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FIFA World Cup

FIFA, Qatar set up joint venture to deliver 2022 World Cup

FIFA, in a statement, said that it would hold a 51 percent share of the venture while the Qatar organising committee would hold 49 percent.

Feb 06, 2019, 12:42 PM IST

Diego Maradona discharged from hospital after internal bleeding scare

Maradona last fell ill during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria game.

Jan 05, 2019, 07:40 AM IST

Four years to next World Cup but will it be 32 or 48 teams?

The head of world football`s governing body has been pressing in recent weeks for the 2022 finals to expand from the 32 teams in Russia this year to 48.

Nov 20, 2018, 10:12 AM IST

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

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 level.

Jul 20, 2018, 13:45 PM IST

Congress tweets baffled Pogba's video to take a dig at BJP's 'achhe din' slogan

The Congress has been attacking the Narendra Modi government alleging poor governance in the country since the BJP-led government came to power. 

Jul 19, 2018, 07:16 AM IST

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, even if all but two were born in France.

Jul 17, 2018, 08:59 AM IST

World Cup Pussy Riot pitch intruders jailed for 15 days

Members of the punk band ran into the pitch during the final of FIFA World Cup 2018 and at a time when Russian President Vladimir Putin and other high-ranking officials from around the world were present in the stands.

Jul 17, 2018, 07:08 AM IST

Victory of France in FIFA World Cup 2018 is victory of Puducherry: CM V Narayanasamy

According to the people of Puducherry, the victory of France is their own victory, CM Narayanasamy said.

Jul 16, 2018, 21:33 PM IST

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

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

French police fire tear gas to disperse unruly fans celebrating FIFA World Cup 2018 win

Millions of French fans had taken to the streets in joy after the final whistle with thousands gathering along the iconic avenue in the French capital.

Jul 16, 2018, 07:20 AM IST

Kiran Bedi trolled for her tweet congratulating Puducherrians for winning FIFA World Cup

France defeated Croatia to lift the FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy for the second time. Ranked 97th in the world, India had been far from qualifying for the tournament.

Jul 16, 2018, 06:37 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018 final: France vs Croatia - See pics

France won the World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia`s dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory on Sunday in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades.

Jul 16, 2018, 00:28 AM IST

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

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 congratulating France for the victory, Prime Minister Modi also lauded Russian President Vladimir Putin and the people of Russia for successfully organising the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Jul 15, 2018, 23:42 PM IST

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

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 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

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