World Cup 2018: Messi may return as Spain take on Argentina in friendly

Costa, however, is back playing for Atletico Madrid, which makes him the likeliest choice when Spain open up against Portugal on June 15, while Morata still has three months to spark a revival. “Morata still has a lot of possibilities to go to the World Cup,” Lopetegui said last week. But it is Moreno who […]

World Cup 2018: Croatia are looking to make people forget 1998

The hosts, Russia, will be in the happy position on Sunday of going into their match against clear favorites Spain with absolutely no pressure on them at all. Prior to the tournament, all the talk was of Russia probably being the worst host team in World Cup history, with just getting out of the group […]

Fifa winning the campaign for a 48-team World Cup

Maradona then drew a tenuous connection between World Cup expansion and Fifa reforms in the wake of corruption scandals. “We want a FIFA that is clean so people come back to the stadiums,” he said. “With so much corruption people have got tired of always seeing the same thing.” Previously Maradona had said there was […]

Ultimate dream is to qualify for World Cup: Sandesh Jhingan

“Under current circumstances that were on the cards, and no complaints at all. The Secretariat House in Chandigarh is a grand place too. As kids, we grew up looking at it with awe from outside. So getting into it – that too to receive the Arjuna Award is huge – that’s my happiness,” he said.

Emil Forsberg ousts Switzerland and sends Sweden into World Cup last eight

Sweden were the more proactive team and the bulk of the clearest chances was created by them. It was yet another triumph for Janne Andersson and there was a moment for the manager to cherish when he emerged 15 minutes after full time to take the acclaim from the delirious Sweden supporters. They clapped in […]

Adidas, Posterscope India launch a campaign to celebrate the 2018 Football World Cup

Posterscope India, the out-of-home (OOH) agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, has rolled out a massive OOH campaign for the latest edition of the FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) World Cup that is currently being held in Russia.The core objective of the campaign is to build awareness, buzz and excitement around the tournament and to […]

The Best Scenes From Today’s World Cup Parade

The World Cup championship celebration hits New York today, as the U.S. Women’s National Team is honored with a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan. The parade is under way, and we’ll be updating this post throughout the day with the best scenes.

Jason Robinson interview: How England came from behind against Australia to win the World Cup in 2003

Robinson, who won 51 caps for England and five for the Lions and scored 30 tries, says: “The explosion of emotion which came out when I scored was unbelievable. It’s probably the best high you could have legally because the pressure was that intense and because it was me … a kid from a council […]

How I won the Rugby World Cup: John Kirwan recalls All Blacks’ 1987 triumph that unified a nation torn apart

As the tournament in Japan nears, it is remarkable to think that there were so many sceptics prior to the first World Cup in 1987. Many in the more hidebound northern hemisphere believed that it would be the thin end of the wedge and would herald professionalism. It did, eight years later. But the demand […]

On this day in sport: France begin road to World Cup glory, Warriors claim NBA title

Les Bleus were thankful for VAR when it was used – for the first time ever in a World Cup match – to award them a controversial penalty after Josh Risdon’s tackle on Antoine Griezmann originally went punished in Kazan.