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World Cup 2018 wall chart: Fixtures, schedule and groups as England plot route to glory in Russia
World Cup 2018 wall chart: Fixtures, schedule and groups as England plot route to glory in Russia
World Cup 2018 wall chart: Fixtures, schedule and groups as England plot route to glory in Russia
World Cup 2018 wall chart: Fixtures, schedule and groups as England plot route to glory in Russia
World Cup 2018 wall chart: Fixtures, schedule and groups as England plot route to glory in Russia
World Cup 2018 wall chart: Fixtures, schedule and groups as England plot route to glory in Russia
World Cup 2018 wall chart: Fixtures, schedule and groups as England plot route to glory in Russia
World Cup 2018 wall chart: Fixtures, schedule and groups as England plot route to glory in Russia
World Cup 2018 wall chart: Fixtures, schedule and groups as England plot route to glory in Russia
The Everton defender has been in better form of late and aims to get back into Gareth Southgate's plans ahead of the trip to Russia
Keane still confident of World Cup spot with England
The Everton defender has been in better form of late and aims to get back into Gareth Southgate's plans ahead of the trip to Russia
FILE - In this Friday, March 23, 2018 file photo, Russia players line up before an international friendly soccer match between Russia and Brazil at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
WORLD CUP: Injuries, dull style a concern for host Russia
FILE - In this Friday, March 23, 2018 file photo, Russia players line up before an international friendly soccer match between Russia and Brazil at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 27, 2018. file photo, Russia's Fyodor Smolov takes the ball forward during the international friendly soccer match between Russia and France at the Saint Petersburg stadium in St.Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
WORLD CUP: Injuries, dull style a concern for host Russia
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 27, 2018. file photo, Russia's Fyodor Smolov takes the ball forward during the international friendly soccer match between Russia and France at the Saint Petersburg stadium in St.Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
FILE - In this Friday, March 23, 2018 file photo, Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev applauds supporters at the end of an international friendly soccer match between Russia and Brazil at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
WORLD CUP: Injuries, dull style a concern for host Russia
FILE - In this Friday, March 23, 2018 file photo, Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev applauds supporters at the end of an international friendly soccer match between Russia and Brazil at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
FILE - In this Friday, March 23, 2018 file photo, Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov waits for the start of an international friendly soccer match between Russia and Brazil at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
WORLD CUP: Injuries, dull style a concern for host Russia
FILE - In this Friday, March 23, 2018 file photo, Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov waits for the start of an international friendly soccer match between Russia and Brazil at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
The Colombia international has earned high praise from an iconic countryman, with the talented playmaker expected to lead a World Cup charge in Russia
'James can play for any team in the world' - Higuita hails Bayern star as new Valderrama
The Colombia international has earned high praise from an iconic countryman, with the talented playmaker expected to lead a World Cup charge in Russia
The Colombia international has earned high praise from an iconic countryman, with the talented playmaker expected to lead a World Cup charge in Russia
'James can play for any team in the world' - Higuita hails Bayern star as new Valderrama
The Colombia international has earned high praise from an iconic countryman, with the talented playmaker expected to lead a World Cup charge in Russia
The Colombia international has earned high praise from an iconic countryman, with the talented playmaker expected to lead a World Cup charge in Russia
'James can play for any team in the world' - Higuita hails Bayern star as new Valderrama
The Colombia international has earned high praise from an iconic countryman, with the talented playmaker expected to lead a World Cup charge in Russia
Russia's anti-racism inspector Alexei Smertin defended by World Cup hosts over embezzlement probe (AFP Photo/Yuri KADOBNOV)
Russia's anti-racism inspector Alexei Smertin defended by World Cup hosts over embezzlement probe
Russia's anti-racism inspector Alexei Smertin defended by World Cup hosts over embezzlement probe (AFP Photo/Yuri KADOBNOV)
The Chelsea and Arsenal men will be joined by a host of Premier League alums in Russia, along with a few more familiar faces
Nigeria's 2018 World Cup squad predicted: Who will join Moses & Iwobi in 23-man squad?
The Chelsea and Arsenal men will be joined by a host of Premier League alums in Russia, along with a few more familiar faces
The Chelsea and Arsenal men will be joined by a host of Premier League alums in Russia, along with a few more familiar faces
Nigeria's 2018 World Cup squad predicted: Who will join Moses & Iwobi in 23-man squad?
The Chelsea and Arsenal men will be joined by a host of Premier League alums in Russia, along with a few more familiar faces
The Chelsea and Arsenal men will be joined by a host of Premier League alums in Russia, along with a few more familiar faces
Nigeria's 2018 World Cup squad predicted: Who will join Moses & Iwobi in 23-man squad?
The Chelsea and Arsenal men will be joined by a host of Premier League alums in Russia, along with a few more familiar faces
The Chelsea and Arsenal men will be joined by a host of Premier League alums in Russia, along with a few more familiar faces
Nigeria's 2018 World Cup squad predicted: Who will join Moses & Iwobi in 23-man squad?
The Chelsea and Arsenal men will be joined by a host of Premier League alums in Russia, along with a few more familiar faces
The Chelsea and Arsenal men will be joined by a host of Premier League alums in Russia, along with a few more familiar faces
Nigeria's 2018 World Cup squad predicted: Who will join Moses & Iwobi in 23-man squad?
The Chelsea and Arsenal men will be joined by a host of Premier League alums in Russia, along with a few more familiar faces
The Chelsea and Arsenal men will be joined by a host of Premier League alums in Russia, along with a few more familiar faces
Nigeria's 2018 World Cup squad predicted: Who will join Moses & Iwobi in 23-man squad?
The Chelsea and Arsenal men will be joined by a host of Premier League alums in Russia, along with a few more familiar faces
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
Belgium's 2018 World Cup squad predicted: Who will join Hazard & De Bruyne in 23-man squad?
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
Belgium's 2018 World Cup squad predicted: Who will join Hazard & De Bruyne in 23-man squad?
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
Belgium's 2018 World Cup squad predicted: Who will join Hazard & De Bruyne in 23-man squad?
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
Belgium's 2018 World Cup squad predicted: Who will join Hazard & De Bruyne in 23-man squad?
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
Belgium's 2018 World Cup squad predicted: Who will join Hazard & De Bruyne in 23-man squad?
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
Belgium's 2018 World Cup squad predicted: Who will join Hazard & De Bruyne in 23-man squad?
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
Belgium's 2018 World Cup squad predicted: Who will join Hazard & De Bruyne in 23-man squad?
The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players
National team coach Janne Andersson is yet to speak with the enigmatic striker about coming out of international retirement in Russia this summer
Ibrahimovic yet to ask World Cup question of Sweden despite bold return claims
National team coach Janne Andersson is yet to speak with the enigmatic striker about coming out of international retirement in Russia this summer
The German boss feels that the United States would be preparing for Russia had he not been let go
Klinsmann has 'no doubt' U.S. would have qualified for World Cup had he not been fired
The German boss feels that the United States would be preparing for Russia had he not been let go
The Brazil forward is tipping star turns for Egypt, Belgium and Uruguay to star alongside a few of his international team-mates in Russia this summer
Neymar puts Salah, Coutinho & Hazard in World Cup bracket just below Messi & Ronaldo
The Brazil forward is tipping star turns for Egypt, Belgium and Uruguay to star alongside a few of his international team-mates in Russia this summer
The Brazil forward is tipping star turns for Egypt, Belgium and Uruguay to star alongside a few of his international team-mates in Russia this summer
Neymar puts Salah, Coutinho & Hazard in World Cup bracket just below Messi & Ronaldo
The Brazil forward is tipping star turns for Egypt, Belgium and Uruguay to star alongside a few of his international team-mates in Russia this summer
The Brazil forward is tipping star turns for Egypt, Belgium and Uruguay to star alongside a few of his international team-mates in Russia this summer
Neymar puts Salah, Coutinho & Hazard in World Cup bracket just below Messi & Ronaldo
The Brazil forward is tipping star turns for Egypt, Belgium and Uruguay to star alongside a few of his international team-mates in Russia this summer
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, England's Morgan Gibbs White, right, and Rhian Brewster follow the ball during the FIFA U-17 World Cup semifinal match against Brazil in Kolkata, India. FIFA on Thursday, April 19, 2018 has closed a racism investigation that involved a Spain player and an England opponent from the Under-17 World Cup final. FIFA says its disciplinary panel dismissed the charge against the Spanish player because of a lack of sufficient evidence that could corroborate the English players claim. England striker Rhian Brewster reported overhearing teammate Morgan Gibbs-White being called a monkey during the teams 5-2 win over Spain in India last October. (AP Photo/Bikas Das, file)
FIFA's handling of racism case sparks Russia World Cup fears
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, England's Morgan Gibbs White, right, and Rhian Brewster follow the ball during the FIFA U-17 World Cup semifinal match against Brazil in Kolkata, India. FIFA on Thursday, April 19, 2018 has closed a racism investigation that involved a Spain player and an England opponent from the Under-17 World Cup final. FIFA says its disciplinary panel dismissed the charge against the Spanish player because of a lack of sufficient evidence that could corroborate the English players claim. England striker Rhian Brewster reported overhearing teammate Morgan Gibbs-White being called a monkey during the teams 5-2 win over Spain in India last October. (AP Photo/Bikas Das, file)
A man walks out of a 2018 FIFA World Cup Venue Ticketing Centre shortly after its opening in Rostov-on-Don, Russia April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov
A man walks out of a 2018 FIFA World Cup Venue Ticketing Centre shortly after its opening in Rostov-on-Don
A man walks out of a 2018 FIFA World Cup Venue Ticketing Centre shortly after its opening in Rostov-on-Don, Russia April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Gianni Infantino with Vladimir Putin at December’s World Cup draw. The Fifa president and Russia’s president will have plenty more photo opportunities this summer.
Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar
Gianni Infantino with Vladimir Putin at December’s World Cup draw. The Fifa president and Russia’s president will have plenty more photo opportunities this summer.
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Russian Cossack soldiers stand guard on a bridge at the ski resort Rosa Khutor in Krasnaya Polyana outside the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, where the snow and sliding sports venues for the 2014 Winter Olympics are located. Around 200 Cossacks will be drafted in to provide security at 2018 World Cup games in Russia to help security forces around the stadium and airport. Some will double as entertainers with displays of horseback stunt-riding. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
Cossacks on horseback enlisted to guard World Cup in Russia
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Russian Cossack soldiers stand guard on a bridge at the ski resort Rosa Khutor in Krasnaya Polyana outside the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, where the snow and sliding sports venues for the 2014 Winter Olympics are located. Around 200 Cossacks will be drafted in to provide security at 2018 World Cup games in Russia to help security forces around the stadium and airport. Some will double as entertainers with displays of horseback stunt-riding. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
The former Brazil international has backed the PSG star to inspire his country at this year's tournament in Russia, after suffering an injury in 2014
Neymar will be a World Cup great, says Serginho
The former Brazil international has backed the PSG star to inspire his country at this year's tournament in Russia, after suffering an injury in 2014
A bear in Russia was used to help kick-off a match in the Russian league, and the animal rights' group has criticised the decision
PETA condemns 'brutal' treatment of bear used to kick off Russian league match
A bear in Russia was used to help kick-off a match in the Russian league, and the animal rights' group has criticised the decision
World Cup 2018 schedule: All the groups, fixtures, kick-off times and venues for the tournament in Russia
World Cup 2018 schedule: All the groups, fixtures, kick-off times and venues for the tournament in Russia
World Cup 2018 schedule: All the groups, fixtures, kick-off times and venues for the tournament in Russia
The Swedish striker insists he will be in Russia, but he stopped short of confirming he will play in the tournament
'A World Cup without me wouldn't be a World Cup' - Ibrahimovic going to Russia
The Swedish striker insists he will be in Russia, but he stopped short of confirming he will play in the tournament

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