FIFA World Cup: The creation of superstars and branding machines

2018-07-12 08:21

The FIFA World Cup isn't just a sporting event. It's a lucrative - and sometimes highly contentious - branding exercise, writes Janine Hollesen.

Is Messi set to quit Argentina?

2018-07-01 08:48

Four France goals ended Lionel Messi's fourth World Cup and may have brought down the curtain on his international career,

Messi’s Argentina dream ends with France defeat

2018-06-30 17:53

Teenager Kylian Mbappe struck twice inside five second-half minutes to ensure France beat Argentina 4-3 and became the first team to qualify for the SWC quarter-finals.

Messi must deliver and France must fire in World Cup last 16

2018-06-29 08:17

Argentina and Lionel Messi need to find form fast if they are to go any further in the World Cup when they meet France in the last 16.

Argentina revival - false dawn or renewed promise?

2018-06-27 14:42

Lionel Messi hit his first goal of the World Cup as Argentina narrowly avoided an embarrassing group-stage exit but vast improvements are needed.

Three things we learned today at the World Cup

2018-06-27 07:31

Marcos Rojo's late winner against Nigeria salvaged Argentina's World Cup hopes and set up a heavyweight last-16 showdown against France.

Late win 'marvellous' way to progress - Messi

2018-06-26 23:15

A relieved Lionel Messi believes Argentina deserve their place in the last 16 of the World Cup after being saved by Marcos Rojo's late winner.

Colombians send message of support to Messi, Argentina

2018-06-26 17:41

Colombia's Yerry Mina sent a message of support to Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi as Argentina bid to avoid crashing out of the Soccer World Cup.

No mercy for Messi, promise Nigeria ahead of World Cup showdown

2018-06-25 19:33

Nigeria will take delight in ending potentially Lionel Messi's last World Cup for Argentina despite their love and admiration him.

Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina crisis

2018-06-25 08:24

Lionel Messi's birthday is being overshadowed by turmoil embroiling Argentina's coach and the squad.


Strange days at the World Cup

2018-07-08 05:57

The 2018 World Cup has hadupsets galore as star teams and legends drop out and outsiders become front runners.

As it happened: France 4-3 Argentina

2018-06-30 18:24

All the action as it happened on the Round of 16 clash between France and Argentina at the Kazan Arena.

Messi, Ronaldo gear up for SWC knockout phase

2018-06-29 15:52

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi take centre stage as the Soccer World Cup shifts into high gear at the weekend.

World Cup wide open after dramatic group stage

2018-06-29 06:45

Only six countries have won the SWC in the last 50 years, but a thrilling group stage in Russia has increased the possibility of a fresh name at least making it to the final.

WATCH: Argentina fans celebrate late winner

2018-06-27 12:31

The Moscow fan zone was a place of celebration for Argentina fans after their team beat Nigeria to advance to knockout stages of the World Cup.

Messi suffered more than ever to reach SWC last 16

2018-06-27 06:42

A relieved Lionel Messi admitted the stress at the prospect of crashing out of the SWC at the group stages was the worst he had ever experienced.

Argentina sensationally qualify for last 16

2018-06-26 21:54

Argentina sensationally qualified for the World Cup Round of 16 after a late Marcos Rojo goal gave them a win over Nigeria in a Group D clash.

Messi's Argentina have shot at SWC redemption

2018-06-26 09:29

Lionel Messi's Argentina face their SWC day of destiny, needing a win to have any chance of progressing to the last 16 after VAR chaos in Russia.

WATCH: Argentina handed final shot at World Cup salvation

2018-06-25 10:37

Held by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina's troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.

Renewed hope for Messi, Argentina after Nigeria win

2018-06-23 13:26

Lionel Messi and Argentina hit the training ground with renewed hope of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.

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