2018 World Cup Group H

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
Cisse says African team will win World Cup one day

Cisse says African team will win World Cup one day

Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse said Monday he was sure an African team will one day win the FIFA World Cup. 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
2002: When dodgy decisions took South Korea to the semis – and infuriated Europe's big guns

2002: When dodgy decisions took South Korea to the semis – and infuriated Europe's big guns

Senegal set the tone from the off, but it was South Korea's miraculous run to the final four that really caused a stir, writes Nick Harper. 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
The World Cup: A festival of football...and food.

The World Cup: A festival of football...and food.

A Festival of the Tatar cuisine will be held in Warsaw from June 22 to June 24 ahead of Poland's game in the capital of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, the Head of the Russian center Igor Zhukovsky has said. 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
Over 100,000 Foreign Fans From 145 Countries to Visit Samara During 2018 World Cup

Over 100,000 Foreign Fans From 145 Countries to Visit Samara During 2018 World Cup

More than 100,000 foreign fans from 145 countries will visit Samara during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, acting head of the Samara Region's tourism department Mikhail Maltsev said Friday. 16 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
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
Colombia star James Rodriguez misses training

Colombia star James Rodriguez misses training

Bayern Munich midfielder midfielder James Rodriguez missed Colombia's open training session on Thursday. 14 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
Colombia Arrives in Russia's Kazan for FIFA World Cup - Team Reporter

Colombia Arrives in Russia's Kazan for FIFA World Cup - Team Reporter

MOSCOW, June 13 (Sputnik) - The Colombian national team arrived in the Russian city of Kazan for this summer's FIFA World Cup that will kick off on Thursday, official team reporter Alejandra Rueda said on Wednesday. 13 Jun 2018
Quiz! Can you name the top 32 goalscorers at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil?

Quiz! Can you name the top 32 goalscorers at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil?

Germanys 7-1 win, Costa Ricas underdog run, Colombias dancing, England getting a point. What do you recall of the fun of four years ago? 13 Jun 2018
Injured Poland Defender Glik to Fly to Russia for 2018 FIFA World Cup - Reports

Injured Poland Defender Glik to Fly to Russia for 2018 FIFA World Cup - Reports

MOSCOW, June 12 (Sputnik) - Monaco and Poland defender Kamil Glik, who injured his shoulder earlier in June, will travel with the national team to Russia for the FIFA World Cup, Polish FIFA correspondent Piotr Kozminski reported Tuesday. 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