Tag: Fifa World Cup

World Cup - Round of 16 - Uruguay vs Portugal
Uruguay beat Portugal to enter FIFA World Cup quarters

Sochi: Striker Edinson Cavani fired a brace as two-time champions Uruguay defeated reigning European champions Portugal 2-1 here on Saturday to set-up a FIFA World Cup quarter-final against France. Cavani scored in the seventh and 62nd minutes while Portugal got their goal from Pepe in the 55th minute at the Fisht Stadium as Uruguay entered […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
FIFA World Cup: Belgium pip England to top Group G

Kaliningrad (Russia): Belgium topped Group G after beating England 1-0 here on Thursday in a clash between teams who had already qualified for the FIFA World Cup pre-quarterfinals. Adnan Januzaj’s 51st minute strike proved to be the difference between the teams who were playing their third and final Group G game. With this win, Belgium […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
FIFA 2018: Japan in pre-quarters despite losing to Poland

Volgograd (Russia): Japan lost 0-1 to Poland in their final Group H contest here on Thursday but still managed to go through to the FIFA World Cup pre-quarterfinals. Following the loss, thanks to Jan Bednarek’s 59th-minute strike, Japan have four points — the same as third-placed Senegal but the Asian powerhouse are ranked second in […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
FIFA 2018: Colombia knock Senegal out to qualify for pre-quarters

Samara (Russia): Colombia qualified for the pre-quarterfinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup riding on Yerry Mina’s second half winner to knock Senegal out in a crunch Group H encounter here on Thursday. After a barren first half, Mina (74th minute) headed in a corner to send Colombian players and supporters into delirium as they […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
FIFA Swiss Team
FIFA 2018: Switzerland qualify for knockouts after 2-2 draw with Costa Rica

Nizhny Novgorod: Switzerland sailed into the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup after playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw against Costa Rica in a Group E clash here on Wednesday. Blerim Dzemaili (31st) gave Switzerland the lead before Kendall Waston restored parity for Costa Rica. Josip Drmic (88th) helped the Swiss take back the lead […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Germany crashes out of FIFA World Cup

Kazan: Defending champions Germany crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the group stage after South Korea stunned the European powerhouse with a 2-0 victory in their final Group F contest here on Wednesday. From Group F, Sweden secured the top spot with six points, while Mexico, finished second with six points. Germany […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
World Cup - Group C - Denmark vs France
FIFA 2018: France, Denmark qualify for World Cup pre-quarters

Moscow: France and Denmark played out the first 0-0 draw of the ongoing FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Tuesday as both teams progressed to the Round-of-16 in a tepid Group C match. Didier Deschamps’ France, already through to the second round before the game started, won Group C with seven points […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Spain v Morocco: Group B - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
FIFA 2018: Spain stave off brave Morocco to enter next stage

Kaliningrad (Russia): Morocco almost created the biggest upset of the 2018 FIFA World Cup before a late goal handed Spain a 2-2 draw in a Group B match here on Monday. Khalid Boutaib gifted Morocco a surprise lead in the 14th minute before Isco (19th) restored parity for Spain five minutes later. Youssef En-Nesyri gave […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
FIFA 2018: Portugal enter pre-quarters despite being held by Iran

Saransk (Russia): Iran held Portugal 1-1 in their final Group B match here on Monday but couldn’t stop the reigning European champions from entering the FIFA World Cup pre-quarterfinals. Ricardo Quaresma gave Portugal the lead in the 45th minute but Iran found the equaliser through a penalty conversion from Karim Ansarifard in the 90+3 minute. […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
FIFA Japan and Senegal
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).  

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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,” […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021