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Why Russia 2018 was the best – statistically

France were crowned world champions for the second time with victory over Croatia Four simple words, used variously as a statement or a question across the country during a baking June and scorching July: “Best…

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Were ‘perfect World Cup hosts’ Russia misjudged?

Russia supporters watched their team reach the quarter-finals on home soil When Andrei smiles at you he means it. He showed me his fake smile and it was not pretty. “The thing with the Europeans,…



Club v country: Why South American teams struggled in Russia

BBC Sport’s Fan Network of supporters from all 32 nations at the Fifa World Cup follows the passion, drama and excitement of Russia 2018. Fans from Argentina, Brazil and Colombia reflect on why a South…


World Cup 2018: Nearly 900 check-in for Russia flights

Image caption Airport staff set aside an area of Heathrow to get fans in the mood for the World Cup semi-final Hundreds of World Cup football fans have raced to Heathrow Airport to check-in for…


How are disabled fans finding accessibility in Russia?

More than 22,000 special access tickets for people with disabilities have been sold for the World Cup in Russia. BBC reporter Ashley John-Baptiste met one England fan with limited mobility to see what it’s like…




Fernandes equalises for Russia in extra time

Mario Fernandes’ late equaliser for hosts Russia makes it 2-2 against Croatia and sends their World Cup quarter-final tie into a penalty shootout. MATCH REPORT: Russia 2-2 Croatia (Croatia win 4-3 on penalties) WATCH MORE:…


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