Colombia will suffer in Rodriguez’s absence – Vickery

South American football expert Tim Vickery believes that James Rodriguez's absence will come as a major blow for Colombia, who will struggle greatly in his...

Bednarek “optimistic” over Poland’s future

Goalscoring hero Jan Bednarek believes that Poland have a bright future ahead of them after sealing a 1-0 win over Japan in their final World...

Quintero: “Too early for Colombia to celebrate”

Colombia midfielder Juan Quintero feels that it is "too early" to celebrate after they progressed to the last 16 following their 1-0 win over...

Nawalka: Win proves that Poland are not quitters

Poland boss Adam Nawalka hailed the significance of their 1-0 win over Japan as it proves that his side are no quitters and he hopes...

Colombia were fortunate to progress – Pekerman

Colombia manager Jose Pekerman feels that his side are fortunate to have been able to progress after scraping through with a 1-0 win in a tricky...

Japan boss explains his controversial tactics

Japan boss Akira Nishino has revealed that he chose to make the "tough decision" to tell his players to play the ball around in...

Cisse anticipates a bright future for Senegal

Senegal boss Aliou Cisse is expecting bright things from his side in the future after their 1-0 defeat to Colombia saw them being knocked out...

“I’m disappointed for my team and for this generation” – Senegal...

Senegal was eliminated due to inadequate fair play points. While reacting to the elimination, Senegal’s coach Aliou Cisse says his side would have scored...

Aliou Cisse: Elimination of Senegal is proof of players commitment

Fair play points have been used to settle groups for the first time at a World Cup, with Japan and Senegal finishing with an...

Pekerman is ‘extremely concerned’ by James injury

Jose Pekerman says he is unsure as to the extent of Bayern Munich’s playmaker James Rodriguez's injury that got him to be replaced with...

African football has suffered a “big step back” as Senegal leaves...

The only African team still standing in the 2018 World Cup in Russia – Senegal – have their World Cup progress crashed out on...

Review: Senegal – Colombia

Yerry Mina's header eliminated Senegal and sent Colombia on top of Group H. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1012317765972254721 The first chance of the final Group H match between Senegal and...

Senegal vs Colombia: Line-ups announced

Senegal only need a point to guarantee a place in the last 16 and head coach Aliou Cisse has made three changes from the draw with Japan...

Japan vs Poland: Line-ups announced

Japan have surprisingly made six changes to their starting line-up ahead of today's final Group H game with the side only needing a point against...

Sanchez insists that Colombia will not just focus on Mane

Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez has denied that they will be solely focusing on marking Sadio Mane in today's final Group H game against Senegal José Néstor...

Pekerman confident Colombia will progress

Jose Pekerman is confident that Colombia can beat Senegal and secure a place in the last 16 of the World Cup ahead of their...

Japan fearful of Lewandowski comeback

Japan manager Akira Nishino fears that Robert Lewandowski will be determined to spoil things for his side as Poland look to end their disappointing World Cup...

Senegal boss: “We have to defeat Colombia”

Senegal boss Aliou Cisse believes that the only way to ensure progression to the next round of the World Cup is by beating Colombia in...

“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...

Lewandowski out to end Poland’s World Cup campaign on a high

Robert Lewandowski has confessed his disappointment with Poland's premature World Cup exit but he is determined to ensure they leave on a high by...

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...

Szczesny: No excuses for Poland’s terrible campaign

Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is refusing to accept any excuses for their dismal World Cup campaign after their 3-0 defeat to Colombia knocked them out...

Mane “disappointed” with Senegal draw

Sadio Mane has admitted that he is "disappointed" with Senegal's 2-2 draw against Japan after twice surrendering their lead on Sunday The Liverpool forward managed...

Nishino proud of Japan’s persistance

Japan boss Akira Nishino was proud of the persistence of his side as they came back twice against Senegal in their 2-2 draw on Sunday Goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima...

Cisse blames Senegal defence for draw against Japan

Senegal boss Aliou Cisse has blamed his defence after they surrendered their lead twice against Japan in their 2-2 draw on Sunday Liverpool forward Sadio Mane had...

Lewandowski: “Colombia were better than us”

Robert Lewandowski felt that Poland were the deserving losers in their humbling 3-0 defeat to Colombia on Sunday as they were eliminated from the...

Colombia must still improve, warns Pekerman

Colombia boss Jose Pekerman was pleased with their 3-0 win over Poland, but warned his side that they still need to improve if they...

Poland boss apologises for crushing defeat

Poland boss Adam Nawalka has apologised for his side's crushing 3-0 defeat to Colombia as they became the first European nation to be knocked out of...

Review: Poland – Colombia

Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado and man of the match James Rodriguez gave Colombia a fantastic 3-0 win over Poland. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1010927314404855808 In the 5th minute,...

Review: Japan – Senegal

An entertaining contest in Ekaterinburg between Japan and Senegal ended 2-2. The Lions of Teranga twice had the lead through Sadio Mane and Moussa...

“Yoshida will be in a situation of a duel with Mane”...

Former Japanese player and now national team manager Akira Nishino insists Japan will take a fearless approach into their clash against Senegal. He went ahead...

Rybus hopes that Poland can turn it around

Poland lost their opening game 1-2 against Senegal and they are in a very uncomfortable position right now - but Maciej Rybus believes that...

Rodriguez waiting patiently for “next opportunity”

James Rodriguez has urged Colombia to put their opening game defeat to Japan behind them and look ahead towards the rest of the World...

Cisse says he is “certain” an African team will win the...

Senegal are the only team from Africa to win in the opening round of fixtures at Russia 2018, with the other four losing. No African...

Niang wins Man Of The Match award for Senegal in win...

Four-Four-Two reports that Senegal striker M'Baye Niang scooped the man of the match prize as Senegal defeated Poland 2-1 this afternoon in Russia. Niang pounced...

Review: Poland – Senegal

A lot of effort and a decent dose of good fortune got Senegal a 2-1 win over Poland. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1009074845437579264 The last two teams to take the...

Jose Peckerman vows to banish the “Bitter memory” of defeat against...

Columbia head coach Peckerman is keen for his side to put today's result behind them as Japan ran out 2-1 winners in Russia.   Midfielder Carlos...

Review: Colombia – Japan

Yuya Osako's header gave Japan a surprise 2-1 win against Colombia, who played with a man disadvantage since Carlos Sanchez's 3rd minute red card. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1009030022395555840 When...

Senegal ready for Poland – Kouyate

Senegal captain Cheikhou Kouyate insists that they are "fully prepared" for Poland and that the team is aiming to enjoy the World Cup and to...

Lewandowski: Matching Lato’s record is nearly impossible

Poland legend Grzegorz Lato’s tally of 7 goals in a single major tournament is something that not even Robert Lewandowski feels he can match The prolific goal-scorer...

Rodriguez out for Colombia

James Rodriguez will be unavailable for Colombia in their opening game against Japan in the World Cup after sustaining a calf injury during a...

Japan squad were shaken by earthquake, admits Nishino

Japan boss Akira Nishino has admitted that his players were shaken by the earthquake that occurred at home ahead of their first game of the...

“Mane is one of the best players in the World”, Senegal...

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse says one of his players representing their country for 2018 World Cup in Russia Sadio Mane is one of the...

“One day an African country will win the World Cup” –...

While answering questions from journalists in a press conference ahead of his side’s 2018 World Cup opener against Poland, Senegal’s coach Aliou Cisse hopes that...

Global stardom hasn’t changed Liverpool winger Sadio Mane – Aliou Cisse

Mane will be under pressure to impress for his nation as he gets their World Cup campaign is underway against Poland in Group H...

Okazaki a doubt for Japan

Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki faces a race against time to be ready for Japan's World Cup opener against Colombia after missing training for...

Japan ready for Colombia with or without Rodriguez

Amid the growing uncertainty surrounding James Rodriguez's availability for Colombia in their World Cup opener, Japan's Yuto Nagatomo insists that they will not change their approach...

Captain’s armband won’t influence Harry Kane

England's new captain Harry Kane will wear the armband in Russia, but he says the increased responsibility won't affect how he performs on the...

Chelsea ready to offload stars to bring in Lewandowski

Chelsea are keen to add Robert Lewandowski to the squad but they have to sell other strikers in order to get the Poland international

Japan can surprise at World Cup – Yoshida

While admitting that expectations are lower than usual for Japan at the World Cup, Maya Yoshida refused to rule out any surprises as things can...

African football leaders call for rotation World Cup host

Following Morocco’s comprehensive defeat for the hosting rights to the 2026 World Cup, Senior African football officials have called on FIFA to return a...

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...

Senegal boss pledges to help Mane recover

Senegal boss Aliou Cisse has pledged to do all he can to ensure that Sadio Mane is fully recovered for their World Cup campaign The Liverpool...

Fabra out for Colombia

Colombia have suffered a major blow for their World Cup campaign after confirming that first-choice left-back Frank Fabra is out of the entire tournament with...

Mane not feeling the pressure at Senegal

Despite the hopes of the nation resting on his shoulders, Sadio Mane insists that there is no pressure at being the "main man" for...

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...

“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...

World Cup 2018 group previews: Group H

Group H is the most balanced and most interesting group of the 2018 World Cup. Group H POLAND SENEGAL COLOMBIA JAPAN Schedule (GMT+2): 19 June Colombia - Japan Poland - Senegal Colombia and...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Japan

The sun will rise for Japan on June 19 and likely set nine days later. FIFA Ranking: 61 World Cup history - Having not qualified for a...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Colombia

After reaching the quarter-finals in 2014, can Jose Pekerman's Colombia go one step further in Russia? FIFA Ranking: 16 World Cup history - The South American nation...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Senegal

Sadio Mane and his teammates will be hard-pressed to repeat Senegal's 2002 quarter-final run. FIFA Ranking: 27 World Cup history - This will be Senegal’s second World...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Poland

Lewandowski's Poland has the tools to beat anyone and the weaknesses to lose to anyone. FIFA Ranking: 8 World Cup history - The golden age for Polish...

Salenko backs Lewandowski to match his World Cup record

Russia legend Oleg Salenko has backed Robert Lewandowski to match his World Cup record of scoring the most goals in a single game The 48-year-old created history in 1994...

Rodriguez targeting World Cup final with Colombia

James Rodriguez is confident that Colombia can reach either the semi-finals or the final of the upcoming World Cup in Russia this summer The Bayern...

Emery talks about Cech’s place in the lineup

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has backed his goalkeeper Petr Cech after his performance against Manchester City. The gaffer insists believes in Cech and suggested the...