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France and Croatia seek World Cup glory

MOSCOW: Croatia face France in Moscow on Sunday attempting to win their first World Cup while Didier Deschamps´ side are aiming to land their second title two decades on from their triumph on home soil. France will also be spurred on by…

Fifa Cup 2018 labelled “Best World Cup ever”

MOSCOW: A stage for new beginnings, a cementer of fortunes, the last resting place for life-long dreams, the 2018 soccer World Cup was so much more than a month-long festival of goals and glory. “The best World Cup ever,” was FIFA…

Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors

ST PETERSBURG: Paul Pogba dedicated France´s World Cup semi-final win against Belgium to the 12 boys who survived a harrowing ordeal trapped underground in Thailand. The final five members of a young football team were rescued from a…

World Cup fever soars in England on #WaistcoatWednesday

Around 32-million people across Britain are expected to tune in on Wednesday hoping Gareth Southgate can steer England into the World Cup final for the first time in 52 years. The manager has caught the eye in Russia as much for his…

Croatia v England: semi-final history factbox

MOSCOW: Here is a brief history of previous World Cup semi-final appearances by England and Croatia, ahead of their last four match at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday: - England’s first semi-final appearance at a World Cup came at…

Belgium and France World Cup semi-final history

ST PETERSBURG: Belgium and France meet in the World Cup semi-final at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday. It will be only the second semi-final appearance for Belgium, but for France it is a sixth. BELGIUM - Belgium’s only…

Luis Enrique to be named Spain coach

Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is to be named as the new Spain coach, according to widespread reports in the Spanish media on Monday. Leading newspaper Marca said on their front cover the 48-year-old has been chosen by Spanish…

Brazil fans greet team after World Cup knockout

RIO DE JANEIRO: Members of Brazil’s national team, which was knocked out of the 2018 World Cup, was applauded by fans greeting their arrival at Rio de Janeiro’s international airport on Sunday. Five-time champion Brazil lost to Belgium…