Posts related to World Cup 2018

Nobody's Safe in Russia

Adam Grimshaw Wednesday 27 June 2018

Prior to the start of this year’s World Cup a huge amount of focus was being paid to the question of fan safety in Russia. Russia’s domestic leagues have a bad reputation ...

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That Night In Nice

Nick Albert Saturday 23 June 2018

Three games in and we’d already experienced the highs and the lows that inevitably come with following England at a major finals. An (unjust) injury time Russia ...

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Minnows in Mother Russia

Adam Grimshaw Wednesday 13 June 2018

We’re on the eve of the World Cup and if you still don’t know about some of the smaller teams in this year’s competition now’s your chance to get clued up.

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1 Day To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Wednesday 13 June 2018

The anticipation has now reached fever pitch. Just one more visit to the land of nod and then the 21st edition of the greatest competition on the planet gets ...

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3 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Monday 11 June 2018

I don't know about you but I'm like a kid at Christmas just now. My wall chart is already up because it's only 3 days left until it all kicks off in Russia! But before ...

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4 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Sunday 10 June 2018

Russia are hosting their first World Cup this summer, but did you know that their best ever finish in the tournament came in 1966 when they finished in the number ...

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6 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Friday 8 June 2018

Six is the magic number

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8 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Wednesday 6 June 2018

Only 8 days to go and we’re back with the Germans again. The German national team is a superpower of international football and they’ve appeared in the World Cup Final an ...

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10 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Monday 4 June 2018

It gives me great pleasure to serve you with the final double-digit countdown entry of this year's World Cup 2018 Countdown. It really is only ten days to go now! ...

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12 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Saturday 2 June 2018

I can't believe it. The domestic season has only been wrapped up a couple of weeks and we're already only 12 days away from the World Cup!Today we cast our eyes back to ...

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14 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Thursday 31 May 2018

These days, it’s perhaps more common for a player’s shirt number not to be between 1 and 11, as was the case when football first introduced shirt numbers ...

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15 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Wednesday 30 May 2018

It’s rare we come across a genuine incidence of sentiment in our beautiful game. So when we do, we have to treasure such a moment, right? Now, you probably hadn’t heard ...

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17 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Monday 28 May 2018

Only 17 sleeps left until the world’s biggest sporting event kicks off in Mother Russia! With Fulham earning promotion to the Premier League, and Real Madrid clinching ...

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18 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Sunday 27 May 2018

Happy Sunday folks. Joolsy-boy here again, as has been usual of late. I must confess that I'm feeling a tad worse for wear today after having one or two lager tops too ...

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19 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Saturday 26 May 2018

By the end of the World Cup 1970 in Mexico, the Brazilians had won their third World Cup in 12 years. In order to clinch the cup, Pelé and his attacking assassins ...

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20 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Friday 25 May 2018

Right there you World Cup Countdown fiends, with today's number twenty we're almost down to the teens. That's under three weeks of sleeps until you get treated to ...

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23 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Tuesday 22 May 2018

Who's got a ticket on the metaphorical boat to Russia?

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24 Days To Go - World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Monday 21 May 2018

There will be 32 teams competing in Russia but it wasn’t always like this. World Cup 1982 in Spain marked the first major expansion of the competition to include 24 ...

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30 Days to World Cup 2018

Jools Rimmett Tuesday 15 May 2018

There's only 30 days to go until the start of the World Cup. Thirty. Three, Zero. That's really not a lot of days! And with just a month to go until it all ...

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Road to Russia: Lenin's Luzhniki Reborn

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Russia's national stadium has received an expensive - and much needed - facelift ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

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