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FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia sacks coaching staff member Ognjen Vukojevic over 'Glory to Ukraine' video

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia sacks coaching staff member Ognjen Vukojevic over 'Glory to Ukraine' video

Vukojevic and Croatia defender Domagoj Vida published the video on social media after the match on Saturday in a move which was criticized by Russian politicians and led to a warning from FIFA’s

Jul 10, 2018, 13:59 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: France ready for Belgium's tactical surprises, says coach

FIFA World Cup 2018: France ready for Belgium's tactical surprises, says coach

The tweaks worked a treat as Belgium neutralised Brazil`s midfield while allowing Lukaku and Eden Hazard to get beyond their full backs.

Jul 10, 2018, 11:13 AM IST
Amidst England euphoria, Dele Alli not happy with his game in FIFA World Cup 2018

Amidst England euphoria, Dele Alli not happy with his game in FIFA World Cup 2018

Gareth Southgate`s team play Croatia on Wednesday for the chance to meet France or Belgium in the final and Alli, who scored the second goal in the 2-0 last-eight win over Sweden, admitted he was not

Jul 10, 2018, 10:55 AM IST
Croatia's Andrej Kramaric wishes to fondly recall about FIFA World Cup 2018 for years

Croatia's Andrej Kramaric wishes to fondly recall about FIFA World Cup 2018 for years

Kramaric said the pressure on his team had been lifted after they passed the round of 16, and they were now simply enjoying their World Cup adventure which has taken them to the semi-finals for the

Jul 10, 2018, 10:50 AM IST
 Belgium's golden generation clicking as a team in FIFA World Cup 2018 after 2 years of hard work

Belgium's golden generation clicking as a team in FIFA World Cup 2018 after 2 years of hard work

Belgium meet France in the semis in St Petersburg on Tuesday with the Red Devils tantalisingly close now to fulfilling their potential after previously under-achieving with a talent-laden squad.

Jul 10, 2018, 10:40 AM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: England and Croatia look to banish semis blues

FIFA World Cup 2018: England and Croatia look to banish semis blues

England’s last appearance in the last four was in 1990 when they lost to West Germany in a penalty shootout while eight years later, in their first World Cup as an independent nation, Croatia lost to

Jul 09, 2018, 22:08 PM IST
FIFA World Cup: France vs Belgium head to head battles

FIFA World Cup: France vs Belgium head to head battles

The European countries have met twice in the tournament, with France getting the better of Belgium on both the occasions. 

Jul 09, 2018, 19:17 PM IST
Spanish Football Federation appoint Luis Enrique as coach

Spanish Football Federation appoint Luis Enrique as coach

President of the federation Luis Rubiales announced the appointment of head coach and sporting director during a press conference on Monday.

Jul 09, 2018, 18:16 PM IST
England's run in FIFA World Cup 2018 likely to result in more sex and baby boom

England's run in FIFA World Cup 2018 likely to result in more sex and baby boom

The report claims the country witnessed 2,000 more births nine months after England reached the quarterfinals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup hosted jointly by Japan and South Korea.

Jul 09, 2018, 18:13 PM IST
Belgium, France: World Cup semi-final history

Belgium, France: World Cup semi-final history

It will be only the second semi-final appearance for Belgium, but for France, it is a sixth.    

Jul 09, 2018, 17:42 PM IST
Team spirit can carry Belgium to World Cup final: Roberto Martinez

Team spirit can carry Belgium to World Cup final: Roberto Martinez

Belgium can call upon the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne, while Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe have shone for France. Belgium will have to show team spirit as they will

Jul 09, 2018, 17:13 PM IST
Sabastian Vettel wins British Grand Prix, Hamilton finish second

Sabastian Vettel wins British Grand Prix, Hamilton finish second

This is the first time since 2012 that Lewis Hamilton did not win on the home track. The Briton was deeply unimpressed by a first-lap collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen that sent him spinning to

Jul 09, 2018, 16:14 PM IST
FIFA World Cup referee Marwa Range banned for life for bribery

FIFA World Cup referee Marwa Range banned for life for bribery

Marwa Range was filmed received a $600 bribe during the African Nations Championship in Morocco in January and is one of 22 referees sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football in an

Jul 09, 2018, 16:03 PM IST
France vs Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal preview: Attack vs attack

France vs Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal preview: Attack vs attack

Roberto Martinez’s swashbuckling Belgium side head into Tuesday’s semi-final with familiar foes France as the World Cup’s leading scorers, but their old rivals have evolved as the tournament has

Jul 09, 2018, 15:55 PM IST
France vs Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal to have EPL flavour

France vs Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal to have EPL flavour

“We know all these players so well. We know them at a tactical level, we know what they are capable of doing and we know their individual qualities. I think it’s an advantage for our planning,”

Jul 09, 2018, 12:05 PM IST
France vs Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal at St. Petersburg promises to be a classic

France vs Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinal at St. Petersburg promises to be a classic

A compelling cast of players, two attacking teams propelled by great pace and a clash between neighbours to boot.

Jul 09, 2018, 11:11 AM IST
Brazil applauded by fans despite FIFA World Cup defeat

Brazil applauded by fans despite FIFA World Cup defeat

Supporters chanted and cheered the players on as they got off the airplane and appeared in the airport lounge. 

Jul 09, 2018, 10:49 AM IST
Belgium firmly focused on FIFA World Cup 2018 final, says Thomas Vermaelen

Belgium firmly focused on FIFA World Cup 2018 final, says Thomas Vermaelen

Belgium will be deeply disappointed if they fail to win the World Cup, defender Thomas Vermaelen said on Sunday, in the first direct acknowledgement of the team’s belief in their ability to emerge

Jul 09, 2018, 10:39 AM IST
Ukraine message was not political: Domagoj Vida

Ukraine message was not political: Domagoj Vida

Croatian Football Federation had asked Vida and Vukojevic and all the Croatia players “to refrain from any messages that could be politically interpreted in the future”.

Jul 09, 2018, 00:03 AM IST
England benefits the most from set-pieces

England benefits the most from set-pieces

England reached the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years with the help of eight goals from set pieces more than any other side in the tournament.

Jul 08, 2018, 23:19 PM IST