Uruguayan city wants to name France forward Griezmann as distinguished guest

Montevideo, July 17 : Uruguay’s capital Montevideo seeks to name France football team’s forward Antoine Griezmann as a distinguished visitor during his possible visit to the South American country, Deputy Secretary of the Montevideo City Hall, Christian Di Candia has said. Di Candia said Montevideo mayor Daniel Martinez “requested to start the administrative process” of […]

Putin presents Trump with FIFA World Cup’s official ball

Helsinki, July 16 : Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday presented his US counterpart Donald Trump with an official ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and wished the American leader a successful organisation of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Putin handed over the official match ball of the 2018 World Cup to Trump at […]

France’s World Cup champions arrive in Paris

Paris, July 16 : France’s 2018 FIFA World Cup champions arrived in Paris on Monday with their golden trophy in hand, after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow. Les Blues are expected to head to a victory parade down the Champs Elysees avenue in an open-top bus, where hundreds of thousands of people […]

Russia to expel football fans trying to illegally enter Europe

Moscow, July 16 : Foreign football fans who attempted to enter Europe through Russian territory with FIFA World Cup Fan IDs will be expelled from the country, Russian First Deputy Interior Minister Aleksandr Gorovoy said on Monday. “Foreign citizens who stayed legally in Russia with Fan IDs but tried to cross the border with Western […]

West Bengal’s Chandannagar celebrate’s France’s World Cup win

By Debayan Mukherjee Kolkata, July 16 : The football mad state of West Bengal which was otherwise missing its euphoria of a World Cup final due to non-involvement of Brazil and Argentina, sprung to life in certain pockets after France lifted their second title beating Croatia 4-2 in the final. From Chandannagar, located 35 kilometres […]

6 Paris metro stations renamed to mark France’s triumph

Paris, July 16 : Six Paris metro stations have been temporarily renamed to mark France’s triumph at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, transport authorities RATP Group said on Monday. Avron station has become “Nous Avron Gagne” referring to a similar sounding phrase in French “Nous Avons Gagne”, which means “We have won”, reports […]