Five African World Cup facts

Five African World Cup facts

Five facts about 2018 World Cup Africa zone group qualifying ahead of fixtures between Friday and Tuesday...

All still to play for in three African groups

All still to play for in three African groups

The third and last round of African qualifiers for the 2018 Fifa World Cup  in Russia draws to a close this weekend, with three of the five berths at next year’s tournament still to be determined.

World Cup prize money rises

World Cup prize money rises

The 32 national teams competing at the 2018 World Cup will share $400 million (344 million euros) in prize money, a 12 percent increase from the 2014 tournament, Fifa said Friday.

Baxter picks squad to face Senegal

Baxter picks squad to face Senegal

South African coach Stuart Baxter has turned to Siphiwe Tshabalala, 33, in their bid to grab World Cup qualification at the expense of next month's opponents Senegal.

Russia increase World Cup budget

Russia increase World Cup budget

Russia has increased the budget for the 2018 World Cup by $600 million, according to a decree published on the government's official site on Tuesday.

Fifa reject Ghana complaint

Fifa reject Ghana complaint

FIFA says it will not act on Ghana's complaint about refereeing in a World Cup qualifying match last weekend.

Messi and Ronaldo show moves to Russia

Messi and Ronaldo show moves to Russia

The possibility of a World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi turned out to be a false alarm, yet next year’s tournament will still have a major absentee after the United States’ extraordinary failure to qualify on Tuesday.

Who needs to do what to get to Russia

Who needs to do what to get to Russia

Who needs what to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with 13 of the 32 nations already qualified:

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