Recent News Headlines : World Cup

RUNNERS AND RIDERS: ASSESSING ASIAN WORLD CUP PROSPECTS


South Korea face Germany, Sweden and Mexico South Korea are Asia's most successful World Cup nation and are looking forward to a ninth successive appearance... READ MORE

28th December, 2017 24

SENEGAL ENDS 2017 AS AFRICA'S BEST TEAM ON FIFA RANKING


World Cup bound Senegal ended 2017 as Africa's best side according to the recent FIFA - Coca Cola ranking... READ MORE

28th December, 2017 31

EX-CAMEROON PLAYER CREDITED WITH WORLD CUP'S 'WORST TACKLE' DIES


Former Cameroon international Benjamin Massing, whose crunching tackles at the World Cup in 1990 earned him an infamous reputation, died aged 55 on Sunday, local media reported... READ MORE

10th December, 2017 8

MOROCCO, NIGERIA, TUNISIA IN 'TOUGH' GROUPS


Five African teams were part of 32 others that were entered into a draw for the group stages of the 2018 World Cup in Russia... READ MORE

7th December, 2017 36

AUSTRALIA BEATS ENGLAND 6-0 IN TENSE TOURNAMENT DECIDER


Rugby League World Cup final Australia beats England 6-0 in tense tournament decider... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 621

SOCCEROOS DRAW FRANCE, DENMARK AND PERU IN WORLD CUP GROUP


The Socceroos will start their 2018 World Cup campaign against former champions and tournament fancies France, with group matches to follow against Denmark and Peru... READ MORE

1st December, 2017 528

2018 WORLD CUP DRAWS ARE HERE, WITH ONE EUROPEAN SHOWDOWN


The only group without a former World Cup champion is Group H, which is made up of Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan... READ MORE

1st December, 2017 6

BEST AND WORST CASE SCENARIOS FOR THE SOCCEROOS


FIFA World Cup draw for dummies Best and worst case scenarios for the Socceroos... READ MORE

1st December, 2017 90

FIFA ADVISERS WARN GAY FANS OF 'DANGERS' AT RUSSIA WORLD CUP


Gay soccer fans heading to the Russia World Cup are warned displays of affection could be met with an aggressive response from locals... READ MORE

29th November, 2017 479

AUSTRALIA TO FACE JAPAN IN WORLD CUP QUALIFIER IN SA AFTER THRASHING CHINESE TAIPEI


Basketball Australia to face Japan in World Cup qualifier in SA after thrashing Chinese Taipei... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 20

AUSTRALIA BEATS FIJI 54-6 AT LANG PARK TO CRUISE INTO THE FINAL


The Kangaroos thump Fiji 54-6 in Brisbane to grab a spot in the Rugby League World Cup final... READ MORE

24th November, 2017 151

BUFFON RETIRES AFTER FAILED WORLD CUP BID


Then in 2006, Buffon helped Italy win the World Cup in Germany, beating France in the final in a penalty shoot-out after a one all draw... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 68

MAT RYAN SAYS SOCCEROOS DID IT THEIR WAY


Socceroos want to show World Cup rivals they can play, says Mat Ryan after Honduras victory... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 100

THE SOCCEROOS HAVE REACHED THE WORLD CUP, BUT WHERE TO FROM HERE?


Socceroos qualify for World Cup Where to from here for Australia after booking Russia 2018 spot?... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 818

LIVE: SOCCEROOS SEEK WORLD CUP TICKET IN DO-OR-DIE HONDURAS CLASH


Topics sport, soccer, soccer-world-cup, socceroos, homebush-bay-2127, sydney-2000, nsw, australia, honduras Live Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate 'vote for acceptance' Dad was disappointed I was gay... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 1019

A WORLD CUP FOR THE LOSERS? YEP, IT COULD BE A THING


Won't the World Cup expansion help this issue of big teams not qualifying?... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 317

ITALIANS IN SHOCK, TEARS AFTER STUNNING LOSS KNOCKS NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM OUT OF WORLD CUP


Only Brazil and Germany had participated in more consecutive World Cups than Italy, which has won the competition four times... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 206

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFYING: THE FOOTBALL WORLD REACTS TO ITALY'S STUNNING FAILURE AGAINST SWEDEN


Italy's long-time goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon retired from international football after his attempt to be the first player ever to go to six World Cups fell short... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 87

WHICH TEAMS HAVE MADE IT AND WHICH TEAMS HAVE MISSED OUT ON NEXT YEAR'S FINALS?


Who's out The United States have been a part of the furniture at World Cup finals since 1990... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 215

2018 WORLD CUP: ITALY FAILS TO QUALIFY FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1958


For the first time since 1958, four-time World Cup winner Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup after losing in a playoff against Sweden... READ MORE

13th November, 2017 8995

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND HOLD DENMARK TO GOALLESS DRAW AHEAD OF DUBLIN DECIDER


World Cup qualifiers Republic of Ireland hold Denmark to goalless draw ahead of Dublin decider... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 2

SWEDEN BEAT ITALY 1-0 IN WORLD CUP PLAY-OFF FIRST LEG


Four times World Champions Italy are in grave danger of failing to qualify for next summer's World Cup in Russia after Sweden beat them on... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 6

WYDAD CASBLANCA ARE TOP IN AFRICA [FOOTBALL PLANET]


In this Episode of the Football Planet Wydad Casablanca are sitting top of African club football, with their second CAF Champions league title... READ MORE

11th November, 2017 3

SOUTH AFRICA'S WORLD CUP 2023 BID GETS WORLD RUGBY RECOMMENDATION AHEAD OF FRANCE AND IRELAND


World Rugby's Council is expected to rubber-stamp the recommendation on Nov. 15... READ MORE

31st October, 2017 63

GUARDIOLA READY TO BLOOD TEENAGE STAR FODEN


Meanwhile, Guardiola has indicated that it is up to Vincent Kompany to decide whether to end his international career after next year's World Cup... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 0

TORY MP DOUGLAS ROSS GIVES UP REFEREEING WHEN COMMONS SITS AND SAYS 'MY WORLD CUP DREAM IS OVER'


The Tories insisted his constituents supported his refereeing work as they knew about it when they elected him in June's snap general election... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 54

DISCORD: THE 2017 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP SHOWS HOW FAR THE GAME HAS COME


Discord The 2017 Rugby League World Cup shows how far the game has come... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 86

BEIJING COMPETITION SET TO SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS


This year, the competition has been upgraded into FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup, recognizing that it has become one of the top international snowboard events... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 0

ISIS USES DOCTORED MESSI PIC TO THREATEN ATTACK ON RUSSIA WORLD CUP (PHOTOS)


A total of 11 Russian cities will host the games next year, including Moscow, Kazan, Ekaterinburg and Sochi... READ MORE

25th October, 2017 1

100 WOMEN: IS THE GENDER PAY GAP IN SPORT REALLY CLOSING?


These are just a few examples of a massive gender pay gap in the world of global sports that has been the standard for decades... READ MORE

23rd October, 2017 141

Trending News Headlines : World Cup

CHILD PROSTITUTION: THE BRAZIL WORLD CUP'S DARK SIDE


The joy of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has been diminished somewhat by an alarming child prostitution scourge... READ MORE

4th January, 2017 1340

20 OF THE 'GREATEST FEELINGS IN THE WORLD' HOW MANY HAVE YOU HAD?A


Are these the greatest feelings in the world?... READ MORE

24th October, 2016 1292

SHOCKING END FOR U.S. WORLD CUP BID DEALS BLOW TO FOX, SPONSORS


That result, coupled with wins by Panama and Honduras, eliminated the Americans from contention for a spot in the 2018 World Cup in Russia... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 1021

QATAR SPENDING $500M A WEEK ON WORLD CUP INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS


Mr Emadi said the money for the World Cup projects had been protected from cuts to the national budget caused by low oil and gas prices... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 1007

SIMPLE, VISCERAL, FUN: WHY THE ANCIENT SPORT OF KABADDI IS ENJOYING A RESURGENCE


The Kabaddi World Cup is indicative of the current state of Indian sporting enterprise... READ MORE

11th October, 2016 949

AMERICANS ONLY WATCH WORLD CUP SOCCER WHEN AMERICANS ARE PLAYING


Mexico's national team, which qualified for the 2018 World Cup, is a major draw for Spanish language viewers... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 799

MIGRANT WORKERS SUFFER 'APPALLING TREATMENT' IN QATAR WORLD CUP STADIUMS, SAYS AMNESTY


Amnesty report accuses Fifa and Qatari authorities of ongoing indifference to systemic abuse of workers on stadiums that will host the 2022 World Cup... READ MORE

31st March, 2016 718

'CRAZY CANUCKS' RETURN TO SWITZERLAND FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD CUP SKI RACE


Dave Irwin, Ken Read, Dave Murray and Steve Podborski were the Crazy Canucks... READ MORE

12th January, 2017 697

9 WORLD CUP SLOTS FOR AFRICA APPROVED BY FIFA, AWAIT RATIFICATION


A proposed fully air-conditioned venue for the 2022 World Cup, the Khalifa International Stadium has been completed... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 648

U.S., CANADA, MEXICO BID PROPOSES MOST LUCRATIVE WORLD CUP EVER


In an unprecedented investment, Qatar is projected to spend more than 200 billion for the 2022 World Cup... READ MORE

11th April, 2017 645

'I'VE LEFT MY COUNTRY, I'VE LEFT MY SOUL THERE'


Russia loses 2017 bobsleigh and skeleton world championships 1 - Chinadaily.com.cn... READ MORE

14th December, 2016 440

ICC DOUBLES WOMEN'S CRICKET WORLD CUP PRIZE MONEY TO $2 MILLION, EXTRA BROADCASTS AND STREAMING ANNOUNCED


The ICC doubles the prizemoney for the Women's Cricket World Cup to 2 million, with every match of the tournament to either be broadcast or live-streamed online... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 382

WOMEN'S 2023 WORLD CUP BID UNDER THREAT BY FFA GOVERNANCE DISPUTE


Even as the governance disputes rages on, preparations for the World Cup bid continue... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 375

WHY AFRICA BOYCOTTED THE 1966 WORLD CUP


In July 1964, Caf decided to boycott the 1966 World Cup unless Africa was given a place of its own... READ MORE

12th July, 2016 332

BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER VERY CONFUSED WHEN ASKED ABOUT WINNING WORLD CUP WITH CHICAGO FIRE


Schweinsteiger confused when asked if he can win World Cup with Chicago Fire... READ MORE

30th March, 2017 310

HOW MISSING THE NEXT WORLD CUP COULD HELP THE U.S. IN FUTURE ONES


And, of course, the United States is the defending women's World Cup champion... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 223

FOR USA SOCCER, 'GAMES DON'T GET MUCH BIGGER' THAN WORLD CUP QUALIFIER VS. PANAMA


The United States is among seven countries -- and the only one from CONCACAF -- to participate in every World Cup since 1990... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 219

ARU TAKES BIG PUNT ON WALLABIES


Of course, the ARU has not had to pay out a knockout-stages bonus since 2003, the last time the Wallabies made a World Cup final... READ MORE

24th October, 2015 181

WORKERS EXPLOITED AT RUSSIA'S 2018 WORLD CUP VENUES, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH SAYS


Russia is set to host the World Cup next summer in 12 stadiums spread across 11 cities, including Moscow, St Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 149

PROFESSIONALISM DRIVING CHANGE IN WOMEN'S GAME, BUT PLENTY OF ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT


Australia, India, South Africa and England remain in contention for the Women's Cricket World Cup of 2017... READ MORE

17th July, 2017 137

THE U.S. QUALIFIED FOR THE U-20 WORLD CUP, AND ERYK WILLIAMSON SCORED A STUNNING GOAL


Maryland Terrapins attacker, from D.C. United's youth academy, helps the Americans defeat El Salvador, 2-1, at CONCACAF tournament... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 125

DISCORD: HISTORIC DECISION LOOMS FOR RUGBY LEAGUE


Rugby league faces one of the biggest decisions in its history over World Cup... READ MORE

11th August, 2016 116

SYDNEY TO HOST AUSTRALIA LEG OF SOCCEROOS' WORLD CUP PLAYOFFS AGAINST SYRIA


Sydney to host Socceroos' World Cup playoff against Syria... READ MORE

7th September, 2017 116

US, MEXICO, CANADA LAUNCH JOINT FOOTBALL WORLD CUP BID


The CONCACAF region is widely viewed as favourite to win the 2026 World Cup, given FIFA rules that restrict Europe and Asia from hosting again so quickly... READ MORE

11th April, 2017 107

2026 WORLD CUP IN NORTH AMERICA? SEEMS CERTAIN, BUT OF COURSE, FIFA HAS FINAL SAY.


Europe and Asia are ineligible because Russia and Qatar will host the next two World Cups... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 106

JAPAN'S OLYMPICS AND RUGBY WORLD CUP ORGANIZERS PLEDGE COOPERATION TO ENSURE SUCCESSFUL SPORTING EVENTS


Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2019 Rugby World Cup on Wednesday signed a collaboration agreement that they hope will smooth preparations for Ja... READ MORE

26th April, 2017 73

FIFA WANTS SHARED 2026 WORLD CUP. THE U.S., MEXICO AND CANADA ALREADY WERE PLANNING ON IT.


It will be the first World Cup with 48 teams after FIFA voted to expand the tournament from 32 last month... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 72

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015: WALLABIES PACK OUT THE BEST XV FROM THE POOL STAGE


The 40-match World Cup pool stage ended on Sunday night with tournament surprise package Japan defeating the United States... READ MORE

12th October, 2015 67

'SURREAL AND EMBARRASSING': THE US CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S MISSED THE WORLD CUP


It just lost 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago -- population 1.3 million -- which means America will miss its first World Cup since 1986... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 64

AUSTRALIA'S WOMEN'S WORLD CUP BID MAY BE RISKY, BUT THE UPSIDE IS HUGE


Make no mistake, the FIFA Women's World Cup is hugely valuable, second only to the men's tournament... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 57


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