All 32 participants have been decided for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The agony and the ecstasy of World Cup Qualifying was on full display; Panama and Iceland made history by qualifying for their first-ever World Cup Finals, while there were scenes of heartbreak in Milan when Italy failed to secure a World
Hoffenheim striker Sandro Wagner is keen on a return to boyhood club Bayern Munich, reportedly handing in a transfer request according to German tabloid Bild. The Bavarian giants view Sandro Wagner as an ideal backup for Polish striker Robert Lewandowski. Interestingly, these latest findings contradict the player’s own remarks from last year, when he claimed
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FIFA have released their final World Rankings update ahead of the 2018 World Cup play-off draw in Zurich at 14:00 CET on Tuesday. These rankings hold more significance than usual, as they will determine the pots for the December 1st draw for the 2018 World Cup Finals. With Pot 1 confirmed, Spain (ranked 8th), England
FIFA will use its updated October World Rankings to seed all four pots for the 2018 World Cup draw, with the places of nations in Pot 1 confirmed. This is a new format for World Cup seeding; usually, only the top eight nations are seeded with the rest of the pots grouped by Confederation. Noticeable
Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer could face six months on the sidelines as he recovers from surgery on his broken foot. The 31-year-old suffered a hairline fracture of the metatarsal in his left foot in a training session before undergoing successful surgery last month. “There’s tissue repair going on inside the foot –
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The prelude to the 2018 World Cup starts this weekend when the Confederations Cup kicks off in Saint Petersburg. Russia, who qualify as hosts, are joined by World Champions Germany and the six holders of FIFA Confederations Championships in the eight-team tournament. Here are the eight squads in full, starting with the only team to