World Cup Wonderland News and Features
World Cup 2014 Germany went home with the trophy; Greg Lea remembers the 10 top performers from Brazil four years ago
World Cup 1994 It wasn't quite the kick that killed a career, but there was no coming back from shootout heartbreak for the Divine Ponytail – who still can't shake the feeling today
England As England jet off to Russia for their imminent Repino arrival, Richard Edwards regales the Three Lions' previous World Cup hideouts
FIFA World Cup Poor Manuel Lanzini's World Cup is over before a ball has been kicked, and doubts remain over the true fitness of Egypt's Mo Salah. The following men know just how they feel – and some even missed out on ultimate glory
World Cup Wonderland It's just a number, right? Barney Lane on the dozen old-timers who'll be looking to prove they still have plenty to offer in Russia this summer
World Cup 1990 Gazza's professional career lasted from 1985 to 2005, but he will always be remembered for one month in mid-1990
World Cup 1982 The great icon of Brazilian football never went beyond a World Cup quarter-final... but that was never his priority
World Cup 1978 Argentina's 1978 World Cup win was played out on a backdrop of military terror, but their star striker and his team-mates fought – and angled – their way to victory amid the horror
Lists Norman Whiteside and Lothar Matthaus can watch Russia 2018 in the comfort that their respective World Cup records will remain intact – just as Just Fontaine and Dino Zoff can too. But other greats are under threat...
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