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Diego Maradona DGAF At 2018 World Cup

It’s not a World Cup without Diego Maradona. Whether he’s playing, coaching or just being himself on the sidelines, Maradona is such a massive character in the beautiful game he makes headlines wherever he goes. Diego Maradona at the 2018 World Cup is no different, and he clearly doesn’t give a f*ck about anything but himself. 

World Cup Social Media Roundup: Day 2

The second day of the World Cup was a wild one and gave us two great games and one not-so-great game. Social media was loving all the action and here are some of the best World Cup tweets from Friday.

The Internet Has Fallen Hard For Morocco Coach Hervé Renard, And We Don’t Blame Them

Morocco opened the World Cup with a match that, on paper, appeared the least interesting of Friday’s matches. But that was before the internet set sights on Morocco coach Hervé Renard.

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World Cup Social Media Roundup: Day 1

Here are our select cuts from the world of social media following day one at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Opening Ceremonies

While the opening ceremonies at the World Cup are usually awful, this one wasn't! Robbie Williams kept everyone on their toes by showing some "love" for the camera and the internet had an absolute field day.

The Twitter Handles You Must Follow This World Cup — And 5 To Stay Away From

The World Cup is a global phenomenon, with almost the entire world paying attention to the beautiful game at some point over the month-long tournament. This is especially true on social media — the last World Cup final set a record for tweets per minute. So if you want to get involved, you need to know what Twitter handles to follow for the World Cup. 

This Is What Happens When You Use A Twitter Poll To Decide Your POTS And A Former Liverpool Player Is Involved

Lazio made a silly mistake on Friday. The Serie A club asked fans to vote in a Twitter poll for who they think should be the Lazio Player of the Season. 

The choice should be pretty simple. Ciro Immobile was one of the top players in all of Europe, scoring 41 goals across all competitions and tying Mauro Icardi with 29 goals to win Serie A’s Capocannoniere as the league’s top goal scorer. 

David Luiz Is Having A Really Great Time Not Preparing For The World Cup

David Luiz isn’t going to the World Cup, the Chelsea defender left off Tite’s World Cup squad. But that isn’t stopping the Brazilian from enjoying his offseason this summer, making a few friends along the way.

WTF Was The Deal With England’s World Cup Squad Announcement Video?

The final 23-man England World Cup squad was announced on Wednesday. But I’m not really sure if Gareth Southgate actually named any players to it or if those English kids were just spewing jibberish.

OK, so I admit I’m an American. I prefer American grammar to British grammar and sometimes need to turn the subtitles on to watch “Snatch” or “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” But the England World Cup squad announcement video was just pure garbage to my ears.

The Reason We Want Southampton To Avoid Relegation Has Nothing To Do With Football

Southampton defeated Swansea 1-0 on Tuesday in a match that may have been worth more than $100 million in the fight to stave off relegation from the Premier League. Now the Saints just need a point (or a Swansea tie or loss) on Sunday to stay up. But we here at The18 hope Mark Hughes’ men survive the drop not for their footballing prowess but for the banterific Southampton tweet the club sent out Wednesday. 

Does Donald Trump Know He’s Harming The U.S. World Cup Bid?

Donald Trump put the joint 2026 World Cup bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada in jeopardy on Thursday with an ill-advised social media post. The Trump soccer tweet was an overt threat to all nations who refuse to support the united bid — and a direct violation of FIFA’s code of ethics (if that still means anything).