ARTICLES RELATING TO SWC 2018

City players cut short SWC break - Guardiola

2018-07-28 08:26

Manchester City's SWC players have decided to return to training early and help aid manager Pep Guardiola's attempt to defend the Premier League title.

Croatians hail returning World Cup squad

2018-07-17 06:41

Hundreds of thousands of Croatians took to the streets in Zagreb to greet their players as they returned home from Russia after losing the Soccer World Cup final.

England target SWC final but gifted Croatia stand in the way

2018-07-11 11:11

England will seek to reach their first SWC final since 1966 when they lock horns with a talented Croatia team for the right to play France for the trophy.

England thrive in SWC 'bubble' ahead of Croatia semi

2018-07-10 08:22

As excitement builds in England in the run-up to the country's first SWC semi-final for 28 years, midfielder Dele Alli insists Gareth Southgate's team are keeping a cool head.

Brazil seek to temper SWC hopes of Belgium's 'Golden Generation'

2018-07-05 08:20

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has admitted he has no secrets as he plots to end Brazil's bid for a record-extending sixth Soccer World Cup.

Mexico target ending SWC hoodoo against Brazil

2018-07-02 14:01

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio believes an unfettered attacking approach can help El Tri beat old rivals Brazil to advance to their first SWC quarter-finals.

Mbappe 'happy' but says Pele 'on another level'

2018-06-30 21:27

Teenage star Kylian Mbappe played down comparisons with legend Pele after stealing the show in a 4-3 victory for France that sent Argentina crashing out of the SWC.

Giroud in as France take on Messi's Argentina

2018-06-30 15:58

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud will spearhead France's attack in their last-16 Soccer World Cup match against Argentina on Saturday.

British media rejoice in German World Cup despair

2018-06-28 13:47

British newspapers revelled in Germany's Soccer World Cup despair as Italy's Corriere della Sera commiserated with their plight.

Uruguay happy that Suarez, Cavani finding rhythm

2018-06-27 08:19

Uruguay waited for 12 long years before the national team could celebrate goals from Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani in the same match at a World Cup.

 

Ex-Socceroo Cahill looks to US, coaching career

2018-07-20 09:47

Australia's all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill says he intends to continue playing at club level and is also interested in a coaching career following his retirement.

Exhausted Croatia train sights on France in SWC final

2018-07-12 15:44

Croatia's exhausted and battered players set their sights on the Soccer World Cup final against France.

SWC fever soars in England on #WaistcoatWednesday

2018-07-11 09:29

Around 32 million people across Britain are expected to tune in on Wednesday hoping Gareth Southgate can steer England into the SWC final for the first time in 52 years.

Sweden stand in the way of England's SWC charge

2018-07-06 06:47

Enthused by an exciting young squad and a potentially kind draw against Sweden, England fans are starting to believe they can end a 52-year wait to win the SWC.

Rock-solid Brazil living up to billing as SWC favourites

2018-07-04 10:01

While some of their biggest rivals have already fallen by the wayside in Russia, Brazil have been making serene progress towards the latter stages of the SWC.

Neymar's Brazil, Belgium target quarters after Spain bow out

2018-07-02 10:24

Brazil will look to keep their bid for a record sixth Soccer World Cup crown on track when they face Mexico on Monday.

Colombia 'not favourites' for World Cup match against England

2018-06-30 20:24

Colombia defender Carlos Sanchez has insisted that the South American side are not favourites against England.

Iran striker retires at 23 over SWC criticism

2018-06-29 11:58

Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun has announced his retirement, saying criticism from fans of his performance at the SWC had harmed his mother's health.

Mane critical to Senegal and Africa's hopes

2018-06-27 08:26

Senegal must cut out the defensive errors and find a way to get Sadio Mane firing if they are to tame Colombia and reach the World Cup last 16.

Cahill warns England against looking too far ahead

2018-06-27 07:58

England and Belgium are perhaps better connected than any two countries at the World Cup but for defender Gary Cahill the link is not a happy one.

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