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Croatian president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic win admirers at FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Croatian president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic win admirers at FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has won many admirers for own performance at the World Cup final in Moscow, where she stood in driving rain at the closing ceremony, smiled and hugged

Jul 17, 2018, 16:24 PM IST
France's Olivier Giroud savors FIFA World Cup glory despite criticism

France's Olivier Giroud savors FIFA World Cup glory despite criticism

France striker Olivier Giroud says criticism has always motivated him to do better and the 31-year-old is pleased to silence his detractors with his stellar work rate in his team’s World Cup triumph

Jul 17, 2018, 12:20 PM IST
 FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia takes to streets to toast football team's historic run

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia takes to streets to toast football team's historic run

Hundreds of thousands of Croats in red and white chequered football shirts and scarves poured onto the streets of the capital Zagreb on Monday to welcome home the national team and celebrate their

Jul 17, 2018, 11:57 AM IST
French fans give hero welcome to "Les Bleus" World Cup champions

French fans give hero welcome to "Les Bleus" World Cup champions

The victory has helped foster a sense of national unity, with commentators playing up the fact the squad, the second-youngest in the competition, includes many with central and north African heritage

Jul 17, 2018, 08:59 AM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo eyes Champions League glory at new club Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo eyes Champions League glory at new club Juventus

The 33-year-old left Los Blancos as their all-time top scorer with 451 goals in all competitions and won two La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies over nine years.   

Jul 17, 2018, 00:26 AM IST
Croatia fly flags for first-ever World Cup finalists

Croatia fly flags for first-ever World Cup finalists

With a population of just over four million, Croatia punched considerably above their weight to reach the final, going down gallantly at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.   

Jul 16, 2018, 18:50 PM IST
London rail station renamed after coach Gareth Southgate

London rail station renamed after coach Gareth Southgate

England enjoyed their best World Cup performance in 28 years under Southgate’s leadership. 

Jul 16, 2018, 17:57 PM IST
World Cup celebrations rock France; Les Bleus set for Champs Elysees victory parade

World Cup celebrations rock France; Les Bleus set for Champs Elysees victory parade

The victory has created a sense of national unity, with commentators playing up the fact the squad, the second-youngest in the competition, includes many with central and north African heritage, even

Jul 16, 2018, 16:48 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2022: The where, when and what

FIFA World Cup 2022: The where, when and what

The next FIFA World Cup may be more than four years away but it is never to early to start planning, is it?

Jul 16, 2018, 11:45 AM IST
France wins World Cup, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic wins hearts

France wins World Cup, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic wins hearts

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic grabbed attention and garnered massive respect as she made it a point to congratulate the French players and console Croatian stars after the FIFA World Cup 2018 final.

Jul 16, 2018, 08:07 AM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018 Golden Boot, Golden Ball and other award winners - Full list

FIFA World Cup 2018 Golden Boot, Golden Ball and other award winners - Full list

 France lifted their second ever World Cup, concluding the month-long extravaganza after they beat Croatia 4-2 at the Luzhniki stadium in Russia. 

Jul 16, 2018, 00:05 AM IST
France fans go wild from Paris to Moscow after thrilling World Cup win

France fans go wild from Paris to Moscow after thrilling World Cup win

More than 250,000 people were expected to descend on the Champs Elysees and the Place de la Concorde, yet the atmosphere was warm and convivial. Security forces kept a distance.

Jul 15, 2018, 23:50 PM IST
Modi, Trump congratulate France for winning FIFA World Cup 2018

Modi, Trump congratulate France for winning FIFA World Cup 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump on Sunday joined others in congratulating France for the FIFA World Cup victory against Croatia in the finals in Russia. Apart from

Jul 15, 2018, 23:42 PM IST
Mbappe becomes first teenager to score in final after Pele in 1958 final

Mbappe becomes first teenager to score in final after Pele in 1958 final

Kylian Mbappe has been France's star striker and became the first teenager ever to score in the final match after Pele here on Sunday. Pele had previously scored during a World cup final in 1958.

Jul 15, 2018, 23:31 PM IST
FIFA 2018: Croatia's Mandzukic concedes World Cup final's first-ever own goal against France

FIFA 2018: Croatia's Mandzukic concedes World Cup final's first-ever own goal against France

Today's match saw two-times World Cup champions France locking horns with debutants Croatia and beating them 4-2. Defeating Croatia, France lifted the trophy for the second time in 20 years.

Jul 15, 2018, 22:54 PM IST
Intruders run on to pitch during World Cup final, Pussy Riot punk band claims responsibility

Intruders run on to pitch during World Cup final, Pussy Riot punk band claims responsibility

In the second half of the match, three people wearing white shirts and black trousers ran out onto the pitch from the area behind the French goal.

Jul 15, 2018, 22:52 PM IST
France win FIFA World Cup for second time, beat Croatia 4-2

France win FIFA World Cup for second time, beat Croatia 4-2

France overwhelmed Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at Moscow`s Luzhniki stadium on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second time in 20 years.

Jul 15, 2018, 22:46 PM IST
Putin offers to share FIFA World Cup organising lessons with 2022 host Qatar

Putin offers to share FIFA World Cup organising lessons with 2022 host Qatar

Russia President Vladimir Putin on Sunday offered to give 2022 FIFA World Cup host Qatar the opportunity to share Russia's organising lessons.

Jul 15, 2018, 22:45 PM IST
Belgium squad handed hero's welcome on World Cup return

Belgium squad handed hero's welcome on World Cup return

Belgium, who bettered their fourth-place finish in 1986, were greeted by tens of thousands of enthusiastic flag-waving fans, some climbing street signs and traffic lights to catch a glimpse of the

Jul 15, 2018, 22:20 PM IST
Hollywood star Will Smith brings down curtain on Russia World Cup

Hollywood star Will Smith brings down curtain on Russia World Cup

Smith was joined on stage by Nicky Jam, a U.S.-born singer with Puerto Rican roots, and by Era Istrefi, a pop singer who describes herself as Albanian Kosovar. 

Jul 15, 2018, 22:06 PM IST

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