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Quiz! Can you name the last 21 footballers to have played in FOUR or more World Cups?

Quiz! Can you name the last 21 footballers to have played in FOUR or more World Cups?

After a Mexican stalwart played in his fifth World Cup, can you name the men who've featured in a World Cup this century and played at four or more tournaments overall? 18 Jun 2018
Quiz! Can you name the top 30 World Cup assisters 2002-14?

Quiz! Can you name the top 30 World Cup assisters 2002-14?

Its every player to craft three or more assists from across the last four World Cups. Time to name these ace playmakers 15 Jun 2018
World Cup icons: Fabio Cannavaro fights through the media storm – and goes down in history (2006)

World Cup icons: Fabio Cannavaro fights through the media storm – and goes down in history (2006)

Despite being engulfed by scandal, Italy emerged victorious in 2006 and their captain went down in history 14 Jun 2018
World Cup icons: Roberto Baggio – the miss that haunted a career (1994)

World Cup icons: Roberto Baggio – the miss that haunted a career (1994)

It wasnt quite the kick that killed a career, but there was no coming back from shootout heartbreak for the Divine Ponytail who still cant shake the feeling today 12 Jun 2018
14 things you’ve probably forgotten about the 2014 World Cup

14 things you’ve probably forgotten about the 2014 World Cup

Forget James Rodriguez's form, Neymar's injury, Spain's early exit and that 7-1 semi-final? These are the big, less-discussed talking points from four years ago 12 Jun 2018
10 players who became overnight superstars at the World Cup

10 players who became overnight superstars at the World Cup

A Haitian hero, an unlikely Italian and a teenage Irishman going one better than Pele - all this and more in Jon Spurling's list of players whose World Cup displays made them stars. 11 Jun 2018
Quiz! Can you name the top 51 Premier League goalscorers who’ve NEVER played a World Cup game?

Quiz! Can you name the top 51 Premier League goalscorers who’ve NEVER played a World Cup game?

The all-time Premier League scorers whove never played an active part in a World Cup, from the Englishman with 187 goals to the Peruvian with 49 8 Jun 2018
Ranked! The 10 most iconic World Cup hairstyles of all-time

Ranked! The 10 most iconic World Cup hairstyles of all-time

From the fin of Becks, to the curls of Carlos, to the holiest of ponytails: Nick Moore waxes lyrical about the most memorable World Cup hairdos 5 Jun 2018
Quiz! Name the top-three finishers in World Cup Golden Ball standings 1986-2014

Quiz! Name the top-three finishers in World Cup Golden Ball standings 1986-2014

Its the best three players according to the official FIFA award, anyway at every World Cup from Mexico 1986 to Brazil 2014. Name these superstars 1 Jun 2018
Quiz! Can you name the top World Cup goalscorers for these 30 major countries?

Quiz! Can you name the top World Cup goalscorers for these 30 major countries?

The highest ever scorer for these national teams in World Cup finals, from the German with 16 goals to the Irish star with three 31 May 2018
Ranked! The 25 best World Cup players EVER

Ranked! The 25 best World Cup players EVER

The finest players in the world sometimes dont quite manage to produce their best on the biggest stage of all. Others seem fired up by the global attention, playing in ways they never could for their club. Here are 25 of the tournament greats... 29 May 2018
Watch: Mario Balotelli scores on first Italy start for four years against Saudi Arabia

Watch: Mario Balotelli scores on first Italy start for four years against Saudi Arabia

Balotelli dedicated his opener to Davide Astori on Monday night, as the Azzurri went on to win 2-1 29 May 2018
The 10 most shocking exclusions from World Cup squads

The 10 most shocking exclusions from World Cup squads

Whoever eventually misses out on Russia 2018, theyll have to go some way to match these jaw-dropping omissions. 22 May 2018
The big interview: Gianluigi Buffon – "Goalkeepers are perverse – you’re playing a game where everyone uses their feet, but you want to use your hands"

The big interview: Gianluigi Buffon – "Goalkeepers are perverse – you’re playing a game where everyone uses their feet, but you want to use your hands"

What did he think of his world record transfer fee? How did he deal with his depression? And what made him stick around in Serie B? Your questions answered ... 21 May 2018
Young Aussie's awkward Italian dilemma

Young Aussie's awkward Italian dilemma

Australian youngster Gabriel Cleur is facing a weird prospect helping loan club Siena towards promotion while his parent club Virtus Entella heads for the drop. 17 May 2018
10 World Cup wildcard picks who shocked the world and shone

10 World Cup wildcard picks who shocked the world and shone

Most surprise picks are underused and quickly forgotten, but they can occasionally define a tournament as Sean Cole recalls 16 May 2018
10 players you won’t believe were shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or

10 players you won’t believe were shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or

From Chelsea flops to Bulgarian centre-backs, Jon OBrien looks at those unlikely candidates once considered among the worlds greatest footballers 9 May 2018
Would you have refused Roberto Carlos’ World Cup jersey?

Would you have refused Roberto Carlos’ World Cup jersey?

Socceroos legend Luke Wilkshire says he wouldn’t refuse a player’s jersey in the same manner teammate Scott Chipperfield did when he knocked back Roberto Carlos' shirt in Germany. 1 May 2018
Italian referees association says it has received bullets in the post

Italian referees association says it has received bullets in the post

Italian referees association (AIA) president Marcello Nicchi has claimed that he, alongside other body members, have received threatening parcels 6 Apr 2018
Quiz! Can you name the line-ups from England vs Italy in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals?

Quiz! Can you name the line-ups from England vs Italy in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals?

The Three Lions and the Azzurri played out a thrilling* 0-0 draw before England inevitably exited on penalties but can you name the players who graced the white and the blue shirts? 26 Mar 2018
10 major World Cup injustices that VAR would have changed

10 major World Cup injustices that VAR would have changed

From the yellow card of God to straight red cards, Amit Katwala on how World Cup history would be different if VAR had been available in the past 24 Jan 2018