Saudi Arabia's star players went on loan to Spain but sat, and coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has had little more than six months to work with his squad.
South Korea suffered a major blow on Saturday as Kwon Chang-hoon sustained an Achilles injury that is set to rule him out of the World Cup.
The sacking of Slavoljub Muslin after qualifying may have created unnecessary problems as Serbia adjusts to a 4-2-3-1 that may not be set by June.
Four years ago, Brazil's game relied too much on Neymar. Now, the group surpasses the individual, and that is how they can find redemption for 7-1.
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The Ticos' deep run in 2014 surprised nearly everyone. Their defense will decide whether it happens again, starting with Keylor Navas in goal.
England manager Gareth Southgate believes he has a World Cup squad bursting with talent ready to announce themselves on a global stage.
New Japan coach Akira Nishino named Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa to Japan's squad on Friday for a friendly on May 30 against Ghana.
With geopolitical interest and a rival bid from Morocco, the U.S.-led United Bid for the right to host the 2026 World Cup is going down to the wire.
Heynckes told a news conference ahead of his final game in charge of the club that the captain would return after months out.
Former UEFA president Michel Platini says "a little trickery" in the 1998 World Cup draw ensured France would avoid Brazil until the final.
The Arsenal midfielder offers something unique among English players, the kind of X-factor that so often makes the difference.
The Green Falcons, who open the tournament against hosts Russia on June 14, returned to Riyadh on Thursday after a three-week Spanish training camp.
Martinez, who took over from Marc Wilmots following Euro 2016 exit to Wales, steered his team through World Cup qualifying with an unbeaten record.
Jack Wilshere has insisted he deserves to be in the England squad for the World Cup after being left out of the 23-man party by Gareth Southgate.
Dani Alves' injury absence will cause Brazil more headaches at the World Cup than you'd think, as right-back is a special spot for the Selecao.
Didier Deschamps went for youth and talent in his 23-man World Cup squad instead of maturity and experience. How will it come together for France?
Rafa Marquez may be heading to his fifth World Cup, but it appears he'll do it without Mexico sponsor logos on his gear.