2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
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34dNick Ames, ESPN.com writer

Russia faces up to its future

Now the FIFA circus has left town, what is next for the 2018 hosts? On and off the pitch, Russia can learn from the events of the last five weeks.

Will Smith has fun with the World Cup media (0:38)
Infantino: VAR results extremely clear & positive (2:00)
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41dReuters

Putin to meet IOC's Bach at World Cup final

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Thomas Bach, the head of the International Olympic Committee, at the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday.

Project Russia: A Cinderella run to remember (2:10)
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44dReuters

Russia's Ignashevich announces retirement

Ignashevich, 38, who spent his entire club career in Russia, was a key member of his country's run to the quarterfinals.

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45dGabriele Marcotti, Senior Writer, ESPN FC

Croatia's resilience propels them into semifinals

Croatia's resilience might be a bigger asset than their all-star midfield, as they outlasted Russia on penalties and now begin prepping for England.

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45dESPN

Ukrainian club sack keeper for cheering Russia

He posted a Russian flag, accompanied by the word: "bravo!" and photoshopped himself with a moustache in a flashmob campaign originated in Russia.

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45dESPN

LIVE: England vs. Sweden

The first semifinals are set, now it's England's turn to try and get there. They face Swede in Samara. Follow live and #AskESPNFC.

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45dGabriele Marcotti, Senior Writer ESPN FC

Russia have gone from big bear to underdog

Russia entered this World Cup in miserable form, hoping to just avoid embarrassment, but they've gone on to an unexpected run to the quarterfinals.