FIFA World Cup

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    Brazil fans downbeat before WC

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:05am on May 26, 2018

    Three weeks to World Cup kick-off and the Brazilians are downbeat, underperforming, and generally hangdog -- Brazilian fans, that is. Their team may be hot,...

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    Neymar’s return better than expected

    Agence France-Presse . Teresopolis | Updated at 01:30am on May 25, 2018

    Brazil’s star forward Neymar is returning to training ‘better than expected,’ after more than two months out with a broken foot bone, the Brazilian team...

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    Argentina goalkeeper Romero out of WC

    Agencies . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:20am on May 24, 2018

    Argentina’s World Cup preparations suffered a blow on Tuesday as goalkeeper Sergio Romero was ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury, the Argentina...

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    Argentina’s Romero out of World Cup with knee injury

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 03:20pm on May 23, 2018

    Argentina's World Cup preparations suffered a blow on Tuesday as goalkeeper Sergio Romero was ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury, the Argentina...

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    Kane named England captain for WC

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:02am on May 23, 2018

    Striker Harry Kane will wear the captain’s armband for England at next month’s World Cup, ending speculation about who would lead Gareth Southgate’s squad in...

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    Icardi left out of Argentina squad

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:05am on May 23, 2018

    Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, the joint-leading scorer in Italy this season, was a notable omission from Argentina’s 23-man World Cup squad named by coach...

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