WATCH: South Korea swap jerseys to confuse Swedes

2018-06-18 11:10

South Korea head coach Shin Tae-yong revealed he used an unusual tactic to gain an advantage over their Group G opponents Sweden.

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WATCH: Zlatan - Pogba criticism down to jealousy

2018-06-18 10:05

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has leapt to the defence of France midfielder Paul Pogba saying the criticism he receives comes down to jealousy.

 
World Cup

Croatia to consult Rakitic on thwarting Messi

2018-06-18 09:19

Lionel Messi's Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic will be asked for all the tips on how to stop the striker, Croatia's coach Zlatko Dalic admitted.

 
World Cup

WRAP: SWC 2018 - Group phase

2018-06-18 10:30

A comprehensive wrap of all the fixtures, kick-off times, results and match reports from the group stage of the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russia.

 
World Cup

Salah return stands in Russia's road to last 16

2018-06-18 07:43

Mohamed Salah is a looming obstacle as Russia attempt to secure their place in the knockout stages of the World Cup in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.

 
World Cup

Maradona hits out at Argentina coach

2018-06-18 10:36

Argentina legend Diego Maradona issued a scathing assessment of his country's World Cup draw with Iceland.

 
World Cup

Brazil held by plucky Switzerland

2018-06-17 22:06

Brazil's bid for a sixth Soccer World Cup got off to a slow start as Switzerland withstood an early onslaught to snatch a draw.

 
 
World Cup

We must win Sweden game, says 'calm' South Korea coach

2018-06-17 20:23

South Korea's clash against Sweden is a 'must-win' game if either team wants to qualify for the knockout stage of the World Cup.

 
World Cup

Australia's Jedinak admits VAR 'frustration'

2018-06-17 17:51

Australia captain Mile Jedinak admitted the frustration was palpable after the Socceroos' World Cup campaign was compounded by a historic VAR decision.

 
World Cup

Kolarov stunner gives Serbia victory over Costa Rica

2018-06-17 16:16

Aleksandar Kolarov's brilliant second-half free-kick gave Serbia a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in their opening World Cup group match in Samara on Sunday.

 
 
World Cup

'Can't compare Messi and Ronaldo', says Silva

2018-06-17 12:23

Portugal's Adrien Silva refused to be drawn on comparisons between teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi.

 
World Cup

Belgium determined to live up to great expectations

2018-06-17 10:18

Roberto Martinez can't wait to lead an outstanding Belgium side into the Soccer World Cup as they prepare to take on Panama in their opening game.

 
World Cup

All eyes on Brazil and Germany

2018-06-17 05:58

There will be much expectation when five-time world champions Brazil open their World Cup campaign against Switzerland.

 
South-Africa

Banyana set sights on World Cup

2018-06-17 05:57

While many South African football fans are missing Bafana Bafana at the World Cup, Banyana Banyana have already set their sights on the Women’s World Cup.

 
World Cup

3 things we learned at the World Cup on Saturday

2018-06-16 22:43

On an action-packed day in Russia, Lionel Messi saw his penalty saved as Iceland earned a draw in their first ever World Cup match.

 
World Cup

Iceland's hero keeper did homework to psych out Messi

2018-06-16 20:41

Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson revealed Saturday how he worked on psyching out Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.

 
World Cup

Belgian doubts abound over Vermaelen, Kompany

2018-06-16 21:03

Belgium will be without defensive stalwarts Thomas Vermaelen and Vincent Kompany when they kick off their World Cup campaign against Panama.

 
 
World Cup

Mourinho lauds 'special' Ronaldo after hat-trick against Spain

2018-06-16 17:30

Jose Mourinho believes that Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is a 'special player' after bagging a hat-trick against Spain.

 
World Cup

Shaped by war and brandy, Serbia coach tackles World Cup

2018-06-16 16:47

Mladen Krstajic's footballing career was shaped by wars in the Balkans. In retirement, he has switched focus to coaching Serbia at the World Cup.

 
World Cup

France's SWC campaign off to a winning start

2018-06-16 13:57

Antoine Griezmann scored from the first VAR-assisted penalty awarded in the history of the World Cup as title hopefuls France battled to victory over Australia in Kazan.

 
World Cup

Aguero, Messi in Argentina starting XI against Iceland

2018-06-16 14:23

Lionel Messi is joined in Argentina's attack by the fit-again Sergio Aguero to face Iceland at Spartak Stadium in Moscow.

 
World Cup

Messi to put heat on Iceland in Russia

2018-06-16 13:22

Lionel Messi's bid for World Cup redemption begins on Saturday when he leads Argentina against tiny Iceland.

 
World Cup

Ronaldo: That was my best at a World Cup

2018-06-16 05:26

Cristiano Ronaldo's brilliant hat-trick for Portugal that lit up the World Cup capped one of the most extraordinary days in his remarkable career.

 
World Cup

Iran deserve level playing field - Queiroz

2018-06-15 22:58

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz pleaded for equal treatment after his side overcame difficulties to beat Morocco in their World Cup opener.

 
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Stoppage-time winner gives Iran win over Morocco

2018-06-15 18:59

A stoppage-time winner through an own goal gave Iran a win over Morocco in their opening Group B clash at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

 
World Cup

Ronaldo accepts 2 years in prison, mega tax fine

2018-06-15 16:53

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with the Spanish tax authorities to serve two years in prison and pay a R295 million fine in a tax evasion case.

 
World Cup

Fake Nigeria World Cup jerseys fly off the shelves

2018-06-15 13:53

In Nigeria's commercial hub, Lagos, the national team's World Cup jerseys - fake and real - are flying off the shelves.

 
Absa Premiership

Khuzwayo: Emulating Meyiwa makes me emotional

2018-06-15 11:25

New Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo took a moment to reminisce over old friend Senzo Meyiwa after being introduced to life at the club

 
World Cup

Butcher sets World Cup target for Philippines

2018-06-15 14:14

England great Terry Butcher said he was targeting taking the Philippines all the way to the World Cup after being named head coach in a shake-up.

 
World Cup

Nervy Argentina seek Messi magic against Iceland

2018-06-15 09:23

Lionel Messi's Argentina aim to put a shambolic World Cup build-up behind them and make a statement in their opening match against Iceland.

 
World Cup

Russia prove doubters wrong - for now

2018-06-15 07:10

Russia showed ruthless finishing in thumping Saudi Arabia in the tournament's opening match before an anxious crowd of nearly 80 000.

 
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Mexico cause 'artificial earthquake' after upset win

2018-06-18 09:21

Seismologists said they detected an "artificial" rumbling, possibly caused by "widespread jumping" during Mexico's shock win over Germany.

 
World Cup

Colombia aiming for best-ever World Cup

2018-06-18 09:19

Colombia will not take struggling Japan for granted when the two sides meet in their World Cup opener in Saransk, Seville striker Luis Muriel said.

 
World Cup

Can you name every winner of the Soccer World Cup?

2018-06-11 11:00

Taking a look back at the previous tournaments dating back to 1930, can you name the winners of each Soccer World Cup?

 
World Cup

Germany 'under pressure' after Mexico defeat - Kroos

2018-06-18 07:43

Toni Kroos and Mats Hummels have slammed Germany's failings after the holders slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat against Mexico in their opening World Cup match.

 
World Cup

Egypt goalkeeper declines World Cup award

2018-06-18 07:23

An Egypt team official confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy for religious reasons.

 
World Cup

England ready to ditch chokers tag - coach

2018-06-17 21:20

Gareth Southgate says his young side are ready to ditch their tag as chokers that has haunted England at previous major tournaments.

 
 
World Cup

Mexico stun champions Germany at World Cup

2018-06-17 19:09

Germany have been stunned at the 2018 World Cup, losing their first match of the tournament to Mexico.

 
 
World Cup

Griezmann 'must do more', says France coach

2018-06-17 15:39

France coach Didier Deschamps said Antoine Griezmann "must do more", after a disappointing performance in their win against Australia.

 
World Cup

Neymar to make World Cup bow as Germany launch campaign

2018-06-17 13:53

Neymar makes his World Cup bow on Sunday as five-time winners Brazil kick off their quest for redemption.

 
World Cup

Cabbie drove 20 hours before ploughing into Moscow pavement

2018-06-17 11:04

The taxi driver who ploughed into a Moscow pavement at the SWC, injuring at least seven people, said he had been working for 20 hours solid before the incident.

 
 
World Cup

$11bn promise helps USA-Canada-Mexico land SWC 2026

2018-06-17 05:58

Thanks to this week’s groundbreaking events at the 68th FIFA congress in Moscow, international football won’t be the same again.

 
World Cup

Croatian master Modric schools Nigeria's young guns

2018-06-16 22:57

A Luka Modric penalty and an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo gave former semi-finalists Croatia an easy win over Nigeria in their Soccer World Cup opener.

 
World Cup

Mo Salah celebrates birthday at Egypt team hotel

2018-06-16 22:08

Egypt striker Mohamed Salah was presented with a giant cake to mark his 26th birthday.

 
World Cup

Schmeichel heroic as Denmark edge Peru

2018-06-16 19:54

Despite a courageous performance from Peru, it was Denmark striker Yussuf Poulsen's lone goal that divided the two nations at the final whistle.

 
World Cup

As it happened: Peru 0-1 Denmark

2018-06-16 20:00

Recap all the action from the FIFA World Cup match between Peru and Denmark at the Mordovia Arena in Russia.

 
 
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As it happened: Argentina 1-1 Iceland

2018-06-16 14:37

Recap from the FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and Iceland at Otkrytie Arena in Moscow.

 
World Cup

Aussie coach slams referee after France loss

2018-06-16 15:37

Australia coach Bert van Marwijk hit out at Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha following their 2-1 World Cup defeat to France on Saturday.

 
Absa Premiership

Komphela speaks on Chiefs disappointments

2018-06-15 12:55

Steve Komphela says he will always be disappointed that he failed to win trophies for Kaizer Chiefs having come close on several occasions.

 
World Cup

VAR system used for first time in World Cup history

2018-06-16 14:19

The Video Assistant Referee system was used for the first time in World Cup history on Saturday, when France were awarded a penalty against Australia in Kazan.

 
World Cup

Germany look to make World Cup statement v Mexico

2018-06-16 10:53

Germany must shrug off a rocky World Cup build-up as they begin the defence of their title on Sunday against a vastly experienced Mexico side.

 
World Cup

Ronaldo bags hat-trick in thrilling Portugal v Spain draw

2018-06-15 21:59

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dramatic hat-trick as Spain drew with Portugal in their Soccer World Cup opener in Sochi.

 
World Cup

Egypt did not want to 'risk' Salah - coach

2018-06-15 21:43

Mohamed Salah was kept on the bench in Egypt's opening World Cup defeat against Uruguay due to an injury risk.

 
World Cup

FIFA probes empty seats at Egypt-Uruguay match

2018-06-15 16:08

FIFA is investigating why Egypt and Uruguay played in front of thousands of empty seats at their Soccer World Cup match in Yekaterinburg.

 
World Cup

Iceland coach baulks at World Cup 'miracle' tag

2018-06-15 15:53

Lionel Messi's Argentina will underestimate Iceland at their peril, coach Heimir Hallgrimsson warned on Friday.

 
World Cup

As it happened: Egypt 0-1 Uruguay

2018-06-15 13:40

LIVE scoring from the Soccer World Cup Group A clash between Egypt and Uruguay.

 
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African players to watch at the 2018 World Cup

2018-06-15 12:55

With five African teams competing at Russia 2018 Sport24 highlights five players to fire their teams to the knockout stages of the showpiece event.

 
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Croatia take on Nigeria in World Cup clash

2018-06-15 10:45

Former World Cup semi-finalists Croatia take on African powerhouses Nigeria in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad in their opening Group D match.

 
World Cup

Messi, the superstar illuminating a small Russian town

2018-06-15 08:21

Lionel Messi's arrival in Bronnitsy has brought an unprecedented level of attention to a place most renowned for its Archangel Michael cathedral.

 
World Cup

Poland brace for Senegal World Cup test

2018-06-18 09:19

Robert Lewandowski and Sadio Mane face off in a mouth-watering World Cup shootout between Poland and Senegal.

 
World Cup

England fans arrive for World Cup opener

2018-06-18 08:39

England fans trickled into Volgograd as the city that bears the weight of World War II history offered a welcome before its first World Cup match.

 
World Cup

England seek WC exorcism as Belgium looms

2018-06-18 07:43

England open their World Cup campaign seeking to banish memories of dismal performances while Belgium's "Golden Generation" kick off as challengers.

 
World Cup

Germany's World Cup defeat: 5 things we learned

2018-06-18 07:14

Germany crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico in their opening World Cup match in Moscow on Sunday.

 
World Cup

German media sound alarm after shock defeat

2018-06-18 06:59

Germany's media reacted with concern and worry to the World Cup holder's shock defeat against Mexico on Sunday.

 
World Cup

Germany coach rues 'very bad' first half in Mexico loss

2018-06-17 21:03

Germany coach Joachim Loew admitted the reigning World Cup champions were made to pay for a poor first half against Mexico.

 
World Cup

Three still in hospital after taxi hits crowd near Kremlin

2018-06-17 20:28

Three people were recovering in hospital on Sunday after a taxi ploughed into pedestrians just steps from Moscow's Red Square during the World Cup in Russia.

 
World Cup

Kompany stays in Belgium squad despite injury

2018-06-17 18:49

Vincent Kompany will remain with the Belgium squad at the World Cup despite currently being sidelined by a groin injury.

 
World Cup

Volgograd calm as England fans arrive for World Cup opener

2018-06-17 17:07

England fans began to trickle into Volgograd on Sunday as the historic city offered a warm welcome before hosting its first World Cup match.

 
World Cup

PICS: Egypt's Salah in discomfort at World Cup training

2018-06-17 14:43

Egypt striker Mohamed Salah needed help from three team-mates pulling on a jersey over his injured shoulder.

 
World Cup

Sadio Mane: Shy youngster to global star

2018-06-17 12:41

When shy youngster Sadio Mane turned up in Dakar far from his home town, nobody imagined that one day he would become a global star.

 
World Cup

Mexico coach vows to go 'head to head' with Germany

2018-06-17 11:04

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio pledged his team would go on the attack against defending champions Germany when the two sides meet in their opening game.

 
World Cup

By the numbers: 2018 Soccer World Cup

2018-06-17 05:58

The World Cup finally kicked off on Thursday and the host nation, Russia, surprisingly beat Saudi Arabia by a landslide 5-0.

 
World Cup

How will referees’ decisions affect soccer in Russia?

2018-06-17 05:58

It’s a well-worn phrase that there cannot be a game without a referee. In the games at the Soccer World Cup he will have help from eight other officials.

 
 
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Neymar 'not at 100 percent', says Brazil coach

2018-06-16 21:52

Brazil coach Tite says Neymar is not fully fit but will play some role when the five-time champions open their 2018 World Cup account.

 
World Cup

Baby Bleus 'must do better' says France coach

2018-06-16 21:07

Didier Deschamps has told France they "must do better" after escaping a humiliating draw with Australia in their 2-1 World Cup opener.

 
 
World Cup

Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina

2018-06-16 16:54

In their maiden FIFA World Cup, Iceland held tournament favourites Argentina to a draw at the Otkrytie Arena in Moscow.

 
World Cup

Salah World Cup return comes with health warning

2018-06-16 16:50

Mohamed Salah is expected to return from his shoulder injury for Egypt's World Cup clash against hosts Russia on Tuesday.

 
World Cup

'Good job there was VAR' says France's Griezmann

2018-06-16 15:27

France's Antoine Griezmann said on Saturday it was "a good job" the technology was in place in his side's win over Australia.

 
World Cup

Twitter, Instagram set players, coaches on SWC collision course

2018-06-16 15:12

Social media are a godsend for players cooped up in their hotel rooms at the World Cup but their use represents a modern-day juggling act.

 
 
World Cup

Neymar begins assault on World Cup

2018-06-16 10:26

Neymar will take to the field with his Brazilian team-mates when they kick off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland.

 
World Cup

Swiss World Cup star Xhaka extends Arsenal stay

2018-06-15 21:28

Granit Xhaka has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, the English Premier League club announced.

 
World Cup

US network apologises for Robbie Williams' middle finger gesture

2018-06-15 20:41

US broadcaster Fox has apologised after it showed pop star Robbie Williams giving the middle finger to viewers during the SWC opening ceremony.

 
World Cup

Uruguay strike late to beat Egypt as Salah sits out

2018-06-15 15:56

Jose Gimenez was the unlikely match winner as Uruguay defeated an Egypt side shorn of star man Mohamed Salah in their 2018 Soccer World Cup opener.

 
World Cup

Salah cheered, Suarez booed at Egypt v Uruguay

2018-06-15 14:40

Uruguay's Luis Suarez has been hoping for redemption from his checkered World Cup past, but Egypt fans greeted him as a villain.

 
World Cup

Birthday boy Salah benched against Uruguay

2018-06-15 12:14

Birthday boy Mohamed Salah has shrugged off a shoulder injury and will start on the bench for Egypt in their Group A opener against Uruguay.

 
World Cup

Time for France to show world-class pedigree

2018-06-15 11:16

The problems of the past at the 2010 World Cup are well and truly in the past as the latest crop of Les Bleus target a repeat of their 1998 glory.

 
International

Leeds United appoint Marco Bielsa as head coach

2018-06-15 10:18

Leeds United have announced the appointment of Argentine Marcelo Bielsa in the role of head coach on a two-year deal.

 
World Cup

Saudi thumping offers little hope for Asian teams

2018-06-15 08:45

Asia's quartet of World Cup representatives failed to deliver a single victory four years ago and hopes of a turnaround in Russia are low.

 
 

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