Sunday, February 17, 2019

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...

Lukaku scores twice as Belgium prove too strong for Panama

SOCHI, Russia: Romelu Lukaku netted a brace as a much-improved second-half performance gave Belgium an ultimately comfortable 3-0 victory over tournament debutants Panama in...

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...

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...

Lopetegui sacked on eve of WCup

KRASNODAR: Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui yesterday and appointed federation sporting director Fernando Hierro --  just two days before the team’s opening game...

Switzerland qualify for WCup knockouts, will play Sweden

NIZNHY NOVGOROD: Switzerland kept politics off the field and Costa Rica broke their World Cup duck in a thrilling 2-2 draw yesterday that saw...

Brazil cruise into quarter-finals

Stylish Neymar and Firmino on target SAMARA: Brazil cruised into the quarter-finals of the World Cup yesterday as goals from Neymar and substitute Roberto Firmino...

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...

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...

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...

Uruguay’s immoveable defense ready for unstoppable Mbappe

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD: The build-up to today's quarter-final clash between France and Uruguay has been dominated by individuals, but it may be the South Americans'...

Egypt’s El Hadary becomes oldest player in WCup

VOLGOGRAD: Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary became the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup after the 45-year-old was named in the...

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