World Cup fever builds as fans, teams pour into Russia

KAZAN, Russia (AFP) — World Cup fever is finally taking hold in Russia, where wild enthusiasm in provincial centres, such as chilly Kazan, is filtering through to Moscow ahead of today's opening match in the capital. Read More

Photo: Russian ball!
Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev takes part in a training session at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow yesterday ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup opening football match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. (Photo: AFP)... Read More

All hands on deck to support Messi, say Argentina teammates
BRONNITSY, Russia (AFP) – Argentina reserve goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman says the squad must do everything in their power to allow Lionel Messi to perform at his best during the World Cup in Russia. ... Read More

Loew pleads with German fans not to boo Gundogan, Ozil at World Cup
VATUTINKI, Russia (AFP) — Joachim Loew has called on German fans to stop booing Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil after the Premier League stars found themselves at the centre of a political row.... Read More

World Cup big guns limber up in Russia as atmosphere builds

Monday, June, 11 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — The World Cup big guns limbered up today ahead of the tournament opener in Russia while brash underdogs Australia warned Euro 2016 finalists France to brace for an early shock. Read More


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