South Korea head coach Shin Tae-yong revealed he used an unusual tactic to gain an advantage over their Group G opponents Sweden.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has leapt to the defence of France midfielder Paul Pogba saying the criticism he receives comes down to jealousy.
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.
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.
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.
Argentina legend Diego Maradona issued a scathing assessment of his country's World Cup draw with Iceland.
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.
Betting on the 2018 FIFA World Cup has caused somewhat of a flutter in the African country of Uganda.
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.
Australia captain Mile Jedinak admitted the frustration was palpable after the Socceroos' World Cup campaign was compounded by a historic VAR decision.
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.
Mexico have had their share of distractions heading into their World Cup opener against Germany on Sunday.
Portugal's Adrien Silva refused to be drawn on comparisons between teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi.
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.
There will be much expectation when five-time world champions Brazil open their World Cup campaign against Switzerland.
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.
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.
Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson revealed Saturday how he worked on psyching out Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
Belgium will be without defensive stalwarts Thomas Vermaelen and Vincent Kompany when they kick off their World Cup campaign against Panama.
Is the Essam El Hadary era nearing its end after more than a decade of domination by the Egyptian 45-year-old?
Jose Mourinho believes that Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is a 'special player' after bagging a hat-trick against Spain.
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.
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.
Lionel Messi is joined in Argentina's attack by the fit-again Sergio Aguero to face Iceland at Spartak Stadium in Moscow.
Lionel Messi's bid for World Cup redemption begins on Saturday when he leads Argentina against tiny Iceland.
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.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz pleaded for equal treatment after his side overcame difficulties to beat Morocco in their World Cup opener.
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.
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.
In Nigeria's commercial hub, Lagos, the national team's World Cup jerseys - fake and real - are flying off the shelves.
New Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo took a moment to reminisce over old friend Senzo Meyiwa after being introduced to life at the club
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.
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.
Russia showed ruthless finishing in thumping Saudi Arabia in the tournament's opening match before an anxious crowd of nearly 80 000.
Seismologists said they detected an "artificial" rumbling, possibly caused by "widespread jumping" during Mexico's shock win over Germany.
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.
Taking a look back at the previous tournaments dating back to 1930, can you name the winners of each Soccer World Cup?
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.
An Egypt team official confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy for religious reasons.
Gareth Southgate says his young side are ready to ditch their tag as chokers that has haunted England at previous major tournaments.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez believes Eden Hazard can be one of the stars of the Soccer World Cup.
Germany have been stunned at the 2018 World Cup, losing their first match of the tournament to Mexico.
Hernan Dario Gomez leads minnows Panama into their World Cup debut on Monday against a star-studded Belgium.
France coach Didier Deschamps said Antoine Griezmann "must do more", after a disappointing performance in their win against Australia.
Neymar makes his World Cup bow on Sunday as five-time winners Brazil kick off their quest for redemption.
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.
Recap the action in the Soccer World Cup Group E clash between Brazil and Switzerland.
Thanks to this week’s groundbreaking events at the 68th FIFA congress in Moscow, international football won’t be the same again.
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.
Egypt striker Mohamed Salah was presented with a giant cake to mark his 26th birthday.
Despite a courageous performance from Peru, it was Denmark striker Yussuf Poulsen's lone goal that divided the two nations at the final whistle.
Recap all the action from the FIFA World Cup match between Peru and Denmark at the Mordovia Arena in Russia.
Senegal are eager to create new memories in a country where the 2002 World Cup team has cult status.
Recap from the FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and Iceland at Otkrytie Arena in Moscow.
Australia coach Bert van Marwijk hit out at Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha following their 2-1 World Cup defeat to France on Saturday.
Steve Komphela says he will always be disappointed that he failed to win trophies for Kaizer Chiefs having come close on several occasions.
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.
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.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dramatic hat-trick as Spain drew with Portugal in their Soccer World Cup opener in Sochi.
Mohamed Salah was kept on the bench in Egypt's opening World Cup defeat against Uruguay due to an injury risk.
FIFA is investigating why Egypt and Uruguay played in front of thousands of empty seats at their Soccer World Cup match in Yekaterinburg.
Lionel Messi's Argentina will underestimate Iceland at their peril, coach Heimir Hallgrimsson warned on Friday.
LIVE scoring from the Soccer World Cup Group A clash between Egypt and Uruguay.
With five African teams competing at Russia 2018 Sport24 highlights five players to fire their teams to the knockout stages of the showpiece event.
Former World Cup semi-finalists Croatia take on African powerhouses Nigeria in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad in their opening Group D match.
Lionel Messi's arrival in Bronnitsy has brought an unprecedented level of attention to a place most renowned for its Archangel Michael cathedral.
Robert Lewandowski and Sadio Mane face off in a mouth-watering World Cup shootout between Poland and Senegal.
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.
England open their World Cup campaign seeking to banish memories of dismal performances while Belgium's "Golden Generation" kick off as challengers.
Germany crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico in their opening World Cup match in Moscow on Sunday.
Germany's media reacted with concern and worry to the World Cup holder's shock defeat against Mexico on Sunday.
Germany coach Joachim Loew admitted the reigning World Cup champions were made to pay for a poor first half against Mexico.
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.
Vincent Kompany will remain with the Belgium squad at the World Cup despite currently being sidelined by a groin injury.
England fans began to trickle into Volgograd on Sunday as the historic city offered a warm welcome before hosting its first World Cup match.
Egypt striker Mohamed Salah needed help from three team-mates pulling on a jersey over his injured shoulder.
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.
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.
The World Cup finally kicked off on Thursday and the host nation, Russia, surprisingly beat Saudi Arabia by a landslide 5-0.
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.
Coach Ricardo Gareca says Peru must recover quickly from losing their first game at the 2018 World Cup.
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.
Didier Deschamps has told France they "must do better" after escaping a humiliating draw with Australia in their 2-1 World Cup opener.
Cristiano Ronaldo has emphatically won the first round of his World Cup duel with eternal rival Lionel Messi.
In their maiden FIFA World Cup, Iceland held tournament favourites Argentina to a draw at the Otkrytie Arena in Moscow.
Mohamed Salah is expected to return from his shoulder injury for Egypt's World Cup clash against hosts Russia on Tuesday.
France's Antoine Griezmann said on Saturday it was "a good job" the technology was in place in his side's win over Australia.
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.
Score update from the FIFA World Cup match between France and Australia in Kazan Arena.
Neymar will take to the field with his Brazilian team-mates when they kick off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland.
Granit Xhaka has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, the English Premier League club announced.
US broadcaster Fox has apologised after it showed pop star Robbie Williams giving the middle finger to viewers during the SWC opening ceremony.
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.
Uruguay's Luis Suarez has been hoping for redemption from his checkered World Cup past, but Egypt fans greeted him as a villain.
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.
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.
Leeds United have announced the appointment of Argentine Marcelo Bielsa in the role of head coach on a two-year deal.
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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