• Brazil beat Serbia to enter FIFA World Cup pre-quarters
    FootballBrazil beat Serbia to enter FIFA World Cup pre-quarters

    Brazil eliminated Serbia with a 2-0 victory as the five-time world champions entered the FIFA World Cup pre-quarterfinals by topping the Group E here on Wednesday.

  • Defending champions Germany knocked out of FIFA world cup 2018
    FootballDefending champions Germany knocked out of FIFA world cup 2018

    Defending champions Germany crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the group stage after South Korea stunned the European powerhouse with a 2-0 victory in their final Group F contest here on Wednesday.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia beat Iceland to top Group D
    FootballFIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia beat Iceland to top Group D

    Croatia defeated Iceland 2-1 here on Tuesday to go into the knockout rounds of the 2018 FIFA World Cup as the top team in Group D.

  • Messi to have more ball time against Nigeria: Sampaoli
    FootballMessi to have more ball time against Nigeria: Sampaoli

    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli says star player Lionel Messi will see more of the ball in their crucial Group D match on Tuesday against Nigeria.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Spain stave off brave Morocco to enter next stage
    FootballFIFA World Cup 2018: Spain stave off brave Morocco to enter next stage

    Morocco almost created the biggest upset of the 2018 FIFA World Cup before a late goal handed Spain a 2-2 draw in a Group B match here on Monday.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Uruguay beat Russia 3-0 to top Group A
    FootballFIFA World Cup 2018: Uruguay beat Russia 3-0 to top Group A

    Uruguay finished the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup atop Group A after defeating hosts Russia 3-0 at the Samara Arena on Monday.

  • FIFA World Cup: Kane shines as England thrash Panama 6-1
    FootballFIFA World Cup: Kane shines as England thrash Panama 6-1

    A hat-trick from Harry Kane helped England thrash Panama 6-1 in the World Cup Group G game here on Sunday. The match against Panama marked England's biggest win ever at the World Cup finals, which secured a last 16 place for the Three Lions while Harry Kane, the captain of England and the man of the match, became the first England player scoring a World Cup hat-trick since Gary Lineker in 1986, reports Xinhua news agency. For Panama, the Central America country harvested the first World Cup finals goal in its second match. England, playing a 3-5-2 formation, took the lead eight minutes into the match with a header from John Stones. In the 20th minute, England's midfielder Jesse Lingard was pushed over from behind by the Panamanian defender in the box and Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane slammed the penalty into the top left corner of the net. The Three Lions controlled the game and had a third goal in the 36th minute as Lingard made a right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Just after 4 minutes, England won a free-kick and extended the lead again. Trippier sent the ball to Jordan Henderson and he curled a delivery to the back post for Kane to nod on. The Panama goalkeeper made a fine close-range save.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Spain need a convincing win vs Morocco
    FootballFIFA World Cup 2018: Spain need a convincing win vs Morocco

    Spain will be eyeing for a point in their final Group B match to see themselves into the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup 2018 when they take on Morocco at the Kaliningrad Stadium here on Monday. The Spanish currently share leadership of their group with Portugal, who will also reach the last 16 with a draw against Iran, reports Xinhua news agency. Both the Spanish and Portuguese have the same number of points and the same goal difference and if that is still the case after Monday's matches, their positions would be decided by the number of yellow cards each side has seen so far in Russia. By the time the game kicks off in Kaliningrad, Spain will know whether Russia or Uruguay have won Group A and have a better idea of their next possible rival, but the fact they can't risk a heavy defeat means coach Fernando Hierro will pick his strongest possible 11. The Spanish struggled to break down Iran in their recent 1-0 win in Kazan and Hierro needs midfielders such as David Silva, Andres Iniesta and Isco to try and get closer to the Morocco penalty area. Diego Costa has been Spain's main threat so far with 3 of the 4 goals they have scored so far in Russia.

  • FIFA World Cup: Costa Rica disappointed after Brazil defeat
    FootballFIFA World Cup: Costa Rica disappointed after Brazil defeat

    Costa Rican fans and media were bitter after their team was eliminated from the 2018 Russia World Cup, after losing 0-2 to Brazil.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Messi's wife mocked after Argentina's defeat
    FootballFIFA World Cup 2018: Messi's wife mocked after Argentina's defeat

    After Argentine forward and FC Barcelona megastar Lionel Messi failed to save the squad from a devastating 0-3 defeat in their World Cup Group match against Croatia, his wife has become the subject of trolling on Instagram.