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Tag: Fifa World Cup

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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

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