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#World Cup

# world-cup - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

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

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

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

From The42 'I could have done a lot better this season' Admission

'I could have done a lot better this season'

Tottenham star Kieran Trippier admits he’s stumbled after the World Cup.

From The42 'Public uproar' - critics round on Cannavaro over China role Main Man

'Public uproar' - critics round on Cannavaro over China role

Former players and state media questioned the credentials of the 2006 World Cup winner and world player of the year, who is yet to claim a major trophy as a coach.

# world-cup - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

From The42 Warburton hails 'brilliant' Gatland for transforming Welsh rugby Legacy

Warburton hails 'brilliant' Gatland for transforming Welsh rugby

Gatland has won three Six Nations titles, two Grand Slams and reached the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup.

# world-cup - Saturday 9 March, 2019

From The42 Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup Final Chapter

Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup

The 36-year-old will play his final home Six Nations game tomorrow against France.

# world-cup - Thursday 7 March, 2019

From The42 Messi ends international exile to return to Argentina squad Welcome Back

Messi ends international exile to return to Argentina squad

The Barcelona captain has not played for his country since the World Cup.

# world-cup - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

From The42 I'm glad he saved my header: Pele still in disbelief at Banks' Save of the Century A Terrible Beauty

I'm glad he saved my header: Pele still in disbelief at Banks' Save of the Century

‘Even now when I watch it l, I can’t believe it,’ said the Brazilian great of Banks’ save against him at the 1970 World Cup.

# world-cup - Thursday 24 January, 2019

From The42 Spying, Connect 4, Vunipolas and kicks - Ireland and England prep for a rugby war Showdown

Spying, Connect 4, Vunipolas and kicks - Ireland and England prep for a rugby war

Ireland are keen to avoid looking towards the World Cup before a big game in Dublin on 2 February.

# world-cup - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

From The42 Fifa exploring possibility of 48-team 2022 World Cup - Infantino Qatar

Fifa exploring possibility of 48-team 2022 World Cup - Infantino

The tournament takes place in Qatar in three years.

# world-cup - Monday 24 December, 2018

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup? Russia 2018

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup?

Just how closely were you paying attention to proceedings in Russia during the summer?

# world-cup - Friday 21 December, 2018

From The42 'More than half of the global population' tuned into record-breaking World Cup Live Audience

'More than half of the global population' tuned into record-breaking World Cup

Fifa has released tv figures from the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

# world-cup - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

From The42 Erasmus to work with Bulls as Springbok coaches assist Super Rugby sides Bull By The Horns

Erasmus to work with Bulls as Springbok coaches assist Super Rugby sides

‘We believe this is an approach that can work for South African rugby in its broadest sense.’

# world-cup - Monday 10 December, 2018

From The42 Erasmus expects to leave Springbok head coach role after World Cup Future Plans

Erasmus expects to leave Springbok head coach role after World Cup

The former Munster boss will instead focus on his director of rugby duties with South Africa.

# world-cup - Friday 30 November, 2018

From The42 McCarthy: We wouldn't have got out of the group with Roy Keane at 2002 World Cup Looking Back

McCarthy: We wouldn't have got out of the group with Roy Keane at 2002 World Cup

The Ireland manager was in conversation with Eamon Dunphy for Paddy Power’s Head2Head programme.

# world-cup - Thursday 29 November, 2018

From The42 Rugby Australia hang up on Jake White after Wallabies coach bid Call Me

Rugby Australia hang up on Jake White after Wallabies coach bid

White has offered to replace under-siege Michael Cheika ahead of the World Cup.

# world-cup - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

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

Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar

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

# world-cup - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

From The42 Players in breakaway European Super League could be banned from World Cup Threat

Players in breakaway European Super League could be banned from World Cup

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has warned teams of the consequences of stepping away from the organisation.

# world-cup - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

From The42 Bernard Foley eyes World Cup after re-signing with Wallabies, Waratahs Man At Work

Bernard Foley eyes World Cup after re-signing with Wallabies, Waratahs

The Aussie playmaker wants to go one better than last time at next year’s tournament in Japan.

# world-cup - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

From The42 Chelsea star can fill role England missed at World Cup - Alonso Playmaker

Chelsea star can fill role England missed at World Cup - Alonso

Ross Barkley made an impression upon his return to the Three Lions squad last night.

# world-cup - Monday 15 October, 2018

From The42 Peter Brackley, the legendary voice of Football Italia, dies aged 67 RIP

Peter Brackley, the legendary voice of Football Italia, dies aged 67

The broadcaster covered four World Cups throughout his career but is most fondly remembered as the man charged with covering Serie A for Channel 4.

# world-cup - Thursday 4 October, 2018

From The42 Cristiano Ronaldo omitted from Portugal squad amid rape allegations Left Out

Cristiano Ronaldo omitted from Portugal squad amid rape allegations

The Portugal captain will play no part in their upcoming international games against Poland and Scotland.

# world-cup - Friday 28 September, 2018

Theresa May throws 'full support' behind joint Irish-British World Cup bid for 2030

That’s one way of distracting from Brexit.

# world-cup - Thursday 27 September, 2018

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

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season

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

# world-cup - Monday 24 September, 2018

From The42 New Zealand the benchmark but England can win World Cup - Mitchell Minister Of Defence

New Zealand the benchmark but England can win World Cup - Mitchell

England’s new defence coach believes they are good enough to win next year’s tournament in Japan.

# world-cup - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

From The42 Ireland to join potential bid to co-host 2030 World Cup On These Shores

Ireland to join potential bid to co-host 2030 World Cup

The FAI are open to linking up with the English, Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish associations after ‘positive discussions’.

# world-cup - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Pussy Riot activist hospitalised after suspected poisoning

He staged a pitch invasion during the World Cup final in July.

# world-cup - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

From The42 'A question of when rather than if' - Rugby World Cup could be set for expansion Bigger And Better

'A question of when rather than if' - Rugby World Cup could be set for expansion

Japan will host the 2019 World Cup, which could be the last time 20 nations contest the rugby showpiece.

# world-cup - Thursday 30 August, 2018

From The42 Welsh FA hold talks over 'Home Nations' bid for 2030 World Cup It's Coming Home

Welsh FA hold talks over 'Home Nations' bid for 2030 World Cup

A ‘Home Nations’ tournament held across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a possibility, with discussions being held.

# world-cup - Monday 20 August, 2018

From The42 Schmidt says there's 'absolutely' still scope for a World Cup bolter to emerge New Faces

Schmidt says there's 'absolutely' still scope for a World Cup bolter to emerge

Connacht lock Gavin Thornbury was one of the new faces involved in Ireland camp last week.

# world-cup - Monday 13 August, 2018

From The42 125-cap Spain legend David Silva retires from international football La Roja

125-cap Spain legend David Silva retires from international football

The Manchester City schemer won the 2010 World Cup as well as two European championships.

# world-cup - Friday 10 August, 2018

From The42 'Winning the World Cup is in the past' - Pogba wants more trophies after success in Russia Pogback

'Winning the World Cup is in the past' - Pogba wants more trophies after success in Russia

The midfielder captained Man United to an opening night win against Leicester City, scoring a first-half penalty.

# world-cup - Monday 6 August, 2018

PICS: Huge crowd turns out to welcome Irish women's hockey team home

Young girls held up posters declaring: “You’re an inspiration to me!”

Everything you need to know about today's homecoming celebration for Ireland's hockey heroes

The silver medal-winning side will be welcomed home in Dublin at 3pm today.

# world-cup - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Irish women's hockey team members 'didn't have to pay €550 levy for World Cup'

The issue of funding has been raised due to the success of the women, who are amateur players.

# world-cup - Saturday 4 August, 2018

'Improper honking' ends in fines for French World Cup fans

Eight people in a French town have received tickets for “improper honking” and three for revving their motors.

# world-cup - Thursday 2 August, 2018

From The42 'I am not happy about this situation' - Chelsea boss Sarri says Willian's late return is 'strange' Frustrated This post contains videos

'I am not happy about this situation' - Chelsea boss Sarri says Willian's late return is 'strange'

After their friendly defeat to Arsenal in Dublin, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed his frustration at the Brazilian star’s delayed return.

# world-cup - Monday 30 July, 2018

Additional 7 million pints of beer sold this summer compared to last

The sale of lager was up 11.6% compared to the same 12 week period last year.

# world-cup - Saturday 28 July, 2018

From The42 'For football, Qatar 2022 is great news' - Graeme Souness looking forward to next World Cup Qatar

'For football, Qatar 2022 is great news' - Graeme Souness looking forward to next World Cup

The former Liverpool star feels that the considerable decrease in travelling time will help the players and fans alike.

# world-cup - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

From The42 Excellent season for Ireland shows that 7s is very much here to stay Success

Excellent season for Ireland shows that 7s is very much here to stay

Last weekend’s World Cup in San Fran saw the men’s and women’s teams deliver fine performances.

From The42 'It's the dream start, but it's only a start' - More to come from 'magnificent' Ireland World Cup Fever This post contains videos

'It's the dream start, but it's only a start' - More to come from 'magnificent' Ireland

Graham Shaw’s Ireland recorded a famous win in their first World Cup appearance in 16 years on Saturday.

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