Tag: Football World Cup

Nita-Ambani
Hope To See India Playing WC In My Lifetime: Nita Ambani

Mumbai: With Manchester City’s parent company City Football Group (CFG) buying a majority stake in Mumbai City FC on Thursday, Nita Ambani, chairperson Football Sports Development Limited and Reliance Foundation on Thursday hoped to see the Indian football team play the World Cup in her lifetime, calling it a “dream”. “I hope we can make […]

Sunil-Chhetri
I just have to be good example for players: Chhetri

Guwahati: Looking to lead by example, star striker Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said the Indian football team is “fit and hungry” going into its opening 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match, against Oman. The 103-ranked India will begin their campaign on Thursday at what is expected to be a packed Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium. Chhetri, […]

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Croatia pip Denmark to enter FIFA World Cup quarters

Nizhny Novgorod (Russia): Croatia defeated Denmark 3-2 (1-1) via penalty shootout here on Sunday to enter the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals. After an ethralling start to the match which saw Mathias Jorgensen for Denmark and Mario Mandzukic for Croatia score within just four minutes, the teams could not be separated. In the penalty shootout, Ivan […]

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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: 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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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 […]

U-17 World Cup: India face do-or-die clash against Ghana

New Delhi: India are bracing up for another tough test against Ghana here on Thursday as they need a win by a big margin to keep their hopes alive for qualification to the Round-of-16 of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. India have suffered two losses from as many games in Group A, against the United […]

Robben announces retirement from Dutch national team

Amsterdam: Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from the Dutch national team after the Oranges failed to qualify for the 2018 football World Cup. Robben scored two goals in his 96th match for the Netherlands, his 36th and 37th goal for the Dutch, against Sweden in the Amsterdam Arena on Tuesday. His goals were enough for […]

Iceland qualify for their first World Cup

Madrid: Iceland, the revelation of Euro 2016, made history by qualifying for the World Cup for the first time while Serbia assured themselves of returning to the competition after missing the 2014 edition. Iceland is home to just 334,000 people, making it the smallest country ever to reach the World Cup, Efe news reported on […]

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