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 […]

FIFA World Cup: Croatia beat England 2-1 to enter final for first time

Moscow, July 12 : Croatia entered the final of the FIFA World Cup for the first time as a late goal from striker Mario Mandzukic helped them overcome a combative England with a 2-1 victory here on Wednesday to set-up a title-decider against France. Croatia, featuring in a World Cup semi-final only for the second […]

World Cup: France beat Belgium 1-0 to book final spot

St. Petersburg, July 11 : France edged past Belgium 1-0 to book their place in the final of the FIFA World Cup in a rip-roaring semi-final clash here on Tuesday. Centre-back Samuel Umtiti headed home from close range in the 51st minute and that proved to be the winner in a match littered with goal-scoring […]

Four things we learned from FIFA World Cup quarters

Samara (Russia), July 8 : The 2018 FIFA World Cup now has its four semi-finalists after a typically thrilling set of quarter-finals. Here are four things we learned as eight contenders for the title were reduced to four, reports Xinhua news agency: 1. Courage can only take you so far: Russia bowed out of the […]

Four future stars of FIFA World Cup

Kazan, July 8 : While many people feel sorry to see Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar leaving the FIFA World Cup pitches earlier than expected, some young footballers stood out to show that they deserve equal, if not more, attention from the media and fans. They have impressed audiences with their great skills, superb […]