Yahoo Sports' 2018 World Cup preview hub

The 2018 World Cup has begun. This page will be your home for all of Yahoo Sports’ content. We will go team by team and group by group. We will hit on the most compelling stories and topics. And as we do, this page will be updated with links to all of it.

Team previews

Group A: Russia | Saudi Arabia | Egypt | Uruguay
Group B: Portugal | Spain | Morocco | Iran
Group C: France | Australia | Peru | Denmark
Group D: Argentina | Iceland | Croatia | Nigeria
Group E: Brazil | Switzerland | Costa Rica | Serbia
Group F: Germany | Mexico | Sweden | South Korea
Group G: Belgium | Panama | Tunisia | England
Group H: Poland | Senegal | Colombia | Japan

The 2018 World Cup kicks off June 14 in Moscow. (Getty)
The 2018 World Cup kicks off June 14 in Moscow. (Getty)

Group previews

Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H

Nuts and Bolts



Soccer for Dummies

New to soccer? Or back after a three-year, 11-month absence? We’ve put together a three-part series to get novices up to speed before the World Cup.

Part 1: Soccer terminology
Part 2: Rules of the game
Part 3: A tactical guide to the 2018 World Cup

The Mixer

Twice a week throughout the month leading up to the World Cup, FC Yahoo’s writers and editors will engage in a series of debates and discussions on a variety of topics.

May 14: Staff power rankings debate
May 17: Messi vs. Ronaldo: Who’s better?
May 21:
Consequences of the USMNT’s qualifying failure
May 25: Rankings the USMNT’s 1990-2014 World Cup squads
May 29: Is VAR a welcome advancement? Or a travesty?
June 1:
Orange cards, abolishing the offside law, other rule change proposals
June 4: Should U.S. fans root for Mexico? If not, then who?
June 8: Predictions roundtable
June 12: How important is the 2026 bid?

World Cup Touchline

From December to June, Henry Bushnell’s World Cup Touchline column bridged the gap between the end of the qualifying cycle and the beginning of the tournament itself.

November: The story of qualification
January: How to enjoy the 2018 World Cup as a grieving USMNT fan
February: Goodbye, PyeongChang; Hello, Russia
March: Pre-World Cup friendly takeaways
May: What the 2017-18 club season told us about the upcoming World Cup