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Spain win FIFA fair play trophy at 2018 World Cup

Spain win FIFA fair play trophy at 2018 World Cup

The Spanish national football team won the FIFA Fair Play Trophy, an award for the team that advanced to the second round with the best record of fair play, on Sunday. 16 Jul 2018
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
Ex-keeper says Russia deserve respect

Ex-keeper says Russia deserve respect

Former Russia goalkeeper Aleksandr Filimonov said on Tuesday that the national team “deserves respect” despite not playing “proper” football in their World Cup Round of 16 match against Spain. 11 Jul 2018
Luis Enrique tipped take charge of Spain

Luis Enrique tipped take charge of Spain

Former Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique has emerged as a front-runner to take over as the head coach of the Spanish national football team. 9 Jul 2018
Hierro steps down as Spain coach after World Cup disappointment

Hierro steps down as Spain coach after World Cup disappointment

Fernando Hierro has stepped down as Spain head coach after the national team's early elimination from this summer's FIFA World Cup. 8 Jul 2018
Many World Cup favourites eliminated because of ‘poor preparation’

Many World Cup favourites eliminated because of ‘poor preparation’

Croatia Football Federation (HNS) President Davor Suker said that World Cup favourites, such as Brazil, Germany and Spain, were eliminated from the tournament because of “poor preparation.” 8 Jul 2018
Over 264,000 fans attend World Cup matches in Sochi

Over 264,000 fans attend World Cup matches in Sochi

A total of 264,057 fans attended the 2018 World Cup matches in the southern Russian city of Sochi. 8 Jul 2018
RFS vice president already proud of Russian team

RFS vice president already proud of Russian team

The Russian Football Union’s (RFS) First Vice-President Nikita Simonyan said on Saturday that he was already proud of his country ahead of the World Cup Quarter-final match against Croatia that is currently being held in Sochi. 8 Jul 2018
Ex-Russia forward: Croatia will be tougher than Spain

Ex-Russia forward: Croatia will be tougher than Spain

Former Russia forward Maksim Buznikin said the World Cup quarter-final match between Russia and Croatia would be tougher than the round of 16 clash with Spain. 7 Jul 2018
Graffiti of Russia keeper Akinfeev painted in Kemerovo

Graffiti of Russia keeper Akinfeev painted in Kemerovo

Graffiti depicting Russia captain and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has been painted on a university in Russia's Siberian city of Kemerovo after the goalkeeper helped to see his side through to the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals. 7 Jul 2018
Russia 'have more things to accomplish' at World Cup - Kutepov

Russia 'have more things to accomplish' at World Cup - Kutepov

Russia players are not going to stop progressing at this year's FIFA World Cup and they "have more things to accomplish," the national team's defender Ilya Kutepov said. 7 Jul 2018
Russia won't change tactics against Croatia - Paurevic

Russia won't change tactics against Croatia - Paurevic

Croatian midfielder Ivan Paurevic, who plays for Russian side Ufa, said Russia would use the same tactics against Croatia as they did against Spain in the World Cup round of 16. 6 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
Russia’s defensive tactics against Spain ‘justified’ – Croatia forward Perisic

Russia’s defensive tactics against Spain ‘justified’ – Croatia forward Perisic

Russia’s decision to purposely defend for long periods in their round of 16 match against Spain was justified, Croatia forward Ivan Perisic said today. 5 Jul 2018
Almost 24 million Russians tuned into Spain win on TV

Almost 24 million Russians tuned into Spain win on TV

A total of 23.9 million people watched Russia’s round of 16 game against Spain on the Rossiya 1 TV channel. 4 Jul 2018
Iniesta thanks Spanish Football Federation after retiring

Iniesta thanks Spanish Football Federation after retiring

Former Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta posted a letter on his Twitter account on Tuesday thanking the Royal Spanish Football Federation for the support throughout his 19-year-long career. 4 Jul 2018