Dear Fans. Remember this moment from 2014 A moment when one sportsman at the top of his game, was consoled by another, despite their World Cup dream being over.
This image stayed in our heads. And we want to create a community with this spirit in mind, for the 2018 World Cup.
During the tournament, starting today, we are improving our post moderation. We want you to support your teams. Share your opinions. And emotions too! But if comments are offensive. Discriminatory. Threatening to another fan. Contain profanity. Or spam. They will be removed.
We read your comments every day. And we have seen many requests like this from fans. We have young and old fans. Men and women. We have listened. And we hope this means you can enjoy the 64 matches, feeling safe this is a page for real fans. May the best team win on 15 July!
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“It is hard to look beyond the World Cup, the biggest sporting event in the world. It is the one competition everybody dreams of winning. Obviously I understand you’ve got the UEFA Champions League and Premier League – so many big competitions – every season. But, for me, I don’t think it gets much bigger than the World Cup. I would love to win everything with Tottenham but, for me personally, the World Cup outweighs them all.”
- Harry Kane
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