Messi’s wife mocked after Argentina’s defeat

Buenos Aires, June 22 : After Argentine forward and FC Barcelona megastar Lionel Messi failed to save the squad from a devastating 0-3 defeat in their World Cup Group match against Croatia, his wife has become the subject of trolling on Instagram. As Messi’s wife Antonella Roccuzzo was unable to be in Russia for the […]

Argentina debacle won’t stop tea seller fan from celebrating Messi’s birthday

By Debayan Mukherjee Kolkata, June 22 : Argentina’s shock 0-3 capitulation to Croatia left him shattered, but Shib Shankar Patra, a die-hard fan who painted his house in white and blue — The South American nation’s colours — is not willing to compromise one bit on Lionel Messi’s birthday celebrations like every year. Needing a […]

‘Heartbroken’ Messi fan in Kerala missing, suicide note found

Kottayam (Kerala) June 22 : Unable to bear the thrashing Argentina received at the hands of Croatia late on Thursday, a diehard Lionel Messi fan here has gone missing, leaving behind a suicide note saying he has nothing to look forward to now. A search operation is on. A team of police divers and locals […]

Portugal’s Moutinho, Guerreiro miss practice ahead of clash with Iran

Moscow, June 22 : Portugal’s Joao Moutinho and Raphael Guerreiro on Friday were the only two players missing from their national football team’s training session held at Kratovo training camp near the Russian capital in preparation for their upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup clash with Iran. Monaco midfielder Moutinho caught a flu, while Borussia Dortmund […]

Over half of Chinese fans travelling for World Cup are women

Beijing, June 22 : More than half of the Chinese fans who have bought tickets for the 2018 World Cup are women, and the visitors are expected to spend millions of dollars in Russia, according to a report released on Friday. Chinese tour operator Ctrip estimates around 100,000 Chinese fans will travel to Russia for […]

France coach lauds team’s progress to knockout stage

Yekaterinburg (Russia), June 22 : France head coach Didier Deschamps said he was very satisfied that his team had progressed to the knockout stage in the FIFA World Cup. A victory against Peru in Yekaterinburg on Thursday night enabled France to top Group C with six points and ensured their place in the list of […]