Tag: Fifa World Cup

Time to forget 2014 World Cup heartache: Neymar

Rio de Janeiro: Neymar has urged his Brazil teammates to bury the harrowing memory of the last FIFA World Cup and write a new chapter in the country’s storied football history in Russia next year. Saddled with the pressure of hosting their first World Cup in 64 years, Brazil’s hopes of winning a fairytale sixth […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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US, Mexico, Canada bid to co-host 2026 FIFA World Cup

Washington: The US, Mexico and Canada on Monday announced their intention to submit a joint bid to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, a media report said. According to ESPN, the US was planning to host three-quarters of the games, including the semifinals and final. The bid, announced atop the Freedom Tower at the World Trade […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Hisense becomes official sponsor of 2018 FIFA World Cup

Beijing: Chinese electronics giant Hisense has announced its status as an official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first Chinese consumer electronics brand to sponsor the tournament. As an official FIFA World Cup sponsor, Hisense will engage in an array of global marketing and advertising activities for both the 2017 Confederations Cup […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
FIFA 2018: Belgium stun Brazil to reach World Cup semis

Kazan Arena: A superb first half display by Belgium ended Brazil’s hopes of a record sixth World Cup crown as a Fernandinho own goal and a superb Kevin De Bruyne strike proved enough to win 2-1 and seal a semi-final spot. Although Brazil roared back in the second half with a headed goal from Renato […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup semi-finals

Nizhny Novgorod (Russia): France became the first team to reach the World Cup semi-finals as goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann gave them a deserved 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Friday. It is the first time France have been in the last four since 2006 and sets up a mouth-watering clash against either Belgium […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
FIFA 2018: Youngsters ready to seize limelight after Messi, Ronaldo ouster

Moscow: As Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo exit FIFA World Cup 2018 after Argentina and Portugal’s defeats in their respective games yesterday, there is a new group of kids on the block ready to seize the limelight and form the next generation of global megastars. French teenager Kylian Mbappe announced himself in dramatic fashion on […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Goalie Romero's brilliance sends Argentina to final

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero turned out to be a hero for his side as his two spectacular saves in the penalty shootout against the Netherlands sent Argentina into the World Cup final after 24 years, here on Wednesday

  • Friday, 25 June 2021
Costa Rica beat Greece 5-3 on penalties

Ten-man Costa Rica beat Greece 5-3 on penalties after an epic battle to set up a quarterfinal clash with the Netherlands, who edged out Mexico 2-1 in their last-16 match of the FIFA World Cup

  • Friday, 25 June 2021
Algeria book maiden last-16 berth, Belgium top group

Rising star Islam Slimani helped realise million Algerian dreams when the striker gifted the African side its maiden last-16 entry in the World Cup after closing the door on Russia with a 1-1 draw as 10-man Belgium edged past South Korea 1-0 to stay atop Group H

  • Friday, 25 June 2021
FIFA 2018: Brazil beat Serbia to enter pre-quarters

Moscow: Brazil eliminated Serbia with a 2-0 victory as the five-time world champions entered the FIFA World Cup pre-quarterfinals by topping the Group E here on Wednesday. Paulinho (36th minute), Thiago Silva (68th minute) gave the South American powerhouse an easy victory which took their points tally to seven after all the three of their […]

  • Thursday, 03 June 2021
FIFA mulls expanding 2022 World Cup to 48 teams

Miami: The 2022 football Qatar World Cup may see an expansion from 32 to 48 teams, the FIFA President Giovanni Infantino, has said. “We have published to our council members a feasibility study which is quite a thorough document, where we came to the conclusion that, yes, it is feasible to move the World Cup in […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Asia's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers drawn

Zurich: The draw for the first phase of Asia’s qualifying round for the World Cup in 2022 was made on Wednesday, featuring the continent’s lowest ranked nations. FIFA is still not clear as to how many teams will participate in the tournament with president Gianni Infantino keen on his plan to expand the tournament from 32 […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
2022 World Cup to keep 32-team format: FIFA

Paris: FIFA on Wednesday shrugged off any possibility of expansion from 32 to 48 teams at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. On January 10, 2017, FIFA Council unanimously decided in favour of expanding the FIFA World Cup to a 48-team competition as of the 2026 edition, which will be co-hosted by the US, Canada […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
India announce preliminary squad for FIFA WC qualifiers

New Delhi: Igor Stimac, head coach of the senior India men’s football team, on Monday announced the 34 probables for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. India, who have been clubbed in Group E alongside Bangladesh, Oman, Afghanistan and hosts Qatar, will open their second round campaign of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
FIFA Unveils 2022 Qatar World Cup Emblem

Cairo: FIFA and the Qatari organising committee have unveiled the official emblem for the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf nation. When the clock struck 8.22 p.m. in Doha on Tuesday, a 3D projection of the logo appeared on giant screens and the surfaces of prominent buildings in Qatar and 24 other countries. “The […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021