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#Russia 2018

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

England goalkeeper Joe Hart told he's not in World Cup squad - reports
# Omission
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# Omission

England goalkeeper Joe Hart told he's not in World Cup squad - reports

May 15th 2018, 1:40 PM 10,736 Views 16 Comments

Gareth Southgate is believed to have opted against taking the 75-times-capped stopper to Russia.

# russia-2018 - Monday 14 May, 2018

Neymar and Coutinho headline Brazil's squad for this summer's World Cup
# Russia 2018
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# Russia 2018

Neymar and Coutinho headline Brazil's squad for this summer's World Cup

May 14th 2018, 7:31 PM 7,953 Views 11 Comments

There are plenty of familiar faces in the 23-man squad.

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

'I have to make the right decision for me and for Germany' - Neuer still uncertain for World Cup
# Die Mannschaft
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# Die Mannschaft

'I have to make the right decision for me and for Germany' - Neuer still uncertain for World Cup

May 9th 2018, 4:58 PM 9,012 Views 8 Comments

Manuel Neuer is running out of time in an effort to force his way into Joachim Low’s squad.

# russia-2018 - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Koscielny expected to miss the World Cup after being stretchered off in tears in Madrid
# Russia 2018
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# Russia 2018

Koscielny expected to miss the World Cup after being stretchered off in tears in Madrid

May 3rd 2018, 11:29 PM 9,324 Views 9 Comments

The loss of the defender would be a big blow for France.

Fifa boss thanks Putin, says Russia is 'absolutely ready' to host World Cup
# Press The Flesh
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# Press The Flesh

Fifa boss thanks Putin, says Russia is 'absolutely ready' to host World Cup

May 3rd 2018, 5:06 PM 3,845 Views 5 Comments

‘The feedback from all our experts at Fifa are extremely positive,’ says Gianni Infantino.

# russia-2018 - Friday 30 March, 2018

Brazil given major World Cup boost as Neymar to return in "two to three weeks"
# Raring To Go
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# Raring To Go

Brazil given major World Cup boost as Neymar to return in "two to three weeks"

Mar 30th 2018, 7:07 PM 5,629 Views 1 Comment

PSG manager Unai Emery confirmed the 26-year-old would be back in action in less than a month.

# russia-2018 - Thursday 29 March, 2018

World Cup referees selected - Two from MLS, none from Premier League
# Russia 2018
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# Russia 2018

World Cup referees selected - Two from MLS, none from Premier League

Mar 29th 2018, 9:52 PM 10,980 Views 8 Comments

FIFA has announced its referees for the 2018 World Cup, and none are English.

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Boris Johnson compares this summer's World Cup to Hitler and the 1936 Olympics
# Russia 2018
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# Russia 2018

Boris Johnson compares this summer's World Cup to Hitler and the 1936 Olympics

Mar 21st 2018, 6:24 PM 21,119 Views 59 Comments

Britain’s foreign secretary believes Vladimir Putin will ‘glory’ in the global sporting event, which Russia is hosting in June.

# russia-2018 - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Zlat's back? Ibrahimovic hints he could still play in this summer's World Cup
# Russia 2018
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# Russia 2018

Zlat's back? Ibrahimovic hints he could still play in this summer's World Cup

Mar 1st 2018, 8:52 PM 8,145 Views 14 Comments

The striker retired from international duty after Euro 2016 — but could be set to return for this summer’s tournament.

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Nigeria's new home kit will certainly stand out at this summer's World Cup
# Super Eagles
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# Super Eagles

Nigeria's new home kit will certainly stand out at this summer's World Cup

Feb 7th 2018, 6:07 PM 21,794 Views 12 Comments

Nike can’t be accused of playing it safe anyway.

# russia-2018 - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Fears that swarms of locusts will attack World Cup pitches this summer
# Warning
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# Warning

Fears that swarms of locusts will attack World Cup pitches this summer

Feb 1st 2018, 1:06 PM 7,612 Views 9 Comments

There are concerns that the insects may target the match venues in Russia.

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Banned for life from the Olympic Games and now stepping down as 2018 World Cup organising chief
# Moving On
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# Moving On

Banned for life from the Olympic Games and now stepping down as 2018 World Cup organising chief

Dec 27th 2017, 7:31 PM 8,570 Views 2 Comments

Vitaly Mutko had suspended his role as president of the Russian Football Union two days ago.

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Peru captain cleared to play at World Cup after Fifa reduce drug ban
# Russia 2018
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# Russia 2018

Peru captain cleared to play at World Cup after Fifa reduce drug ban

Dec 20th 2017, 9:22 PM 4,374 Views 2 Comments

Paolo Guerrero tested positive for cocaine but his revised suspension will now end before this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

# russia-2018 - Friday 15 December, 2017

Fifa threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup over political interference
# Russia 2018
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# Russia 2018

Fifa threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup over political interference

Dec 15th 2017, 7:39 PM 11,097 Views 5 Comments

The issue centres on the Spanish football federation presidency.

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Germans would get €350,000 each for World Cup title
# Incentive
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# Incentive

Germans would get €350,000 each for World Cup title

Dec 13th 2017, 1:25 PM 6,021 Views 5 Comments

Germany kick off their 2018 defence against Mexico on 17 June in Moscow.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

'Of course I'm interested' - Sven throws hat into the ring for Australia job ahead of World Cup
# Man At Work
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# Man At Work

'Of course I'm interested' - Sven throws hat into the ring for Australia job ahead of World Cup

Dec 5th 2017, 8:51 AM 3,717 Views 6 Comments

The experienced Swedish coach is open to guiding the green-and-gold in Russia.

# russia-2018 - Friday 1 December, 2017

Lineker backs Kante and Mbappe-led France to challenge at World Cup and rules out England
# Three Lions
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# Three Lions

Lineker backs Kante and Mbappe-led France to challenge at World Cup and rules out England

Dec 1st 2017, 8:21 AM 5,628 Views 10 Comments

The former Three Lions star believes the competition in Russia comes too soon for a blossoming England team as he picked his three favourites.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Will Zlatan be at the World Cup? Stranger things have happened in international football
# Dare To Zlatan
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# Dare To Zlatan

Will Zlatan be at the World Cup? Stranger things have happened in international football

Nov 18th 2017, 7:45 AM 7,962 Views 6 Comments

Irish football can see parallels with its own greatest striker Robbie Keane and his inclusion at Euro 2016.

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'Ireland made it a little bit easier for us because they played a diamond and left a lot of space'
# Exploited
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# Exploited

'Ireland made it a little bit easier for us because they played a diamond and left a lot of space'

Nov 15th 2017, 12:18 AM 6,688 Views 6 Comments

Denmark boss Age Hareide was surprised by Martin O’Neill’s strategy.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Watch: Here are all the goals as Christian Eriksen's hat-trick ends Ireland's World Cup dream
# Down And Out
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# Down And Out

Watch: Here are all the goals as Christian Eriksen's hat-trick ends Ireland's World Cup dream

Nov 14th 2017, 8:01 PM 12,987 Views 23 Comments

Denmark scored five goals without reply to qualify for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Here are 10 stars that won’t be at the World Cup in Russia next summer
# Absent
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# Absent

Here are 10 stars that won’t be at the World Cup in Russia next summer

Nov 14th 2017, 5:42 PM 9,612 Views 9 Comments

It just won’t be the same without them.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Hard work done, Croatia breeze through second-leg against Greece to book World Cup place
# Qualified
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# Qualified

Hard work done, Croatia breeze through second-leg against Greece to book World Cup place

Nov 12th 2017, 11:19 PM 7,814 Views 1 Comment

Leading 4-1 from the first-leg, Zlatko Dalic’s men picked up a scoreless draw away from home.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'When something's taken away from you like that... emotions are so raw at that time'
# Play-offs
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# Play-offs

'When something's taken away from you like that... emotions are so raw at that time'

Nov 11th 2017, 4:33 PM 7,750 Views 0 Comments

John O’Shea recalls his memories of playing in international play-offs and what it would mean to play in another World Cup.

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Spain's World Cup 2018 jersey is creating controversy and here's why
# Political Minefield
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# Political Minefield

Spain's World Cup 2018 jersey is creating controversy and here's why

Nov 8th 2017, 9:58 PM 23,876 Views 6 Comments

The Adidas plan to draw inspiration from the shirt worn at the 1994 tournament has backfired.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Sean Maguire has been ruled out of Ireland's World Cup play-off against Denmark
# Setback
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# Setback

Sean Maguire has been ruled out of Ireland's World Cup play-off against Denmark

Nov 4th 2017, 2:09 PM 17,628 Views 19 Comments

The player is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury earlier this week.

# russia-2018 - Monday 30 October, 2017

Serbia sack manager three weeks after qualifying for next summer's World Cup
# You're Fired
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# You're Fired

Serbia sack manager three weeks after qualifying for next summer's World Cup

Oct 30th 2017, 8:33 PM 14,045 Views 14 Comments

Slavoljub Muslin had led Serbia to their first international tournament in eight years.

11 months after injury setback Paddy McNair returns to Northern Ireland squad
# Comeback
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# Comeback

11 months after injury setback Paddy McNair returns to Northern Ireland squad

Oct 30th 2017, 3:10 PM 4,131 Views 5 Comments

The 22-year-old midfielder was sidelined for 11 months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

# russia-2018 - Friday 20 October, 2017

Ireland's World Cup play-off at home to Denmark is officially sold out
# Sold Out
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# Sold Out

Ireland's World Cup play-off at home to Denmark is officially sold out

Oct 20th 2017, 1:51 PM 7,641 Views 33 Comments

Premium level tickets sold out in less than five minutes on Friday morning.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

'The feeling here is that Ireland will be tough to beat but, individually, we have the better players'
# Alternate View
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# Alternate View

'The feeling here is that Ireland will be tough to beat but, individually, we have the better players'

Oct 17th 2017, 9:00 PM 11,208 Views 10 Comments

The Danes feel they have enough quality to get past the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup play-offs.

# russia-2018 - Monday 9 October, 2017

Which teams could Ireland potentially face in the World Cup play-offs?
# Next Challenge
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# Next Challenge

Which teams could Ireland potentially face in the World Cup play-offs?

Oct 9th 2017, 10:13 PM 30,878 Views 54 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s outfit will be one of the four unseeded teams in the draw.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 8 October, 2017

For first time since 'that rubbish' and Dunphy controversy, Egypt will be at a World Cup
# Long Time Coming
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# Long Time Coming

For first time since 'that rubbish' and Dunphy controversy, Egypt will be at a World Cup

Oct 8th 2017, 9:19 PM 6,889 Views 6 Comments

Liverpool’s Mo Salah was the hero with a crucial 95th-minute penalty.

Before a ball has even been kicked in Norway, Northern Ireland are now assured of play-off place
# Green Party
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# Green Party

Before a ball has even been kicked in Norway, Northern Ireland are now assured of play-off place

Oct 8th 2017, 7:33 PM 6,319 Views 16 Comments

Michael O’Neill’s side now don’t require anything from this evening’s clash in Oslo.

Absolutely brilliant bedlam as Costa Rica qualify for World Cup after last-gasp leveller
# Scenes
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# Scenes

Absolutely brilliant bedlam as Costa Rica qualify for World Cup after last-gasp leveller

Oct 8th 2017, 6:36 PM 12,040 Views 5 Comments

As always, the local TV coverage is well worth a watch.

Uefa qualifying is down to the wire but things in South America are just as captivating
# Absorbing
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# Absorbing

Uefa qualifying is down to the wire but things in South America are just as captivating

Oct 8th 2017, 4:29 PM 6,215 Views 3 Comments

With one round of games remaining, six teams are still in contention for four spots.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Wonderkid Christian Pulisic brings USA to within one game of World Cup qualification
# Serious Talent
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# Serious Talent

Wonderkid Christian Pulisic brings USA to within one game of World Cup qualification

Oct 7th 2017, 10:49 AM 13,517 Views 14 Comments

Borussia Dortmund star Pulisic scored and assisted as the United States defeated Panama 4-0 in Orlando.

'It's probably the best feeling of my life': Maguire revels in long-awaited debut
# Debut
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# Debut

'It's probably the best feeling of my life': Maguire revels in long-awaited debut

Oct 7th 2017, 9:00 AM 12,651 Views 21 Comments

Sean Maguire made his international debut as Ireland beat Moldova 2-0 on Friday night.

# russia-2018 - Friday 6 October, 2017

As it happened: Ireland vs Moldova, World Cup 2018 qualifier
# Russia 2018
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# Russia 2018

As it happened: Ireland vs Moldova, World Cup 2018 qualifier

Oct 6th 2017, 6:39 PM 53,045 Views 85 Comments

Ireland faced Moldova knowing a win is needed if they are to make a play-off place for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

All was going to plan regarding Russia's World Cup venues until this happened
# Stand And Deliver
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# Stand And Deliver

All was going to plan regarding Russia's World Cup venues until this happened

Oct 3rd 2017, 7:34 PM 26,112 Views 14 Comments

The Central Stadium in Ekaterinburg will host four group-stage games.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 1 October, 2017

'We know it's a difficult game, Moldova are a good team that cause problems'
# Cautious
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# Cautious

'We know it's a difficult game, Moldova are a good team that cause problems'

Oct 1st 2017, 6:30 PM 4,557 Views 16 Comments

Shane Duffy says Ireland must secure a win against Moldova on Friday before a crucial meeting with Wales in Cardiff.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Hourihane's stunning free-kick the difference after Murphy pegged Villa back
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Hourihane's stunning free-kick the difference after Murphy pegged Villa back

Sep 23rd 2017, 8:33 PM 9,646 Views 7 Comments

Two Ireland internationals were on target in today’s late Championship game.