Another chance for Belgium's golden generation

Another chance for Belgium's golden generation

Belgium’s so-called golden generation has so far failed to match the hype and manager Roberto Martinez will be expected to deliver an upgrade on their previous two tournament appearances when they go to the World Cup next year.

Striking decisions for France

Striking decisions for France

France coach Didier Deschamps will have some tough decisions to make over his forwards when he names his World Cup squad with Les Bleus featuring among the favourites to win the trophy.

World Champs spoilt for choice

World Champs spoilt for choice

World champions Germany expect nothing less than a fifth World Cup triumph in Russia next year, with coach Joachim Loew pointing to an abundance of player choices as his main weapon.

Argentina struggling with goals currency

Argentina struggling with goals currency

Argentina came close to ending their long trophy drought by reaching the World Cup final in Brazil ago but there has been little progress since then and the burden of improvement is now firmly on the shoulders of new coach Cesar Sampaoli.

Russia hope to make history

Russia hope to make history

World Cup hosts Russia, the lowest-ranked team in next year’s tournament, hope to get past the group stage for the first time in post-Soviet history but, with a tepid attack, inconsistent goalkeeping and stiff competition, the odds are slim.

Legendary Yashin on World Cup poster

Legendary Yashin on World Cup poster

FIFA presented the official poster for next year's World Cup finals in Moscow on Tuesday, unveiling a vintage design of Soviet goalkeeping great Lev Yashin in flight.

How World Cup draw will work

How World Cup draw will work

The seedings for the 2018 World Cup finals draw can now be confirmed after Peru booked the 32nd and last place at next summer's tournament in Russia.

The top stars missing Russia

The top stars missing Russia

With Arjen Robben, Alexis Sanchez, Gareth Bale and Gianluigi Buffon as the stars, it is possible to build an impressive team from players who will miss the 2018 World Cup.

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