Thursday, February 21, 2019

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...

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...

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...

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...

Coach Joachim Loew defiant as Germany face World Cup crisis

VATUTINKI: Joachim Loew is facing the biggest crisis of his 12-year reign as Germany coach after the holders slipped to a shock defeat against...

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...

High hopes for emergence of new stars at Russia’s WCup

KUWAIT: As the World Cup starts to get rolling in Russia, millions of spectators from around the world will be on the edge of...

Cristiano Ronaldo sinks Morocco at World Cup

MOSCOW: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Wednesday as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0, condemning the north African team to...

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...

Croatia end Russia’s World Cup dream on penalties

SOCHI: Croatia ended Russia's unlikely World Cup dream when they won 4-3 on penalties to eliminate the gallant hosts after a dramatic quarter-final ended...

France eye WCup final but Belgium have Henry factor

SAINT PETERSBURG: World Cup favourites France are targeting the final in Russia two decades after their 1998 triumph with one of their greatest players,...

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...

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