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FIFA World Cup 2018 final: France lead 4-1 against Croatia

The title clash refreshes memory of their 1998 semi-final when two near-identical second half strikes by right-back Liliam Thuram propelled France to their first final before they went on to overwhelm defending champions and South American powerhouse Brazil. This time, however, Zlatko Dalic-coached Croatia have a squad capabale of going all the way. Just like the ... Read More »

Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

At a Kremlin ceremony, Putin handed an official World Cup soccer ball to FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, who then handed it on to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. Putin said Russia was proud of its achievements in hosting the World Cup, and would share its experience with Qatar. The ... Read More »

FIFA World Cup 2018 final: France lead 2-1 against Croatia at half time

The title clash refreshes memory of their 1998 semi-final when two near-identical second half strikes by right-back Liliam Thuram propelled France to their first final before they went on to overwhelm defending champions and South American powerhouse Brazil. This time, however, Zlatko Dalic-coached Croatia have a squad capabale of going all the way. Just like the ... Read More »

FIFA World Cup: France to battle resilient Croatia for title

The title clash refreshes memory of their 1998 semi-final when two near-identical second half strikes by right-back Liliam Thuram propelled France to their first final before they went on to overwhelm defending champions and South American powerhouse Brazil. This time, however, Zlatko Dalic-coached Croatia have a squad capabale of going all the way. Just like the ... Read More »

Hazard and Belgium too good for England in World Cup play-off

Meunier, who missed the semi-final loss to France due to suspension, scored after just four minutes before Hazard grabbed a late second as Belgium eclipsed the side that came fourth at the 1986 edition. Belgium have now defeated England twice in a fortnight, having waited 82 years to beat them ... Read More »

Dejected England, Belgium aim to leave World Cup on a high

A gut-wrenching 2-1 loss to Croatia after extra-time denied England a shot at a second World Cup triumph, instead setting up a consolation game against familiar foes Belgium. Roberto Martinez’s side, who were beaten 1-0 by France in the last four, topped Group G ahead of England after an Adnan ... Read More »

France beat Belgium to advance to World Cup final

Didier Deschamps’ side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as the French look to lift the trophy for the second time following their triumph on home soil in 1998. In an enthralling tactical match, it was once again a set-piece that proved decisive with Umtiti’s near-post header ... Read More »

FIFA World Cup: Croatia beat England 2-1 to enter final for first time

Croatia, featuring in a World Cup semi-final only for the second time after a gap of 20 years, needed a goal from Mandzukic in the 109th minute from close range after left winger Ivan Perisic (68th minute) cancelled out Kieran Trippier’s goal for England in the fifth minute from a free-kick. England, bidding to enter the final ... Read More »

England sink Sweden to clinch World Cup semi-final berth

Leicester defender Maguire headed in the opening goal from a corner on 30 minutes, with Alli adding a second just before the hour. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford then produced a series of crucial saves in the final half-hour to seal England’s long-awaited spot in the last four. It was just a ... 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 »

Chadli fires Belgium into World Cup’s last eight

Chadli’s superbly worked goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time yesterday was the final act of an epic last-16 battle that saw Belgium become the first team in 48 years to successfully overturn a 2-0 deficit in a World Cup knockout game. The Red Devils will face five-time champions ... 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 »

Thiago, Paulinho steer Brazil into World Cup’s last 16

Paulinho put Brazil ahead with a superb dinked finish on 36 minutes before Neymar swung in a cross for Thiago Silva to header the Selecao’s second goal with 22 minutes left in Moscow. Having opened his Russia 2018 account with the second of Brazil’s two late goals in Friday’s 2-0 ... Read More »

Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup

The four-time champions lost to South Korea 2-0 on Wednesday, allowing a pair of injury-time goals while knowing a 1-0 victory would have been enough to advance because of the result in the other group match. Germany ended up last in Group F while Sweden and Mexico advanced to the ... Read More »

Argentina enter World Cup pre-quarters with 2-1 win over Nigeria

Rojo scored the winner for Argentina in the 86th minute after Victor Moses’ penalty conversion in the 51st minute had cancelled out Lionel Messi’s strike in the 14th minute. Following the win, Argentina have four points in total and they are second in the table, behind Croatia, who have nine points. The other two ... Read More »

Archery: Deepika Kumari wins gold at World Cup stage event

Salt Lake City (USA) :  Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumar shrugged off her poor run of form by clinching gold medal in the women’s recurve event at the World Cup (Stage III) after a gap of six years beating Germany’s Michelle Kroppen 7-3 to qualify for the circuit Final, later this ... Read More »

World Cup 2018: Neymar’s Father Calls For Social Media Truce

Neymar’s father on Sunday called on supporters of the Brazilian star not to get into online disputes with the many critics of his performance so far at the World Cup. “Guys, cool down on social media. Avoid insulting anyone. If you want to support Juninho (Neymar), do it positively,” Neymar Sr ... Read More »