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Russian scientists create robot bodyguard to protect England fans at 2018 World Cup

Russian scientists create robot bodyguard to protect England fans at 2018 World Cup

Supporters thinking of going may be sceptical about security, but some Russian scientists think they have the solution. 19 May 2017
11 footballers who played through the pain barrier (and definitely, definitely shouldn't have)

11 footballers who played through the pain barrier (and definitely, definitely shouldn't have)

Jose Mourinho has regularly questioned the steel of some of his players, but these 11 sacrificed it all to be on the pitch, whether for the teams benefit or for their own glory tends to vary... 17 May 2017
Quiz! Name these 20 players by their famous goal celebrations

Quiz! Name these 20 players by their famous goal celebrations

From back-flips to gyrating hips: can you name the 20 footballers lauding their own post-goal brilliance? 17 May 2017
Taylor gets two-game ban for Coleman challenge

Taylor gets two-game ban for Coleman challenge

Wales will be without Neil Taylor for World Cup qualifiers against Serbia and Austria as a result of a FIFA suspension. 26 Apr 2017
10 of the weirdest football-related robberies (featuring unhappy 'Arry's invoice and more)

10 of the weirdest football-related robberies (featuring unhappy 'Arry's invoice and more)

Richard Edwards recalls the games oddest instances of thievery, including the time David Beckham's car ended up in the hands of Macedonia's Interior Minister. 18 Apr 2017
US, Canada and Mexico confirm joint 2026 World Cup hosting bid

US, Canada and Mexico confirm joint 2026 World Cup hosting bid

The first edition of the 48-team World Cup could take place across North America with the US, Canada and Mexico combining for a hosting bid. 11 Apr 2017
How Brazil rediscovered their mojo, via Coutinho, Tite and some unlikely helpers

How Brazil rediscovered their mojo, via Coutinho, Tite and some unlikely helpers

That 7-1 crushing by Germany is long gone: Brazil are the first team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, and are No.1 in the FIFA rankings for the first time in seven years. Marcus Alves explains why theyre a side transformed 7 Apr 2017
Video: Neymar scores lovely chip, Paulinho hits hat-trick against Uruguay

Video: Neymar scores lovely chip, Paulinho hits hat-trick against Uruguay

The Barcelona schemer scored an excellent goal in World Cup qualifying to add to his ever-lengthening list of fine strikes. 24 Mar 2017
Augenthaler: Germany can retain World Cup in Russia

Augenthaler: Germany can retain World Cup in Russia

Klaus Augenthaler - who won the World Cup with West Germany in 1990 - believes Joachim Low's men can go back-to-back in Russia next year. 23 Mar 2017
Savicevic and Montenegro confident on road to Russia 2018

Savicevic and Montenegro confident on road to Russia 2018

Speaking to Omnisport, Football Association of Montenegro president Dejan Savicevic is happy with the progress in the country. 23 Mar 2017
Dempsey returns to United States squad after recovering from heart problem

Dempsey returns to United States squad after recovering from heart problem

United States coach Bruce Arena has recalled Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey to his squad for upcoming matches against Panama and Honduras. 16 Mar 2017
“I can’t believe I missed that…” Fans recall their horrifying tales of distraction to FourFourTwo

“I can’t believe I missed that…” Fans recall their horrifying tales of distraction to FourFourTwo

FFT's first rule of attending a match: never leave your seat before full-time. The second? Don't get distracted by naked photos on your mate's phone while your team are attacking. As these daft and down-on-their-luck fans can attest, the gods will ensure you pay the price... 15 Mar 2017
Germany book friendlies against Spain and Brazil

Germany book friendlies against Spain and Brazil

Friendlies against Spain and Brazil have been confirmed by Germany as part of their build-up for the 2018 World Cup. 11 Mar 2017
Ange names 30-man Socceroos squad

Ange names 30-man Socceroos squad

Socceroos head coach Ange Postecoglou has named a 30-man squad for two crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers later this month with Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Massimo Luongo and Mitch Langerak included after missing November’s 2-2 draw with Thailand. 8 Mar 2017
Duff: Henry’s handball? If it was down the other end I’d have done it, too

Duff: Henry’s handball? If it was down the other end I’d have done it, too

Damien Duff has told FourFourTwohe holds no grudge with Thierry Henry over the handball that helped deny the Republic of Ireland a place at the 2010 World Cup. 2 Mar 2017
Infantino calls for multiple World Cup hosts, talks down threat of violence in Russia

Infantino calls for multiple World Cup hosts, talks down threat of violence in Russia

The expanded World Cup in 2026 could be hosted by as many as four countries, according to FIFA president Gianni Infantino. 17 Feb 2017
World Cup expansion shows global growth of football - FFA

World Cup expansion shows global growth of football - FFA

The expansion to 48 teams for the World Cup in 2026 has been welcomed by David Gallop and Football Federation Australia. 11 Jan 2017
Bouvet Island’s World Cup qualification chances receive welcome boost

Bouvet Island’s World Cup qualification chances receive welcome boost

The subantarctic island is now eyeing 2026 glory, Back of the Net can reveal 11 Jan 2017
Scottish FA welcomes World Cup expansion

Scottish FA welcomes World Cup expansion

FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to a 48-team tournament from 2026 has been met with approval by the Scottish Football Association. 11 Jan 2017
Europe's top clubs question motives for 'regrettable' World Cup expansion

Europe's top clubs question motives for 'regrettable' World Cup expansion

The likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United remain opposed to FIFA's plans for a 48-team World Cup in 2026. 11 Jan 2017
BREAKING NEWS: FIFA approves 48-team World Cup

BREAKING NEWS: FIFA approves 48-team World Cup

The FIFA Council has voted to expand the World Cup to a 48-team format with 16 groups of three for the 2026 finals. 10 Jan 2017