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Senegal need to enjoy World Cup says Kouyate

Senegal need to enjoy World Cup says Kouyate

Senegal midfielder and captain Cheikhou Kouyate said on Monday that it was important for the team to enjoy the World Cup and give joy to their supporters. 19 Jun 2018
Hasebe says Japan are in excellent shape

Hasebe says Japan are in excellent shape

Japan are in excellent shape and are ready to face Colombia in their first game of the World Cup, the team's captain Makoto Hasebe said on Monday. 19 Jun 2018
Nishino says earthquake in Japan may have psychological impact

Nishino says earthquake in Japan may have psychological impact

Japan head coach Akira Nishino said on Monday that the earthquake in the western Japan city of Osaka might have a psychological impact on his players ahead of their first 2018 World Cup match against Colombia. 19 Jun 2018
Japan should try to keep Rodriguez at bay says Nishino

Japan should try to keep Rodriguez at bay says Nishino

Japan head coach Akira Nishino said on Monday that it was crucial for all of his players to pay special attention to Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez during the teams first match at the 2018 World Cup, which is set to be held in Saransk on Tuesday. 19 Jun 2018
Senegal ready for Poland game says Cisse

Senegal ready for Poland game says Cisse

Senegal are fully aware of how important their first 2018 World Cup game against Poland is and are well-prepared for the encounter, head coach Aliou Cisse said on Monday. 18 Jun 2018
Japanese public figures make last-ditch dash for Russia

Japanese public figures make last-ditch dash for Russia

Japanese public figures are expected to arrive in Russia to support their national football team at the FIFA World Cup, which kicked off on Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. 18 Jun 2018
Rodriguez And Barrios Train With Colombia Squad

Rodriguez And Barrios Train With Colombia Squad

Colombia midfielders James Rodriguez and Wilmar Barrios trained with the rest of the team, two days after arriving at their training base in Kazan. 16 Jun 2018
Yoshida: Enduring the frustrations of Southampton and Japan

Yoshida: Enduring the frustrations of Southampton and Japan

Maya Yoshida concedes he felt the same level of frustration playing for Japan and Southampton in the past year. 15 Jun 2018
Eiji Kawashima hopes for at least a draw against Colombia

Eiji Kawashima hopes for at least a draw against Colombia

Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima says his side need at least a draw in their World Cup opener against Colombia in Saransk. 15 Jun 2018
Japan complete World Cup line-up

Japan complete World Cup line-up

The Japanese national team became the last country to arrive in Russia ahead of the 2018 World Cup. 13 Jun 2018
Gallery: Every stadium at the 2018 World Cup

Gallery: Every stadium at the 2018 World Cup

Take a look at all the grounds which will be hosting games in Russia. Pictures by Getty Images. 12 Jun 2018
Poland thrash Lithuania 4-0 in friendly

Poland thrash Lithuania 4-0 in friendly

World Cup-bound Poland beat Lithuania 4-0 in a friendly match held at the Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw on Tuesday. 12 Jun 2018
Five danger men from Group H

Five danger men from Group H

In the last of our series of Word Cup danger men we look at the players who will light up Group H... 12 Jun 2018
South Korea Suffer 2-0 Defeat to Senegal

South Korea Suffer 2-0 Defeat to Senegal

Senegal beat South Korea 2-0 in their final warm-up match that took place in the Austrian town of Grodig on Monday ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. 12 Jun 2018
Quiz! Can you name the top 25 goalscorers from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa?

Quiz! Can you name the top 25 goalscorers from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa?

Eight years ago today, the World Cup kicked off in Johannesburg can you recall every player to score two or more goals? 11 Jun 2018
Switzerland Beat Japan 2-0 in Pre-World Cup Friendly

Switzerland Beat Japan 2-0 in Pre-World Cup Friendly

Switzerland beat Japan 2-0 in their warm-up match ahead of this summer's FIFA World Cup, set to be held in Russia, on Friday. 9 Jun 2018