2018 World Cup

Hockey World Cup 2023: German grit and mental strength 

Emphasis on mental aspect of the game, training to keep calm during big moments reasons behind strong show

published on : 27th January 2023

Over half of Chinese fans travelling for FIFA World Cup are women

The visitors will likely spend at least 3 billion yuan (USD 461 million) based on tickets, consumer services and inter-city transportation in Russia.

published on : 22nd June 2018

Mohamed Salah included in final Egypt World Cup squad

Salah, who hit a stunning 44 goals for Liverpool last season in all competitions, was forced out of the final in tears last month clutching his left shoulder after being wrestled to the ground.

published on : 4th June 2018

Neymar 'not yet 100 per cent' but ready to play for Brazil

Brazil will play two warm-up matches before travelling to Russia, with a friendly against Croatia at Anfield on June 3.

published on : 28th May 2018

Iceland leaders to snub 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia over spy poisoning

Among the measures taken by Iceland is the temporary postponement of all high-level bilateral dialogue with the Russian authorities, the foreign ministry said in a statement said. 

published on : 27th March 2018

Clock ticking for injured Germany's Manuel Neuer as 2018 World Cup looms

Germany host Spain on Friday in Duesseldorf and Brazil in Berlin next Tuesday in high-profile friendlies, but will again be without their captain and goalkeeper.

published on : 21st March 2018

Australia coach Van Marwijk aims for 2018 World Cup second round

While saying it will not be easy, his goal was to maximise the abilities of the "physically strong" players to win games.

published on : 1st February 2018

Spain Prime Minister Rajoy tips Germany, Brazil for World Cup final four with Spain

Spain will kick off its World Cup campaign in Group B against Portugal on June 15 in Sochi on Russia's Black Sea coast.

published on : 25th January 2018

Sandro Wagner holds Germany selection in World Cup hopes on Bayern's bench

Bayern paid Hoffenheim around 13 million euros ($16m) for Wagner earlier this month and the burly 30-year-old has played just 24 minutes of Munich's two Bundesliga games so far in 2018.

published on : 25th January 2018

'Apocalypse' now as Italy face World Cup humiliation

Italy need to overturn a 1-0 play-off first-leg defeat against Sweden at the San Siro on Monday.

published on : 13th November 2017

Sergio Ramos says one win will qualify Spain for 2018 World Cup finals

Sergio Ramos believes his country is just one win away from assuring a place in the 2018 World Cup finals.

published on : 12th June 2017