Kaliningrad (Russia) |Saturday, 2018 3:15:04 AM ISTA late goal by Xherdan Shaqiri earned Switzerland 2-1 win over Serbia in a Group E clash of the FIFA World Cup at the Kaliningrad Stadium here.... read..
Rio de Janeiro |Saturday, 2018 11:45:05 AM ISTBrazil's President Michel Temer congratulated the national football team for their victory against Costa Rica in the second group match in Russia World Cup.... read..
Kaliningrad (Russia) |Saturday, 2018 2:15:04 AM ISTA late goal by Xherdan Shaqiri earned Switzerland 2-1 win over Serbia in a Group E clash of the FIFA World Cup at the Kaliningrad Stadium here.... read..
Rio De Janeiro |Saturday, 2018 9:45:04 AM ISTThe UN Women's office here has released videos condemning sexual harassment of Russian women by Brazilian men at the ongoing FIFA World Cup.... read..
MOSCOW | Friday, Jun 22 2018 ISTSoccer's world governing body FIFA said on Friday it was trying to identify fans shown fighting in a video filmed at Thursday's World Cup match between Argentina and Croatia. Croatia beat Argentina 3-0 in their Group D match, played in the Russian city ... read..
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) |Friday, 2018 7:15:05 PM ISTUruguay's football players on Friday held a training session at the team's camp near here in preparation for their upcoming FIFA World Cup clash with Russia.... read..
By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW | Friday, Jun 22 2018 ISTPresident Vladimir Putin hosted the first official visit by a South Korean president to Russia since 1999 on Friday, in the latest of a series of meetings he has secured with international guests on the sidelines of the soccer World Cup. Increasingly is... read..
By Polina Ivanova MOSCOW | Friday, Jun 22 2018 ISTOpposition politicians accused the Kremlin of using Russia's World Cup as a cover to avoid dissent while it pushes through unpopular measures, while all eyes are on the country's sporting successes and a de facto ban in place on political protests. Sinc... read..
Moscow |Friday, 2018 9:45:05 PM ISTBelgium's midfielder Axel Witsel on Friday said his team have performed much better at 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia than at the previous competition in Brazil.... read..
Panaji |Friday, 2018 9:15:04 PM ISTWith FIFA expected to expand participation of Asian countries from four to eight in the football World Cup by 2026, former Indian football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Friday said, that India's best chance at making it to the mega event lay eight year... read..
Saint Petersburg (Russia) |Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM ISTPhilippe Coutinho and Neymar Junior scored late in the second half as Brazil ensured their passage to the second round with a hard earned 2-0 win over Costa Rica in a Group E clash of the FIFA World Cup here on Friday.... read..
Moscow |Friday, 2018 8:15:05 PM ISTBelgium will aim to register a second consecutive win and book their spot in the knockout rounds when they take on Tunisia in a Group G match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Spartak Stadium here on Saturday.... read..
By Andrew Bagala KAMPALA | Friday, Jun 22 2018 ISTA fight erupted in a refugee camp in Uganda during a World Cup soccer match and four people were killed, police said, adding they have arrested 15 refugees from South Sudan in connection with the bloodshed. Uganda is host to an estimated 1.4 million ref... read..
Volgograd |Friday, 2018 11:45:05 PM ISTTwo 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.... read..
Moscow [Russia] | June 22, 2018 6:41:34 AM ISTLionel Messi's dream of winning the World Cup now looks remote as Argentina crashed to a 3-0 defeat to Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.... read..
Sochi |Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM ISTHolders Germany will have to beat Sweden in order to avoid an early exit from the FIFA World Cup when the two sides meet in a crunch Group F clash at the Fisht Stadium here on Saturday.... read..
By Alastair Macdonald MOSCOW | Friday, Jun 22 2018 ISTLionel Messi may be heading home early from the World Cup after flops on the pitch for Argentina yet he will remain a ubiquitous presence in Russia and around the world as the face of dozens of brand marketing campaigns. For while sporting success in a si... read..
By Richard Martin ROSTOV-ON-DON | Friday, Jun 22 2018 ISTFive Argentine managers entered the World Cup last week in what appeared to be a demonstration of the vast quality of coaching in the nation but each one of them has had a disastrous tournament and three are already preparing to pack their bags. Saudi Ara... read..
By Andrew Cawthorne NIZHNY NOVGOROD | Friday, Jun 22 2018 ISTAs an excited Diego Maradona twirled his shirt from the stands and thousands of Argentina fans bayed before kickoff against Croatia, Lionel Messi was seen rubbing his forehead in stress. He managed just 20 touches in the first half, the fewest of any Arg... read..
Volgograd |Friday, 2018 10:45:04 PM ISTTwo 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.... read..
Kazan |Thursday, 2018 2:45:04 AM ISTDiego Costa scored a scrappy second-half winner to help Spain edge past doughty Iran in a key Group B FIFA World Cup game here on Wednesday.... read..
Moscow |Thursday, 2018 8:45:05 PM ISTAn unusual copy of the FIFA World Cup, as well as a birthday cake has been made for Argentina national football team captain Lionel Messi by the people of Bronnitsy, where the players are residing.... read..
London |Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM ISTFormer England football captain David Beckham on Thursday predicted an England-Argentina final in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.... read..
Sochi |Thursday, 2018 4:15:05 PM ISTNeymar and Brazil will need to step up their game when they take on Costa Rica in a must win Group E FIFA World Cup clash here on Friday.... read..
MOSCOW | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 ISTChristian Benteke missed out on travelling to Russia with Belgium's World Cup squad but he still got involved in the debate over video refereeing at the tournament -- from his holiday swimming pool. "Do we need VAR to check if this is a dive or not? #Worl... read..
By Tom Balmforth MOSCOW | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 ISTFormer FIFA president Sepp Blatter met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Wednesday evening while in Russia to attend the World Cup, Blatter told Reuters on Thursday. The Kremlin confirmed the meeting, but said it was a private matter an... read..
June 21 | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 ISTFormer FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, who is serving a six-year ban from soccer, said on Thursday he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Wednesday during a trip to the World Cup. Blatter said he was invited by Russia to the World Cup, got his... read..
Kazan (Russia) |Thursday, 2018 2:15:06 AM ISTDiego Costa scored a second-half winner to help Spain edge past doughty Iran 1-0 in a key Group B FIFA World Cup 2018 game here on Wednesday.... read..
Saint Petersburg |Thursday, 2018 6:15:04 PM ISTEngland's national football team on Thursday went through a training session in preparation for their upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia clash with Panama, yet the team was without their star midfielder Dele Alli who was out of the practice dealing with ... read..
Dubai | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 ISTWith just under a year to go until the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins, excitement has hit the shores of England and Wales, with an incredible response from the 'Cricket Family' in the first round of ticket ballots. Demand exceeded expectations dur... read..
San Jose |Thursday, 2018 10:15:05 PM ISTLuis Gabelo Conejo's net-minding skills led Costa Rica to the knockout stage of the 1990 World Cup and also landed him a coveted roster spot with a European club. Now 58, he is using that experience to help train the next generation of goalkeepers.... read..
Moscow |Thursday, 2018 2:15:24 PM ISTFast food company Burger King Russia has been forced to apologise after an advertisement offered Russian women the chance to win $47,000 and free Whoppers for life if they got impregnated by a player of the FIFA World Cup.... read..
MOSCOW | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 ISTOver one million fans have attended games at the World Cup, organisers FIFA said in a statement on Thursday after Denmark's 1-1 draw with Australia, the 21st match of the tournament in Russia. "To date, more than 2.6 million tickets have been allocated to... read..
Moscow |Thursday, 2018 2:15:19 PM ISTA female journalist reporting at the World Cup in Russia was sexually assaulted live on air and she later posted a video of the incident on social media, the media reported.... read..
Kazan (Russia) |Thursday, 2018 2:15:34 PM ISTSpanish national football team midfielder Sergio Busquets expressed his satisfaction following his team's victory over Iran (1-0) and said each day it becomes harder to win.... read..
Yekaterinburg (Russia) |Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM ISTFrance beat Peru 1-0 in a Group C match here on Thursday to enter the pre-quarterfinals of FIFA World Cup.... read..
Kazan [Russia] | June 21, 2018 6:11:37 AM ISTSpain defeated Iran with a fantastic 1-0, in a Group B fixture of the FIFA World Cup in Kazan, Russia.... read..
Canberra |Thursday, 2018 2:15:04 PM ISTThe Australian public broadcaster has said it will continue to air free the Russia World Cup soccer matches to the end of the month, a statement said.... read..
New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM ISTFive Indian shooters will be eyeing for glory when the nine day-long ISSF Junior World Cup begins in Suhl (Germany) from Friday.... read..
Yekaterinburg (Russia) |Thursday, 2018 11:15:05 PM ISTKylian Mbappe became France's youngest goal-scorer in FIFA World Cup history as they beat Peru 1-0 in a Group C match here on Thursday to enter the pre-quarterfinals.... read..
Islamabad [Pakistan] | June 20, 2018 1:41:45 PM ISTPakistani singer-songwriter Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch has collaborated with American pop star Jason Derulo for this year's World Cup anthem.... read..
Saint Petersburg (Russia) |Wednesday, 2018 5:15:07 PM ISTEngland football captain Harry Kane has said scoring the winner at such a high level was a dream come true, according to an interview shared by the English Football Association on Wednesday.... read..
Tokyo | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 ISTAfter a heated World Cup match, the stands are usually left with food waste, cups and wrappers scattered in the heat of the moment. Japanese fans certainly had reason to go wild on Tuesday night. Their side won their opening game, beating Colombia 2-1, an... read..
By Philip O'Connor GELENDZHIK | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 ISTIceland film maker-turned-goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson showcased his skill at creating drama in his side's 1-1 World Cup draw against Argentina, taking centre stage as he saved a penalty from Lionel Messi in front of millions of TV viewers. To complemen... read..
By Mark Gleeson NIZHNY NOVGOROD | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 ISTAfrica's much-awaited and coveted tilt at World Cup glory looks as far off as ever after a dismal round of opening fixtures for the continent's teams at the tournament in Russia. Not even a win for Senegal in their first Group H in Moscow on Tuesday coul... read..
St. Petersburg |Wednesday, 2018 2:45:04 AM ISTRussia defeated Egypt 3-1 in a Group A clash on Tuesday to virtually assure themselves a place in the next round of the FIFA World Cup here.... read..
St Petersburg [Russia] | June 20, 2018 6:11:35 AM ISTRussia defeated Egypt with a fantastic 3-1, in a Group A fixture of the FIFA World Cup in St Petersburg, racking up their second victory in a row.... read..
Undated | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 ISTWorld Cup hosts Russia have qualified for the second round of the tournament as Uruguay went through by beating Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Group A on Wednesday. The result in Rostov-On-Don means Stanislav Cherchesov's Russia side cannot be overhauled on points b... read..
By Malcolm Foster TOKYO | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 ISTJapan on Wednesday basked in the glow of its World Cup soccer team's historic win over Colombia, a victory that has lifted the nation's mood after an earthquake struck its second-biggest metropolis Osaka. Fans watching Tuesday night's match at pubs and o... read..
By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 ISTWith the host team set to advance to the knockout stages for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's World Cup is going better than even Vladimir Putin expected. Increasingly isolated on the global stage, the World Cup has so far... read..
BRUSSELS | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 ISTDozens of soccer fans scuffled and threw chairs after a live screening at a Belgian outdoor cafe of Poland's 2-1 upset defeat by Senegal on Tuesday at the World Cup in Russia. A police spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday that one person was hurt in the in... read..