Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'will NOT be at World Cup', confirms Sweden manager Janne Andersson

Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'will NOT be at World Cup', confirms Sweden manager Janne Andersson

The former Manchester United striker, 36, retired from international football after his team were knocked out at the group stages of Euro 2016. However, despite not participating in the qualifying campaign, the new LA Galaxy hero has regularly hinted he wanted to go…

England need Liverpool midfielders Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner at World Cup after shining for Reds

England need Liverpool midfielders Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner at World Cup after shining for Reds

Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were the trio who played such key roles in Liverpool’s early obliteration of Manchester City at Anfield earlier this month. And tonight they will be charged with performing the same job on Roma in the…

FIFA 18 to introduce World Cup 2018 mode for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch following EA Sports 'leak'… and it's free

FIFA 18 to introduce World Cup 2018 mode for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch following EA Sports 'leak'… and it's free

The rumoured tournament edition for the video game will come in the form of a downloadable add-on rather than separate game – which has been seen in recent years. It won't be the first time FIFA have released a World Cup, having…

Liverpool star Adam Lallana travels to South Africa to receive specialist treatment in desperate bid to save World Cup dream

Liverpool star Adam Lallana travels to South Africa to receive specialist treatment in desperate bid to save World Cup dream

The England international is having specialist treatment on his injured hamstring at the Sports Science Institute in Cape Town. Lallana, 29, has made just THREE starts for the Reds this season. The ex-Southampton ace limped off against Crystal Palace last month on…

Joe Hart’s World Cup place in jeopardy as West Ham yet to decide on making a permanent move for troubled goalkeeper

Joe Hart’s World Cup place in jeopardy as West Ham yet to decide on making a permanent move for troubled goalkeeper

West Ham’s on-loan keeper endured another dramatic night in a turbulent season with a cock-up against Stoke in front of watching England boss Gareth Southgate. Hammers chief David Moyes has not yet decided whether to keep faith with Hart or bring in…

England have fewer World Cup ticket sales than Peru and China as relations with Russia reach crisis point

England have fewer World Cup ticket sales than Peru and China as relations with Russia reach crisis point

The host nation have understandably sold the most tickets with 796,875 supporters splashing out. The USA – who failed to qualify for the tournament – will boast the second largest number of fans with 80,161, while Colombia (60,199), Germany (55,136), Mexico (51,736)…

Europe's big guns refusing to accept Fifa chief Gianni Infantino's World Cup expansion plan for Qatar 2022

Europe's big guns refusing to accept Fifa chief Gianni Infantino's World Cup expansion plan for Qatar 2022

Fifa President Gianni Infantino is believed to be the mastermind of the controversial idea that was raised for the first time by South American football chiefs last week. Infantino feels Fifa undersold many of the global TV rights for the tournament in…

James Milner was the real cornerstone of Liverpool’s victory at Manchester City and he has retired too early for England – The Sun

James Milner was the real cornerstone of Liverpool’s victory at Manchester City and he has retired too early for England – The Sun

He then moved sideways into midfield, transmuted into a full-back and has now returned as a middle-of-the-park man with Liverpool. A very special one to Jurgen Klopp. Over two Champions League ties against Manchester City, Milner was the winning side’s essential player,…

Russian ultras release T-shirts featuring chilling slogans calling for ‘ultraviolence’ at 2018 World Cup

Russian ultras release T-shirts featuring chilling slogans calling for ‘ultraviolence’ at 2018 World Cup

Ruthless ultra fans are getting kitted out to show foreign visitors they mean business. That is despite Kremlin security officials vowing to crack down on troublemakers. They hope to prevent a repeat of the ugly Battle of Marseilles between Russian and English…

Barcelona and Brazil legend Romario inspired to swap the parties for political office after his daughter Ivy was born with Down's Syndrome

Barcelona and Brazil legend Romario inspired to swap the parties for political office after his daughter Ivy was born with Down's Syndrome

A World Cup winner with Brazil and Barcelona legend, Romario is now making waves in another theatre – Brazilian politics. The former striker, now 52, announced his candidacy for Rio de Janeiro state governor in March. The striker said: "Our dream is…

Roberto Firmino must outshine Gabriel Jesus again during Man City vs Liverpool… his spot in Brazil's World Cup starting XI depends on it

Roberto Firmino must outshine Gabriel Jesus again during Man City vs Liverpool… his spot in Brazil's World Cup starting XI depends on it

At the other end of the pitch, Roberto Firmino was full of fizz… so might the Liverpool man be leading the race to be Brazil’s World Cup centre forward? As it stands, emphatically not. Firmino has a problem with the Brazilian audience….

Pele claims PSG star Neymar is more like former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi than Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo

Pele claims PSG star Neymar is more like former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi than Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo

Neymar, 26, finished third behind Ronaldo and Messi for the Ballon d'Or in 2015 and 2017, and has been compared to both players – especially back home in Brazil. Three-time World Cup winner Pele claims Neymar's ability as a playmaker is more…