Category: World Cup 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 News

Dec 01

Group H: Poland head wide open group

There will be a global feel to Group H at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, with top seed Poland drawn alongside  Senegal, Colombia and Japan.

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Dec 01

Group B: European heavyweights to do battle

After beating Italy to top spot in Europe’s Group G, Spain now face another stern test after being pitted against Portugal, Morocco and IR Iran.

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Dec 01

Group A: Hosts to face Arabic test

After learning they would host the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in December 2010, Russia finally found out their long-awaited opponents on 1 December 2017.

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Dec 01

Group E: No easy task for five-time champions

After qualifying first from the always-difficult South American qualifying competition, five-time FIFA World Cup™ winners Brazil will now have designs on topping Group E at Russia 2018. 

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Dec 01

Group D: Argentina and Croatia head tricky Group D

Group D looks likely to be one of the most fiercely-contested groups at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. It pits historic giants Argentina against two blossoming European sides in Croatia and Iceland.

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Dec 01

Group D: Argentina and Croatia head tricky Group D

Group D looks likely to be one of the most fiercely-contested groups at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. It pits historic giants Argentina against two blossoming European sides in Croatia and Iceland.

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Dec 01

Group C: Favourable draw for Les Bleus

Just like in 2014, France were placed in what appears, on paper at least, to be a favourable group during the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Dec 01

Group G: Golden generations looking to shine

Top spot in Group G looks set to be disputed by two teams boasting gifted generations of talent. Belgium and England will both be calling on an impressive pool of players as they each target first place.

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Dec 01

All set for your trip to Russia?

Now that the fates of the 32 finalists of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ have been revealed, we bring you up to speed on everything you need to know to plan your trip next year, including match tickets, FAN ID and the match schedule. Get ready t…

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Dec 01

REPLAY: Infantino, Mutko take questions in Moscow

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Chairman of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ LOC Vitaly Mutko discussed hot topics and answered questions from media at the Kremlin State Palace ahead of the Final Draw in Moscow on 1 December.

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Nov 30

Lineker: The World Cup is very special

In the lead-up to the Russia 2018 Final Draw, legendary England striker Gary Lineker shared his views with FIFA.com on Friday’s ceremony and next year’s big event.

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Nov 30

Coaching quartet voice Final Draw hopes

FIFA.com spoke with four coaches ahead of Friday’s Final Draw at the State Kremlin Palace and asked them what they are hoping for from the event.

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Nov 30

Video Vault: Tshabalala opens South Africa 2010 with a bang

In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, FIFA.com looks back on Siphiwe Tshabalala’s marvellous Opening Match strike for Bafana Bafana against Mexico at South Africa 2010.

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Nov 30

Video: World Cup stars congratulate each other

They all have one thing in common: they are heading to the FIFA World Cup™. Now, ahead of Friday’s Final Draw, 32 players – each key men in the teams heading to Russia – have taken time to congratulate each other. 

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Nov 29

Puyol: I want to give back to society what football has given me

With his glittering playing career now over, FIFA World Cup winner Carles Puyol is determined to help develop the game. We dropped in on a FIFA Legend who is always on the move.

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Nov 29

Russia’s football capital awaits the Final Draw

Without question, the eyes of the footballing world will be on Moscow this week, as the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ takes place on Friday.

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