The dual-nationality footballers playing at the World Cup
As the World Cup group stage continues, we focus on binational footballers, who often have to weigh up the pros and cons of playing for their home country.
Optus hands back World Cup games
There's relief in store for long suffering World Cup fans in Australia, who've had trouble watching games broadcast online by Optus.
World Cup presents security challenge for Russia
Thousands of police officers and secret service staff are working around-the-clock to keep people safe during the World Cup in Russia. DW’s Juri Rescheto experienced the tough security measures first-hand when he took the subway into the center of Moscow.
Senegal punish Polish errors to win 2-1 in Group H
Senegal took full advantage of their opponents' errors to beat Poland 2-1 in their opening Group H match on Tuesday (June 19), finally giving Africa something to cheer about at the World Cup as the group favourites failed to fire.
Ridiculed Ronaldo bust at Madeira airport replaced
The much ridiculed bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo at Madeira Airport was replaced on Friday (June 15) with a version bearing more of a resemblance to the soccer superstar, at the request of the family, Portuguese media reported.
Saudi players safe in Rostov hotel after airplane engine fault
Saudi Arabia's national soccer team landed safely in Rostov-on-Don, Russia after one of the engines on the plane carrying the players to a World Cup match appeared to catch fire.
Celebrations after Mexico's win against Germany prompts 'fan-made' earthquake
We bring you some World Cup news after the big teams fail to impress this weekend.
Croatia cruise to 2-0 win over Nigeria in World Cup
An own goal and a penalty gave Croatia a comfortable start to their World Cup campaign as they beat a limp Nigeria 2-0 in their Group D clash at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday (June 16). A diving header from Mario Mandzukic was deflected into his own net by Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo after 32 minutes to hand Croatia the half-time lead, doubled by Luka Modric's successful penalty kick in the 71st minute. It was awarded after Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong had wrestled Mandzukic to the ground right in front of the referee, wrapping both arms around the striker as they jostled for space in the Nigeria box. Croatia, who were barely extended by their African opponents, now top Group D after Argentina and Iceland drew 1-1 in Moscow earlier on Saturday.