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World Cup flops: The most disappointing XI from Russia 2018

World Cup flops: The most disappointing XI from Russia 2018

From a decorated Spanish defender to a Polish playmaker, via several Germans, these players arrived in Russia with high expectations and failed to deliver 13 Jul 2018
FIFA President Infantino Says Argentina Captain Messi 'Amazing' at 2018 World Cup

FIFA President Infantino Says Argentina Captain Messi 'Amazing' at 2018 World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Friday that Argentina forward Lionel Messi had been "amazing" at this summer's World Cup and that Argentina would come out strong at the the next global tournament. 13 Jul 2018
Quiz! Can you name the 2014 World Cup final line-ups for Germany 1-0 Argentina?

Quiz! Can you name the 2014 World Cup final line-ups for Germany 1-0 Argentina?

Four years ago today, the World Cup final took place in Rio de Janeiro as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time, but can you recall the 28 players that appeared on the pitch? 13 Jul 2018
Baby boy named Lionel in Kazan after Messi

Baby boy named Lionel in Kazan after Messi

A newborn baby boy has been named Lionel in the Russian city of Kazan, which saw Argentina captain Lionel Messi bow out of the FIFA World Cup on June 30, the city's mayor's office said. 6 Jul 2018
Maradona Apologizes for Criticizing US Referee Geiger After Colombia-England Match

Maradona Apologizes for Criticizing US Referee Geiger After Colombia-England Match

MOSCOW, July 5 (Sputnik) - Argentina legend Diego Maradona apologized on Thursday for lashing out at US referee Mark Geiger, who officiated Tuesday's FIFA World Cup round of 16 match between Colombia and England. 6 Jul 2018
FIFA condemn Maradona for slamming American ref

FIFA condemn Maradona for slamming American ref

FIFA has rebuked Argentina legend Diego Maradona for his harsh criticism of US referee Mark Geiger, who took charge of England's fiercely-contested win over Colombia on Wednesday morning. 5 Jul 2018
What Messi and Ronaldo's World Cup exits say about this tournament – and why they could signal the end of an era

What Messi and Ronaldo's World Cup exits say about this tournament – and why they could signal the end of an era

Football's cult of the individual will never go away, but the success of teamwork seen at Russia 2018 might yet spark a new trend, writes Alex Hess. 5 Jul 2018
10 World Cup scandals that shocked Planet Football

10 World Cup scandals that shocked Planet Football

From fixing to failed drug tests, bloodthirsty battles to player revolts, Jon OBrien looks at the events which have dragged the games biggest tournament into dispute 5 Jul 2018
Sampaoli to step down as Argentina head coach - Reports

Sampaoli to step down as Argentina head coach - Reports

Jorge Sampaoli is set to step down as Argentina head coach after his side were beaten 4-3 by France in the last 16 of the World Cup, according to nation's media. 2 Jul 2018
World Cup day 17: Things you might have missed

World Cup day 17: Things you might have missed

A Kylian Mbappe-inspired France edged out Argentina in an incredible encounter in Kazan, while Uruguay edged out Portugal 1 Jul 2018
Argentina midfielder Biglia retires from international football

Argentina midfielder Biglia retires from international football

Argentina midfielder Lucas Biglia has announced his retirement from the national team following their defeat to France on Saturday. 1 Jul 2018
Mbappe can become world's best says Hernandez

Mbappe can become world's best says Hernandez

France defender Lucas Hernandez said his teammate Kylian Mbappe could become world's best player if he continued to play the way he did in the World Cup round of 16 match against Argentina. 1 Jul 2018
France did not panic against Argentina says Lloris

France did not panic against Argentina says Lloris

France did not give in to panic after Argentina scored their third goal in the last minutes of the round of 16 game on Saturday, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris said. 1 Jul 2018
Win over Argentina increases France’s chances says Kante

Win over Argentina increases France’s chances says Kante

France’s victory over Argentina has changed the team’s chances at the World Cup for the better, France midfielder N'Golo Kante said on Saturday. 1 Jul 2018
France were stronger than Argentina says Mascherano

France were stronger than Argentina says Mascherano

Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano said on Saturday that France were stronger than his side in the World Cup round of 16 match. 1 Jul 2018
Deschamps says Mbappe is quicker than ex-Brazil star Ronaldo

Deschamps says Mbappe is quicker than ex-Brazil star Ronaldo

France head coach Didier Deschamps said Saturday that forward Kylian Mbappe was even quicker than former Brazil striker Ronaldo, but it was not right to compare such a young player with a World Cup winner. 1 Jul 2018