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Russia enters final stretch to hosting historic 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia enters final stretch to hosting historic 2018 FIFA World Cup

The country selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

Jan 01, 2018, 18:19 PM IST
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko steps down as head of FIFA World Cup organising committee

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko steps down as head of FIFA World Cup organising committee

Mutko said earlier this week that he was temporarily stepping down from his role as head of the country`s Football Union.

Dec 27, 2017, 20:16 PM IST
I hope football does end up paying me in FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: Lionel Messi

I hope football does end up paying me in FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: Lionel Messi

After the Albicelestes won a do-or-die clash against Ecuador, riding on a magnificent Messi hat-trick, to make the cut for Russia 2018, coach Jorge Sampaoli went on to say that football owed him a World Cup.

Dec 13, 2017, 17:28 PM IST
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Australia approach Luiz Felipe Scolari

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Australia approach Luiz Felipe Scolari

Scolari said he was happy to discuss a role with the Australians, but would want it to be long-term, not just for the June-July 2018 tournament.

Dec 12, 2017, 22:59 PM IST
FIFA 2018 World Cup: 1,318,109 tickets requested in 24 hours

FIFA 2018 World Cup: 1,318,109 tickets requested in 24 hours

The world football's governing body also noted that fans from Argentina, Peru, Mexico, the US, Colombia, Brazil, Morocco, Egypt, China and Poland all currently rank in the top ten.

Dec 07, 2017, 18:06 PM IST
Russia my last shot at World Cup glory: Lionel Messi

Russia my last shot at World Cup glory: Lionel Messi

The Albiceleste have been drawn in one of the toughest World Cup groups alongside Iceland, Nigeria and Croatia.

Dec 07, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
Manuel Neuer warned not to rush back from foot fracture

Manuel Neuer warned not to rush back from foot fracture

Bayern Munich shot-stopper Neuer, 31, is not expected back until January at the earliest after injuring himself in September when he fractured his left foot for the second time this year.

Dec 07, 2017, 00:17 AM IST
How a 'peace' offering helped Morocco qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

How a 'peace' offering helped Morocco qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

A peace offering in an Amsterdam coffee shop proved a catalyst for Morocco’s late rally to success in the World Cup qualifiers and their first appearance at the finals in 20 years since the 1998 tournament in France.

Nov 23, 2017, 11:21 AM IST
Peru beat New Zealand 2-0, reach FIFA World Cup after 35 years

Peru beat New Zealand 2-0, reach FIFA World Cup after 35 years

Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos scored as Peru defeated New Zealand to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1982 on Wednesday, sealing the last ticket to Russia with a 2-0 win. 

Nov 16, 2017, 10:31 AM IST
Hat-trick hero Christian Eriksen takes Denmark to 2018 FIFA World Cup

Hat-trick hero Christian Eriksen takes Denmark to 2018 FIFA World Cup

Denmark fell behind early in the second-leg of their FIFA World Cup Qualifiers' playoff here against Ireland before coming back to win 5-1 and punch their ticket for the 2018 tournament in Russia, thanks to hat-trick hero Christian Eriksen.

Nov 15, 2017, 10:08 AM IST
International return for Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets Sweden talking

International return for Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets Sweden talking

Sweden had just secured a 1-0 aggregate victory over Italy with a squad short on big names, a team that snatched second place in European qualifying Group A from the Dutch and beaten France at home before knocking out Italy, all without Zlatan.

Nov 15, 2017, 00:10 AM IST
Neymar can lead Brazil to World Cup glory, says Roberto Carlos

Neymar can lead Brazil to World Cup glory, says Roberto Carlos

The Italians, beaten by Sweden 1-0 on aggregate after Monday's 0-0 draw in Milan, will miss out on the finals for the first time since 1958.

Nov 15, 2017, 00:07 AM IST
Italian press laments FIFA World Cup 'apocalypse'

Italian press laments FIFA World Cup 'apocalypse'

The Italian press on Tuesday lamented the national squad's failure to reach the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 60 years as a sporting catastrophe.

Nov 14, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
Teary Buffon ends international career after Italy's World Cup miss

Teary Buffon ends international career after Italy's World Cup miss

Buffon, 39, played his 175th and final game for Italy as they were beaten 1-0 on aggregate in a playoff by Sweden after a 0-0 second-leg draw at the San Siro, bringing an end to a 20-year international career that included winning the 2006 World Cup.

Nov 14, 2017, 09:08 AM IST
Stunned Italy fail to reach 2018 FIFA World Cup, Sweden qualify

Stunned Italy fail to reach 2018 FIFA World Cup, Sweden qualify

A desperate 0-0 draw at home to a defiant Sweden ended the four-time world champions' hopes of reaching next year's finals in Russia and with it the international careers of several of Italy's biggest names.

Nov 14, 2017, 09:01 AM IST
Switzerland secure 2018 FIFA World Cup spot edging out Northern Ireland

Switzerland secure 2018 FIFA World Cup spot edging out Northern Ireland

Switzerland held off Northern Ireland to seal a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 0-0 second-leg draw on Sunday that secured a 1-0 aggregate play-off victory.

Nov 13, 2017, 10:31 AM IST
Croatia qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup after 0-0 draw with Greece

Croatia qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup after 0-0 draw with Greece

Zlatko Dalic's men will be playing in their fifth World Cup in Russia next year, having only once failed to qualify in 2010.

Nov 13, 2017, 09:19 AM IST
Sergio Aguero seals Argentina win in Moscow

Sergio Aguero seals Argentina win in Moscow

The goal by the Manchester City forward gave the South Americans a deserved win at Moscow`s renovated 81,000-capacity Luzhniki stadium.

Nov 11, 2017, 22:40 PM IST
TV deal for 2026, 2030 World Cups 'advantageous' for FIFA: BeIN

TV deal for 2026, 2030 World Cups 'advantageous' for FIFA: BeIN

Khelaifi was placed under investigation along with disgraced former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter`s right-hand man at FIFA until both were drummed out of world football`s governing body.

Oct 15, 2017, 00:09 AM IST
October 12, 2017: News at a glance

October 12, 2017: News at a glance

Here's what is grabbing headlines on October 12, 2017.

1. Allahabad HC to decide today if Talwars killed Aarushi

Oct 12, 2017, 09:59 AM IST