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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.
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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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