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Thank you heroes, You gave us everything! Media hails Croatia

Posted by on 16/07/2018
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Thank you heroes, You gave us everything! Media hails Croatia

Thank you heroes, You gave us everything! Media hails Croatia

Croatia fly flag for the little guys ZAGREB: Croatian media yesterday hailed their team as heroes after the small country’s historic success in reaching the World Cup final where France beat them 4-2. “Thank you, heroes! – You gave us everything!” read the Sportske Novosti frontpage. “’Vatreni’ (the “Fiery Ones” in Croatian), you are the […]

Juventus fans give Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome

Posted by on 16/07/2018
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Juventus fans give Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome

Juventus fans give Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome

ROME: Juventus fans gave Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome on Monday as the club prepared to unveil the superstar summer signing they hope will bring the Champions League trophy back to Turin. Hundreds of fans gathered outside the Allianz Stadium in Turin from early morning singing “Ronaldo, bring us the Champions (League)” as the European […]

Amir congratulates France on victory, praises Russia as hosts

Posted by on 15/07/2018
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Amir congratulates France on victory, praises Russia as hosts

Amir congratulates France on victory, praises Russia as hosts

France beat Croatia in thrilling final to win second World Cup MOSCOW: Goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, as well as a controversial VAR-awarded penalty, helped France beat Croatia 4-2 in an incredible World Cup final in Moscow yesterday to lift the trophy for the second time in their history. In a match that […]

Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

Posted by on 15/07/2018
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Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday handed over the mantle of World Cup host to the amir of Qatar, whose country will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament. The ceremony marked a handover from the world’s largest country by landmass to one of the smallest. Qatar has a population of 2.3 million people and […]

After Russia, World Cup focus now turns to Qatar

Posted by on 15/07/2018
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After Russia, World Cup focus now turns to Qatar

After Russia, World Cup focus now turns to Qatar

Tournament will be hosted from Nov 21-Dec 18, 2022   MOSCOW: Germany came out of its shell, South Africa exceeded expectations and Russia changed negative perceptions when they all hosted the World Cup but just what will unfold in four years’ time when the tournament goes to Qatar is anyone’s guess. There is only one […]

France lift second World Cup

Posted by on 15/07/2018
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France lift second World Cup

France lift second World Cup

One of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades MOSCOW: France won the World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia’s dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory yesterday in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades. France led 2-1 at halftime after a Mario Mandzukic own […]

Hazard and Belgium too good for England in WCup play-off

Posted by on 14/07/2018
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Hazard and Belgium too good for England in WCup play-off

Hazard and Belgium too good for England in WCup play-off

SAINT PETERSBURG: Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in yesterday’s third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg. Meunier, who missed the semi-final loss to France due to suspension, scored after just four minutes before Hazard grabbed a late second as Belgium eclipsed […]

Can Croatian mental fortitude defy physiology in final?

Posted by on 14/07/2018
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Can Croatian mental fortitude defy physiology in final?

Can Croatian mental fortitude defy physiology in final?

KUWAIT: When France plays Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, they will have a significant but often overlooked advantage. Croatia will go into the match against France with 24 hours less time to rest due to the fact that they played their semifinal game one day after the French faced Belgium. The calendar […]

Exhausted Croatia train sights on France in World Cup final

Posted by on 12/07/2018
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Exhausted Croatia train sights on France in World Cup final

Exhausted Croatia train sights on France in World Cup final

Croatia have surpassed achievement of the heroes of 1998 MOSCOW: Croatia’s exhausted and battered players set their sights on the World Cup final against France yesterday as England reflected on a missed opportunity to end more than half a century of pain. Luka Modric’s team were taken to extra-time for the third consecutive match in […]

Croatia in first-ever WCup final

Posted by on 12/07/2018
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Croatia in first-ever WCup final

Croatia in first-ever WCup final

Mandzukic breaks England hearts, will face France on July 15 MOSCOW: Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal deep in extra time as Croatia beat England 2-1 in an utterly gripping World Cup semi-final in Moscow on Wednesday to set up a final date with France. The Juventus forward netted in the 109th minute to complete […]

Clock is ticking as Qataris watch World Cup and start to dream of 2022

Posted by on 11/07/2018
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Clock is ticking as Qataris watch World Cup and start to dream of 2022

Clock is ticking as Qataris watch World Cup and start to dream of 2022

DOHA: In four years’ time, Qatar’s Khalifa International Stadium will host a World Cup quarter-final, but on Tuesday it had to make do with a big screen. Some 4,500 people packed out the stadium’s fan zone as it showed France beating Belgium in the semi-final in Russia, knowing that the clock is ticking for Qatar’s […]

Umtiti header sends France into final

Posted by on 10/07/2018
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Umtiti header sends France into final

Umtiti header sends France into final

French look to lift World Cup trophy for the second time ST PETERSBURG: Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final yesterday. Didier Deschamps’ side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as the French look to […]