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...

Russia sour Salah’s return

SAINT PETERSBURG: The return of Mohamed Salah from injury couldn't prevent World Cup hosts Russia virtually sealing their place in the last 16 by...

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...

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...

Scrappy Swedes edge Swiss to reach q-finals

ST PETERSBURG: A deflected shot from Emil Forsberg gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over Switzerland in a scrappy round of 16 match yesterday, sending...

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...

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...

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...

Host nation Russia thrash Saudi 5-0 in WCup opener

MOSCOW: Denis Cheryshev struck twice for Russia as the World Cup hosts thumped Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the tournament in...

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...

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...

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...

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