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World Cup 2018

Brazil fanCould football be coming home? Whether you're a die-hard fan or the most reluctant of spectators, you can't fail to be aware that the World Cup is underway and England are doing rather well.

The tournament lasts – gulp – a full month, with the final on 15 July. So, don your waistcoat, grab the remote, and keep an eye on this space for all your football needs, through to the final whistle.

Peckish? Tasty TV snacks and suppers

No need for a greasy takeaway while you watch the match: these recipes for footie-friendly food are a cinch to make, and will be snaffled up in seconds. 

World Cup 2018 - key dates

Planning any kind of get together over the 2018 World Cup? Here are the key dates to plan for (or avoid), complete with match times.

Football-themed party tips

football party tips

If you have a mini football fan on your hands who wants nothing more than for Ronaldo to be the guest of honour at their birthday party (gulp), you need to be organised to make sure you don’t score an own-goal.

Getting girls into football

The World Cup can be hugely inspiring for children, but it's harder to know how to nurture an ongoing enthusiasm for the game in girls, so we've compiled a handy guide to engaging them in the beautiful game.

Best football books for kids

Kick off your family's excitement for the World Cup with some of the best football-themed books for children around.

Win a set of Football Heroes books

boy kicking football

To celebrate the launch of the World Cup 2018, we're offering four lucky winners the chance to win two sets of limited edition football heroes books; that's no less than 12 books for each winner.

'Football is only for boys' - NOT

This is what happens when girls are told that football is only for boys, as part of Girls' Football Week.