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The teenager has enjoyed a sparkling season at the Ligue 1 champions, and will hope to thrive at the World Cup in Russia this summer
'He can be number one' - Henry & Neymar laud PSG wonderkid Mbappe
The teenager has enjoyed a sparkling season at the Ligue 1 champions, and will hope to thrive at the World Cup in Russia this summer
FILE - In this June 27, 2010 file photo made from a combination of six photos, Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer looks at a ball that hit the bar to bounce over the line during the World Cup second round soccer match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The future use of technology at the World Cup was effectively sealed after a clear Frank Lampard goal was not given. Germany went on to win the game 4-1. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
WORLD CUP: Frank Lampard 'goal' leads to new technology
FILE - In this June 27, 2010 file photo made from a combination of six photos, Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer looks at a ball that hit the bar to bounce over the line during the World Cup second round soccer match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The future use of technology at the World Cup was effectively sealed after a clear Frank Lampard goal was not given. Germany went on to win the game 4-1. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
MOS03. Sochi (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- Russian tourists take a rest during their walk along a coastline, next to a mascot of the World Cup 2018, in Sochi, Russia, 19 May 2018. Sochi will be one of eleven Russian cities which will host the World Cup 2018. The World Cup will run from 14 June till 15 July 2018. (Rusia) EFE/EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
MOS03. Sochi (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- Russian tourists take a rest during their walk along a coastline, next to a mascot of the World Cup 2018, in Sochi, Russia, 19 May 2018. Sochi will be one of eleven Russian cities which will host the World Cup 2018. The World Cup will run from 14 June till 15 July 2018. (Rusia) EFE/EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
MOS03. Sochi (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- Russian tourists take a rest during their walk along a coastline, next to a mascot of the World Cup 2018, in Sochi, Russia, 19 May 2018. Sochi will be one of eleven Russian cities which will host the World Cup 2018. The World Cup will run from 14 June till 15 July 2018. (Rusia) EFE/EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
MOS02. Sochi (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- Russian tourists take a rest during their walk along a coastline, next to a mascot of the World Cup 2018, in Sochi, Russia, 19 May 2018. Sochi will be one of eleven Russian cities which will host the World Cup 2018. The World Cup will run from 14 June till 15 July 2018. (Rusia) EFE/EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
MOS02. Sochi (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- Russian tourists take a rest during their walk along a coastline, next to a mascot of the World Cup 2018, in Sochi, Russia, 19 May 2018. Sochi will be one of eleven Russian cities which will host the World Cup 2018. The World Cup will run from 14 June till 15 July 2018. (Rusia) EFE/EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
MOS02. Sochi (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- Russian tourists take a rest during their walk along a coastline, next to a mascot of the World Cup 2018, in Sochi, Russia, 19 May 2018. Sochi will be one of eleven Russian cities which will host the World Cup 2018. The World Cup will run from 14 June till 15 July 2018. (Rusia) EFE/EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
MOS01. Sochi (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- A Russian girl takes a selfie with a mascot of the World Cup 2018, in Sochi, Russia, 19 May 2018. Sochi will be one of eleven Russian cities which will host the World Cup 2018. The World Cup will run from 14 June till 15 July 2018. (Rusia) EFE/EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
MOS01. Sochi (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- A Russian girl takes a selfie with a mascot of the World Cup 2018, in Sochi, Russia, 19 May 2018. Sochi will be one of eleven Russian cities which will host the World Cup 2018. The World Cup will run from 14 June till 15 July 2018. (Rusia) EFE/EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
MOS01. Sochi (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- A Russian girl takes a selfie with a mascot of the World Cup 2018, in Sochi, Russia, 19 May 2018. Sochi will be one of eleven Russian cities which will host the World Cup 2018. The World Cup will run from 14 June till 15 July 2018. (Rusia) EFE/EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
MOS04. Sochi (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- Russian tourists take a rest during their walk along a coastline, next to a mascot of the World Cup 2018, in Sochi, Russia, 19 May 2018. Sochi will be one of eleven Russian cities which will host the World Cup 2018. The World Cup will run from 14 June till 15 July 2018. (Rusia) EFE/EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
MOS04. Sochi (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- Russian tourists take a rest during their walk along a coastline, next to a mascot of the World Cup 2018, in Sochi, Russia, 19 May 2018. Sochi will be one of eleven Russian cities which will host the World Cup 2018. The World Cup will run from 14 June till 15 July 2018. (Rusia) EFE/EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
MOS04. Sochi (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- Russian tourists take a rest during their walk along a coastline, next to a mascot of the World Cup 2018, in Sochi, Russia, 19 May 2018. Sochi will be one of eleven Russian cities which will host the World Cup 2018. The World Cup will run from 14 June till 15 July 2018. (Rusia) EFE/EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
Stray dogs are seen at a park, with the Fisht Stadium seen in the background, in Sochi, the host city for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev
Stray dogs are seen at a park, with the Fisht Stadium seen in the background, in Sochi
Stray dogs are seen at a park, with the Fisht Stadium seen in the background, in Sochi, the host city for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev
The Bayern Munich keeper has returned from injury just a month before the start of Russia 2018 and Kahn think it will be 'impossible' for him to shine
Neuer a gigantic World Cup risk for Germany, says Kahn
The Bayern Munich keeper has returned from injury just a month before the start of Russia 2018 and Kahn think it will be 'impossible' for him to shine
Workers install the logo of Brazil's Soccer Confederation (CBF) at the Granja Comary training centre, where Brazil soccer squad will start its preparation to Russia 2018 World Cup, in Teresopolis, Brazil May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
Workers install the logo of Brazil's Soccer Confederation (CBF) at the Granja Comary training centre, where Brazil soccer squad will start its preparation to Russia 2018 World Cup, in Teresopolis
Workers install the logo of Brazil's Soccer Confederation (CBF) at the Granja Comary training centre, where Brazil soccer squad will start its preparation to Russia 2018 World Cup, in Teresopolis, Brazil May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
A view of the Granja Comary training centre, where Brazil soccer squad will start its preparation to Russia 2018 World Cup, in Teresopolis, Brazil May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
A view of the Granja Comary training centre, where Brazil soccer squad will start its preparation to Russia 2018 World Cup, in Teresopolis
A view of the Granja Comary training centre, where Brazil soccer squad will start its preparation to Russia 2018 World Cup, in Teresopolis, Brazil May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
Ahead of the country's sixth appearance at the football fiesta, the former ex-international has raised an alarm over the Eagles' attacking options
Nigeria need more than Odion Ighalo in Russia, says Daniel Amokachi
Ahead of the country's sixth appearance at the football fiesta, the former ex-international has raised an alarm over the Eagles' attacking options
Ahead of the country's sixth appearance at the football fiesta, the former ex-international has raised an alarm over the Eagles' attacking options
Nigeria need more than Odion Ighalo in Russia, says Daniel Amokachi
Ahead of the country's sixth appearance at the football fiesta, the former ex-international has raised an alarm over the Eagles' attacking options
Ahead of the country's sixth appearance at the football fiesta, the former ex-international has raised an alarm over the Eagles' attacking options
Nigeria need more than Odion Ighalo in Russia, says Daniel Amokachi
Ahead of the country's sixth appearance at the football fiesta, the former ex-international has raised an alarm over the Eagles' attacking options
On Thursday, the Teranga Lions boss Aliou Cisse released his final squad list for the global showpiece in Russia
Koulibaly, Gueye, Diouf ‘honoured’ to make Senegal's World Cup squad
On Thursday, the Teranga Lions boss Aliou Cisse released his final squad list for the global showpiece in Russia
The 24-year-old forward has been given a chance to prove himself on the world stage with the Atlas Lions in Russia while Sofiane Boufal was excluded
2018 CHAN hero Ayoub El Kaabi tops Morocco 2018 World Cup squad
The 24-year-old forward has been given a chance to prove himself on the world stage with the Atlas Lions in Russia while Sofiane Boufal was excluded
The forward was axed from Aliou Cisse’s squad for the trip to Russia, but the 28-year old has shown no sign of regret
‘We’re Senegal, all the best’ – Everton’s Niasse unscarred despite World Cup snub
The forward was axed from Aliou Cisse’s squad for the trip to Russia, but the 28-year old has shown no sign of regret
In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, spectators watch a Russian second league soccer match between Mordovia and Syzran at the new World Cup stadium Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games. (AP Photo/Julia Chestnova)
Several World Cup arenas risk becoming white elephants
In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, spectators watch a Russian second league soccer match between Mordovia and Syzran at the new World Cup stadium Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games. (AP Photo/Julia Chestnova)
In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the new World Cup stadium Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games. (AP Photo/Julia Chestnova)
Several World Cup arenas risk becoming white elephants
In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the new World Cup stadium Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games. (AP Photo/Julia Chestnova)
This photo taken on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, shows view on the new the World Cup stadium in Volgograd, Russia. The stadium will hold group-stage games at the World Cup. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games. (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
Several World Cup arenas risk becoming white elephants
This photo taken on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, shows view on the new the World Cup stadium in Volgograd, Russia. The stadium will hold group-stage games at the World Cup. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games. (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
In this photo taken on Saturday, April 21, 2018, a view on the new the World Cup stadium during the Russian league soccer match between Rotor and Luch-Energiya in Volgograd, Russia . The stadium will hold group-stage games at the World Cup. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
Several World Cup arenas risk becoming white elephants
In this photo taken on Saturday, April 21, 2018, a view on the new the World Cup stadium during the Russian league soccer match between Rotor and Luch-Energiya in Volgograd, Russia . The stadium will hold group-stage games at the World Cup. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
In this photo taken on Saturday, April 21, 2018, a view on the new the World Cup stadium during the Russian league soccer match between Rotor and Luch-Energiya in Volgograd, Russia. The stadium will hold group-stage games at the World Cup. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games. (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
Several World Cup arenas risk becoming white elephants
In this photo taken on Saturday, April 21, 2018, a view on the new the World Cup stadium during the Russian league soccer match between Rotor and Luch-Energiya in Volgograd, Russia. The stadium will hold group-stage games at the World Cup. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games. (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
In this photo taken on Thursday, May 17, 2018, the new World Cup stadium Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games.(AP Photo/Julia Chestnova)
Several World Cup arenas risk becoming white elephants
In this photo taken on Thursday, May 17, 2018, the new World Cup stadium Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games.(AP Photo/Julia Chestnova)
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker holds the aluminium part of a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker holds the aluminium part of a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno
A worker holds the aluminium part of a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker is seen welding the aluminium parts of goals at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker is seen welding the aluminium parts of goals at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno
A worker is seen welding the aluminium parts of goals at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
Workers hold a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
Workers hold a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno
Workers hold a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
Host Russia have been given a 1.6 percent chance of winning the World Cup when it kicks off in a month (AFP Photo/Mladen ANTONOV)
Host Russia have been given a 1.6 percent chance of winning the World Cup when it kicks off in a month
Host Russia have been given a 1.6 percent chance of winning the World Cup when it kicks off in a month (AFP Photo/Mladen ANTONOV)
FILE - In this June 21, 1970 file photo, Brazil's Pele, center, is hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates after Brazil won the World Cup soccer final against Italy, 4-1, in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, Mexico. Brazil's third World Cup triumph meant it kept the Jules Rimet trophy for good. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo, file)
WORLD CUP: Captain's strike caps glorious Brazil in 1970
FILE - In this June 21, 1970 file photo, Brazil's Pele, center, is hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates after Brazil won the World Cup soccer final against Italy, 4-1, in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, Mexico. Brazil's third World Cup triumph meant it kept the Jules Rimet trophy for good. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo, file)
FILE - In this June 21, 1970 file photo, Brazil's captain Carlos Alberto scores his team's fourth goal against Italy in the World Cup Final, at the Aztec Stadium, in Mexico City. The goal culminated a thrilling move by Brazil, which won the World Cup for the third time after beating Italy 4-1 victory. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo, file)
WORLD CUP: Captain's strike caps glorious Brazil in 1970
FILE - In this June 21, 1970 file photo, Brazil's captain Carlos Alberto scores his team's fourth goal against Italy in the World Cup Final, at the Aztec Stadium, in Mexico City. The goal culminated a thrilling move by Brazil, which won the World Cup for the third time after beating Italy 4-1 victory. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo, file)
FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez watches the international friendly soccer match between Russia and Belgium at Fisht stadium in Sochi, Russia. Belgium has extended the contract of coach Martinez for two years ahead of the World Cup, rewarding the Spaniard for a steady course and encouraging results. The Belgian federation said in a statement Friday, May 18, 2018, that it "has been delighted with this positive, professional and sincere collaboration with Roberto Martinez" and lauded "Belgium's impeccable performance during the World Cup qualification." (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin, File)
Belgium extends contract with coach Martinez before Cup
FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez watches the international friendly soccer match between Russia and Belgium at Fisht stadium in Sochi, Russia. Belgium has extended the contract of coach Martinez for two years ahead of the World Cup, rewarding the Spaniard for a steady course and encouraging results. The Belgian federation said in a statement Friday, May 18, 2018, that it "has been delighted with this positive, professional and sincere collaboration with Roberto Martinez" and lauded "Belgium's impeccable performance during the World Cup qualification." (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin, File)
The Blues forward has admitted his chances of going to Russia hang in the balance, but Julen Lopetegui has not ruled out naming him in his squad
Morata offered World Cup hope as Chelsea striker sweats on Spain spot
The Blues forward has admitted his chances of going to Russia hang in the balance, but Julen Lopetegui has not ruled out naming him in his squad
The Blues forward has admitted his chances of going to Russia hang in the balance, but Julen Lopetegui has not ruled out naming him in his squad
Morata offered World Cup hope as Chelsea striker sweats on Spain spot
The Blues forward has admitted his chances of going to Russia hang in the balance, but Julen Lopetegui has not ruled out naming him in his squad
The Blues forward has admitted his chances of going to Russia hang in the balance, but Julen Lopetegui has not ruled out naming him in his squad
Morata offered World Cup hope as Chelsea striker sweats on Spain spot
The Blues forward has admitted his chances of going to Russia hang in the balance, but Julen Lopetegui has not ruled out naming him in his squad
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates ahead of Russia
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates ahead of Russia
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates ahead of Russia
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates ahead of Russia
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates ahead of Russia
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates ahead of Russia
The former manager of the United States national team believes the team could have come together for a magical run despite missing out on Russia
Klinsmann believes USMNT could have made World Cup semi-finals
The former manager of the United States national team believes the team could have come together for a magical run despite missing out on Russia
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Adelson and Evan Doherty discuss how Russia's president will look to impress the globe following recent controversies involving the World Cup's host country - all which have come after hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
World Cup offers Vladimir Putin a second chance
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Adelson and Evan Doherty discuss how Russia's president will look to impress the globe following recent controversies involving the World Cup's host country - all which have come after hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Adelson and Evan Doherty discuss how Russia's president will look to impress the globe following recent controversies involving the World Cup's host country - all which have come after hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
World Cup offers Vladimir Putin a second chance
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Adelson and Evan Doherty discuss how Russia's president will look to impress the globe following recent controversies involving the World Cup's host country - all which have come after hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
In this photo taken on Saturday, April 21, 2018, a view on the new the World Cup stadium during the Russian league soccer match between Rotor and Luch-Energiya in Volgograd, Russia . The stadium will hold group-stage games at the World Cup. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
Several World Cup arenas risk becoming white elephants
In this photo taken on Saturday, April 21, 2018, a view on the new the World Cup stadium during the Russian league soccer match between Rotor and Luch-Energiya in Volgograd, Russia . The stadium will hold group-stage games at the World Cup. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
In this photo taken on Saturday, April 21, 2018, a view on the new the World Cup stadium during the Russian league soccer match between Rotor and Luch-Energiya in Volgograd, Russia. The stadium will hold group-stage games at the World Cup. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games. (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
Several World Cup arenas risk becoming white elephants
In this photo taken on Saturday, April 21, 2018, a view on the new the World Cup stadium during the Russian league soccer match between Rotor and Luch-Energiya in Volgograd, Russia. The stadium will hold group-stage games at the World Cup. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games. (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
In this photo taken on Thursday, May 17, 2018, the new World Cup stadium Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games.(AP Photo/Julia Chestnova)
Several World Cup arenas risk becoming white elephants
In this photo taken on Thursday, May 17, 2018, the new World Cup stadium Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia. Several of Russias 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. Its a problem for Russia, which is spending almost $11 billion on the World Cup, and for FIFA. Fans and officials predict more government money will be needed to maintain several stadiums set to host mostly unglamorous lower-league games.(AP Photo/Julia Chestnova)
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker holds the aluminium part of a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker holds the aluminium part of a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno
A worker holds the aluminium part of a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker is seen welding the aluminium parts of goals at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker is seen welding the aluminium parts of goals at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno
A worker is seen welding the aluminium parts of goals at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno
A worker welds the aluminium part of a goal at at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
Workers hold a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
Workers hold a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno
Workers hold a goal at Interplastic, a Polish manufacturing company who are supplying the football goalposts for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, in Chwaszczyno, Poland, May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
Host Russia have been given a 1.6 percent chance of winning the World Cup when it kicks off in a month (AFP Photo/Mladen ANTONOV)
Host Russia have been given a 1.6 percent chance of winning the World Cup when it kicks off in a month
Host Russia have been given a 1.6 percent chance of winning the World Cup when it kicks off in a month (AFP Photo/Mladen ANTONOV)
FILE - In this June 21, 1970 file photo, Brazil's Pele, center, is hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates after Brazil won the World Cup soccer final against Italy, 4-1, in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, Mexico. Brazil's third World Cup triumph meant it kept the Jules Rimet trophy for good. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo, file)
WORLD CUP: Captain's strike caps glorious Brazil in 1970
FILE - In this June 21, 1970 file photo, Brazil's Pele, center, is hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates after Brazil won the World Cup soccer final against Italy, 4-1, in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, Mexico. Brazil's third World Cup triumph meant it kept the Jules Rimet trophy for good. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo, file)
FILE - In this June 21, 1970 file photo, Brazil's captain Carlos Alberto scores his team's fourth goal against Italy in the World Cup Final, at the Aztec Stadium, in Mexico City. The goal culminated a thrilling move by Brazil, which won the World Cup for the third time after beating Italy 4-1 victory. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo, file)
WORLD CUP: Captain's strike caps glorious Brazil in 1970
FILE - In this June 21, 1970 file photo, Brazil's captain Carlos Alberto scores his team's fourth goal against Italy in the World Cup Final, at the Aztec Stadium, in Mexico City. The goal culminated a thrilling move by Brazil, which won the World Cup for the third time after beating Italy 4-1 victory. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo, file)
FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez watches the international friendly soccer match between Russia and Belgium at Fisht stadium in Sochi, Russia. Belgium has extended the contract of coach Martinez for two years ahead of the World Cup, rewarding the Spaniard for a steady course and encouraging results. The Belgian federation said in a statement Friday, May 18, 2018, that it "has been delighted with this positive, professional and sincere collaboration with Roberto Martinez" and lauded "Belgium's impeccable performance during the World Cup qualification." (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin, File)
Belgium extends contract with coach Martinez before Cup
FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez watches the international friendly soccer match between Russia and Belgium at Fisht stadium in Sochi, Russia. Belgium has extended the contract of coach Martinez for two years ahead of the World Cup, rewarding the Spaniard for a steady course and encouraging results. The Belgian federation said in a statement Friday, May 18, 2018, that it "has been delighted with this positive, professional and sincere collaboration with Roberto Martinez" and lauded "Belgium's impeccable performance during the World Cup qualification." (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin, File)
The Blues forward has admitted his chances of going to Russia hang in the balance, but Julen Lopetegui has not ruled out naming him in his squad
Morata offered World Cup hope as Chelsea striker sweats on Spain spot
The Blues forward has admitted his chances of going to Russia hang in the balance, but Julen Lopetegui has not ruled out naming him in his squad
The Blues forward has admitted his chances of going to Russia hang in the balance, but Julen Lopetegui has not ruled out naming him in his squad
Morata offered World Cup hope as Chelsea striker sweats on Spain spot
The Blues forward has admitted his chances of going to Russia hang in the balance, but Julen Lopetegui has not ruled out naming him in his squad
The Blues forward has admitted his chances of going to Russia hang in the balance, but Julen Lopetegui has not ruled out naming him in his squad
Morata offered World Cup hope as Chelsea striker sweats on Spain spot
The Blues forward has admitted his chances of going to Russia hang in the balance, but Julen Lopetegui has not ruled out naming him in his squad
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates ahead of Russia
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates ahead of Russia
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates ahead of Russia
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates ahead of Russia
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates ahead of Russia
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates ahead of Russia
The former manager of the United States national team believes the team could have come together for a magical run despite missing out on Russia
Klinsmann believes USMNT could have made World Cup semi-finals
The former manager of the United States national team believes the team could have come together for a magical run despite missing out on Russia
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Adelson and Evan Doherty discuss how Russia's president will look to impress the globe following recent controversies involving the World Cup's host country - all which have come after hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
World Cup offers Vladimir Putin a second chance
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Adelson and Evan Doherty discuss how Russia's president will look to impress the globe following recent controversies involving the World Cup's host country - all which have come after hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Adelson and Evan Doherty discuss how Russia's president will look to impress the globe following recent controversies involving the World Cup's host country - all which have come after hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
World Cup offers Vladimir Putin a second chance
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Adelson and Evan Doherty discuss how Russia's president will look to impress the globe following recent controversies involving the World Cup's host country - all which have come after hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Adelson and Evan Doherty discuss how Russia's president will look to impress the globe following recent controversies involving the World Cup's host country - all which have come after hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
World Cup offers Vladimir Putin a second chance
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Adelson and Evan Doherty discuss how Russia's president will look to impress the globe following recent controversies involving the World Cup's host country - all which have come after hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Adelson and Evan Doherty discuss how Russia's president will look to impress the globe following recent controversies involving the World Cup's host country - all which have come after hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
World Cup offers Vladimir Putin a second chance
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Adelson and Evan Doherty discuss how Russia's president will look to impress the globe following recent controversies involving the World Cup's host country - all which have come after hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos announces his World Cup squad, during a press conference, at the Portuguese federation headquarters in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Portugal heads to Russia with 13 players from Euro 2016 win
Portugal coach Fernando Santos announces his World Cup squad, during a press conference, at the Portuguese federation headquarters in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Portugal coach Fernando Santos announces his World Cup squad, during a press conference, at the Portuguese federation headquarters in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Portugal heads to Russia with 13 players from Euro 2016 win
Portugal coach Fernando Santos announces his World Cup squad, during a press conference, at the Portuguese federation headquarters in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Portugal coach Fernando Santos announces his World Cup squad, during a press conference, at the Portuguese federation headquarters in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Portugal heads to Russia with 13 players from Euro 2016 win
Portugal coach Fernando Santos announces his World Cup squad, during a press conference, at the Portuguese federation headquarters in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
The Real Madrid star is the big name on Fernando Santos' final list heading into the tournament in Russia, while Ruben Neves misses out
Ronaldo leads Portugal's 23-man World Cup squad
The Real Madrid star is the big name on Fernando Santos' final list heading into the tournament in Russia, while Ruben Neves misses out
Not only does former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann think that the U.S. national team would be headed to the World Cup had he not been fired in 2016 — the German legend contends that FIFA’s No. 24-ranked squad could have made it all the way to the semifinals this summer in Russia.
Jurgen Klinsmann says USMNT 'realistically' had a shot at the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup
Not only does former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann think that the U.S. national team would be headed to the World Cup had he not been fired in 2016 — the German legend contends that FIFA’s No. 24-ranked squad could have made it all the way to the semifinals this summer in Russia.
Not only does former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann think that the U.S. national team would be headed to the World Cup had he not been fired in 2016 — the German legend contends that FIFA’s No. 24-ranked squad could have made it all the way to the semifinals this summer in Russia.
Jurgen Klinsmann says USMNT 'realistically' had a shot at the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup
Not only does former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann think that the U.S. national team would be headed to the World Cup had he not been fired in 2016 — the German legend contends that FIFA’s No. 24-ranked squad could have made it all the way to the semifinals this summer in Russia.
Not only does former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann think that the U.S. national team would be headed to the World Cup had he not been fired in 2016 — the German legend contends that FIFA’s No. 24-ranked squad could have made it all the way to the semifinals this summer in Russia.
Jurgen Klinsmann says USMNT 'realistically' had a shot at the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup
Not only does former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann think that the U.S. national team would be headed to the World Cup had he not been fired in 2016 — the German legend contends that FIFA’s No. 24-ranked squad could have made it all the way to the semifinals this summer in Russia.
Not only does former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann think that the U.S. national team would be headed to the World Cup had he not been fired in 2016 — the German legend contends that FIFA’s No. 24-ranked squad could have made it all the way to the semifinals this summer in Russia.
Jurgen Klinsmann says USMNT 'realistically' had a shot at the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup
Not only does former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann think that the U.S. national team would be headed to the World Cup had he not been fired in 2016 — the German legend contends that FIFA’s No. 24-ranked squad could have made it all the way to the semifinals this summer in Russia.
The Arsenal and Manchester United attackers are left in reserve, while Dimitri Payet also misses out on a trip to Russia
Lacazette & Martial left out of France World Cup squad
The Arsenal and Manchester United attackers are left in reserve, while Dimitri Payet also misses out on a trip to Russia
Not only does former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann think that the U.S. national team would be headed to the World Cup had he not been fired in 2016 — the German legend contends that FIFA’s No. 24-ranked squad could have made it all the way to the semifinals this summer in Russia.
Jurgen Klinsmann says USMNT 'realistically' had a shot at the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup
Not only does former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann think that the U.S. national team would be headed to the World Cup had he not been fired in 2016 — the German legend contends that FIFA’s No. 24-ranked squad could have made it all the way to the semifinals this summer in Russia.
Not only does former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann think that the U.S. national team would be headed to the World Cup had he not been fired in 2016 — the German legend contends that FIFA’s No. 24-ranked squad could have made it all the way to the semifinals this summer in Russia.
Jurgen Klinsmann says USMNT 'realistically' had a shot at the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup
Not only does former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann think that the U.S. national team would be headed to the World Cup had he not been fired in 2016 — the German legend contends that FIFA’s No. 24-ranked squad could have made it all the way to the semifinals this summer in Russia.
Paul Pogba (second left) and Ousmane Dembele (second right) were subjected to monkey chants against Russia
Paul Pogba (second left) and Ousmane Dembele (second right) were subjected to monkey chants against Russia
Paul Pogba (second left) and Ousmane Dembele (second right) were subjected to monkey chants against Russia
Paul Pogba (second left) and Ousmane Dembele (second right) were subjected to monkey chants against Russia (AFP Photo/FRANCK FIFE)
Paul Pogba (second left) and Ousmane Dembele (second right) were subjected to monkey chants against Russia
Paul Pogba (second left) and Ousmane Dembele (second right) were subjected to monkey chants against Russia (AFP Photo/FRANCK FIFE)
The Super Eagles will be without their top shot-stoppers in Russia and the 50-year-old has urged that the available hands be trusted
'Ezenwa, Uzoho & others need confidence', says Ike Shoronmu
The Super Eagles will be without their top shot-stoppers in Russia and the 50-year-old has urged that the available hands be trusted
The Super Eagles will be without their top shot-stoppers in Russia and the 50-year-old has urged that the available hands be trusted
'Ezenwa, Uzoho & others need confidence', says Ike Shoronmu
The Super Eagles will be without their top shot-stoppers in Russia and the 50-year-old has urged that the available hands be trusted
The Super Eagles will be without their top shot-stoppers in Russia and the 50-year-old has urged that the available hands be trusted
'Ezenwa, Uzoho & others need confidence', says Ike Shoronmu
The Super Eagles will be without their top shot-stoppers in Russia and the 50-year-old has urged that the available hands be trusted
The uncapped full-back has been named in Gareth Southgate's 23-man panel for the Russia 2018 after an impressive campaign at Anfield
Alexander-Arnold: Klopp told me about World Cup call-up
The uncapped full-back has been named in Gareth Southgate's 23-man panel for the Russia 2018 after an impressive campaign at Anfield
World Cup 2018: Smoking in public, swearing and drinking — the offences England fans should avoid in Russia
World Cup 2018: Smoking in public, swearing and drinking — the offences England fans should avoid in Russia
World Cup 2018: Smoking in public, swearing and drinking — the offences England fans should avoid in Russia
World Cup 2018: Smoking in public, swearing and drinking — the offences England fans should avoid in Russia
World Cup 2018: Smoking in public, swearing and drinking — the offences England fans should avoid in Russia
World Cup 2018: Smoking in public, swearing and drinking — the offences England fans should avoid in Russia
World Cup 2018: Smoking in public, swearing and drinking — the offences England fans should avoid in Russia
World Cup 2018: Smoking in public, swearing and drinking — the offences England fans should avoid in Russia
World Cup 2018: Smoking in public, swearing and drinking — the offences England fans should avoid in Russia
FILE - In this Sunday, June 21, 1998 file photo, US and Iranian players pose for a group photo before the start of their World Cup soccer match, at Gerland Stadium, in Lyon, France. The World Cup often throws up geopolitical clashes. In 1998, the big one was between the US and Iran but the two sides sought to keep a lid on their countries' differences. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
WORLD CUP: Peace reigns as US faces Iran at 1998 tournament
FILE - In this Sunday, June 21, 1998 file photo, US and Iranian players pose for a group photo before the start of their World Cup soccer match, at Gerland Stadium, in Lyon, France. The World Cup often throws up geopolitical clashes. In 1998, the big one was between the US and Iran but the two sides sought to keep a lid on their countries' differences. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
England striker Harry Kane backed to rule the world in Russia by boss Gareth Southgate
England striker Harry Kane backed to rule the world in Russia by boss Gareth Southgate
England striker Harry Kane backed to rule the world in Russia by boss Gareth Southgate
England striker Harry Kane backed to rule the world in Russia by boss Gareth Southgate
England striker Harry Kane backed to rule the world in Russia by boss Gareth Southgate
England striker Harry Kane backed to rule the world in Russia by boss Gareth Southgate
The 21-year-old attacker has nine goals in 15 outings for his country and believes he is peaking at just the right time for Russia 2018
I’m getting back to my best, warns Gabriel Jesus ahead of the World Cup
The 21-year-old attacker has nine goals in 15 outings for his country and believes he is peaking at just the right time for Russia 2018
Jurgen Klinsmann believes that Germany's 2018 World Cup squad is every bit as good as than the one that hoisted the trophy four years ago, but he fears that Die Mannschaft will still find it "almost impossible" to repeat as champions this summer in Russia.
Klinsmann doesn't think Germany will repeat as World Cup champions
Jurgen Klinsmann believes that Germany's 2018 World Cup squad is every bit as good as than the one that hoisted the trophy four years ago, but he fears that Die Mannschaft will still find it "almost impossible" to repeat as champions this summer in Russia.
Jurgen Klinsmann believes that Germany's 2018 World Cup squad is every bit as good as than the one that hoisted the trophy four years ago, but he fears that Die Mannschaft will still find it "almost impossible" to repeat as champions this summer in Russia.
Klinsmann doesn't think Germany will repeat as World Cup champions
Jurgen Klinsmann believes that Germany's 2018 World Cup squad is every bit as good as than the one that hoisted the trophy four years ago, but he fears that Die Mannschaft will still find it "almost impossible" to repeat as champions this summer in Russia.
Continuing his recovery from a broken foot, the Brazilian is desperate to help his country claim the World Cup this summer
'This cup has to be mine' - Neymar hungry for World Cup success in Russia
Continuing his recovery from a broken foot, the Brazilian is desperate to help his country claim the World Cup this summer
Overlooked for the tournament in Russia, the attacker has taken the option of retiring from international duty
Wagner retiring from Germany duty after World Cup snub
Overlooked for the tournament in Russia, the attacker has taken the option of retiring from international duty
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Costa Rica head coach Oscar Ramirez reacts during a friendly soccer match between Tunisia and Costa Rica at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southern France. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
MLS this week: Costa Ricans punch (early) ticket to Russia
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Costa Rica head coach Oscar Ramirez reacts during a friendly soccer match between Tunisia and Costa Rica at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southern France. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles FC's Marco Urena, front, moves the ball past Vancouver Whitecaps' Jose Aja during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia. Urena was selected for Cost Rica's 23-man roster for the World Cup in Russia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
MLS this week: Costa Ricans punch (early) ticket to Russia
FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles FC's Marco Urena, front, moves the ball past Vancouver Whitecaps' Jose Aja during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia. Urena was selected for Cost Rica's 23-man roster for the World Cup in Russia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
FILE - In this Friday, May 11, 2018, file photo, Vancouver Whitecaps defender Kendall Waston celebrates his goal against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia. Waston was selected for Cost Rica's 23-man roster for the World Cup in Russia. (Ben Nelms/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
MLS this week: Costa Ricans punch (early) ticket to Russia
FILE - In this Friday, May 11, 2018, file photo, Vancouver Whitecaps defender Kendall Waston celebrates his goal against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia. Waston was selected for Cost Rica's 23-man roster for the World Cup in Russia. (Ben Nelms/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
The playmaker had been struggling with a muscular complaint before the final and now could miss his chance to shine in Russia
Payet suffers injury heartbreak in Europa League final with World Cup dreams in serious doubt
The playmaker had been struggling with a muscular complaint before the final and now could miss his chance to shine in Russia
FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, March 26, 2017, England's goalkeeper Joe Hart catches the ball during the World Cup Group F qualifying soccer match against Lithuania at the Wembley Stadium in London. Englands starting lineup for its opening match of the World Cup in Russia is thought to remain uncertain, making upcoming friendlies against Netherlands and Italy pivotal for England coach Gareth Southgate and for squad hopefuls like Hart who has been Englands No. 1 for most of this decade but has lately struggled for confidence. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
Alexander-Arnold the emblem of youthful England WCup squad
FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, March 26, 2017, England's goalkeeper Joe Hart catches the ball during the World Cup Group F qualifying soccer match against Lithuania at the Wembley Stadium in London. Englands starting lineup for its opening match of the World Cup in Russia is thought to remain uncertain, making upcoming friendlies against Netherlands and Italy pivotal for England coach Gareth Southgate and for squad hopefuls like Hart who has been Englands No. 1 for most of this decade but has lately struggled for confidence. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
England World Cup squad: Five players Gareth Southgate snubbed for the tournament in Russia
England World Cup squad: Five players Gareth Southgate snubbed for the tournament in Russia
England World Cup squad: Five players Gareth Southgate snubbed for the tournament in Russia
England World Cup squad: Five players Gareth Southgate snubbed for the tournament in Russia
England World Cup squad: Five players Gareth Southgate snubbed for the tournament in Russia
England World Cup squad: Five players Gareth Southgate snubbed for the tournament in Russia
England World Cup squad: Five players Gareth Southgate snubbed for the tournament in Russia
England World Cup squad: Five players Gareth Southgate snubbed for the tournament in Russia
England World Cup squad: Five players Gareth Southgate snubbed for the tournament in Russia
The Clarets stopper believes Gareth Southgate was right to choose his uncapped club-mate in his final 23-man squad for Russia
'Incredible Pope has earned World Cup selection' - Heaton backs Burnley team-mate's England call
The Clarets stopper believes Gareth Southgate was right to choose his uncapped club-mate in his final 23-man squad for Russia

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