Tag: Fifa World Cup

Saudi footballers to be penalised for rout by Russia

Moscow: Members of Saudi Arabia national football team will face a disciplinary penalty for their crushing defeat by Russia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup opener. “We are very disappointed by the defeat,” Saudi Football Federation chief Adel Ezzat was quoted as saying by the Al-Youm Assabaa newspaper, reports Tass news agency. “This result is […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Russia overwhelm Saudis in FIFA World Cup opener

Moscow: Hosts Russia began their FIFA World Cup campaign in emphatic fashion, registering an easy 5-0 victory over minnows Saudi Arabia in a Group A game at the 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium here on Thursday. Yuri Gazinskiy (12th minute), Denis Cheryshev (43rd, 90+1), Artem Dzyuba (71st) and Aleksandr Golovin (90+4) scored for the hosts, who enjoyed […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
World Cup "best thing" to happen to a player, says Ibrahimovic

Moscow: Los Angeles Galaxy forward and former Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Thursday that the 2018 FIFA World Cup was the “best thing” that could happen to the Swedish national football team. “I retired from the national team a couple of years ago… It’s the best thing that can happen to a player, represent […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
FIFA World Cup: Russia's high-speed data plans for football fans

Moscow: With more than 1.5 million international fans expected in Russia across the month-long 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament starting next week, the country has put in place arrangements designed to make sure that the visitors do not feel let down by slow data speed. To provide a superior mobile broadband experience for hundreds of […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Will Smith to sing FIFA World Cup song

Moscow: Actor-rapper Will Smith along with singers Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi, are set to make the “world dance” to their official FIFA World Cup song titled “Live it up”. Sony Music and FIFA have announced that the song will be released on multiple streaming platforms on Friday, a statement said. “Live it up” sees […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
FIFA World Cup 2018: Harry Kane to lead England

London: Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was on Tuesday named captain of the England football team which will take part in the World Cup in Russia this summer. At Tottenham, Kane, the two-time English Premier League Golden Boot winner, is the vice captain to Hugo Lloris and has occasionally worn the armband since Wayne Rooney […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
England to face Nigeria, Costa Rica in World Cup warm-ups

London: England will take on Nigeria and Costa Rica in their World Cup warm-up football games in June before travelling to Russia. Gareth Southgate’s side will host Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2 and then travel north where they entertain Costa Rica at Elland Road, Leeds United’s ground on June 7. England begin their […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Belgium and Egypt's Salah could surprise at World Cup: Neymar

Rio de Janeiro: Belgium could spring a surprise at next year’s football World Cup while five-time champions Brazil will be among the favourites, according to Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar. The 25-year-old Brazilian also nominated Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah as a player to watch during the June 14 to July 15 tournament in Russia, reports […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
2018 World Cup win will give Germany footballers over $400k bonus each

Berlin: Germany’s football federation DFB on Wednesday announced that each of their 2018 World Cup players will get a bonus of 350,000 euros ($410,847) if they manage to defend their title in Russia. “The DFB and the national team players have agreed on performance-related bonuses for their performance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Portugal to face Spain in 2018 FIFA World Cup

Moscow: Top football nations Portugal and Spain have been placed in Group B and will play against each other in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, it was announced on Friday. Alongside the European Champions Portugal and 2010 FIFA World Cup holders Spain, Morocco and Iran have found themselves in […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Australia qualifies for 2018 FIFA World Cup finals

Sydney: Australia on Wednesday crushed Honduras 3-1 in their second leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification playoffs to seal the ticket to Russia. The first leg had ended goalless and in the second leg, Mile Jedinak converted two penalties in the 71st and 85th minutes to give Australia a 3-1 win. Australia had […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
2018 FIFA World Cup official ball unveiled

Moscow: ‘Telestar 18’, the official ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia was unveiled by Adidas Football   here on Friday. Displaying its first look, Adidas Football tweeted on Friday: “An icon reinvented. Introducing: #Telstar18 ?? The Official Match Ball for the 2018@FIFAWorldCup. #HereToCreate.” Football stars Zinedine Zidane, Alessandro Del Piero, Xabi Alonso, Kaka and […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
FIFA suspends Pakistan Football Federation over ‘third-party interference'

Zurich: FIFA on Wednesday suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on account of undue third-party interference. “The Bureau took this decision as a result of the fact that the PFF offices and its accounts remain in control of a court-appointed administrator, which constitutes a violation of the PFF obligations to manage its affairs independently and […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
U-17 World Cup: Students to get free tickets

Kolkata: Around 5,000 students of schools and colleges will be provided free tickets by the West Bengal government to watch matches of the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to start from next month at the Salt Lake Stadium here. “They will be provided free tickets to watch ten matches of the U-17 World Cup,” state […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021