Russian security agency claims drone attacks thwarted at World Cup

The Federal Security Service said it foiled attempts by terrorists to disrupt the football event over the summer.


‘Hero’ pilot killed in Leicester helicopter crash was ‘living the dream’

Eric Swaffer died alongside his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz.


Ireland interested in joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

It’s very early days but the possibility of Ireland staging games at the World Cup Finals has moved at least one step closer to becoming reality, with confirmation that the FAI is joining forces with the associations of the four ‘home nations’ to consider making a joint bid for the 2030 tournament.


Ireland set to join bid to host the 2030 World Cup

The FAI are to join a feasibility study for the 2030 FIFA World Cup bid.


Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui stands by controversial Spain exit

Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has no regrets over his departure from the Spain job — and sees no reason why both club and country cannot enjoy a successful future.


England defender Maguire getting used to life as a cult hero

The Leicester player turned in several eye-catching performances at the World Cup.


No Spain regrets for Lopetegui as he focuses on Real Madrid challenge

The Spanish Football Federation sacked Lopetegui on the eve of the 2018 World Cup.


Adidas shares surge 8.5% after World Cup sales boost

Adidas got a boost from the World Cup even though some of the traditional powerhouses it sponsors, including its home country Germany, flamed out early in the tournament.