world cup 2018

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
Milligan: We just fell short...

Milligan: We just fell short...

After arriving home after Australia's early exit from Russia 2018 Socceroos defender Mark Milligan relived his World Cup rollercoaster at the launch of the Nike PhantomVSN. 10 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
Massimo Luongo opens up on World Cup frustration

Massimo Luongo opens up on World Cup frustration

Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo has revealed his disappointment and frustration after being overlooked for selection throughout the 2018 World Cup. 24 Jul 2018
German star Ozil retires from international football citing 'racism and disrespect'

German star Ozil retires from international football citing 'racism and disrespect'

Germany’s Mesut Ozil has quit international football citing personal attacks on him and his Turkish heritage. 23 Jul 2018
Qatar asks Moscow authorities to share World Cup expertise

Qatar asks Moscow authorities to share World Cup expertise

The Qatar authorities have asked their Moscow colleagues to share their expertise with them after the Russian capital hosted 12 matches of this summer's FIFA World Cup, Deputy Moscow Mayor Petr Biryukov said on Wednesday. 19 Jul 2018
Russia to keep using World Cup infrastructure after tournament

Russia to keep using World Cup infrastructure after tournament

Russia plans to keep using the infrastructure created or upgraded in the country ahead of this summer's FIFA World Cup after the tournament came to a close on Sunday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said on Wednesday. 19 Jul 2018
One-month-old baby girl youngest 'football fan' to attend World Cup

One-month-old baby girl youngest 'football fan' to attend World Cup

A one-month-old baby girl was the youngest "football fan" to get a Fan ID, which was obligatory for all ticket holders at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, while the oldest fan to attend this summer's tournament was born in 1920, the Russian Communications Ministry said on Wednesday. 19 Jul 2018
Free trains transported about 319,000 fans during 2018 World Cup

Free trains transported about 319,000 fans during 2018 World Cup

Around 319,000 football fans traveled between World Cup host cities on free trains during this summer's tournament in Russia, the Russian Railways said Wednesday. 19 Jul 2018
FIFA praised medical Services at Russia's World Cup

FIFA praised medical Services at Russia's World Cup

FIFA has praised the provision of first-class medical services during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Russian Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on Wednesday. 19 Jul 2018
Raiffeisenbank, Papa Jones face fines for World Cup branding breaches

Raiffeisenbank, Papa Jones face fines for World Cup branding breaches

Russia’s Raiffeisenbank and Papa Jones pizzeria franchise could be fined up to 500,000 rubles (about AUS$10,800) after the Moscow office of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) issued warrants against the two companies for the illegal use of 2018 FIFA World Cup branding. 19 Jul 2018
Dalic's statement about politicians 'fake'

Dalic's statement about politicians 'fake'

The Croatian Football Federation's media officer Tomislav Pacak told Sputnik on Wednesday that the statement apparently made by Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic that the Croatian politicians should stay away from the national team was fake. 18 Jul 2018
No Serious Violations of Law Recorded in Russia During FIFA World Cup - Interior Minister

No Serious Violations of Law Recorded in Russia During FIFA World Cup - Interior Minister

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - No serious violations of law or order were recorded in Russia during this summer's FIFA World Cup as local police was "polite" with football fans, Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said Wednesday.  18 Jul 2018
Putin Backs Proposal to Use World Cup-Style Fan IDs at Other Mass Events

Putin Backs Proposal to Use World Cup-Style Fan IDs at Other Mass Events

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin backed on Wednesday the proposal to use FIFA World Cup-style Fan IDs at other major sporting and cultural events in the country. 18 Jul 2018
Records Broken at World Cup in Russia as Attendance Neared 100% - Deputy Prime Minister

Records Broken at World Cup in Russia as Attendance Neared 100% - Deputy Prime Minister

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - The FIFA World Cup in Russia broke many records as more than 3 million fans attend the games to secure a near-perfect attendance, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said Wednesday. 18 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