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FIFA World Cup 2018: Rivaldo asks Neymar to ignore criticisms from other countries

Rivaldo Ferreira, the ex-soccer player who was part of the Brazilian squad that won the FIFA World Cup in 2002, told Neymar on Wednesday to ignore the criticisms directed at him for his controversial falls in the field, telling him to keep on falling in the 2018 World Cup Russia.

Jul 05, 2018, 23:21 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Friends become foes as Griezmann faces Godin in quarterfinals

Personal friendships and club loyalties will be put to one side on Friday, as Uruguay's captain and defensive lynchpin Diego Godin prepares to face his Atletico Madrid teammate and friend, France forward Antoine Griezmann in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Jul 05, 2018, 22:16 PM IST

Brazil welcomed by a song and dance carnival; Belgium train for Kazan clash

Brazil's national soccer team was welcomed to Kazan Thursday by throngs of fans dressed in national colours and belting out traditional songs to set up the atmosphere ahead if their hotly-anticipated FIFA World Cup quarter-final tie with Belgium. 

Jul 05, 2018, 22:11 PM IST

Spain stare at uncertain future as golden generation returns empty hand from FIFA World Cup

Despite making an astounding 1,107 total passes, Spain could not break the 1-1 deadlock and their fate was sealed when Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev booted away Iago Aspas`s spotkick to cap a 4-3 shootout win for the hosts. 

Jul 02, 2018, 14:36 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule of matches on June 25, Day 12

The final round of FIFA World Cup 2018 group matches will see fierce competition between the teams to book a place in the Round of 16 (pre-quarterfinals). On Day 12 of the Football World Cup in Russia, it will be the turn of teams in Group A and Group B to play their final matches.

Jun 25, 2018, 15:42 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Colombia not out of the woods yet, warns coach Jose Pekerman

Colombia are third in Group H and require a win over Senegal in Samara on Thursday to guarantee them one of the top two spots. 

Jun 25, 2018, 10:32 AM IST

Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Lionel Messi for his birthday

Lionel Messi turned 31 on Sunday. 

Jun 24, 2018, 23:07 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgium vs Tunisia live streaming timing, channels, websites and apps

Belgium will face Tunisia in FIFA World Cup 2018 Group G match on Saturday.

Jun 23, 2018, 16:12 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Spain vs Iran live streaming timing, channels, websites and apps

Spain are the 2010 FIFA World Cup champions.

Jun 20, 2018, 23:24 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo's header gives Portugal 1-0 victory over Morocco

After losing to Portugal on Wednesday, Morocco cannot progress to the second round. They also lost to Iran in their Group B match. 

Jun 20, 2018, 21:15 PM IST

FIFA world cup 2018: Croatia sink Nigeria 2-0, tops Group D

An own goal and a penalty gave Croatia a comfortable start to their World Cup campaign as they beat Nigeria 2-0 in their Group D clash at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday.

Jun 17, 2018, 03:16 AM IST

Iceland hold Argentina to 1-1 draw in FIFA World Cup 2018 as Lionel Messi misses penalty

Iceland, by far the smallest country by population to appear at the World Cup, famously beat England in the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Jun 16, 2018, 21:17 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018, preview: Iran and Morocco face off in Group B clash

While Iran has never moved beyond the league stage of a World Cup, this is Morocco's first World Cup appearance in 20 years. Both teams, clearly, have a lot to prove.

Jun 15, 2018, 13:20 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Full list of 32 teams and 736 players

The 32 teams are ready, venues have been spruced up and the entire world is watching as FIFA World Cup 2018 kicks off in Russia. Spread over 32 days, 12 stadiums and 64 matches, the football world cup promises to enthrall the fans with some superlative matches involving 736 players. 

Jun 14, 2018, 18:56 PM IST

Google doodle gets into football mode with FIFA World Cup 2018 set to begin

In what may well be a subtle message highlighting world unity and harmony, the doodle salutes the spirit with which football is played and followed around the world.

Jun 14, 2018, 07:08 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018 Factbox: Portugal vs Spain

The teams have played 36 times with 16 wins for Spain, 13 draws and six victories for Portugal.

Jun 14, 2018, 00:08 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018 Factbox: Morocco vs Iran

Morocco play Iran in a Group B match in St Petersburg on Friday.

Jun 13, 2018, 23:52 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018 Factbox: Egypt vs Uruguay

Two-time winners Uruguay compete at their 13th World Cup, compared to just two past appearances for Egypt. 

Jun 13, 2018, 23:51 PM IST

Russia hitting top form ahead of FIFA World Cup opener: Cherchesov

A reinvigorated Russian side are hitting top form ahead of their World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia on Thursday, the tournament hosts` manager Stanislav Cherchesov has said.

Jun 13, 2018, 23:44 PM IST

Brazilian coach puts cards on the table ahead of FIFA World Cup opener

Brazil's 4-1-4-1 formation has been tried and tested, as it was effective for them during the South American qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.

Jun 13, 2018, 23:27 PM IST