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...

All hands on deck to support Messi, say Argentina team-mates

BRONNITSY:  Argentina reserve goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman says the squad must do everything in their power to allow Lionel Messi to perform at his best...

Germany set to jet to World Cup

MOSCOW: Reigning champions Germany arrived in Russia yesterday to join the World Cup party as Belgium downplayed an injury scare over star player Eden...

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...

Belgium snatch 3-2 win over Japan to set up Brazil clash

ROSTOV-ON-DON: Belgium threw caution to the wind to reach the World Cup quarter-finals as substitute Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds against Japan...

World Cup fever builds as fans, teams pour into Russia

KAZAN: World Cup fever is finally taking hold in Russia, where wild enthusiasm in provincial centers such as chilly Kazan is filtering through to...

Messi casts doubt over W Cup future

MOSCOW: Brazil arrived in Russia yesterday hungry to make amends for their World Cup humiliation in 2014 with Neymar apparently fighting fit, as Lionel...

Belgium and France face off in mouth-watering semi-final

France are slight favourites to go through according to most bookmakers ST PETERSBURG: Roberto Martinez's swashbuckling Belgium side head into tomorrow's semi-final with familiar foes...

World Cup 2026 to crown decades of growth in North America

LOS ANGELES: The decision to award the 2026 World Cup to North America yesterday follows an explosion in football’s popularity across the region which...

Russia to win first match, says clairvoyant cat

MOSCOW: Russia's football team has failed to chalk up a single victory in eight months but things could be about to improve -- according...

Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup KO

European champions could look to the future with confidence. SOCHI: Cristiano Ronaldo saw his World Cup dreams slip away once again on Saturday but gave...

Spain blame game begins after WCup penalty heartache

SAINT PETERSBURG: Spain's World Cup roller-coaster ride finally ground to a halt on Sunday and the finger-pointing began after their third consecutive failure at...

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