Football World Cup

Morocco’s success and the ‘global’ sport

Football’s claim to being the global sport has strong merits.

Argentina want more of feisty Messi

Lionel Messi wasn’t available at the pre-match press conference for Argentina’s World Cup semifinal against Croatia on Monday. He wasn’t, in fact, expected to be; the PSG talisman hardly ever attends a press conference.

When stories are born on the field

Stories, whether in reality or on the field, play an important factor in shaping how we as humans see both sports and life.

5 shocking moments in the history of football

Some moments perfectly capture the ups and downs of the feelings football fans experience and make us fall in love with the game all over again. No other sport can truly elicit such a wide range of feelings from its followers at every turn of the clock. The game’s capacity to change tears into joy and vice versa at each move is what makes these moments historical.

Days in a cruise ship: English footballer’s wives and girlfriends at the Qatar World Cup

A millionaire cruise ship has been anchored off the coast of Doha, Qatar for days, offering special amenities for the families of the football players. For the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, WAGs of English footballers are all scheduled to board a billion-dollar luxury World Cup cruise ship. Meanwhile, 6,762 guests and the partners of football players will be staying on the brand-new, MSC World Europa.

5 books on Argentina’s football history

For fans of the Argentinia team, these five books can be a portal to favourite moments in football history. 

'Hypocrite reader – my twin – my brother!'

Qatar's hosting of the FIFA World Cup has created a storm of controversy in Western media

Dream houses: 5 most beautiful houses of footballers

We know that football players work extraordinarily hard to reach the heights of success and the payment they receive for it often makes us feel extraordinarily poor. Not only do we swoon over their lifestyle, some footballers’ tastes, as reflected in their homes, have left us speechless more than once. So, here are 5 most beautiful houses of footballers that make us wish we could live there:

A riveting ride to Qatar

After winning the rights to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in 2010, it quickly became clear that Qatar would have to pull a rabbit out of its hat to successfully stage football’s showpiece event. The largest concern at the time was whether players could even perform in the searing summer as the Mi

May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 (Official Video)

Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup From Jun 14 to Jul 15, 2018 The 2018. FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA

May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018

World Cup Draw: Group-by-Group Analysis

The 2018 World Cup draw took place Friday at the Kremlin, which seemed as good a place as any to unveil valuable information of vital global interest. Here’s our live coverage and analysis from Moscow.

June 19, 2015
June 19, 2015

Fifa corruption: Jacques Anouma denies 'Qatar bribe'

Ivorian ex-Fifa executive Jacques Anouma tells the BBC that he did not accept a $1.5m (£1m) bribe over Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid.

February 25, 2015
February 25, 2015

No World Cup compensation: Fifa

Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke says no compensation will be paid to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December.

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