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Your Ultimate Guide to Watching the 2018 World Cup

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The soccer World Cup kicks off Thursday in the 81,000 seater Luzhniki stadium in central Moscow. Host country Russia, ranked 70th in the world, take on 67th-ranked Saudi Arabia at 6 p.m. local time. While unlikely to be a match for the history books, it does mark the start of the first World Cup in eastern Europe. The games will be played across 12 stadiums, spanning a huge distance-with the most eastern in Ekaterinburg, 1,800 miles east of the stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia's European territory that borders Poland and Lithuania.
With 64 matches over four weeks, there are likely to be...
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The World Cup Arrives in Russia and the World Is Watching, Maybe Despite Itself

The World Cup Arrives in Russia and the World Is Watching, Maybe Despite Itself

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Does Russia deserve the thousands of fans and return to the global sports spotlight? No. But the World Cup is bigger than that.
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When is the 2018 World Cup Final In Russia?

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When will the World Cup Final be played?
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Inside the 2018 World Cup Teams' Hotels and Training Camps in Russia

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There are gold-plated elevators, huge swimming pools, spas-and even a foosball set.
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Just don't do it: 5 times US sportswear giant Nike came under fire

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US sportswear giant Nike recently made the headlines for refusing to supply the Iran football team with boots - an issue which has reemerged ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup.
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Roberto Firmino vs Gabriel Jesus: Who Should Start for Brazil During the 2018 World Cup?

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Troubled Spain meets rival Portugal and Ronaldo at World Cup

Troubled Spain meets rival Portugal and Ronaldo at World Cup

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SOCHI, Russia - Compared to Spain's coaching chaos, the distractions created by Cristiano Ronaldo have become almost meaningless for Portugal.
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Printable World Cup bracket: Make your Russia 2018 predictions before the start of the group stage

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Germany begins its title defense of the FIFA World Cup Trophy this year
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FIFA World Cup guide: Everything you need to know about Russia 2018, including the schedule, odds, predictions

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Consider this your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about soccer's biggest event
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Full schedule for 2018 World Cup

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Dates, kick off times, venues. Full schedule for all 64 games at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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Column: In Spain's nutty World Cup sacking, a simple logic

Column: In Spain's nutty World Cup sacking, a simple logic

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MOSCOW - As completely and utterly crazy as it looks for Spain to cut off its own head on the eve of the World Cup, there is a logical explanation for the out-of-the-blue, "Are you frigging kidding me?" decision...
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Putin Wants You to Shut Up About Russia's Politics During World Cup 2018

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But human rights groups don't plan to.
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PHOTOS: A Look Under the Hood of the 'Real Russia' Behind England's World Cup Group Games

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Column: In Spain's nutty World Cup sacking, a simple logic

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MOSCOW - As completely and utterly crazy as it looks for Spain to cut off its own head on the eve of the World Cup, there is a logical explanation for the out-of-the-blue, “Are you frigging kidding me?” decision to sack Julen Lopetegui as coach just two days before he was to lead the Spanish team against Portugal.
Simply put: A leader can't lead effectively if he is beholden to two masters at once.
Accepting a job from Real Madrid to replace departed coach Zinedine Zidane, when his country expected him to focus 100 per cent on winning the World Cup with a Spain team talented enough to lift...
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Youthful England intent on enjoying the ride at World Cup

Youthful England intent on enjoying the ride at World Cup

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ZELENOGORSK, Russia - With indie music blaring out around the training complex, England's players strolled out for their first World Cup practice session in Russia and were soon bestowed with a large tea urn and a loaf of bread...
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World Cup 2018: Spain Was One of the Favorites-Then They Fired Their Coach the Day Before the Tournament

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Spain's start to the World Cup is certainly filled with turmoil.
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Ex-England football legend Alan Shearer loving Russian reception at World Cup

Ex-England football legend Alan Shearer loving Russian reception at World Cup

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Ex-England and Newcastle footballer Alan Shearer, who is now a pundit for BBC Sport, has said that despite warnings about violence in Russia from British politicians, he has “been warmly welcomed and the atmosphere is great.”
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World Cup 2018: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia preview, players to watch, stats

World Cup 2018: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia preview, players to watch, stats

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The world's gaze will greet Russia as the host nation attempts to get its World Cup campaign off to a winning start.
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Looking for a little World Cup side action? Try these pools

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There's no reason the World Cup can't be like the NCAA tournament.
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World Cup 2018: A Closer Look at the 12 Stadiums in Russia

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What can fans expect from the 12 arenas at the 2018 World Cup in Russia?
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