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Tag: Fifa World Cup

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FIFA World Cup: Uruguay beat Russia 3-0 to top Group A

Samara (Russia): Uruguay finished the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup atop Group A after defeating hosts Russia 3-0 at the Samara Arena on Monday. The score was opened by Uruguay on the 10th minute after Russian midfielder Yury Gazinsky was slapped with a yellow card for a tackle on Matias Vecino near […]

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World Cup: Japan hold Senegal 2-2

Yekaterinburg (Russia): Japan came back from behind twice to hold Senegal 2-2 in a FIFA World Cup Group H contest at the Ekaterinburg Arena here on Sunday. Sadio Mane (11th minute) and Moussa Wague (71st minute) scored for the African outfit, while Japan responded through Takashi Inui (34th) and Keisuke Honda (78th).  

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FIFA World Cup: Colombia thrash insipid Poland

Kazan (Russia): Colombia thrashed Poland 3-0 in a Group H encounter of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday. Yerry Mina (40th minute), Radamel Falcao (70th) and Juan Cuadrado (75th) scored for Columbia. The win kept alive Columbia’s chances of advancing from the group stage. They are on three points from two matches. They had […]

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Missing Messi fan's body found in Kerala river

Kottayam (Kerala): Two days after he went missing after Croatia whipped Argentina, the body of a 30-year-old Lionel Messi fan was found floating in Meenachil river near Kottayam town in Kerala. According to police, a group of people who had come to take a bath in the river on Sunday found the body of Dinu […]

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UN condemns harassment of Russian women at World Cup

Rio De Janeiro: The UN Women’s office here has released videos condemning sexual harassment of Russian women by Brazilian men at the ongoing FIFA World Cup. “It is unacceptable the deliberate intention of some Brazilian fans to sexually harass women during the World Cup, using embarrassment, deception, and thus violating the human rights of women,” […]

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Switzerland beat Serbia in Group E clash

Kaliningrad (Russia): 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. Aleksandar Mitrovic handed Serbia the lead in the fifth minute during the match on Friday. Switzerland equalised in the second half, thanks to a superb long […]

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Croatia stun Argentina 3-0 to qualify for last 16 stage

Nizhny Novgorod (Russia): A far superior Croatia stunned heavyweights Argentina 3-0 to qualify for the knockout stages and leave their opponents’ fate hanging by a thread in a crunch Group D encounter here. Second half goals during the match on Thursday from Ante Rebic (53rd), Luka Modric (80th) and Ivan Rakitic (90+1) ensured Croatia stretched […]

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FIFA 2018: France beat Peru 1-0 to enter World Cup pre-quarters

Yekaterinburg (Russia): 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. Mbappe’s 34th-minute strike from close range was the lone goal scored in the match at the Ekaterinburg Arena as Peru’s hopes to reach the second […]

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Denmark, Australia grind out a 1-1 draw in Group C tie

Samara: Australia held Denmark 1-1 in a Group C game here on Thursday to keep alive their chances of making it to the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup. Australia, who had lost 1-2 to France in their opening match, got their goal from a penalty conversion by captain Mile Jedinak in the 38th minute […]

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Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to enter pre-quarters

Rostov-on-Don (Russia): Veteran striker Luis Suarez marked his 100th international with a winning goal as Uruguay defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 in a Group A clash here on Wednesday to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup. Suarez’s 23rd-minute strike from close range decided the match as Saudi Arabia lost their second consecutive loss and […]

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Ronaldo fires Portugal to 1-0 victory over Morocco

Moscow: Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe’s all-time leading scorer as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 in their FIFA World Cup Group B match here at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Wednesday. Ronaldo sent Portugal ahead in the fourth minute by outmuscling his marker and firing in a bullet header after a Joao Moutinho corner at Luzhniki Stadium, […]

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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 […]

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Senegal beat Poland 2-1

Moscow: Senegal kicked-off their FIFA WOrld Cup on a winning note as they registered a narrow 2-1 win over Poland in a Group H clash here on Tuesday. An own goal from Thiago Cionek in the 37th minute and a quick counter-attack goal from M’Baye Niang in the 60th minute gave Senegal the 2-0 lead. […]

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Japan stun 10-man Colombia, create World Cup surprise

Saransk: A late Yuya Osako header gave Japan a 2-1 victory over 10-man Colombia in an entertaining World Cup Group H match here on Tuesday. Osako broke Colombia’s resistance in the 79th minute after Juan Quintero’s free-kick cancelled out an early Shinji Kagawa penalty at the Mordovia Arena, reports Xinhua news agency. The South Americans […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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FIFA 2018: Mexico's Marquez becomes third man to play at five World Cups

Moscow: Mexico captain Rafa Marquez has become only the third player to play at five World Cups after he came on as a substitute during Sunday’s 1-0 win against world champions Germany, reports Xinhua. Marquez, 39, came on in the 74th minute against Germany to equal the records of Mexico compatriot Antonio Carbajal and Germany’s […]

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FIFA World Cup: Spirited Switzerland hold off-colour Brazil

Rostov : Switzerland came up with a gritty, fighting performance to hold title contenders Brazil 1-1 in a Group E match of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday. Both teams now have one point each. Serbia are at the top of the group with three points, thanks to their victory over Costa Rica earlier […]

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Mexico shocks Germany 1-0

Moscow: Mexico created the first upset of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, overcoming defending champions Germany 1-0 in a frenetic Group F game at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Sunday. Forward Hirving Lozano’s 35th-minute goal proved to make the difference in a match played at a very high tempo as four-time champions Germany began their […]

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Only Nigerian lead player can date Russian women, says coach

Kaliningrad: Having previously announced a ban for his footballers from having sex with the Russian fair sex at the ongoing FIFA World Cup, Nigerian coach Gernot Rorh rushed to specify his words. Among Nigerian footballers, only the team’s lead player John Obi Mikel is allowed to date Russian women, according to Gernot Rorh, the Nigerian […]

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Ronaldo dazzles, Portugal draw 3-3 against impressive Spain

Sochi: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal and Spain drew a thrilling World Cup Group B game 3-3 in Sochi. In the Friday night match, Ronaldo’s last goal was a spectacular free kick, just when it looked as if two goals from Diego Costa and a volley from Nacho Fernandez would give Spain a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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