Spain still among favourites despite Lopetegui’s departure: Mbappe

Moscow, June 14 : French forward Kylian Mbappe said that Spain will compete at the 2018 FIFA World Cup with the same ambition despite the dismissal of La Roja’s head coach Julen Lopetegui. Mbappe stressed on Wednesday that Spain have the same competitive players with the same ambition to win under new coach Fernando Hierro, […]

Russian kids go crazy over Costa Rican goalkeeper Navas

Pavlovsk (Russia), June 14 : Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who plays for Real Madrid, is a fan favourite at the FIFA World Cup, drawing hundreds of people to his team’s first practice session at the Olimpiyets here. Dozens of kids turned up for Costa Rica’s maiden practice session at the complex on Wednesday, saying […]

Mexico’s Grand Warlock says team will reach World Cup quarters

Mexico City, June 14 : Mexico’s Brujo Mayor (Grand Warlock) has predicted that his country’s national football team will reach the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. “I decree, as a Mexican, that the national team will win the first four matches and reach a very good place,” Antonio Vazquez Alba intoned […]

Croatian striker optimistic ahead of Nigeria tie

Saint Petersburg (Russia), June 14 : AC Milan striker Nikola Kalinic said he was optimistic about Croatia’s chances at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but stressed the importance of the team getting off to a strong start in their first Group D game against Nigeria. Speaking at a press conference at the Roschino Arena here […]

Japan reach Russia six days before Colombia tie

Kazan (Russia), June 14 : Japan’s national football team arrived in this southern Russian city where they will carry out their last training sessions for the FIFA World Cup, just six days ahead of their debut match against Colombia. Japan’s national team, who are the last of the 32 national teams to arrive in Russia, […]

Peru keeper sees possession as key against Denmark

Moscow, June 14 : Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese has said that his team’s FIFA World Cup opener against Denmark will be “very important” and that the Scandinavians’ height will be a challenge for the South Americans. “The match against Denmark will be like the one against Sweden: tough and intense,” Gallese said during a press […]