the playmaker has suggested it might be time to ‘discover something different’.

# fifa-world-cup - Saturday 14 July, 2018

As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off From The42
Live Jul 14th 2018, 2:01 PM

As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off

Southgate: Croatia defeat will live with me forever
# STILL GLEAMING
From The42
# STILL GLEAMING

Southgate: Croatia defeat will live with me forever

Jul 14th 2018, 12:48 PM 6,403 Views 8 Comments

He took England to just their third World Cup semi-final, but the Three Lions boss is haunted by his side’s loss to Croatia.

How refugee Modric rose to rule Russia 2018
# Journey
From The42
# Journey

How refugee Modric rose to rule Russia 2018

Jul 14th 2018, 10:23 AM 14,269 Views 15 Comments

From war-torn Zadar to the World Cup final, Luka Modric has turned making the difficult look easy into a habit of a lifetime.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 13 July, 2018

'They've done an awful lot better than I've ever done' - Gerrard lauds Southgate's England
# Golden Generation
From The42
# Golden Generation

'They've done an awful lot better than I've ever done' - Gerrard lauds Southgate's England

Jul 13th 2018, 12:18 PM 6,061 Views 12 Comments

The Rangers boss hopes the current Three Lions team is on the verge of something big.

Fifa confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Fifa confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants

Jul 13th 2018, 10:21 AM 6,763 Views 16 Comments

The governing body has confirmed that all doping tests from the tournament have come back negative.

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