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2018 FIFA World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup

Sixty-four matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities in Russia

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 04:11 PM EDT

World Cup: Ronaldo Scores Hat Trick as Portugal Draws Spain

World Cup: Ronaldo Scores Hat Trick as Portugal Draws Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick, capped by a dipping free kick in the 88th minute as Portugal and Spain played to a wild 3-3 draw in the Group B opener for both countries. Ronaldo scored twice in the first...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 01:34 PM EDT

Singer Flips the Bird on Live TV During World Cup Kickoff

Singer Flips the Bird on Live TV During World Cup Kickoff

Maybe he was just trying to say World Cup is number 1? Performing in front of a raucous Russian crowd Thursday morning, English pop singer Robbie Williams got the World Cup coverage off to a dubious start by...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:27 AM EDT

British LGBTQ Rights Activist Detained in Russia

British LGBTQ Rights Activist Detained in Russia

A British LGBT activist has been detained near the Red Square in Moscow for protesting against Russia's abuse of homosexual people. Peter Tatchell stood outside the Kremlin on Thursday holding a banner critical...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 01:16 PM EDT

Russians Rout Saudis in World Cup Opener

Russians Rout Saudis in World Cup Opener

Denis Cheryshev scored twice as Russia swept aside Saudi Arabia to open its home World Cup with a 5-0 win on Thursday. After a lavish opening ceremony and with President Vladimir Putin watching on, Yuri Gazinsky...

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 01:26 PM EDT

FIFA Awards 2026 World Cup to US, Canada, Mexico

FIFA Awards 2026 World Cup to US, Canada, Mexico

After a vote in FIFA's World Congress, the international governing body of soccer decided to accept a joint bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup. The bid beat a competing plan from...

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 01:32 PM EDT

Spain’s Soccer Coach Fired Two Days Before World Cup

Spain’s Soccer Coach Fired Two Days Before World Cup

Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales, who made the announcement on Wednesday in Krasnodar, later said Fernando Hierro would replace Lopetegui as coach for Spain's match against Portugal in Sochi on...

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 01:07 PM EDT

World Cup 2018: Four World-Class Players To Watch

World Cup 2018: Four World-Class Players To Watch

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has arrived. Get to know more about these top players who will do everything in their power to bring the World Cup home.

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 01:20 PM EDT

US, Mexico, Canada to Jointly Host 2026 World Cup

US, Mexico, Canada to Jointly Host 2026 World Cup

FIFA voted Wednesday to play the 2026 World Cup in North America, with the United States, Mexico and Canada jointly hosting. More than 200 national football federations took part in the vote in Moscow at their...

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:55 AM EDT

Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 World Cup

Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 World Cup

After raising the World Cup eight miles from Copacabana Beach four years ago, Germany hopes to lift the trophy four miles from the Kremlin on July 15 and become the first repeat champion in more than a...

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 at 07:35 PM EDT

FIFA Urges Refs to Take as Long As Needed for Video Reviews

FIFA Urges Refs to Take as Long As Needed for Video Reviews

World Cup referees must ensure all the time used for video review is played at the end of each half — even if a stoppage takes 10 minutes. FIFA's instructions to more than 100 match officials in Russia were...

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