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THE 2018 World Cup kicks off on June 14, and Planet Fútbol has you covered—from previews of every group to the final whistle in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on July 15. will present comprehensive coverage even before the competition, offering predictions and selecting rosters for all 32 nations. We'll also take a look at Cup crazes like the Panini sticker obsession and delve into Cups past for a look at the careers of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Check out SI TV for our feature film on how tiny Iceland became a world power and for our weekly Planet Fútbol TV show, where SI mavens Grant Wahl (above, left) and Luis Miguel Echegaray (above, right) break down the field and offer their expert analysis. Once play begins, Wahl and staff writer Brian Straus will blast out daily episodes of the Planet Fútbol podcast from Russia, chewing over events and looking ahead to what's next. Wahl, Straus and international soccer expert Jonathan Wilson will provide authoritative on-site coverage of the world's showpiece event on, and Planet Fútbol is your source for the latest sights, sounds and news from Russia on Twitter and Instagram (@SI_Soccer).


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