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Preliminary, final squads for all 32 World Cup teams

The 2018 World Cup is near. How do we know? Because preliminary squads and 23-man final squads are starting to roll in. Iceland became the...

Modric, Rakitic headline Croatia squad for World Cup

Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic headlined a preliminary 32-man World Cup squad named by Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic on Monday. Croatia are appearing...

Neymar spearheads ‘favourites’ Brazil’s World Cup bid

Striker Neymar, who hasn't played since injury in February, was named Monday as the star of a Brazilian team that coach Tite said has...

Koscielny doubtful for World Cup after Achilles injury

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny looks set to miss the World Cup after the France international suffered an Achilles injury during Thursday's Europa League semi-final...

FIFA proposes staging mini-World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed staging what would effectively be a mini-World Cup, featuring eight international teams, every two years in addition to...

Trump tells Nigeria, other Africans to back US World Cup bid

President Donald Trump called on Nigeria and other African countries on Monday to endorse the US-Canada-Mexico joint bid for the World Cup in 2026,...

Oxlade-Chamberlain ruled out of World Cup

England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the World Cup in Russia after sustaining knee ligament damage while playing for Liverpool against AS Roma in...

Mikel relishes pre-World Cup match against England

Nigeria captain Mikel John Obi is looking forward to returning to England, this time for a pre-World Cup game at Wembley Stadium on June...

Onyekuru still hopeful of World Cup chance

Henry Onyekuru is not giving up on gate-crashing into Nigeria's roster for this year's FIFA World Cup just yet after recovering from an injury. The...

Batshuayi could miss World Cup

Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi is set to miss the rest of the season -- and possibly the World Cup -- after injuring his...

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