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ManU-Russia match seen as World Cup test for security

The coming together of British and Russian fans proved to be an explosive mix during Euro 2016 in France. With the World Cup taking place in Russia next year, police are paying special attention to games like the one pitting ManU against CSKA Russia.

ManU-Russia match seen as World Cup test for security

The coming together of British and Russian fans proved to be an explosive mix during Euro 2016 in France. With the World Cup taking place in Russia next year, police are paying special attention to games like the one pitting ManU against CSKA Russia.

ManU-Russia match seen as World Cup test for security

The coming together of British and Russian fans proved to be an explosive mix during Euro 2016 in France. With the World Cup taking place in Russia next year, police are paying special attention to games like the one pitting ManU against CSKA Russia.

ManU-Russia match seen as World Cup test for security

The coming together of British and Russian fans proved to be an explosive mix during Euro 2016 in France. With the World Cup taking place in Russia next year, police are paying special attention to games like the one pitting ManU against CSKA Russia.

ManU-Russia match seen as World Cup test for security

The coming together of British and Russian fans proved to be an explosive mix during Euro 2016 in France. With the World Cup taking place in Russia next year, police are paying special attention to games like the one pitting ManU against CSKA Russia.

ManU-Russia match seen as World Cup test for security

The coming together of British and Russian fans proved to be an explosive mix during Euro 2016 in France. With the World Cup taking place in Russia next year, police are paying special attention to games like the one pitting ManU against CSKA Russia.

ManU-Russia match seen as World Cup test for security

The coming together of British and Russian fans proved to be an explosive mix during Euro 2016 in France. With the World Cup taking place in Russia next year, police are paying special attention to games like the one pitting ManU against CSKA Russia.

ManU-Russia match seen as World Cup test for security

The coming together of British and Russian fans proved to be an explosive mix during Euro 2016 in France. With the World Cup taking place in Russia next year, police are paying special attention to games like the one pitting ManU against CSKA Russia.

Police detain an England fan (C) following clashes between fans and police in Marseille, southern France, ahead of the Euro 2016 match between England and Russia

Police detain an England fan (C) following clashes between fans and police in Marseille, southern France, ahead of the Euro 2016 match between England and Russia

Police detain an England fan (C) following clashes between fans and police in Marseille, southern France, ahead of the Euro 2016 match between England and Russia (AFP Photo/LEON NEAL)

Paul Aguilar still holding out hope for El Tri recall

The Club America right back says the decision is up to coach Juan Carlos Osorio but believes he could be in Russia despite a long absence

The Spanish football federation and Spanish Prime Minisister Mariano Rajoy insisted that Spain would indeed go to the World Cup in Russia

The Spanish football federation and Spanish Prime Minisister Mariano Rajoy insisted that Spain would indeed go to the World Cup in Russia (AFP Photo/GABRIEL BOUYS )

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

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