Tag: Russia World Cup

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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Playing for Spain was never something I considered: Messi

Buenos Aires: Argentina skipper Lionel Messi said not for a minute did he ever think of playing for the Spanish national football team, despite having been tempted at times, and added that to be champion of the 2018 Russia World Cup playing for his native country would be a unique experience. “The other day I […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021