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  • FIFA World Cup: Croatia ousts England to reach final

    Croatia defeated England in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium by 2-1 in extra-time to reach their first-ever FIFA World Cup final.All credit goes to prolific goalscorer Mario Mandzukic for scoring the goal in the second period of extra-time.In the first five minutes of the game, Kieran Trippier gave...

  • World Cup: England's Henderson, Vardy ready for Croatia battle

    Zelenogorsk (Russia): England's central midfielder Jordan Henderson and striker Jamie Vardy on Tuesday attended the English squad's last training session prior to their crucial semifinal match against Croatia in the FIFA World Cup 2018Henderson, the Liverpool City captain and midfielder, who...

  • Japanese fans leave Russia with a clean slate

    Japan's World Cup dreams ended on Monday after they lost a nail-biting thriller to Belgium, leaving fans in a state of shock and tears. But that didn't prevent the fans from cleaning the very stadium where there were dreams got killed. Japanese fans won the hearts of many after images of...

  • Spain legend Iniesta retires after 'saddest day'

    Moscow: A Spain legend Andres Iniesta announced his retirement from international football here on Sunday after their shocking loss to hosts Russia in the pre-quarterfinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. "It's a reality that today is my last match with the national team. At the individual level, a...

  • Escobar meme lands Kolkata police in hot water

    Kolkata: Kolkata police has landed in hot water after posting on its Facebook page a meme of Colombia footballer Andres Escobar's infamous own goal at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the US which cost him his life days later.The post was an awareness campaign for June 26 - the International Day Against...

  • Iran female fan puzzles Russian twitterati

    Moscow: A girl rooting for the Iranian football team in Russia has stunned and puzzled Twitter users, who are struck by the contrast between her World Cup looks, caught by an unknown photographer, and her Fan ID portrait, taken according to the laws of the Islamic Republic where she's wearing a...

  • World Cup: Spain hold brave Morocco to enter next stage

    Morocco almost created the biggest upset of the 2018 FIFA World Cup before a late goal handed Spain a 2-2 draw in a Group B match here on Monday.Khalid Boutaib gifted Morocco a surprise lead in the 14th minute before Isco (19th) restored parity for Spain five minutes later.Youssef En-Nesyri gave...

  • World Cup: Uruguay beat Russia 3-0, top Group A

    Samara: Uruguay scored a thumping a 3-0 victory over 10-man Russia on Monday to finish on top of Group A with a perfect record. Luis Suarez grabbed his second goal of the tournament to open Uruguay's account with a free kick after 10 minutes and they doubled the lead with an own goal from Russia's...

  • England thump Panama 6-1, qualify for last 16

    Nizhny Novgorod: England handed Panama a 6-1 thrashing in a Group G clash of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday.Star striker Harry Kane (22nd, 45+1, 62nd minutes) got a hat-trick, two of which came off penalties, reported IANS. John Stones (8th, 40th) struck twice while Jesse Lingard...

  • World Cup: Kroos saves Germany with last minute goal

    Sochi: Germany revived their World Cup campaign with a thrilling 2-1 win over Sweden in a Group F match of the FIFA World Cup here. Ola Toivonen gave Sweden the lead with a superb finish in the 32nd minute during the match on Saturday. Germany displayed large doses of their famed fighting...

  • World Cup: Inspired Musa keeps Nigeria alive

    Volgograd: Two brilliant strikes by Ahmed Musa propelled Nigeria to a 2-0 win over Iceland in a Group D match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup here on Friday. Musa (49th, 75th minutes) scored both his goals in the second half as Nigeria revived their chances of advancing to the second round. The...

  • Ex-striker turned coach Klose says Germany have talent on bench

    Sochi: Germany assistant coach Miroslav Klose on Thursday acknowledged that they may have to alter tactics in order to overcome Sweden in their FIFA World Cup Group F second match but was optimistic the defending champions have strength on the bench. It was a sentiment reiterated by much of the...