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Vitaly Mutko has stepped down from his role on the organising committee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup as he fights allegations relating to Russia's state-sponsored...
Russian Football Union president Vitaly Mutko has temporarily stepped aside from his role to contest a lifetime ban from involvement in future Olympic Games.
Brazil are well-placed to become world champions for a record sixth time at Russia 2018, according to Opta's World Cup Predictor.

2018 World Cup Draw in full

Germany will begin their World Cup defence against Mexico after Friday's draw in Moscow threw together Spain and Portugal in the pick of the group-stage matches...
Spectators will be allowed to fly rainbow flags at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia's top anti-discrimination official for football indicated on Friday (AEDT).
FIFA defended Russia's right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup amid a series of doping scandals, saying Wednesday that there is no sign of "widespread" drug use in...
Spain showed rare signs of defensive frailty as they squandered a two-goal lead to slump to a thrilling 3-3 friendly draw with Fedor Smolov-inspired Russia on...

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Argentina great Gabriel Batistuta admitted he was annoyed Lionel Messi broke his goalscoring record, but was glad it was surpassed by an "extraterrestrial".
The relationship between Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi was a highlight of Argentina's 1-0 victory over Russia for coach Jorge Sampaoli.
Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's game against Nigeria on Tuesday afternoon (Wednesday morning AEDT) and instead return to Barcelona.
Sergio Aguero ended his long wait for an Argentina goal in his first start under Jorge Sampaoli as the South American giants left it late to beat Russia 1-0 at...

Aguero eyes Manchester City exit

Sergio Aguero says he could leave Manchester City for a return to boyhood club Independiente when his contract expires in 2019.
Juventus star Gonzalo Higuain has been left out of Argentina's squad yet again by Jorge Sampaoli, but Roma winger Diego Perotti has been recalled from the...
Jorge Sampaoli has left Gonzalo Higuain out of his Argentina squad once again but told the Juventus striker he has 'nothing to prove'.
FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura wants to eradicate doping in football and has underlined the governing body's "zero-tolerance policy" on the problem.
Germany head coach Joachim Low has called for clarity in the controversy over doping allegations levelled at Russia's 2014 World Cup squad.
Alexey Sorokin, the chief executive of the local organising committee for Russia 2018, has described allegations that the country's national football team were...
FIFA says it is "still investigating" allegations that Russia's 2014 World Cup squad were involved in a doping programme.
Mexico striker Javier Hernandez believes his side's work ethic has paid off following their qualification for the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.
Igor Akinfeev's mistake proved costly as Mexico came from behind to beat 10-man Russia 2-1 to book a place in the Confederations Cup semi-finals and send the...
Car-park dances, media match-ups and Jean Beausejour becoming our new best friend all feature in the latest Confederations Cup diary.
Stanislav Cherchesov believes support for the Russia national team will continue to grow heading into the FIFA World Cup even if they exit the FIFA Confederations...
Juan Carlos Osorio believes the Confederations Cup clash with Russia in Kazan provides his Mexico side with the perfect chance to silence their critics.
Stanislav Cherchesov is expecting "a kind of final" as Russia and Mexico go head-to-head for a place in the last four of the Confederations Cup.
Luis Figo says "nobody is indispensable" amid heavy speculation that his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Real Madrid.
Portugal went top of Group A at the FIFA Confederations Cup following a 1-0 win over Russia on Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo making the difference for the European...
Fedor Smolov has suggested Russia are happy not to have a player like Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks as the team comes before any individual.

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