With the four-year wait over and the tournament set to get underway in Moscow this afternoon, Courier Sports Editor Eric Nicolson draws up his World Cup wish list.
The beautiful game is about to do battle with the ugly side of football at the World Cup.
A makeshift and inexperienced Scotland side were beaten but not disgraced in their 2-0 loss to World Cup-bound Peru at the frenzied Estadio Nacional in Lima.
Boss Alex McLeish claimed the loss of the first goal was key to Scotland's 2-0 defeat to World Cup-bound Peru at the Estadio Nacional in Lima.
Scotland’s Charlie Mulgrew wants to be playing football at 40 and has gone mostly vegan to do so.
Scotland are set to travel to Peru and Mexico with just 21 players after John Souttar and Stuart Armstrong took the total number of withdrawals to six.
It is a controversial claim, even after all these years, but Ally’s Tartan Army wasn’t the best Scotland theme song for the World Cup in 1978.
Former Dundee United central defender John Souttar has been called up for Scotland’s summer trip across the Atlantic.
Sean Dillon isn’t surprised that Andy Robertson has become the pride of Scotland on his way to the Champions League final.
Jack Hendry’s confident debut for Scotland should be a source of pride for Dundee, according to manager Neil McCann.