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 […]

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.

Spain National Team to Use Training Base in Krasnodar During FIFA 2018 World Cup

Russia will host its first FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15, 2018. The matches will be held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg and Sochi. The opening match between the national teams of Russia and Saudi Arabia will take place on June 14 at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.

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

France lacked coherency in their new 3-4-3 system in their victory over Sweden but there were signs of improvement against Croatia, despite the absence of Kylian Mbappe after he tested positive for COVID-19. Wing-backs Mendy and Moussa Sissoko were more readily involved, but the team took a while to get going and could have been […]

Putin critical of Russia’s soccer team ahead of World Cup

Russia has won just one of its last 10 games and crashed out of this summer’s European Championship without winning a game. Despite all this, the team has been set a target of reaching the semifinals in 2018.

Michael Cheika quits as Australia head coach after crashing out of Rugby World Cup

“I have no regrets making that call, but yes, I would love to stay on. I really feel attached to the team and it is an honour to have this role as the coach of Australia. I take it with a lot of pride and a lot of honour. But, like I said, I made […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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

“Les had to fight tremendously hard for the game and for the immigrants, like my parents, who came to Australia with nothing for a better life,” she said. “They were able to establish an identity through Les and through the game and within the country – so, I’m glad.”