2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
0-1-0, 2nd in FIFA World Cup
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12hESPN staff

Brazil held to shock 1-1 draw by Switzerland

Switzerland battled back from a goal down to earn a point in a 1-1 draw with Brazil as the two teams opened Group E play at Rostov Arena on Sunday.

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23hESPN staff

LIVE: Mexico stun Germany; Brazil begin

Favourites Brazil and Neymar open the tournament with Switzerland, after world champions Germany were stunned by Mexico and Serbia beat Costa Rica.

Ballsupski: The big boys are coming to Football Town. #AboutTime (6:08)
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1dJack Lang

Anthem crying 'a sign of weakness' - Rivaldo

If Brazil have any hopes of winning the World Cup this summer, they must use their emotion to fire them up and not cry, according to legend Rivaldo.

Extra Time: Breakout stars, Ronaldo and rooting for Mexico (7:11)
Project Russia: Ronaldo's takeover (2:31)
World Cup Predictor: Group E and F openers (1:54)

Refreshed Brazil target strong start

Brazil have shown all the signs they can rule the world yet again in Russia but they must make their excellent preparations count.

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4dJonathan Johnson

Neymar: 'I would have paid less for myself'

Neymar said he is uncomfortable with being the most expensive player in the world and that he would have not paid €222 million for himself.

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5dStephan Uersfeld

Germany players name France, Spain top rivals

Germany players view France and Spain as their biggest rivals on their way to defending the World Cup, according to a Sport Bild survey.

5dESPN staff

Brazil favourites in ESPN FC Match Predictor

Brazil are favourites to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia ahead of reigning holders Germany, according to players of ESPN FC's Match Predictor game.

World Cup Power Rankings: Brazil top; where are Mexico? (3:29)
Will there be a first-time World Cup winner in 2018? (5:21)
Ronaldo: Neymar is Brazil's biggest hope (1:00)
Alisson 'happy' at Roma (1:21)

RankingsFIFA World Cup

Goal Difference0Tied-9th
Goals Scored1Tied-6th
Goals Conceded1Tied-18th