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World Cup: Switzerland beat Serbia in Group E clash (Lead)

Kaliningrad (Russia) |Saturday, 2018 3:15:04 AM IST
A 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..
 

Brazil's Temer congratulates team on first 2018 World Cup victory

Rio de Janeiro |Saturday, 2018 11:45:05 AM IST
Brazil'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..
 

World Cup: Switzerland beat Serbia 2-1 in Group E tie

Kaliningrad (Russia) |Saturday, 2018 2:15:04 AM IST
A 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..
 

UN condemns harassment of Russian women at World Cup

Rio De Janeiro |Saturday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
The UN Women's office here has released videos condemning sexual harassment of Russian women by Brazilian men at the ongoing FIFA World Cup.... read..
 

FIFA trying to identify fans filmed fighting at World Cup match

MOSCOW | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST
Soccer'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..
 

Uruguay team trains ahead of World Cup game vs Russia

Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) |Friday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Uruguay'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..
 

World Cup helps Putin step up his diplomacy

By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST
President 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..
 

Russia accused of using World Cup to bury bad news

By Polina Ivanova MOSCOW | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST
Opposition 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..
 

2018 team better than previous World Cup edition: Belgium's Witsel

Moscow |Friday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST
Belgium'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..
 

Hopefully India will play in 2026 FIFA World Cup: Bhaichung

Panaji |Friday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
With 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..
 

World Cup: Coutinho, Neymar hand Brazil first victory

Saint Petersburg (Russia) |Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Philippe 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..
 

World Cup: Belgium aim to seal knockout spot (Preview)

Moscow |Friday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Belgium 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..
 

Uganda police arrest 15 refugees after four killed in fight during World Cup game

By Andrew Bagala KAMPALA | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST
A 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..
 

World Cup: Inspired Musa keeps Nigeria alive (Lead)

Volgograd |Friday, 2018 11:45:05 PM IST
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.... read..
 

FIFA World Cup: Croatia dominates Argentina 3-0

Moscow [Russia] | June 22, 2018 6:41:34 AM IST
Lionel 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..
 

World Cup: Germany face must-win against Sweden (Preview)

Sochi |Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Holders 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..
 

Brand "Messi" unblemished by poor World Cup

By Alastair Macdonald MOSCOW | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST
Lionel 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..
 

Sampaoli strife deepens misery for Argentine coaches at World Cup

By Richard Martin ROSTOV-ON-DON | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST
Five 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..
 

Stressed Messi enduring a World Cup of nightmares

By Andrew Cawthorne NIZHNY NOVGOROD | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST
As 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..
 

World Cup: Inspired Musa keeps Nigeria alive

Volgograd |Friday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
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.... read..
 

FIFA World Cup: Scrappy Spain ride Costa goal to down gritty Iran 1-0 (Lead)

Kazan |Thursday, 2018 2:45:04 AM IST
Diego 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..
 

Messi to receive World Cup replica as birthday gift

Moscow |Thursday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
An 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..
 

Beckham predicts England-Argentina World Cup final

London |Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Former England football captain David Beckham on Thursday predicted an England-Argentina final in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.... read..
 

Brazil take on Costa Rica in must win World Cup clash (Preview)

Sochi |Thursday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
Neymar 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..
 

Dive, dive, dive! Benteke pokes fun at World Cup VAR

MOSCOW | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 IST
Christian 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..
 

Blatter, ex-FIFA president, meets Russia's Putin at World Cup

By Tom Balmforth MOSCOW | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 IST
Former 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..
 

Ex-FIFA boss Blatter says met Russia's Putin and plans to watch World Cup match

June 21 | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 IST
Former 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..
 

FIFA World Cup: Spain ride Costa goal to down gritty Iran 1-0

Kazan (Russia) |Thursday, 2018 2:15:06 AM IST
Diego 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..
 

England train without Dele Alli ahead of World Cup game vs Panama

Saint Petersburg |Thursday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
England'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..
 

Unprecedented demand for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tickets

Dubai | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 IST
With 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..
 

Costa Rican ex-World Cup hero now training new generation of keepers

San Jose |Thursday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
Luis 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..
 

Burger King Russia apologizes for World Cup 'impregnation' ad

Moscow |Thursday, 2018 2:15:24 PM IST
Fast 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..
 

World Cup attendances pass one million mark - FIFA

MOSCOW | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 IST
Over 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..
 

World Cup reporter sexually assaulted on live TV

Moscow |Thursday, 2018 2:15:19 PM IST
A 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..
 

Each day it becomes harder to win World Cup matches: Busquets

Kazan (Russia) |Thursday, 2018 2:15:34 PM IST
Spanish 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..
 

France beat Peru 1-0 to enter World Cup pre-quarters

Yekaterinburg (Russia) |Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
France beat Peru 1-0 in a Group C match here on Thursday to enter the pre-quarterfinals of FIFA World Cup.... read..
 

FIFA World Cup: Costa's fluke goal helps Spain win against Iran

Kazan [Russia] | June 21, 2018 6:11:37 AM IST
Spain defeated Iran with a fantastic 1-0, in a Group B fixture of the FIFA World Cup in Kazan, Russia.... read..
 

Australia extends free World Cup airing till June 29

Canberra |Thursday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
The 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..
 

5 Indians in junior shooting World Cup squad

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Five Indian shooters will be eyeing for glory when the nine day-long ISSF Junior World Cup begins in Suhl (Germany) from Friday.... read..
 

France beat Peru 1-0 to enter World Cup pre-quarters (Lead)

Yekaterinburg (Russia) |Thursday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
Kylian 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..
 

Pak singer QB teams up with Jason Derulo for World Cup anthem

Islamabad [Pakistan] | June 20, 2018 1:41:45 PM IST
Pakistani singer-songwriter Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch has collaborated with American pop star Jason Derulo for this year's World Cup anthem.... read..
 

Scoring winner in World Cup opener is dream come true: England skipper

Saint Petersburg (Russia) |Wednesday, 2018 5:15:07 PM IST
England 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..
 

World Cup: Japan fans impress by cleaning up stadium

Tokyo | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 IST
After 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..
 

celand keeper Halldorsson swaps film-making for World Cup drama

By Philip O'Connor GELENDZHIK | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 IST
Iceland 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..
 

Africa showing few signs of making World Cup breakthrough

By Mark Gleeson NIZHNY NOVGOROD | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 IST
Africa'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..
 

FIFA World Cup: Russia beat Egypt to lead group

St. Petersburg |Wednesday, 2018 2:45:04 AM IST
Russia 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..
 

FIFA World Cup: Russia beat Egypt 3-1

St Petersburg [Russia] | June 20, 2018 6:11:35 AM IST
Russia 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..
 

World Cup hosts Russia qualify for the round of 16

Undated | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 IST
World 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..
 

Japan's World Cup win over Colombia lifts mood after quake

By Malcolm Foster TOKYO | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 IST
Japan 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..
 

Russia's Putin revels in soccer side's unexpected World Cup form

By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 IST
With 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..
 

Poles, Senegalese in Antwerp brawl after World Cup game

BRUSSELS | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 IST
Dozens 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..
 
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