WC RUSSIA 2018

Oscar Tabarez Tabarez coy over Edinson Cavani’s fitness

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez is keeping his cards close to his chest regarding whether Edinson Cavani will start his side's World Cup quarter-final showdown with France on Friday. Paris Saint-Germain...

Brazil dealt Danilo blow

Brazil's preparations for Friday's World Cup quarter-final against Belgium have been dealt a blow as full-back Danilo has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament due to an ankle ligament injury....

Sime Vrsaljko plays down Russia’s home advantage

Croatia full-back Sime Vrsaljko does not think Russia's home support will have a baring on their World Cup quarter-final showdown in Sochi on Saturday. The tournament hosts have been one of the...

Raheem Sterling talks up England’s mental strength

Raheem Sterling feels England boss Gareth Southgate has prepared his team for any mental challenge they may face during the World Cup. England overcame an often ill-tempered last-16 clash with...

Hugo Lloris tips Paul Pogba to deliver big performance

Paul Pogba is capable of shaping France's World Cup destiny, according to Hugo Lloris. Pogba is a "true leader" whose ability will be recognised at this World Cup says the goalkeeper. Manchester...

Sebastian Larsson: Three Lions under pressure

Sebastian Larsson insists England will be under more pressure than Sweden in their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday. Larsson knows the English game inside out, having spent time at Arsenal,...

Willian dodges Chelsea exit talk

Chelsea forward Willian was coy when asked about his future at the five-time Premier League champions and insists his focus is on helping Brazil win the 2018 World Cup. Speculation has been rife about...

Gareth Southgate: Injuries hampering Sweden preparations

Gareth Southgate admits England's growing injury list and the last-16, extra-time encounter against Colombia have affected preparations for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final clash against Sweden....

Belgum right-back Thomas Meunier expecting Brazil struggles

Belgum right-back Thomas Meunier insists he does not know how to stop Neymar as he prepares to take on his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate in Friday's World Cup quarter-final clash with Brazil. Neymar...

Harry Kane: We have grown thanks to penalty success

England captain Harry Kane has claimed his team have grown following their penalty shootout success over Colombia at the Russia World Cup. The Tottenham star scored from the spot during the 90 minutes...