International Friendlies involving Russia 2018-bound sides:
Korea Republic 2-0 Honduras
Nigeria 1-1 Congo DR
Turkey 2-1 IR Iran
Italy 2-1 Saudi Arabia
Portugal 2-2 Tunisia
France 2-0 Republic of Ireland
Costa Rica's run to the quarter-finals at Brazil 2014 was one of the surprising storylines of that tournament. Can they repeat that success at Russia 2018
For starters, having this man on your team can't hurt.
Four reasons why Tico lightning could strike twice ⚡⚡
"I think that we are all in top shape. Kevin at Manchester City, Romelu at Manchester United, me at Chelsea Football Club, Thibaut at Chelsea. We all play in great clubs, we all had good seasons. So if we want to do something great, it is now. The time isn't in one, two or four years. I think now is the moment to be together and do something great."
- Eden Hazard
Can the Belgian Red Devils push for ultimate glory in Russia
Former Selección Española de Fútbol (SeFutbol) and Real Madrid C.F. captain Fernando Hierro has taken charge of the Spanish national team after the dismissal of Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the FIFA World Cup.