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Paul Pogba dedicates France semi-final win to rescued Thai boys

Paul Pogba dedicates France semi-final win to rescued Thai boys

FIFA had invited the boys to Sunday’s World Cup final although the world organising body said that due to medical reasons the boys would not be in a position to travel to the game, although they

Jul 11, 2018, 18:51 PM IST
Five times VAR made a difference at the FIFA World Cup 2018

Five times VAR made a difference at the FIFA World Cup 2018

The following factbox details five times a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) made an impact at the World Cup.

Jul 11, 2018, 17:43 PM IST
Brussels metro plays French soccer anthem after losing World Cup bet

Brussels metro plays French soccer anthem after losing World Cup bet

Brussels public transport authority lost a be with its Parisian counterpart due to which metro commuters in Brussels had to listen to the French soccer anthem.

Jul 11, 2018, 17:25 PM IST
Ticket offers, tributes as world football celebrates Thai cave boys' rescue

Ticket offers, tributes as world football celebrates Thai cave boys' rescue

With victory dedications, soccer shirts and offers of tours and match tickets, some of soccer’s biggest names are cheering the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their coach from a flooded cave, a drama as

Jul 11, 2018, 16:17 PM IST
France peaking perfectly as they head to FIFA World Cup final

France peaking perfectly as they head to FIFA World Cup final

Should France go on to win the World Cup on Sunday, they would have peaked perfectly after starting the tournament in Russia slowly but gaining momentum when it mattered most.

Jul 11, 2018, 16:16 PM IST
FIFA World Cup good for French economic growth: Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire

FIFA World Cup good for French economic growth: Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire

France’s World Cup soccer triumphs, which have taken “Les Bleus” to the tournament final, should be generally positive for the country’s economy, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said.

Jul 11, 2018, 13:50 PM IST
#WaistcoatWednesday: England fans suit up ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal

#WaistcoatWednesday: England fans suit up ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal

Around a dozen England fans travelling to Moscow on Tuesday for the match wore dark blue waistcoats over their T-shirts as they passed through Heathrow airport, witnesses said.

Jul 11, 2018, 13:22 PM IST
Russia's defeat in FIFA World Cup 2018 dampens host's enthusiasm

Russia's defeat in FIFA World Cup 2018 dampens host's enthusiasm

After far exceeding expectations in the early stage of the competition, Russia was knocked out by Croatia on Saturday in the quarterfinals, leading many in the host nation to stop following the

Jul 11, 2018, 12:51 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule of match on July 11: Croatia vs England semifinal

FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule of match on July 11: Croatia vs England semifinal

England, eyeing a place in the FIFA World Cup final for the first time since the 1966 triumph at home, take on the dangerous Croatia in the second semifinal of the championship on Wednesday night.

Jul 11, 2018, 12:38 PM IST
Rescued Thai football team will not attend FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Rescued Thai football team will not attend FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Twelve Thai boys and their coach who were rescued from a flooded cave will not attend the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday for medical reasons, world soccer`s governing body FIFA said on Tuesday.

Jul 11, 2018, 11:48 AM IST
England midfielder Jordan Henderson cautions against making FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal against Croatia bigger

England midfielder Jordan Henderson cautions against making FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal against Croatia bigger

England, the 1966 World Cup champion, face Croatia on Wednesday after reaching the semifinals for the first time since the 1990 World Cup.

Jul 11, 2018, 11:44 AM IST
Croatia to 'enjoy' FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal against charged-up England

Croatia to 'enjoy' FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal against charged-up England

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said on the eve of the game that Croatia has no reason to feel nervous as they contemplate only the second World Cup semifinal in their comparatively short history.

Jul 11, 2018, 11:33 AM IST
EPL defeat against Harry Kane irrelevant for FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's Dejan Lovren

EPL defeat against Harry Kane irrelevant for FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's Dejan Lovren

“I don’t know what to say. It’s completely irrelevant to talk about one or other defeat against Tottenham,” said Lovren when he was asked about the game.

Jul 11, 2018, 11:21 AM IST
Croatia, England fans rush to Moscow for FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal

Croatia, England fans rush to Moscow for FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal

Croatia may be a small country, but when they take on England in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday, their team’s supporters promise to be loud.

Jul 11, 2018, 11:18 AM IST
Croatia vs England FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal preview

Croatia vs England FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal preview

While Croats are in the semifinals on the back of two knockout victories over Denmark and Russia via penalty shootouts, England got past Colombia and Sweden in the last two elimination matches.

Jul 11, 2018, 11:01 AM IST
Set-piece decides France vs Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal, proves football is a simple game

Set-piece decides France vs Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal, proves football is a simple game

For all the intricate planning, cagey tactics and chess-like choreography, the simplicity of football was again emphasised as France secured a place in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final from a basic set

Jul 11, 2018, 10:14 AM IST
France’s FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal win leads to stampede in Nice, 27 injured

France’s FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal win leads to stampede in Nice, 27 injured

“There was a crowd surge after firecrackers were detonated,” Jean-Gabriel Delacroix from the city prefecture said, saying that 27 people were injured. “Most of the injuries are glass cuts and

Jul 11, 2018, 10:08 AM IST
Jubilant France hopes for FIFA World Cup glory after two-decade wait

Jubilant France hopes for FIFA World Cup glory after two-decade wait

Delirious supporters draped in the Tricolor flag spilled on to Parisian boulevards as the blare of car horns reverberated through the French capital. In a fan zone outside City Hall on the banks of

Jul 11, 2018, 10:06 AM IST
Belgium's FIFA World Cup 2018 dream over, fans rue what might have been

Belgium's FIFA World Cup 2018 dream over, fans rue what might have been

Prime Minister Charles Michel tweeted: “Bravo, Red Devils, for your performances and for having thrilled us all the way to the semifinals.”

Jul 11, 2018, 09:59 AM IST
France's Euro 2016 final loss driving Didier Deschamps in FIFA World Cup 2018

France's Euro 2016 final loss driving Didier Deschamps in FIFA World Cup 2018

Didier Deschamps is on the verge of joining an elite club of coaches who have also won the FIFA World Cup as players.

Jul 11, 2018, 09:45 AM IST