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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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World Cup: France edge out Argentina to enter quarters

Kazan (Russia): France pipped Argentina 4-3 in a classic encounter to enter the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup here on Saturday. Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé (64th, 68th minutes) played a major role in France’s victory. The 19-year-old sensation set the Kazan Arena alight, scoring a brace and winning a penalty. That penalty […]

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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 […]