2018 world cup

Honda: I almost retired

Honda: I almost retired

New Melbourne Victory marquee signing Keisuke Honda admits he was contemplating quitting football after the World Cup until a meeting with his new coach Kevin Muscat. 15 Aug 2018
Is this Australia's luckiest fan?

Is this Australia's luckiest fan?

Seven-year-old Nathan Ong could be the luckiest football fan in Australia. 9 Aug 2018
How the Socceroos helped France win the World Cup

How the Socceroos helped France win the World Cup

French journalist Colomban Jaosidy, from the football monthly magazine Onze Mondial, says Les Blues 2-1 win over the Socceroos was a key factor in their eventual World Cup triumph. 19 Jul 2018
Over 4Mln People in Belarus Watched 2018 FIFA World Cup Matches on TV

Over 4Mln People in Belarus Watched 2018 FIFA World Cup Matches on TV

MINSK, July 18 (Sputnik) - More than 4 million people in Belarus watched the matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on TV, the Belarusian National State Television and Radio Company (Belteleradio) said on Wednesday. 18 Jul 2018
Over 20,000 Football Fans Went on Free Guided Tours of Moscow During FIFA World Cup

Over 20,000 Football Fans Went on Free Guided Tours of Moscow During FIFA World Cup

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - More than 20,000 football fans took free guided tours around Moscow during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Moscow mayor's office said on Wednesday. 18 Jul 2018
Over 20Mln Moscow Metro Passengers Watched FIFA World Cup Live - Transport Department

Over 20Mln Moscow Metro Passengers Watched FIFA World Cup Live - Transport Department

MOSCOW, July 17 (Sputnik) - More than 20 million people watched live broadcasts of the FIFA World Cup matches in the Moscow metro, the press service of Moscow's Transport Department told Sputnik on Tuesday. 17 Jul 2018
Over 2Mln Extra Passengers Traveled by Train in Russia During FIFA World Cup - Railways

Over 2Mln Extra Passengers Traveled by Train in Russia During FIFA World Cup - Railways

MOSCOW, July 16 (Sputnik) - Hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup helped the Russian Railways to increase the traffic of passengers by an estimated 2 million people, the company told Sputnik on Monday. 16 Jul 2018
FIFA World Cup Not to Influence Inflation in Russia, to Boost Regions' Growth - Ministry

FIFA World Cup Not to Influence Inflation in Russia, to Boost Regions' Growth - Ministry

MOSCOW, July 16 (Sputnik) - The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will not significantly affect Russia's key macroeconomic indexes including inflation, but will boost the development of the country's regions, the press service of the Russian Economic Development Ministry told Sputnik on Monday. 16 Jul 2018
Ex-Russian Football Union President Says France Favorites to Win 2018 World Cup

Ex-Russian Football Union President Says France Favorites to Win 2018 World Cup

MOSCOW, July 15 (Sputnik) - Former Russian Football Union President Vyacheslav Koloskov told Sputnik on Sunday that France might have an advantage over Croatia in the World Cup final due to having played less football and an extra day of rest. 15 Jul 2018
Putin Takes Part in Ceremony of Handing World Cup Hosts Mantle to Qatar

Putin Takes Part in Ceremony of Handing World Cup Hosts Mantle to Qatar

MOSCOW, July 15 (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday took part in the ceremony to hand over the mantle of World Cup hosts to Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. 15 Jul 2018
Croatia Head Coach Deserves All Credit for Country's Success at 2018 World Cup - Modric

Croatia Head Coach Deserves All Credit for Country's Success at 2018 World Cup - Modric

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric says coach Zlatko Dalic, who was appointed at the difficult time for the team, must be given the merit he deserves for getting the country into the 2018 World Cup final. 14 Jul 2018
World Cup Oracle Cat to Predict Winner of Third Place Play-Off Between England, Belgium

World Cup Oracle Cat to Predict Winner of Third Place Play-Off Between England, Belgium

ST. PETERSBURG, July 14 (Sputnik) - Achilles the cat, who lives at St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum and serves as the animal oracle for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will predict the winner of the third place play-off between England and Belgium later on Saturday. 14 Jul 2018
Belgian Senator Destexhe Hails 2018 FIFA World Cup Organization

Belgian Senator Destexhe Hails 2018 FIFA World Cup Organization

MOSCOW, July 12 (Sputnik) - Belgian senator Alain Destexhe said Thursday that he was impressed by the level of organization of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. 13 Jul 2018
Why Croatia can win the World Cup Final against France

Why Croatia can win the World Cup Final against France

FourFourTwo spoke to Croatian journalist Davor Petrovic from the daily newspaper Novi List to find out the secret to Hrvatska making the final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 12 Jul 2018
England v Croatia player ratings

England v Croatia player ratings

Croatia made history as they came from a goal down to beat England 2-1 to make their first World Cup Final and stop the Three Lions from bringing it home. 12 Jul 2018
Arnold: The Socceroos need belief

Arnold: The Socceroos need belief

New Socceroos boss Graham Arnold says the green and gold have the players who can score goals but just need to believe they can do it. 11 Jul 2018