ARTICLES RELATING TO WORLD CUP 2018

Big banks like Goldman Sachs spectacularly failed to predict the World Cup winner — here's why

2018-07-19 11:42

Ultimately, with an event like the World Cup, relying on statistics is a fool's game.

France’s Mbappé is donating his R6.6 million World Cup earnings to charity

2018-07-16 22:02

Kylian Mbappé's wages were estimated to be about R300,000 a game, with a R4.6 million bonus for a World Cup win – but he won't see any of it.

What does the FIFA World Cup tell us about the world and global investment?

2018-07-11 11:25

Don’t waste time following Donald Trump’s twitter account and rather use the time to watch some soccer.

Hugo Lloris pulled off one of the best saves of the 2018 World Cup — but Twitter was more captivated by a horrible-looking bug that tried to fly into his mouth

2018-07-06 19:52

The France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris just pulled off one of the best saves at the 2018 FIFA World Cup However, Twitter was equally impressed about another save he made when he prevented a bug from getting down his throat.

Lionel Messi is 'stressed, unhappy, and treated like a loser' by fans after a series of awful games, according to a former teammate

2018-06-26 18:02

Pablo Zabaleta, one of Lionel Messi's former teammates in the Argentina national soccer team, says people expect too much from the forward and that there is a huge pressure on him to perform at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

2018-06-22 16:28

Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup experience because of belief that the nation's team and youth programmes discriminate.

WATCH: Nigerian singer releases song in defence of fake jerseys

2018-06-22 11:32

A singer in Nigeria released a defiant song this week celebrating the country's fake World Cup jerseys and defending the right to wear them.

WATCH: Whoppers for getting pregnant with football stars?

2018-06-21 13:24

An online promotion released by Burger King said women who are impregnated by World Cup footballers will be rewarded with money and Whopper burgers.

Mexico star Chicharito asks fans not to chant homophobic slurs

2018-06-21 10:00

Mexico has already been fined several times for its fans' use of the chant.

Power woes hit Nigeria's football fans

2018-06-20 15:41

Football-loving Nigerians have had more than one reason to groan about the country's opening World Cup game: not only did they lose 2-0, many weren't even able to see the whole match.

 

Nigeria to bring back stranded football fans from Russia

2018-07-17 08:36

Nigeria's government has stepped in to repatriate scores of its nationals who were tricked into buying football World Cup passes to travel to Russia, the president's spokesperson says.

Scarred by World Cup attack, Uganda ups security for final

2018-07-15 15:44

Uganda has heightened security for Sunday's World Cup final and pushed a media campaign calling for vigilance among residents, many of whom remain scarred eight years after twin bombings left 76 people dead during the 2010 final.

As the World Cup kicked off, SA’s June TV ratings delivered surprises – that had nothing to do with sport

2018-07-10 10:21

South Africa's television ratings during June once again showed its traditional uptick as more people are staying home.

The brother of a Colombian soccer player who was killed after scoring an own goal fears for the lives of the country's 2018 World Cup stars

2018-07-04 15:30

Sachi Escobar, the brother of the Colombian soccer player Andres Escobar who was shot 6 times on the streets of Bogotá, fears for the lives of the country's 2018 World Cup stars after Colombia was kicked out of the tournament by England.

This is everything Cristiano Ronaldo does before and after a big match

2018-06-26 09:38

Real Madrid CF and Portugal national team striker Cristiano Ronaldo follows a similar ritual before and after every soccer match.

Lionel Messi is living through a waking nightmare and it's impossible to look away

2018-06-22 15:39

After two disappointing results to start the 2018 World Cup, Lionel Messi faces the unbelievable burden of carrying the hopes of a nation.

Cristiano Ronaldo lost a game of ping pong to a former Manchester United teammate — and his reaction shows his extraordinary competitiveness

2018-06-21 18:16

When Cristiano Ronaldo lost a game of table tennis to former Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand, he bought a ping pong table – and started practising.

Home Goals

2018-06-21 13:11

Can’t get to Russia? No problem, comrade! You can set up your personal World Cup fan park in your own backyard.

Japan and Senegal fans were seen cleaning World Cup stadiums after matches ended instead of celebrating at the pub

2018-06-20 18:39

If World Cups were won on the behaviour of each country's fanbase, then Japan and Senegal would be awarded the trophy right now.

Senegal President Sall to support World Cup team in Russia

2018-06-19 15:30

Senegal President Macky Sall is in Russia and will attend his country's World Cup game against Poland in Moscow.

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