Morocco can't do without Ziyech

Morocco can't do without Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech reacted with a fit of pique when he was left out of Morocco’s squad for last year’s African Nations Cup finals and vowed he would never play international football again.

Khazri carrying Tunisian hopes

Khazri carrying Tunisian hopes

In his last game for Sunderland, a 3-0 defeat by Barnsley, Wahbi Khazri was booed by his own team’s fans. He left on loan to Rennes, where supporters quickly took him to their hearts, and this summer travels to Russia as a player on whom his country depends heavily.

Tunisia need to overcome injury woes

Tunisia need to overcome injury woes

When Nabil Maâloul took over from Henryk Kasperczak in April last year, after the FA’s president, Wadee Jaree, sacked the Pole, he kept to the same 4-2-3-1 formation against Egypt to win a qualifying match for the next Africa Cup of Nations.

Senegal look to emulate 2002 heroes

Senegal look to emulate 2002 heroes

Despite guiding Senegal to their first World Cup for 16 years and only their second ever, Aliou Cissé was panned throughout the qualification campaign.

Stylish Nigerians look to break new ground

Stylish Nigerians look to break new ground

Nigeria are the only African team returning to the World Cup finals after playing in Brazil four years ago and must get past a familiar foe if they want to reach the second round again.

Dour Brazil consigned to the past

Dour Brazil consigned to the past

If anything summed up Brazil’s new approach under coach Tite, it was his celebration of the fact that they committed only eight fouls in Sunday’s 3-0 friendly win over Austria.

VAR and World Cups past

VAR and World Cups past

The history of the World Cup is littered with refereeing errors and questionable decisions. How different things might have been if Video Assistant Referees (VAR) -- which will be used at the finals in Russia -- had existed all along...

Mbodji recovers just in time for finals

Mbodji recovers just in time for finals

Injury news is a feature of the lead-up to every FIFA World Cup. In the countdown to Russia 2018, Brazil's Dani Alves, France's Laurent Koscielny and England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been the topic of conversation, with all three missing out on the competition after suffering untimely setbacks.

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