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Category: World Cup 2018

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Tom Jenkins’s best sports photos of 2018

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from the thousands of frames that he shot during 2018 and recalls the stories behind them20mm lens 1/2000 f4 ISO 3200 Continue reading…

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2018 in football tactics: France and Real Madrid did it their way | Jonathan Wilson

Press and possess is the method of many leading teams but Didier Deschamps’ side in Russia and Real Madrid before them picked up the biggest prizes playing in their own mannerThe same basics everywhere: it would be easy to believe that football in 2018…

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The 2018 world of sport in viral videos

From astonishing tricks to unlikely goalkeepers, via both irate and elated athletes, here is a selection of some of the most popular videos of the yearThe amazing world of sport: watch more of the good, the bad and even the downright ugly  Continu…

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Gareth Bale targets Club World Cup final glory after 11-minute hat-trick in semi – video

Gareth Bale scored a sensational hat-trick as Real Madrid began their quest for a third successive Club World Cup by beating Kashima Antlers 3-1. Real struggled to create in the first half against Kashima until Bale broke the deadlock a minut…

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What happened next? How the World Cup brought in a new era for Alex Scott – and women in football

She had already earned 140 caps for England, but Scott became one of the breakout stars of the men’s tournament this year as the first woman pundit taken to a World Cup by the BBC. She reveals why it wasn’t all plain sailing Alex Scott is not alone in …

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Former Fifa executive says he was offered large bribe for 2018 World Cup vote

Rafael Salguero’s claims revealed in unsealed documentsSays unnamed bid offered him ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’A former Fifa executive said he was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for his vote for the 2018 World Cup, newly rele…

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Germany in 2018: from World Cup holders to Nations League relegation

Germany began the year among the favourites to win the World Cup. They end it in the second tier of the Nations League By Jason Humphreys for Englische WocheThere was a sense of inevitability when Virgil van Dijk volleyed home a last-minute equaliser o…

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Football’s super-rich play the game by their own rules | David Goldblatt

The Football Leaks revelations show how little the views of fans and regulators matterWikiLeaks shone a light on the duplicity of US foreign policy. The Panama Papers laid bare the network of offshore banking, tax havens and legal loopholes that allows…

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Football’s super-rich play the game by their own rules | David Goldblatt

The Football Leaks revelations show how little the views of fans and regulators matterWikiLeaks shone a light on the duplicity of US foreign policy. The Panama Papers laid bare the network of offshore banking, tax havens and legal loopholes that allows…

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The day England created their own history in shoot-out against Colombia | Barney Ronay

In an extract from his new book on Russia 2018, the Guardian’s senior sports writer relives how Eric Dier’s penalty helped fashion ‘a triumph of personality, spirit and good sense’Mateus Uribe just needs to score and they’re almost there. One more kick…

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The day England created their own history in shoot-out against Colombia | Barney Ronay

In an extract from his new book on Russia 2018, the Guardian’s senior sports writer relives how Eric Dier’s penalty helped fashion ‘a triumph of personality, spirit and good sense’Mateus Uribe just needs to score and they’re almost there. One more kick…

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A hundred days later, has Russia’s $14bn World Cup investment paid off? | Andrew Roth

The emergence of an unlikely hero and impressive stadiums have bolstered football’s popularity, but there is still work to be done to make the new venues pay for themselvesRussia is not a footballing country, the former trainer for the national side Le…

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Hugo Lloris is not given the credit he deserves for France’s success

Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove in Russia and David de Gea was picked in Fifa’s team of the year. What about Lloris?By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIndividual acclaim for a goalkeeper is rare. No goalkeeper has won the Ba…

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Qatar World Cup workers still exploited, says Amnesty report

Charity says promised government reforms to ‘kafala’ system have not taken place Migrant workers building infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup and other big projects in Qatar are still suffering exploitation and severe human rights violations despite …

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The normalisation of gambling in football | Letter

The World Cup revealed the extent to which the gambling industry has become embedded in professional sport, writes the bishop of St Albans, Alan SmithIt is right for Simon Stevens of NHS England to highlight the worrying connection between gambling and…

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The normalisation of gambling in football | Letter

The World Cup revealed the extent to which the gambling industry has become embedded in professional sport, writes the bishop of St Albans, Alan SmithIt is right for Simon Stevens of NHS England to highlight the worrying connection between gambling and…

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From Ibrox abuse to sacking Lopetegui: meet the head of Spain’s FA

Luis Rubiales, a former Hamilton Academical centre-back, does not hold back in his assessment of football’s image and La Liga’s plans to take a game to the USThe way Luis Rubiales remembers it, the last song dedicated to him in a football stadium ran: …

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Mohamed Salah blames Egypt’s FA for hampering World Cup preparations

Liverpool star says celebrities were among ‘many disturbances’ at team’s Chechen training baseThe Liverpool and Egypt footballer Mohamed Salah has accused the Egyptian Football Association of hampering the country’s World Cup preparations in Russia ear…

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Qatar 2022 bid team ‘sabotaged World Cup rivals’

Whistleblower tells Sunday Times that PR agency and former CIA operatives spread fake propagandaThe Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team broke Fifa rules by running a secret campaign to sabotage their rivals for the tournament, it has been claimed. The claims…

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World Cup 2018: ‘covering the action provided drama every day’

The Guardian’s new head of sport, Will Woodward, explains how he tackled one of his first tasks in the role – covering Moscow 2018 As Eric Dier slotted home his penalty against Colombia, there was a brief roar across the Guardian sports desk. It wasn’t…