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Luka Modric, Marta win Best FIFA player 2018 awards

Luka Modric, Marta win Best FIFA player 2018 awards

Voting for the player and coach categories was conducted by national team captains and managers, selected journalists and, for the first time, an online poll of fans.

Sep 25, 2018, 06:27 AM IST
France hits back at US TV show host over makeup of FIFA World Cup team

France hits back at US TV show host over makeup of FIFA World Cup team

Trevor Noah, the South African host of a popular U.S. TV show, sparred with the French ambassador in Washington after the comedian joked that Africa, not France, won the soccer World Cup.

Jul 20, 2018, 14:16 PM IST
FIFA World Cup was right time to end Socceroos career, says Tim Cahill

FIFA World Cup was right time to end Socceroos career, says Tim Cahill

Australia’s top goal scorer Tim Cahill knew the time was right to end his international career after the World Cup but the attacking midfielder said on Friday he wants to continue playing at club

Jul 20, 2018, 13:45 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018 victory party continues while Canada goes to work

FIFA World Cup 2018 victory party continues while Canada goes to work

With Champagne corks still popping in Paris as France celebrated their 2018 World Cup triumph, Canada coach John Herdman was hard at work on Tuesday thinking about how to get his side invited to the

Jul 18, 2018, 16:50 PM IST
Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld says FIFA World Cup show proved spurs snub unfair

Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld says FIFA World Cup show proved spurs snub unfair

Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld says he was motivated to impress at the World Cup to prove that his prolonged exclusion from Tottenham Hotspur’s first team last season was “unjustified.”

Jul 18, 2018, 16:17 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018 victory boosts French morale, but not President Macron's popularity

FIFA World Cup 2018 victory boosts French morale, but not President Macron's popularity

Winning the soccer World Cup has turned the French, long-time pessimists, into optimists, but has not boosted President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity, a survey showed on Tuesday.

Jul 18, 2018, 15:20 PM IST
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
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

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