World Cup

England manager Gareth Southgate watches on during the international friendly against Netherlands on March 23, 2018
Gareth Southgate urges England to enjoy "festival of football" at 2018 World Cup
Gareth Southgate wants his England players to soak in the "carnival" atmosphere at the 2018 World Cup and see the tournament in Russia as a "festival of football".
Jun 17, 10:00
England manager Gareth Southgate on June 2, 2018
Gareth Southgate: 'England must have mental resilience at World Cup'
Gareth Southgate believes that England need to carry on developing "strength of character" and "resilience" as they seek to make an impact at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 17, 09:54
Yussuf Poulsen celebrates scoring during the World Cup group game between Peru and Denmark on June 16, 2018
Age Hareide: 'William Kvist could be out of World Cup'
Denmark head coach Age Hareide concedes that William Kvist could miss the rest of the World Cup with a fractured rib.
Jun 16, 22:53
Joachim Low at a Germany press conference on May 24, 2018
Joachim Low: 'Difficult to defend World Cup'
Germany boss Joachim Low accepts that it will be difficult for his team to defend the World Cup this summer, but is quietly confident of challenging.
Jun 16, 22:27
Germany manager Joachim Low on March 27, 2018
Joachim Low: 'Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil are both fit'
Germany boss Joachim Low declares both Manuel Neuer and Mesut Ozil fit for the champions' 2018 World Cup opener against Mexico.
Jun 16, 22:14
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez on October 10, 2017
Roberto Martinez provides Thomas Vermaelen, Vincent Kompany update
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez hopes that defenders Thomas Vermaelen and Vincent Kompany will be back from injury before the end of the 2018 World Cup group stages.
Jun 16, 22:01
Croatia's Luka Modric in action with Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during the World Cup group-stage match on June 16, 2018
Result: Croatia ease past lacklustre Nigeria
Croatia kickstart their 2018 World Cup campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Nigeria in Group D at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Russia.
Jun 16, 21:53
Sergio Aguero misses a penalty during the World Cup group game between Argentina and Iceland on June 16, 2018
Javier Mascherano: 'Iceland were strong defensively'
Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano admits that his team struggled against Iceland's defensive tactics in their 2018 World Cup opener.
Jun 16, 21:48
Sergio Aguero scores the opener during the World Cup group game between Argentina and Iceland on June 16, 2018
Sergio Aguero: 'Lionel Messi is human'
Sergio Aguero claims that Argentina teammate Lionel Messi simply proved that "he is human" with his penalty miss against Iceland.
Jun 16, 21:15
Nacho celebrates after putting his side in front during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Nacho defends "world-class" David de Gea
Spain defender Nacho insists that "world-class goalkeeper" David de Gea will bounce back from his disappointing performance against Portugal.
Jun 16, 21:01
The Brazil team line up before their friendly game with Croatia on June 3, 2018
Cafu: 'Brazil can win World Cup'
Former Brazil captain Cafu tips the Selecao to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Jun 16, 20:49
Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar in action during the World Cup warm-up match against Croatia at Anfield on June 3, 2018
Cafu: 'Neymar key for Brazil'
Two-time World Cup winner Cafu tips Neymar to star for Brazil at this summer's tournament in Russia.
Jun 16, 20:25
Neymar, Willian and Paulinho celebrate during Brazil's international friendly with Austria in June 2018
Tite: 'Neymar ready to face Switzerland'
Brazil boss Tite says that Neymar is ready to make an impact against Switzerland on Sunday despite not being 100% fit.
Jun 16, 20:12
Lionel Messi during an Argentina training session on June 6, 2018
Lionel Messi: 'Argentina deserved to beat Iceland'
Lionel Messi stresses that Argentina were superior to Iceland in their World Cup opener and deserved to get more out of the Group D opener than a 1-1 draw.
Jun 16, 19:48
Generic image of a locker room
Multiple injuries in Moscow after taxi crashes into pedestrians
Police in the World Cup host city of Moscow say that at least seven people have been injured after a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a pavement near Red Square.
Jun 16, 19:37
John Stones in action with Odion Ighalo during the international friendly between England and Nigeria at Wembley on June 2, 2018
Team News: Odion Ighalo leads line for Nigeria against Croatia
Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo leads the line for Nigeria's 2018 World Cup opener against Croatia in Kaliningrad.
Jun 16, 19:03
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in action during his side's international friendly with Brazil at Wembley on June 3, 2018
Live Commentary: Croatia 2-0 Nigeria - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia as Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0 in Group D at the newly-built Kaliningrad Stadium.
Jun 16, 19:00
Yussuf Poulsen celebrates scoring during the World Cup group game between Peru and Denmark on June 16, 2018
Result: Yussuf Poulsen seals win for Denmark over Peru in World Cup opener
A second-half goal from Yussuf Poulsen earns Denmark a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Peru in Saturday's World Cup opener in Saransk.
Jun 16, 18:56
Gary Neville pictured on October 20, 2017
Gary Neville unsure of VAR official capabilities at World Cup
Former England international Gary Neville is concerned that VAR officials at the World Cup do not have the technical skill to make the right decisions quickly.
Jun 16, 18:30
Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli on May 30, 2018
Jorge Sampaoli: 'Argentina must come up with alternate strategies'
Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli admits that he needs to come up with alternative tactics following Saturday's 1-1 draw with Iceland at the World Cup.
Jun 16, 18:17
Mohamed Salah in action for Egypt during a World Cup qualifying match with Congo in October 2017
Mohamed Salah fit to play for Egypt against World Cup hosts Russia
Liverpool issue an update stating that Mohamed Salah is fit to play for Egypt in their World Cup Group A encounter against tournament hosts Russia.
Jun 16, 18:02
Paul Pogba scores the winner during the World Cup group game between France and Australia on June 16, 2018
Jose Mourinho: 'Paul Pogba should not have been awarded France winner'
Jose Mourinho believes that Paul Pogba should not have been awarded France's winning goal in their 2-1 victory against Australia at the World Cup.
Jun 16, 17:47
Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in action during an international friendly with Haiti on May 29, 2018
Jorge Sampaoli: 'Argentina, Iceland game uncomfortable for Lionel Messi'
Jorge Sampaoli admits that Lionel Messi had an "uncomfortable match" as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland in their World Cup Group D encounter in Moscow.
Jun 16, 17:35
Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrimsson on June 2, 2018
Heimir Hallgrimsson: 'Iceland have clear identity'
Iceland head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson states that his players are "bluntly honest" about their abilities and know how to play football to their strengths.
Jun 16, 17:21
France manager Didier Deschamps on March 19, 2018
Didier Deschamps: 'France can do a lot better'
Didier Deschamps admits that France can "do a lot better" following their narrow 2-1 win over Australia in their World Cup Group C opener at the Kazan Arena.
Jun 16, 17:08
Sergio Aguero misses a penalty during the World Cup group game between Argentina and Iceland on June 16, 2018
Hannes Halldorsson: 'Saving Lionel Messi penalty a dream come true'
Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson admits that saving a penalty from Argentina star Lionel Messi in their 1-1 World Cup draw is "a dream come true".
Jun 16, 17:00
Paolo Guerrero in action for Peru on June 3, 2018
Team News: Peru captain Paolo Guerrero on bench for World Cup opener against Denmark
Peru captain Paolo Guerrero, who has been cleared to play after a Swiss tribunal ruled on a drugs ban, starts on the bench in their World Cup opener against Denmark.
Jun 16, 16:36
Yussuf Poulsen celebrates scoring during the World Cup group game between Peru and Denmark on June 16, 2018
Live Commentary: Peru 0-1 Denmark - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Denmark edge out Peru by a 1-0 scoreline in Saturday's World Cup clash in Saransk.
Jun 16, 16:00
Alfred Finnbogason celebrates with teammates after equalising during the World Cup group game between Argentina and Iceland on June 16, 2018
Result: World Cup debutants Iceland hold Argentina to memorable draw in Group D
Lionel Messi misses a second-half penalty as Argentina are held to a 1-1 draw against Iceland in Group D of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Jun 16, 15:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bert van Marwijk unhappy with VAR penalty call in Australia loss to France
Australia head coach Bert van Marwijk slams referee Andres Cunha following the Socceroos' 2-1 World Cup defeat to France that saw VAR used for the first time.
Jun 16, 15:20
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Fabian Delph: 'No complacency within England camp'
Fabian Delph dismisses suggestions that England's players could fall prey to complacency ahead of their World Cup Group G opener against Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday.
Jun 16, 15:11
Hugo Lloris makes a save during the World Cup group game between France and Australia on June 16, 2018
Bert van Marwijk "proud but disappointed" after Australia defeat by France
Bert van Marwijk admits that he is "proud but disappointed" as the Socceroos lost 2-1 to France in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 16, 14:37
Diego Costa celebrates getting the equaliser with David Silva during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Jose Mourinho: 'Diego Costa withdrawal changed game between Portugal, Spain'
Jose Mourinho blames Spain's failure to hold on to their lead against Portugal on Fernando Hierro's decision to substitute striker Diego Costa.
Jun 16, 14:11
Diego Costa celebrates getting the equaliser with David Silva during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Diego Costa: 'Spain deserved to beat Portugal'
Diego Costa is frustrated with Spain's failure to beat Portugal in Friday's World Cup Group B encounter in Sochi, insisting that La Roja were worthy of victory.
Jun 16, 13:56
Mile Jedinak celebrates equalising from the spot during the World Cup group game between France and Australia on June 16, 2018
Mile Jedinak hails "almighty effort" from Australia against France
Australia captain Mile Jedinak believes that the Socceroos put in an "almighty effort" in their valiant 2-1 defeat to France in Group C of the World Cup.
Jun 16, 13:34
Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrimsson on June 2, 2018
Heimir Hallgrimsson: 'Iceland have no magic formula against Lionel Messi'
Heimir Hallgrimsson admits that Iceland have no "magic formula" to keep Argentina's Lionel Messi at bay when the two teams lock horns in the World Cup.
Jun 16, 13:21

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