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World Cup odds and predictions 2018: Advanced computer model picks winners of each group

11 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

David Sumpter's advanced model picks which countries will advance past the group stage
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Height effect: Argentina sizes up Iceland at World Cup

Height effect: Argentina sizes up Iceland at World Cup

11 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

BRONNITSY, Russia In theory, two-time World Cup champion Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing Iceland, which is making its first appearance at the tournament. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the height effect.
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Who are Africa's best bet to reach the World Cup Last 16?

11 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

Despite having Spain and Portugal in their group, Ed Dove highlights some of the key reasons Morocco could surprise a few people at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
On the eve of the World Cup, KweseESPN's Ed Dove assesses the African teams' chances of escaping their respective groups.
Africa's teams begin their World Cup campaigns with ambitions to become the first continental representatives in the semi final, yet escaping their respective groups would represent an admirable achievement for the continent's quintet.
Indeed, while at least two of the sides can be realistically confident in...
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Lawmaker urges Russian women to be vigilant with WCup fans

11 monthes ago   |   By Seattle Pi

MOSCOW - A senior Russian lawmaker advised Russian women Wednesday to be vigilant during any romantic encounters with foreign fans flocking to Russia for the World Cup so as not to end up raising their children alone.
Tamara Pletnyova, the head of a parliamentary committee on family matters, said in an interview with the Govorit Moskva radio station that she hopes Russian women will decide against casual relationships with foreign spectators that may end up in unplanned pregnancies.
Tens of thousands of foreign fans are heading to Russia for the tournament, which kicks off Thursday. FIFA...
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Additional content 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Additional content 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

11 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports


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World Cup and VAR: Why FIFA referees are making TV box signal with their hands during Russia 2018 games

11 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

The official motion for VAR is the referee making the outline of a rectangle with the index fingers
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Mbappe, Rashford & the 20 youngest players at World Cup 2018

Mbappe, Rashford & the 20 youngest players at World Cup 2018

11 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

This year's tournament offers an opportunity for some of the game's rising stars to shine, but who are the youngest footballers in Russia?
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World Cup 2018: Football showpiece set to begin in Russia

11 monthes ago   |   By BBC

The 2018 World Cup starts on Thursday, when hosts Russia face Saudi Arabia in Moscow in the first of 64 games over 32 days.
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Robbie Williams and Aida Garifullina ready to light up the World Cup Opening Ceremony

11 monthes ago   |   By FIFA

Before they take centre stage at the first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup the two star performers tell us what it means to performing at the greatest show on earth.
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World Cup To Kick Off With TV Audience Of 3.4B Expected - Deadline's Guide To The Soccer Tournament

11 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Some 3.4 billion people - almost half of the world's 7.6B population - is expected to watch the FIFA World Cup that starts Thursday, as the soccer tournament, which takes place this year in Russia, remains one of the world's most popular media events.
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Percent chances of World Cup win; group stage progress

11 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Maybe Thomas Lemar's proposed move bodes well for Antoine Griezmann's future at Atletico Madrid. Then again maybe his French teammate's future doesn't have anything to do with his status, but a soon-to-be changing release clause. And thanks to Griezmann's breaking his plan to declare his club future before the World Cup, we seemingly won't have clarity until at least July 1. Griezmann, 27, had been whispered as a transfer target of nearly every big club on Earth for several seasons, with Barcelona the latest and most often linked to the Frenchman. But Griezmann said Tuesday he had nothing...
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In-depth coverage of 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sportsnet.ca

In-depth coverage of 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sportsnet.ca

11 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

If you're a soccer fan, this is going to be like a month of Christmas mornings, as the biggest sporting event on the planet is set to kick off.
Sportsnet.ca is your home for up to the minute and in-depth coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, featuring all of the latest news, timely analysis, features, blogs, podcasts, photo galleries and so much more. Check out our World Cup home page by CLICKING HERE .
2018 World Cup coverage on Sportsnet
The FIFA World Cup in Russia runs from June 14 to July 15, and Sportsnet.ca will have in-depth daily coverage.
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EXTRA TIME: Ahmed Musa purchases 2018 Range Rover Velar

EXTRA TIME: Ahmed Musa purchases 2018 Range Rover Velar

11 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

The 25-year-old forward added a new set of wheels to his garage just before the commencement of the World Cup in Russia
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Lawmaker urges Russian women to be vigilant with WCup fans

Lawmaker urges Russian women to be vigilant with WCup fans

11 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

Senior Russian lawmaker warns local women against casual relationships with foreign soccer fans coming to Russia for the World Cup
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Grozny is a World Cup home away from home for Egypt squad

11 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

GROZNY, Russia The Egypt squad in Russia for its first World Cup since 1990 has a nickname besides the Pharaohs.
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Lawmaker urges Russian women to be vigilant with WCup fans

11 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

MOSCOW A senior Russian lawmaker advised Russian women Wednesday to be vigilant during any romantic encounters with foreign fans flocking to Russia for the World Cup so as not to end up raising their children alone.
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Video: It's time for Brazil to win World Cup - Ronaldo

Video: It's time for Brazil to win World Cup - Ronaldo

11 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

Former striker Ronaldo believes Brazil will end their wait for a World Cup this year in Russia
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Iran's Football World Cup Preparations Beset By Sanctions And Other Political Squabbles

11 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

International politics have again intruded into Iran's preparations for the football World Cup, which starts in Russia on June 14, with US-based Nike saying it is unable to supply football boots to the team due to US sanctions. "U.S. sanctions mean that, as a U.S. company, Nike cannot supply shoes to players in the Iranian national team at this time," the company said in a statement reported by ESPN. Iran's manager Carlos Queiroz called the move “ridiculous and unnecessary” and called on Nike to apologise. The Iranian Football Federation has also called on Fifa, the sport's governing body...
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Printable World Cup bracket: Make your Russia 2018 predictions before the start of the group stage

11 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

Germany begins its title defense of the FIFA World Cup Trophy this year
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Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita's recovery from a thigh problem is ahead of schedule but he is unlikely to be fit enough to feature in the Champions League final. The Guinea... Read more ...

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Même si ses Milwaukee Bucks sont dans une situation inconfortable après avoir perdu hier soir, Giannis Antetokounmpo refuse de s'avouer vaincu. Read more ...