FIFPro question World Cup break

FIFPro question World Cup break

Global footballers’ union FIFPro says that at least 15 World Cup players have taken part in UEFA club competitions less than four weeks after returning from Russia, leaving without a sufficient close season break.

Africa to look at reasons for World Cup failure

Africa to look at reasons for World Cup failure

African football will conduct a soul-searching session at a two-day symposium in Morocco after all five of the continent’s sides failed to get over the first hurdle at the World Cup.

VAR controversy in final

VAR controversy in final

A debatable penalty awarded with the use of FIFA’s new video replay system proved a turning point in the World Cup final on Sunday and raised more questions over whether the new technology is being used in the way it was originally intended.

France triumph in final thriller

France triumph in final thriller

France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style on Sunday as a 4-2 victory over Croatia in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades ended the battling outsiders’ dreams of a first title.

Samara full of praise for Russia

Samara full of praise for Russia

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said on Wednesday that Russia’s staging of the soccer World Cup had set the bar high for Qatar, the tournament’s next hosts in 2022.

Disappointment but pride for Belgium in defeat

Disappointment but pride for Belgium in defeat

Belgium's defeat by France in their World Cup semifinal produced mixed feelings of sadness, gratitude and pride from fans at home on Tuesday, who bemoaned a missed opportunity for their "golden generation".

Lukaku honing his all-round game

Lukaku honing his  all-round game

Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku moved closer to his desire to be considered more of an all-round footballer with an assist that set up Kevin De Bruyne for the decisive goal in Friday’s World Cup quarter-final win over Brazil.

Belgium win thriller with Brazil

Belgium win thriller with Brazil

Belgium used a combination of daring, intelligence, resilience and not a little luck to oust World Cup favourites Brazil 2-1 in a memorable quarter-final tie on Friday that would have made a worthy final.

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