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World Cup 2018

  • Watch: Difficult World Cup group for Australia, says Ascroft

    Watch: Difficult World Cup group for Australia, says Ascroft

    Harry Ascroft is expecting a difficult challenge for Australia when they start their Group B commitments against France.  Ascroft, who is on the books of Balzan, underlines the experience that the team will gain from playing on such an important...

  • World Cup hunger strike

    World Cup hunger strike

    A Ukrainian film director jailed in Russia on what he says are political charges has promised to press on with a hunger strike that could end his life while Russia is hosting the soccer World Cup, which kicks off on Thursday. Oleg Sentsov, who has...

  • Watch: Sweden may be underestimated at World Cup without Ibra - Larsson

    Watch: Sweden may be underestimated at World Cup without Ibra - Larsson

      Henrik Larsson is hoping Sweden will go into the World Cup under the radar given Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be involved in Russia. Ibrahimovic retired from international football after Euro 2016 but Sweden's record goalscorer appeared to be...

  • Robbie Williams, Aida Garifullina and Ronaldo set for World Cup opening ceremony

    Robbie Williams, Aida Garifullina and Ronaldo set for World Cup opening ceremony

    Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina will entertain the crowd at the opening ceremony of the World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium. They will be joined by Brazil's two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo at Thursday's show, which will be...

  • Watch: The 'Hand of God', when Suarez bit Chiellini...

    Watch: The 'Hand of God', when Suarez bit Chiellini...

    The Video Assistant Referee system is set to be used at the World Cup finals in Russia. It is the first time the VAR will be available to help guide match officials at the tournament on potential game-changing decisions, such as incidents in the...

  • England's Alli promises best behaviour at World Cup

    England's Alli promises best behaviour at World Cup

    England attacking midfielder Dele Alli has promised to not fall foul of new FIFA regulations introduced for the World Cup which allow referees to punish players retrospectively for infringements during a match. The new rules, backed by Video...

  • Watch: Neymar says Brazil are dreaming more and more ahead of World Cup

    Watch: Neymar says Brazil are dreaming more and more ahead of World Cup

    Brazil striker Neymar insists the five-time champions are dreaming of winning the World Cup again in Russia. The Paris St Germain forward scored his 55th international goal to go level with Romario and sit joint-third in Brazil's all-time scoring...

  • New World Cup section on Times of Malta

    New World Cup section on Times of Malta

    A new section focusing on the biggest sporting event in the world kicks off on Times of Malta on Monday.  The section will report on the month-long drama as it happens, match reports, historical trivia, vox pops and interviews with foreigners...

  • Watch: All you need to know about the 2018 World Cup

    Watch: All you need to know about the 2018 World Cup

    The 2018 World Cup is nearing. Press Association Sport asks the key questions about the tournament. Q: Where is it? When is it? A: After all the controversy of the 2018/2022 joint bidding process which saw Russia and Qatar awarded the...