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Daler Kuzyayev (L) of Russia fights for the ball with Lionel Messi (R) of Argentina during their international friendly soccer match at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, 11 November 2017. EFE/EPA/Archivo

World Cup glory worth €350,000 to Germany stars

The German Football Association have announced their bonus structure for the tournament in Russia, with players set to net €350,000 if victorious

World Cup glory worth €350,000 to Germany stars

The German Football Association have announced their bonus structure for the tournament in Russia, with players set to net €350,000 if victorious

World Cup glory worth €350,000 to Germany stars

The German Football Association have announced their bonus structure for the tournament in Russia, with players set to net €350,000 if victorious

World Cup glory worth €350,000 to Germany stars

The German Football Association have announced their bonus structure for the tournament in Russia, with players set to net €350,000 if victorious

World Cup glory worth €350,000 to Germany stars

The German Football Association have announced their bonus structure for the tournament in Russia, with players set to net €350,000 if victorious

Nigeria fans want Joel Obi at the World Cup

If fit, the Torino man has to travel to Russia, say Super Eagles supporters

Nigeria fans want Joel Obi at the World Cup

If fit, the Torino man has to travel to Russia, say Super Eagles supporters

Nigeria fans want Joel Obi at the World Cup

If fit, the Torino man has to travel to Russia, say Super Eagles supporters

A general view shows the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo

A general view shows the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo, outside Moscow, Russia December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

A general view shows the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo

A general view shows the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo, outside Moscow, Russia December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

A general view shows the entrance to the grounds of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo

A general view shows the entrance to the grounds of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo, outside Moscow, Russia December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

An general view shows a pond on the grounds of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo

An general view shows a pond on the grounds of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo, outside Moscow, Russia December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

An interior view shows the hairdressing salon at the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo

An interior view shows the hairdressing salon at the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo, outside Moscow, Russia December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

An interior view shows the spa area of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo

An interior view shows the spa area of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo, outside Moscow, Russia December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

An interior view shows a bathroom in a suite at the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo

An interior view shows a bathroom in a suite at the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo, outside Moscow, Russia December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

An interior view shows a bathroom in a suite at the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo

An interior view shows a bathroom in a suite at the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo, outside Moscow, Russia December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

An interior view shows a suite at the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo

An interior view shows a suite at the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo, outside Moscow, Russia December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

An interior view shows the elevator lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo

An interior view shows the elevator lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo, outside Moscow, Russia December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

An interior view shows the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo

An interior view shows the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo, outside Moscow, Russia December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

An interior view shows the restaurant of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo

An interior view shows the restaurant of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo, outside Moscow, Russia December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

An interior view shows the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo

An interior view shows the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga hotel which was chosen to be the base for the French national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the village of Kostrovo, outside Moscow, Russia December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Brazil must take momentum into World Cup – Renato Augusto

The Beijing Guoan man also revealed he will be begin a specially-devised training schedule in order to ensure he arrives in Russia in peak condition

How to buy tickets to the 2018 World Cup in Russia

As the draw for the finals approaches, Goal has all the information you need to know on how to attend next summer's tournament

Miranda, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and... Felipe? Porto man eyes World Cup role

The 28-year-old Porto stopper is one of a handful of hopefuls targeting the last slot for a centre-back in Tite's squad at Russia 2018

Spain's Munir El Haddadi eyes Morocco spot at Russia 2018

The 22-year-old has already been capped by La Furia Roja but he has stated his desire to represent the Atlas Lions at next year’s showpiece

Spain's Munir El Haddadi eyes Morocco spot at Russia 2018

The 22-year-old has already been capped by La Furia Roja but he has stated his desire to represent the Atlas Lions at next year’s showpiece

Spain's Munir El Haddadi eyes Morocco spot at Russia 2018

The 22-year-old has already been capped by La Furia Roja but he has stated his desire to represent the Atlas Lions at next year’s showpiece

An interior view shows a room at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel which was chosen to be the base for the national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Krasnodar

An interior view shows a room at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel which was chosen to be the base for the national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Krasnodar, Russia December 4, 2017. Picture taken December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Pivovarov

A picture shows an entrance to FC Krasnodar Academy which will be used by the national soccer team as its training camp during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Krasnodar

A picture shows an entrance to FC Krasnodar Academy which will be used by the national soccer team as its training camp during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Krasnodar, Russia December 5, 2017. Picture taken December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Pivovarov

An interior view shows a room at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel which was chosen to be the base for the national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Krasnodar

An interior view shows a room at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel which was chosen to be the base for the national soccer team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Krasnodar, Russia December 4, 2017. Picture taken December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Pivovarov

2018 FIFA World Cup Draw Press Conference

Soccer Football - 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw Press Conference - State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia - December 1, 2017 Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Vitaly Mutko during the press conference REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Wenger won't sell players to increase their World Cup hopes

The Arsenal manager is only concerned with his team's fate, not providing more minutes to players hoping to be in Russia this summer

This file photo shows a Russian football supporter in a t-shirt depicting Russia's President Vladimir Putin. Russia is gearing up to host the World Cup for the first time, in 2018

This file photo shows a Russian football supporter in a t-shirt depicting Russia's President Vladimir Putin. Russia is gearing up to host the World Cup for the first time, in 2018 (AFP Photo/Olga MALTSEVA)

Joel Obi resurgence: Another false dawn?

The Torino man is undoubtedly everyone's favourite midfielder Nigeria never had. Could he hold together long enough to fulfil his promise in Russia?

Joel Obi resurgence: Another false dawn?

The Torino man is undoubtedly everyone's favourite midfielder Nigeria never had. Could he hold together long enough to fulfil his promise in Russia?

Joel Obi resurgence: Another false dawn?

The Torino man is undoubtedly everyone's favourite midfielder Nigeria never had. Could he hold together long enough to fulfil his promise in Russia?

Joel Obi resurgence: Another false dawn?

The Torino man is undoubtedly everyone's favourite midfielder Nigeria never had. Could he hold together long enough to fulfil his promise in Russia?

Joel Obi resurgence: Another false dawn?

The Torino man is undoubtedly everyone's favourite midfielder Nigeria never had. Could he hold together long enough to fulfil his promise in Russia?

Joel Obi resurgence: Another false dawn?

The Torino man is undoubtedly everyone's favourite midfielder Nigeria never had. Could he hold together long enough to fulfil his promise in Russia?

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