Browsing: FIFA World Cup

It’s still more than half a year before the tournament kicks off in Russia, and yet one player is already facing the real possibility of being banned from the games.  On Tuesday, Fifa’s Disciplinary Committee have opened an investigation into Colombia’s Edwin Cardona. Colombia are grouped with Poland, Segenal and Japan in Group H. Edwin Cardona is in trouble after he made an offensive gesture against South Korea back in November in a friendly. Tottenham striker Son Heung-Min scored a brace to hand South Korea a 2-1 win over Colombia. But the game gained exposure after Cardona made a racist eye gesture towards…

Four-time world champions Italy have failed to qualify for the football World Cup for the first time in 60 years after drawing 0-0 against Sweden in Milan. A solid Sweden side held firm at the San Siro stadium on Monday night to qualify for next summer’s tournament in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win in a hard-fought play-off. Italy, a football-crazy country, has taken part in every World Cup since failing to qualify for the sport’s most prestigious event in 1958. The last major competitions it missed were the 1984 and 1992 European Championships. Having successfully defended Jakob Johansson’s winner from…