Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index World Cup Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement World Cup 2018 Supported by ByRory Smith July 13, 2018 MOSCOW — Some time around France’s virtuoso victory against Argentina and Belgium’s breathtaking comeback against Japan, the planet seemed to come to a decision. Russia 2018, it was universally decided, had not just been a good World Cup, and not just a great World Cup. It had, in fact, been the best World Cup. That assessment may not last, of course: once we have all had a chance to reflect, it may not quite live up to the standards of the 1982 tournament, most people’s market leader whenever this conversation arises. Regardless of its exact place in the hierarchy, the effusive discussion itself will be of considerable relief to FIFA, which hitched its fortunes to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, for better or for worse. When … [Read more...] about Was Russia 2018 the Greatest of All World Cups?
Sports FIFA 2018 World Cup The U.S. might not be represented at the 2018 World Cup, but there are plenty of MLS connections among the 32 teams competing in the tournament. Having reached the round of 16 in the last two World Cups, the USMNT failed to qualify for the final stage of the World Cup for the first time since the competition was held in Mexico in 1986. Despite the absence of the national team, however, there are 19 MLS players in Russia, which means the league falls just short of making the top 10 best-represented leagues at the World Cup. Unsurprisingly, CONCACAF teams boast the largest MLS contingents. Costa Rica has six MLS players in its squad, while Panama and Mexico have five and three respectively. Here Newsweek runs through the familiar faces to U.S. soccer fans. Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: 50 of the Biggest Stadiums in the World 51 In Pictures: 50 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World 32 World's Most Valuable Sports Teams … [Read more...] about Russia 2018: Every MLS Player at the World Cup
Sports FIFA 2018 World Cup The biggest tournament in the world kicks off only hours away as the 2018 FIFA World Cup gets underway this morning, when Russia face Saudi Arabia in the opening game. The game kicks off at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 14 and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports (with English commentary) and on Telemundo (with Spanish commentary). Both channels will broadcast all the 64 games throughout the tournament, culminating in the final in Moscow on July 15. The 2018 World Cup logo is pictured outside the Kazan Arena stadium in Kazan, Russia. The city will host five games. Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images Games will also be available online via FOX Sports GO, FOX Soccer Match Pass and via the FOX Sports app. Telemundo will broadcast the games across its flagship sports channel Telemundo Deportes, as well as NBC Universo and its Deportes Telemundo En Vivo app. Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: 50 of the Biggest Stadiums in the World … [Read more...] about Russia 2018 Live stream: Where to Watch the World Cup on TV and Online
click to enlarge Soccer fan and writer Stephen Rea. The U.S. is not among the 32 nations participating in the the FIFA World Cup, which begins June 14 when host nation Russia faces Saudi Arabia. The U.S. is missing the tournament for first time since 1990. Its elimination on Oct. 10, 2017 was a shocking disappointment for many U.S. fans. But it was a big letdown for Stephen Rea, a local writer and native of Northern Ireland. He had almost finished a book that was supposed to be an American soccer fan’s companion guide to the cup when a loss to Trinidad & Tobago, then ranked 99th in the world, eliminated the U.S.A. from the tournament. “I was in Northern Ireland when it happened,” Rea says. “It took a catalog of events to converge (for the U.S. finally to be eliminated). As the night went on, I could sense it was happening. I was following it on my phone at 2-3 in morning.” Rea overhauled the project, and his World Cup Fever (Skyhorse … [Read more...] about Stephen Rea releases World Cup book and covers Russia 2018 competition
Sports FIFA 2018 World Cup The wait is finally over. The moment soccer fans across the world have been waiting for over the last four years is here. The 2018 World Cup begins tomorrow, when Russia host Saudi Arabia in the opening game. The tournament's first big game sees Portugal play Spain on June 15, while Lionel Messi makes his 2018 World Cup debut a day later and Brazil and defending champions Germany begin their campaigns on June 17. All 64 games will be broadcasted across Fox Sports and Telemundo platforms, in English and Spanish. To ensure you don’t miss any of the action, Newsweek has compiled a day-by-day World Cup guide. All times are EDT. Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: 50 of the Biggest Stadiums in the World 51 In Pictures: 50 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World 32 World's Most Valuable Sports Teams The FIFA World Cup Trophy is seen during a welcoming ceremony upon its arrival in Moscow, on June 3. The 2018 FIFA World Cup begins on … [Read more...] about Russia 2018: World Cup Schedule in Full