World Cup

Olympic ban has no impact on Mutko's World Cup role - UEFA official

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko's lifetime Olympic ban will not affect his World Cup involvement, Russia's UEFA executive committee member Alexei Sorokin told AFP on Thursday.

World Cup

Germany's Volland not expecting World Cup call

Kevin Volland hopes to force himself into Joachim Low's World Cup plans, but the Germany forward thinks his chances are slim.

World Cup

Messi: Higuain is one of the best and must be in Argentina squad

Lionel Messi says Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain is one of the best No.9s in the world and must be in the Argentina squad.

World Cup

'We'll have to disappear if World Cup goes badly'

The current Argentina squad will not be allowed another chance if they fail to win the 2018 World Cup, says Lionel Messi.

World Cup

French Federation chief closes door on Benzema return

The president of the French Football Federation (FFF) has effectively ruled out any prospect of a return to the national team for Karim Benzema ahead of next year's World Cup.

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