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2018 FIFA World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup

Sixty-four matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities in Russia

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 03:33 PM CDT

Company Reveals Most Popular Soccer Jersey in Illinois

Company Reveals Most Popular Soccer Jersey in Illinois

The World Cup is underway, but with the United States not participating in this year’s tournament, who are Illinois residents supporting?

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 03:11 PM CDT

World Cup: Ronaldo Scores Hat Trick as Portugal Draws Spain

World Cup: Ronaldo Scores Hat Trick as Portugal Draws Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick, capped by a dipping free kick in the 88th minute as Portugal and Spain played to a wild 3-3 draw in the Group B opener for both countries. Ronaldo scored twice in the first...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 06:15 PM CDT

Players, Storylines to Watch on Day 2 of the World Cup

Players, Storylines to Watch on Day 2 of the World Cup

The first full day of action in the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place Friday, as a trio of games are on the docket in the competition.

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 12:34 PM CDT

Singer Flips the Bird on Live TV During World Cup Kickoff

Singer Flips the Bird on Live TV During World Cup Kickoff

Maybe he was just trying to say World Cup is number 1? Performing in front of a raucous Russian crowd Thursday morning, English pop singer Robbie Williams got the World Cup coverage off to a dubious start by...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 10:27 AM CDT

British LGBTQ Rights Activist Detained in Russia

British LGBTQ Rights Activist Detained in Russia

A British LGBT activist has been detained near the Red Square in Moscow for protesting against Russia's abuse of homosexual people. Peter Tatchell stood outside the Kremlin on Thursday holding a banner critical...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 12:16 PM CDT

Russians Rout Saudis in World Cup Opener

Russians Rout Saudis in World Cup Opener

Denis Cheryshev scored twice as Russia swept aside Saudi Arabia to open its home World Cup with a 5-0 win on Thursday. After a lavish opening ceremony and with President Vladimir Putin watching on, Yuri Gazinsky...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 07:38 AM CDT

IDOT Gets Into the World Cup Spirit

The soccer world is bursting with excitement over the FIFA World Cup, and the...View gallery

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Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 08:47 AM CDT

Russia, Saudi Arabia Set to Kick Off World Cup

Russia, Saudi Arabia Set to Kick Off World Cup

The World Cup will get underway on Thursday, as host Russia will play Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the tournament.

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 12:26 PM CDT

FIFA Awards 2026 World Cup to US, Canada, Mexico

FIFA Awards 2026 World Cup to US, Canada, Mexico

After a vote in FIFA's World Congress, the international governing body of soccer decided to accept a joint bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup. The bid beat a competing plan from...

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 12:32 PM CDT

Spain’s Soccer Coach Fired Two Days Before World Cup

Spain’s Soccer Coach Fired Two Days Before World Cup

Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales, who made the announcement on Wednesday in Krasnodar, later said Fernando Hierro would replace Lopetegui as coach for Spain's match against Portugal in Sochi on...

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