Brazil and the tarnished 2014 legacy

Brazil and the tarnished 2014 legacy

When Brazil hosted the World Cup in 2014 the country dreamt of glory, but the beloved national team was thrashed and the tournament left a legacy of unfinished works, huge debts and missing funds.

The South African World Cup legacy

The South African World Cup legacy

South Africa's turn as World Cup hosts in 2010 left the country with 10 world-class stadiums and an influx of tourists – but also vast bills to pay.

From Russia with love: A team of young stars

From Russia with love: A team of young stars

Awarded for the first time in 2006, Fifa’s best young player award is usually a hotly contested prize to honour the best player aged 23 or under. This time, however, there is surely no contest.

A-Z of the 2018 World Cup

A-Z of the 2018 World Cup

A-Z review of the 2018 World Cup.

Kante is jewel in French crown

Kante is jewel in French crown

It is easy to ignore diminutive N’Golo Kante amid all of France’s star-studded World Cup squad that includes $100 million-plus players such as Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann.

Russia 2018 restores faith in international game

Russia 2018 restores faith in international game

The reaction of the Panamanian television presenters said it all.

Croatia ready themselves for summit battle

Croatia ready themselves for summit battle

Croatia will hope that their fierce desperation to accomplish the greatest sporting achievement in the nation’s short life will enable them to lift their battered bodies for one, last assault on France in Sunday’s World Cup final.

Reputations enhanced and tarnished

Reputations enhanced and tarnished

Regardless of what happens in the remaining two matches, the reputations of both Croatia and England were greatly enhanced by their runs in the tournament.

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