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Topic result for 2018-fifa-world-cup

FIFA World Cup 2018: Andres Iniesta announces retirement after Spain's ouster

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 wonderful stage ends,” the hero of […]

FIFA 2018: Tunisia's goalkeeper quits World Cup after shoulder injury

Moscow: Tunisian national team goalkeeper Mouez Hassen had to retire from the World Cup in Russia because of a shoulder injury he suffered in his team’s debut match against England in Volgograd, according to the Tunisian Football Federation. The player, who only played for 15 minutes in the game in which he conceded a goal […]

FIFA World Cup 2018: Kane double guides England past Tunisia

Volgograd (Russia): Captain Harry Kane scored a brace as England overcame Tunisia with a 2-1 victory in their FIFA World Cup Group G campaign opener at the Volgograd Arena here on Monday. The Tottenham centre-forward gave England the lead in the 11th minute but Ferjani Sassi converted a penalty to pull Tunisia level in the […]

FIFA World Cup: Belgium ride Lukaku brace to blank Panama 3-0

Sochi: Belgium rode a second-half brace from Romelu Lukaku to blank Panama 3-0 in their Group G opener of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Fisht Stadium here on Monday. After a barren first period, striker Lukaku scored in the 69th and 75th minute to ensure the victory after wide midfielder Dries Mertens drew […]

Messi deserves to win World Cup, says Crespo

St Petersburg (Russia): Star forward Lionel Messi deserves to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup, former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo said. “We all want Messi to win the World Cup. He deserves it. But, to be realistic, Argentina team level is lower than Germany or Spain. Those two teams will be favourites of the tournament […]

Video Assistant Referee to be used in 2018 World Cup

Zurich: The International Football Association Board (IFAB) on Saturday approved the use of Video Assistant Referee technology during the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup. The IFAB took the decision during its 132nd Annual General Meeting held at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, which was attended by the international federation’s president, Gianni Infantino, reports Efe. “The decision […]