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FIFA WC: England to take on Sweden in QF match

England are preparing for their biggest game in over a decade as they face Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday night. England have not reached the last eight of the World Cup since 2006. But Gareth Southgate’s side now have the country believing following their dramatic shootout win ... Read More »

FIFA World Cup: Brazil to take on Belgium in 2nd QF

Brazil have peaked at the right time and are a dangerous entity when it comes to big games. Belgium won’t be pushovers as they exhibited their fighting spirit against Japan. Brazil go into the tie as favorites and could pose a lot of threat, given Belgium have a vulnerable defense. ... Read More »

FIFA 2018: Portugal, Argentina crash out

Edinson Cavani scored two superb goals as Uruguay beat Portugal to set up a World Cup quarter-final meeting with France. Defeat for the European champions finished Cristiano Ronaldo’s hopes of success in Russia just hours after Lionel Messi and Argentina were knocked out, beaten 4-3 by Les Bleus. Kylian Mbappe ... Read More »

Fifa World Cup 2018: Japan, Columbia reach last 16

Japan lost to Poland in their final World Cup group game – but reached the last 16 by having a better disciplinary record than Senegal. Japan will take on Belgium in the round of 16. Yerry Mina’s second-half header sent Colombia last-16 of the FIFA World Cup at the expense ... Read More »

FIFA 2018: Japan stun 10-man Colombia 2-1

Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Kagawa scored from the spot as early as in the sixth minute after Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez handled the ball inside the area and was given the marching orders by referee Damir Skomina. Colombia equalised through Juan Quintero, who curled in a free kick into the bottom ... Read More »

FIFA 2018: VAR penalty gives Sweden a narrow win over South Korea

Veteran Swedish skipper Andreas Granqvist scored the only goal of the game from the spot after Viktor Claesson was upended by South Korean substitute Kim Min-woo Kim in the 62nd minute. Despite furious appeals, El Salvadorean referee Joel Aguilar, who had ironically been whistle-happy up until that point, intially waved ... Read More »

FIFA 2018: Shellshocked Spain face Portugal in early World Cup treat

Egyptian fans, meanwhile, will hold their breath to see if prolific Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah really has recovered from the shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final as the Pharaohs take on Uruguay. But after host nation Russia’s rousing 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener, ... Read More »

Russia dazzles as FIFA World Cup 2018 begins today

They are eager to show their breathtakingly beautiful city to the world, befittingly enough, through the ‘Beautiful Game’s’ quadrennial showpiece. For some, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, starting Thursday, is President Vladimir Putin’s equivalent of China’s 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. And the hosts are waiting for their guests as they ... Read More »

FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at all the venues

Spread over 1,800 miles from the exclave of Kaliningrad on the coast of the Baltic Sea to Ekaterinburg, at the base of the Ural mountains, 12 stadiums across Russia will host the 64 matches that comprise the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The largest venue is also one of the newest ... Read More »

India has potential to play in FIFA World Cup soon: Rathore

Rathore cited the beautiful game’s rising popularity. “Football’s popularity is rising in India. The number of people who turned up to watch FIFA U-17 World Cup was same as IPL matches. India hasn’t played in FIFA World Cup but we have potential. If potential is linked to opportunities, India will ... Read More »

FIFA lifts suspension on Guatemala

The suspension prevented Guatemalan teams from participating in international competitions such as the Gold Cup, the Central American Games and the CONCACAF Champions League. “FIFA has today lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Guatemalan Football Association” Fedefut, it said in a statement on Thursday.   Football’s governing body said ... Read More »