Israel Plans to Broadcast 2018 World Cup to Arab States as Gesture of Respect

Israel named the decision to broadcast the 2018 World Cup “a historic step,” that confirms the status of the Arabic language and the respect that Israel has for it, as Arabs amount to 20 percent of the country’s population. The FIFA World Cup 2018 will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15. The matches will take place at 12 venues in 11 cities […]

World Cup draw coverage live on Sky Sports from 3pm on Friday

SSN are in Moscow to bring you a special World Cup draw programme with build-up and reaction, including interviews with Gareth Southgate, and will also be with the England Supporters Club and Graeme Le Saux at Wembley as they watch the draw.

FIFA, Twitter ‘In Panic’ as English Team May Boycott 2018 World Cup

 “I don’t think the idea of pulling the team, or encouraging the FA to pull the team out of the World Cup on its own is seriously being considered at the moment, but times change of course,” publication The Week reported Davies as saying.

SBS presenter Lucy Zelić hits back at abuse for World Cup pronunciation

Zelić and Foster’s workload increased significantly last week after technical issues with Optus led to SBS being handed the rights to broadcast every World Cup group game. The pair were already scheduled to be on air for one game every day, but have had their hours extended drastically with up to three separate kick-offs a […]

BBC Film About Russian Hooligans Aimed to ‘Scare UK Fans Away From World Cup’

Earlier in the day, the Russian embassy in London responded to the film by stressing that Russia was paying full heed to events at the previous major football tournaments when ensuring security at the 2018 World Cup. It added that the BBC appeared to be doing its best to discredit Russia ahead of the cup. Following the incident in Marseille, UEFA responded by conditionally disqualifying the Russian […]

Some 20,000 Mexicans to Visit Rostov-on-Don During FIFA World Cup – Official

“For example, the Mexican ambassador has informed us that the majority of Mexicans who will visit us, there will be about 20,000 people, will have no English language skills. We should inform them not only about transport-related issues, but also legal and medical ones,” Vasily Zyryanov said in a report.

Mirror Football Friday Pub Quiz: Week 1 – put your knowledge of the beautiful game to the ULTIMATE test

As far as weekdays go, Fridays aren’t that bad, but there does tend to be a mid-afternoon lull as you hold out for 5pm when the weekend can officially start. Mirror Football know this lull all too well, which is why we’ve decided to make your Fridays that bit more bearable with a fiendishly tricky […]

UEFA Nations League, France 4-2 Croatia: Les Bleus win replay of 2018 World Cup final

Rebic was key to Milan’s upturn in form this year but he struggled to get involved in Paris and was replaced at half-time. He had just 17 touches and did not use any of them to have a shot or create a chance for his team-mates, while he completed just five successful passes.

USA Rugby announces steps towards World Cup bid, backed by MLR owners

In a release, USA Rugby said the study would “focus on objective analysis, financial considerations, technical requirements and stakeholder support across the greater sports landscape. Similar to previous Rugby World Cup host unions, objective analysis will include legacy of the tournament and positive impact for the game of rugby in the United States.”

Ronaldo at the double, France see off Croatia in World Cup final repeat

Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his 100th goal for Portugal, during the UEFA Nations League football match between Sweden and Portugal on September 8, 2020 in Solna, Sweden.(photo: Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) Ronaldo broke the mythical 100-goal mark on the stroke of half-time, the 35-year-old Juventus attacker curling in a free-kick from 25 yards […]