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World Cup: FIFA Drops Plans To Expand Qatar 2022 To 48 Teams

France won the 2018 World Cup in Russia Plans to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams have been abandoned by Fifa. Fifa president Gianni Infantino said last year the expansion from 32 teams could be brought forward from 2026 to the 2022 tournament…

23rd May 2019

‘I Miss Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain’ – Lionel Messi

The rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain ended after the Portuguese left Real Madrid for Juventus last summer in a staggering £100million deal.   Now, his fierce rival, Lionel Messi has admitted he wishes Ronaldo was still in La Liga. ‘I miss Cristiano,’ Messi told FM Club 947 in…

29th March 2019
Argentina captain Lionel Messi and team-mates wait on the pitch before their 2018 World Cup last-16 match against France

Lionel Messi Returns To Argentina Squad For First Time Since World Cup

Lionel Messi’s Argentina were beaten 4-3 by France in the World Cup last 16 Lionel Messi has been named in the Argentina squad for the first time since the 2018 World Cup. The Barcelona forward, 31, has missed six international friendlies following defeat by eventual…

7th March 2019

World Cup Winning Goalkeeper Gordon Banks Dies Aged 81

England’s 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died aged 81. Regarded as one of the game’s greatest in his position, Banks was named Fifa goalkeeper of the year six times and earned 73 caps for England. He is perhaps best known for his…

12th February 2019

World Cup: Russia Pussy Riot Protesters Jailed Over Pitch Demonstration

Four members of the Russian punk activist group Pussy Riot have been jailed for 15 days for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch. They were accused of violating the rules for spectators at sporting events and wearing police uniforms illegally.…

17th July 2018

France Beat Croatia To Win World Cup Final

France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia’s bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps’ side repeated the success on home soil at France ’98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia…

15th July 2018

World Cup Final: France vs Croatia: Things You Need To Know

France will clash with Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final today, Sunday, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The Didier Deschamps’s men head into the game following a 1-0 victory against Belgium in the semi-final encounter played on Tuesday night, thanks to…

15th July 2018

World Cup 2018: Belgium Beats England To Finish Third

England’s World Cup campaign in Russia ended with a 2-0 defeat by Belgium in St Petersburg that meant the Three Lions finished in fourth place. Gareth Southgate’s team were unable to bounce back from the despair of Wednesday’s extra-time loss against Croatia in the…

15th July 2018

World Cup 2018: Croatia Knock England Out of World Cup

England’s bid to reach a first World Cup final since 1966 came to an agonising end as they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow. Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute of the semi-final, slotting in from…

12th July 2018

World Cup 2018: France Beat Belgium To Reach World Cup Final

France will face England or Croatia in the World Cup final after edging past European neighbours Belgium in the semi-final in St Petersburg. Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal for the 1998 champions in the second half with a towering header from Antoine…

10th July 2018

World Cup: CAF Bans Kenyan Referee For Life Over Bribery Scandal

A Kenyan referee who had been due to officiate at the ongoing World Cup in Russia has been handed a life ban after being caught in a bribery sting. Aden Marwa was filmed receiving a 600-dollar bribe during Confederation of African Football (CAF) assignment…

9th July 2018

World Cup: Croatia Knock Out Host Russia On Penalties

Russia’s remarkable World Cup run ended in a heart-breaking quarter-final defeat on penalties as Croatia bounced back from a late extra-time equaliser to set up a last-four meeting with England. Defender Mario Fernandes, who had brought his side level through a header in the…

8th July 2018

England Beat Sweden To Reach First World Cup Semi-Final in 28 Years

England are into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 thanks to Harry Maguire and Dele Alli headers against Sweden. Gareth Southgate’s side now face hosts Russia or Croatia on Wednesday in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for a place in next Sunday’s…

7th July 2018

World Cup: Belgium Knock Out Five-time Winners Brazil

Belgium produced a brilliant performance to knock five-time winners Brazil out of the World Cup and reach the semi-finals for the first time since 1986. Roberto Martinez’s side turned on the style in Kazan to clock up their fifth straight win of the tournament…

7th July 2018