World Cup 2018

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Former Fox executives indicted in Fifa bribery scheme
Multimillion-dollar scheme involved kickbacks to Fifa officials for broadcast rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup

Oliver Laughland

06, Apr, 2020 @9:45 PM

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Hugo Lloris forgets World Cup to concentrate on glory days at Tottenham
The goalkeeper believes that Mauricio Pochettino’s side can keep the pressure on the Premier League leaders

David Hytner

09, Feb, 2019 @10:30 PM

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Tom Jenkins’s best sports photos of 2018
The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2018 and recalls how each one was created

Tom Jenkins for the Guardian and the Observer

31, Dec, 2018 @9:00 AM

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2018 in football tactics: France and Real Madrid did it their way | Jonathan Wilson
Press and possess is the method of many leading football teams but Didier Deschamps’ France in Russia and Real Madrid in Kiev picked up the biggest prizes in their own manner

Jonathan Wilson

27, Dec, 2018 @11:59 AM

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What happened next? How the World Cup brought in a new era for Alex Scott – and women in football
She had already earned 140 caps for England, but Scott became one of the breakout stars of the men’s tournament this year as the first woman pundit taken to a World Cup by the BBC. She reveals why it wasn’t all plain sailing

Alexandra Topping

18, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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What happened next? David Baddiel on the World Cup summer and 'It's coming home' memes: ‘One video made me cry’
The writer and comedian’s song Three Lions provided the phrase that defined the World Cup for England fans, and inspired thousands of memes. He picks his favourites

David Baddiel

17, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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What happened next? Did the World Cup waistcoat boom – inspired by Gareth Southgate – last beyond the summer?
Sales of the M&S piece soared after Southgate became the unlikely style icon of the tournament. But is it still a hot fashion item?

Morwenna Ferrier

14, Dec, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Former Fifa executive says he was offered large bribe for 2018 World Cup vote
A former Fifa executive said he was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for his vote for the 2018 World Cup, newly released US court documents show

Oliver Laughland in New York

04, Dec, 2018 @11:37 PM

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Ivan Rakitic: ‘We saw Football’s Coming Home and thought: yeah, but you still have to play us’
The Barcelona and Croatia midfielder talks about playing England at the World Cup and post-tournament exhaustion

Sid Lowe

16, Nov, 2018 @11:59 AM

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Football’s super-rich play the game by their own rules | David Goldblatt
The Football Leaks revelations show how little the views of fans and regulators matter

David Goldblatt

10, Nov, 2018 @7:00 PM

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The day England created their own history in shoot-out against Colombia | Barney Ronay
In an extract from his new book on Russia 2018, the Guardian’s senior sports writer relives how Eric Dier’s penalty helped fashion ‘a triumph of personality, spirit and good sense’

Barney Ronay

02, Nov, 2018 @11:26 AM

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A hundred days later, has Russia's $14bn World Cup investment paid off? | Andrew Roth
The emergence of an unlikely hero and impressive stadiums have bolstered football’s popularity, but there is still work to be done to make the new venues pay for themselves

Andrew Roth

22, Oct, 2018 @10:00 AM

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