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Easy, fair and tough fixtures in store for soccer's showpiece

2017-12-03 06:07

It did not take long for the bookmakers to install defending champions Germany and five-time champions Brazil as favourites to win the Soccer World...

Tasty affair as Spain, Portugal clash in Group B

2017-12-01 19:50

A guide through each of the teams following the 2018 Soccer World Cup draw held in Russia.

Big guns avoid each other in SWC 2018 draw

2017-12-01 18:02

Russia will open the 2018 Soccer World Cup against Saudi Arabia while holders Germany start their title defence against Mexico.

Russian team struggles to shape up ahead of finals

2017-12-01 15:01

Appointed as Russia's new coach right after their Euro 2016 disaster, Stanislav Cherchesov knew he was facing an uphill task.

England, the eternal mystery

2017-12-01 09:07

Though untroubled in qualifying, England approach Friday's 2018 World Cup draw harbouring the same eternal doubts.

France have the World Cup weapons

2017-12-01 08:52

With a potent attack featuring teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe and a midfield stuffed with talent, France should be among the SWC favourites.

Putin takes fight to hooligans ahead of SWC

2017-11-29 16:48

Andrei and his fellow Russian football hooligans flew to France for the Euro 2016 with only one goal in mind: to give England's supporters a good...

Seeing double as identical twins play for Russia

2017-11-07 08:18

Opponents of Russia's national side can be forgiven for confusion as they face two identical players: twin brothers Anton and Alexei Miranchuk.

Iran hold World Cup hosts Russia in Kazan

2017-10-10 22:42

World Cup hosts Russia drew 1-1 with Iran on Tuesday in a friendly that did little to dispel doubts about their ability to challenge the elite next...

SWC ticket sales start Thursday

2017-09-12 20:07

FIFA announced Tuesday that ticket sales for the 2018 World Cup will begin on Thursday, nine months to the day that the tournament kicks off in...

Football plays catch-up with VAR

2017-06-25 06:02

The introduction of technology has been hailed as a step in the right ­direction, but there are still question marks, writes Timothy ­Molobi.

Russia readies for World Cup with a year to go

2017-06-12 11:30

Russia looks largely on course one year from the kick-off of the World Cup in June 2018.

Russia select a wolf as SWC 2018 mascot

2016-10-22 16:23

Russia has chosen a goggled wolf as mascot for the 2018 Soccer World Cup.

France expels Russian football fan leader for second time

2016-06-22 11:36

Russian football activist Alexander Shprygin was expelled by France for the second time in four days.

Russia undone by brilliant Hamsik

2016-06-15 17:24

Marek Hamsik set up the opener and came up with a contender for goal of the tournament as Slovakia beat Russia at Euro 2016.