VAR system now refined after criticism

Video Assistant Technology have been seriously used and criticised since the start of World Cup in Russia and in order to solve the problems...

WC organisers: Fans and politicians are welcome in Russia

Russian World Cup organisers say political leaders can now come to Russia to cheer their team since they have already reached to the knockout...

Morocco wants FIFA to embrace equity and equality of all teams

Morocco has been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup tournament after finishing bottom of Group B, being defeated by Iran and Portugal and drawn with Spain. However, Morocco...

Morocco wants FIFA to ‘remedy injustices’

The 2018 World Cup has been full of surprises and Moroccan football's governing body have called on FIFA over a number of alleged poor...

Bruno Alves: “We’re 100% focused on Portugal”

Portugal defender Bruno Alves maintains his team are "not interested" in Germany's historic elimination from the 2018 World Cup but are rather concentrated on themselves. Germany were shamefully...

“Iranian Messi” retires from international football

Iran forward Sardar Azmoun has announced his retirement from international football following the end of their World Cup campaign - at the age of 23 Nicknamed...

“Senegal will have the whole African continent behind them”- Koulibaly

Senegal are coming to the World Cup for only the second time, having reached the quarter-finals on their debut in 2002. Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly says...

Dermot Gallagher: VAR should be tweaked after World Cup

Former Premier League referee says Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is good for the game but not yet a perfect system and as a result...

Ramos: “The game wasn’t good”

Spain captain Sergio Ramos admitted that their performance in the 2-2 draw against Morocco was simply not good enough and has called on the...

Ronaldo: “Objective accomplished”

Despite a frustrating game against Iran, Cristiano Ronaldo is nevertheless pleased to have reached his objective of making the last 16 of the World...

Morocco boss: We can leave with our heads held high

Morocco head coach Herve Renard was proud of his side's battling displays against both Portugal and Spain and he feels that they can leave the...

Iniesta sticking to the positives after Spain draw

Andres Iniesta remained keen to stick to the positives of Spain's 2-2 draw with Morocco, despite the largely disappointing performance that could have ended...

Santos sympathetic with Ronaldo’s frustration

Portugal boss Fernando Santos has sympathised with Cristiano Ronaldo following his failure to add to his four-goal tally in their 1-1 draw with Iran The five-time...

Hierro critical of Spain performance

Spain boss Fernando Hierro was critical of his under-performing side as they twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw with Morocco in their...

Iran boss furious with Ronaldo VAR decision

Iran boss Carlos Queiroz is furious that Cristiano Ronaldo managed to escape a red card following a VAR review of an incident that saw him elbow defender...

Review: Iran – Portugal

Iran's passion and desire paid off in injury time, but Ansarifard's penalty kick wasn't enough to send Iran through to the next stage. Ricardo...

Ronaldo should have been awarded a penalty against Morocco – Pepe

Portugal defender Pepe is certain that his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo was fouled by Morocco players last week in the penalty area but was not...

Ronaldo key to Portugal’s “magic formula” – Queiroz

Iran boss Carlos Queiroz believes that Cristiano Ronaldo is a key part of Portugal's "magic formula" to claim glory at the World Cup ahead of...

Queiroz ready for most “important match” of his career against Portugal

Iran boss Carlos Queiroz is ready to face Portugal in what will be the most important match of his career in charge of the national...

Spain will not change playing style – Hierro

Spain boss Fernando Hierro is adamant that they will not be making any changes to their playing style after concerns were raised over their lack...

Santos confident Portugal will progress

Portugal boss Fernando Santos is confident that they will make the knockout stages of the World Cup ahead of their final Group B match against Iran After...

Iran know how to beat Portugal, says Ansarifard

Iran forward Karim Ansarifard has teased that head coach Carlos Queiroz has taught them the secrets on how to defeat Portugal ahead of today's final Group...

Ronaldo nothing special – Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas has downplayed Cristiano Ronaldo's impressive start to the World Cup by stating that his goals have been down to set-pieces, penalties and mistakes The Real...

FIFA set to stiffen concussion protocol after Nordin Amrabat case

FIFA has now concurred to amend their concussion protocols following Morocco's decision to play winger Nordin Amrabat just five days after suffering a concussion. Amrabat was hurt in...

Spain coach compares current players with 2010 World Cup team

Spain coach Fernando Hierro says his team for the 2018 World Cup share something great in common with the team that represented their nation and...

Bruma claimed that Ronaldo is a role-model

Cristiano Ronaldo has been the key man for Portugal so far as he scored all four goals of this national team and helped them...

Ronaldo fastest player at World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to amaze at the World Cup after it was revealed that he has been recorded with the fastest speed of any...

Messi can’t be compared with Ronaldo – Sampaoli

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli believes that Lionel Messi cannot be compared with Cristiano Ronaldo due to the lack of quality within their squad The Barcelona...

Portugal have to improve, admits Santos

Portugal boss Fernando Santos admitted that his side need to improve if they are truly going to challenge for the World Cup this summer after...

Ronaldo hails Portugal’s “beautiful win”

Cristiano Ronaldo was delighted to win what he labelled as a "beautiful" game after scoring the winning goal for Portugal in their 1-0 win...

Carvajal slams Iran’s “time-wasting” tactics

Spain defender Dani Carvajal has slammed Iran for their "time-wasting" tactics that he felt ruined the game on Wednesday La Furia Roja secured a narrow...

Morocco star makes extraordinary claim about Ronaldo & the referee

Morocco forward Nordin Amrabat has accused referee Mark Geiger of asking Portugal defender Pepe for Cristiano Ronaldo's shirt at half-time during Wednesday's game at the Luzhniki Stadium The Lions de...

Costa: “The truth is I had a bit of luck “

Diego Costa has admitted that his match-winning goal for Spain in their 1-0 victory over Iran on Wednesday had more to do with luck...

Renard proud of Morocco team

Hervé Renard was proud of his Morocco side after they once more demonstrated their ability to play football the right way after a narrow 1-0...

Ronaldo remaining “focused” on winning

Cristiano Ronaldo is remaining focused on Portugal's World Cup campaign after his early goal against Morocco helped secure the national side their first win...

Hierro never expected an easy win for Spain

Spain boss Fernando Hierro insisted that he never expected to have things easy against Iran on Wednesday as they struggled to a narrow 1-0 victory Ranked...

“Happy” Ramos now aiming to top group with Spain

Spain captain Sergio Ramos is happy with their 1-0 win over Iran and has now set the team the aim of finishing top of...

Review: Iran – Spain

A deflected goal helped Spain defeat Iran. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1009482363254996993 Dani Carvajal was back for Spain in this one. Lucas Vazquez was also in the lineup instead of...

Review: Portugal – Morocco

Outplayed but unbeaten should be Portugal’s new motto, as an early Cristiano Ronaldo header gives them a win in another game they were dominated. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1009387566456590338 Fernando...

Ronaldo sends Morocco home

Cristiano Ronaldo's fourth-minute header proved to be the difference between the European champions and Herve Renard's men. After stealing the headlines against their Iberian rivals,...

Isco says he won’t ever speak to Ronaldo again!

Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco made a jest about he will not speak his Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo again after the Portugal star's...

Hierro backs De Gea ahead of Iran clash on Wednesday

Spain manager Fernando Hierro has backed David De Gea after his calamitous display in his side's 3-3 draw with Portugal last week. According to the...

Pepe says it is a ‘privilege’ to have Ronaldo in the...

Central defender Pepe has re-emphasised the importance of striker Cristiano Ronaldo to Portugal going into their second group game against Morroco. AFP reported as Pepe...

David Silva admits that this will likely be his last World...

David Silva has admitted that this will likely be his final World Cup ahead of making his 122nd appearance for Spain against Iran on...

Spain Midfielder backs mate David de Gea

Despite making an error that led to a draw between his country – Spain and Portugal, David de Gea will remain between the posts...

Lopetegui will be a ‘great coach’ for Real Madrid – Isco

Spain ace Isco is excited over Real Madrid's appointment of former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui as the new manager. Lopetegui was fired for accepting the...

Hierro has “full confidence” in De Gea

Spain manager Fernando Hierro has once more defended goalkeeper David De Gea after he accidentally allowed Cristiano Ronaldo's shot to slip through his hands in their...

Silva hoping to continue partnership with Ronaldo for Portugal

Following Friday's 3-3 thriller against Spain in their opening game of the World Cup, Andre Silva is hoping that he will be selected more frequently...

‘Never give up’ Ramos tells De Gea after Portugal error

Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos has shown support with their goalkeeper David de Gea after he let a Cristiano Ronaldo shot slip his grasp in...

Mourinho defends David de Gea, says he still best

The Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea in yesterday’s match between Spain and Portugal let a shot from Cristiano Ronaldo slip through his grasp...

David de Gea says he lacks support from his nation

Pedro Sanchez, who was elected as Spain’s new prime minister this month, said he was uncomfortable seeing De Gea representing the nation after the...

Mourinho applauds Ronaldo, calls him special

After yesterday’s match at Sochi, Jose Mourinho applauded his former player Cristiano Ronaldo as a player for "special matches" following his hat-trick that helped...

Ronaldo happy as his records begin to pile up

Ronaldo's records could pile up like his goals, but he was focused on the team ethos of the reigning European champions as Spain dominated...

“It wasn’t an easy situation” Spain coach

With Julen Lopetegui rudely fired for signing a deal with Champions League winner without adequately informing the Spanish FA beforehand on Wednesday, Fernando Hierro...

Ronaldo confident of World Cup progress says “Our goal is to...

On Friday, Sochi was witness to Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning hat-trick that denied Spain victory in a clash of Group B heavyweights, a win regarded...

Spain head coach Fernando Hierro defends David de Gea

The new Spain head coach Fernando Hierro has defended David de Gea and gave him a huge vote of confidence after his mistake that...

Mourinho believes that Ronaldo is a player for great games

Cristiano Ronaldo impressed the whole world in his national team's 3-3 draw with Spain as he scored a hattrick and secured a valuable point...

Hierro denied to criticize De Gea

David De Gea made a horrendous mistake ahead of Portugal's second goal of the game but Fernando Hierro didn't want to criticize him as...

Iran wins first World Cup match in 20 years

In a tough and well-fought match, Morocco lost its opening match of FIFA World Cup against its Asian counterpart, Iran, as Morocco substitute Aziz...

Review: Portugal – Spain

Portugal’s star Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick and saved the day against Spain in the 3-3 draw between the Iberian rivals. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1007665152693596162 Humid Sochi was the...

Cristiano Ronaldo takes just four minutes to score his first goal

Cristiano Ronaldo has started rolling out goals for the 2018 World Cup as he has given Portugal a 1-0 lead over Spain in tonight’s...

Morocco will bid to host 2030 World 

Morocco has made five unsuccessful bids to host the World Cup. They will bid again for the sixth time to host the 2030 World...

Ronaldo: “It’s important to start well”

Cristiano Ronaldo is expecting a difficult time against Spain in Portugal's opening game in the World Cup, but he is determined to avoid defeat...

Queiroz on Iran hopes: “We expect football gods to take our...

Iran boss Carlos Queiroz is expecting the "football gods" to be on their side as they prepare to face Morocco in their opening game in...

Spain are still favourites for World Cup – Pires

Robert Pires feels that Spain are currently the most dangerous team at the World Cup, despite Julen Lopetegui’s shock departure The dismissal of Lopetegui sent shockwaves...

Morocco boss spent SIX months preparing for Iran

Morocco boss Herve Renard has revealed that he spent SIX months preparing for the side's opening game against Iran in the World Cup and is...

Ronaldo can lead Portugal to World Cup glory – Ferdinand

The mere presence of Cristiano Ronaldo in the team will make Portugal among the leading candidates for glory in the World Cup, says Rio Ferdinand On...

Ramos hoping that “dangerous” Ronaldo has a bad game

Spain captain Sergio Ramos is hoping that his Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo has a rare bad game ahead of their first match against Portugal at...

Sergio Ramos insists there are ‘no cracks’ in Spain camp

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos maintains there are no cracks in the Spain camp after the shocking sack of their manager Julen Lopetegui eve...

Julen Lopetegui would still be Spain coach if…

The appointment of Julen Lopetegui by Real Madrid wouldn’t have been an issue for Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales if he...

Nothing justifies the sack of Lopetegui

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says "nothing justifies" Spain sacking coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup in response to Champions...

Putin wishes Team Panama success at FIFA World Cup

The Mundial host President Vladimir Putin wished team Panama success for the 2018 FIFA at a meeting with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez...

This could be Ronaldo and Messi’s last World Cup: Mourinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo "probably have one last chance" to win the World Cup. Both players are...

World Cup begins as Russia face Saudi Arabia

2018 World Cup fever is spreading across the globe and all of us at Ronaldo are so excited as the curtain raiser match is...

Hierro aiming for Spain to beat Portugal by “2 or 3...

New Spain boss Fernando Hierro has set the team the objectives of playing well and defeating Portugal by "two or three goals" in their...

Silva impressed by Ronaldo’s “strong” ambition

Cristiano Ronaldo's  relentless nature has left his Portugal teammate Bernando Silva feeling impressed considering all that he has achieved The Real Madrid superstar comes into...

Silva remains wary of Spain threat

Despite the recent shocking developments that have occurred for Spain, a dubious Bernardo Silva feels that it would be unwise for Portugal to let their guard...

Togo boss tips Morocco to beat Portugal

Togo manager Claude Le Roy has backed Morocco to cause an upset by defeating Portugal in the World Cup The French tactician is confident that the African teams...

Putin thanks FIFA for keeping ‘Sports outside of politics’

Russia is the host of  2018 World Cup amid persistent tension with the West about issues such as Moscow's interference in Ukraine, it's alleged...

World Cup tickets still available

Fans can still buy tickets to watch the World Cup matches as tickets are still available for sale for at least 20 matches including...

New Spain coach “convinced” of chances to win World Cup

New Spain coach Fernando Hierro had no time to prepare for his current appointment as he only decided to take the high-stakes role today...

“Make no mistake”, Russian cyber criminals could hack your phone

Several intelligence agencies warn that electronic devices taken to Russia during the 2018 World that starts tomorrow could be hacked by Russian spies. In a statement...

Ramos urges Spain to unite following shocking events

Spain captain Sergio Ramos has taken to social media to call for unity among the players and the supporters after Julen Lopetegui's shock departure with just two days before...

Vardy on Spain situation: “It’s really strange”

England's Jamie Vardy has weighed on the surprising developments that have occurred with Spain over the past 24 hours, but doubts it will have a big impact...

Hierro appointed new Spain manager

Former Real Madrid captain and assistant manager Fernando Hierro has been announced as the new head coach of Spain for the 2018 World Cup The former...

Portugal not the favourites for World Cup – Deco

Former Portugal international Deco doubts that the national side are the favourites to win the World Cup at Russia, but he also feels that it...

Confirmed: Spain sack Lopetegui

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have confirmed that they have sacked head coach Julen Lopetegui with just two days remaining until their first game in...

Lopetegui could leave Spain before start of World Cup

Spain have intensified rumours suggesting that they will part with Julen Lopetegui before the start of the World Cup by delaying his press conference, reports...

Ronaldo may have another World Cup in him – Deco

Cristiano Ronaldo may still have another World Cup left in him after this month's tournament, reckons his former Portugal teammate Deco The five-time Ballon d'Or...

Benitez a candidate for Spain

Rafael Benitez has emerged as a candidate that the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) are considering to replace Julen Lopetegui as the new head coach...

Ronaldo will be the star of the World Cup – Joao...

Despite the burden of having the hopes of the nation resting solely on his shoulders, Joao Mario is certain that Cristiano Ronaldo will be the...

Ronaldo makes a big Salah claim

Amid sending Mohamed Salah a heartfelt message ahead of the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo tipped the Egyptian to be one of his main rivals for the Ballon d'Or...

De Gea over the criticism from mistake

Spain's David de Gea insists that the criticism he received after the mistake he made in the 1-1 friendly draw against Switzerland is now behind him The...

De Gea “well studied” ahead of facing Ronaldo

David de Gea has assured Spain fans that he is "well studied" ahead of facing the great  Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in their opening...

Spain Defender Pique Sidelined In Training With Knee Injury

The Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique failed to complete Monday's training session with Spain, citing pain in his left knee as the issue. Teammate Rodrigo has been...

Portugal will be heavily reliant on Ronaldo at World Cup –...

Manuel Fernandes is certain that Portugal will be heavily reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo to help deliver them glory at this summer's World Cup, but insists...

No team better than Spain at World Cup – Alonso

Xabi Alonso is adamant that there are no teams in the World Cup that are better than Spain right now and sees no reason...

Ronaldo not worried about Real Madrid future, says team-mate Fernandes

Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be completely unfazed by the speculation surrounding his own future at Real Madrid and is instead fully focused on Portugal's...

Ronaldo has no plans to retire from Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he has no plans whatsoever to retire from representing Portugal at international level, even if he wins the World...

Nacho confident that he can help to stop Ronaldo

Nacho Fernandez has been the teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid for the last couple of seasons and he is about to face...

Messi delivers his first speech as Barca’s captain

The new Barcelona leader thanked the ex-captains like Puyol, Xavi, and Iniesta before the friendly match between his team and Boca Juniors For Barcelona's Lionel...