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World Cup 2018

Facing fund crunch, South Africa players pay their way to Hockey World Cup

World number 15 South Africa coach Mark Hopkins said the biggest hurdle for the growth of the game in South Africa is "funding".

Nov 27, 2018, 20:05 PM 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 2018 victory party continues while Canada goes to work

With Champagne corks still popping in Paris as France celebrated their 2018 World Cup triumph, Canada coach John Herdman was hard at work on Tuesday thinking about how to get his side invited to the party in four years time.

Jul 18, 2018, 16:50 PM IST

Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld says FIFA World Cup show proved spurs snub unfair

Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld says he was motivated to impress at the World Cup to prove that his prolonged exclusion from Tottenham Hotspur’s first team last season was “unjustified.”

Jul 18, 2018, 16:17 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia takes to streets to toast football team's historic run

Hundreds of thousands of Croats in red and white chequered football shirts and scarves poured onto the streets of the capital Zagreb on Monday to welcome home the national team and celebrate their run to the World Cup final in Russia.

Jul 17, 2018, 11:57 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

FIFA World Cup 2018: Vladimir Putin allows Football fans visa-free entry to Russia till end of year

Russia had allowed soccer fans to travel to Russia without visas to attend the World Cup once they obtained fan IDs that were issued to supporters with match tickets. 

Jul 16, 2018, 10:08 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: Croatian fan takes 4000km driving detour to Russia, now awaits tickets

He first drove into annexed Crimea and was turned back and this is why he missed the quarterfinals. His team's run into the final has given Dubravko Flegar another chance to watch them play live.

Jul 14, 2018, 09:38 AM IST

FIFA World Cup final: Bookies in India likely to operate from neighbouring countries

Zee News' Rakesh Trivedi reports that law enforcement agencies are on high alert and are expected to take strict action against any betting-related activities that may occur.

Jul 13, 2018, 12:51 PM IST

Messi or Ronaldo? Married for 14 years, couple files for divorce over debate

Fans of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi can be extremely passionate, boisterous and often fanatic. But not many would be ready to end years of marriage over what truly is football's biggest debate.

Jul 13, 2018, 12:10 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinals: Russia vs Croatia - As it happened

Croatia advance to the semi-finals for the first time since 1998 after a dramatic 4-3 win on penalties against spirited hosts Russia. 

Jul 07, 2018, 23:12 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinals: England vs Sweden - As it happened

The Three Lions progress to the semi-finals for the first time since 1990, Dele Alli and Harry Maguire scored off headers, guiding England to a clinical win over the Swedes.  

Jul 07, 2018, 19:18 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018 is over for Argentina, Brazil. And in Kolkata

If you thought fans in Argentina and Brazil were disappointed with their national teams crashing out of FIFA World Cup 2018, you have probably never been to Kolkata.

Jul 07, 2018, 17:56 PM IST

France vs Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinal preview

Uruguay’s own impressive front line may be without Edinson Cavani, who suffered a calf injury after scoring two fabulous goals against Portugal in the last 16.

Jul 06, 2018, 12:28 PM IST

England knock Colombia out of FIFA World Cup 2018 on penalties, enter quarterfinals

England defeats Colombia 4-3 on penalties after both the sides failed to create clear-cut chances in extra time. 

Jul 03, 2018, 23:14 PM IST

Sweden enter FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinals after 1-0 win over Switzerland

Switzerland’s goalless record in the knockout stages continues for the fourth time in a row. Sweden, on the other hand, will face the winner of England vs Colombia match in the quarterfinals. 

Jul 03, 2018, 19:09 PM IST