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World Cup: Argentina draws with Iceland 1-1


Lionel Messi (1st L) of Argentina shoots a penalty kick during a group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Russia, June 16, 2018.

Crisis point

Novak Djokovic is facing the gravest crisis of his career after a shock French Open defeat to Italian journeyman Marco Cecchinato left him contemplating missing Wimbledon to rebuild his game ...

Welcome to Russia

Despite selling mugs and ornaments at Moscow's top souvenir market, Alexander does not expect a huge boost when hordes of flush fans descend on ­Russia this summer for the World ...


Fans of Croatia watch World Cup group D match in Zagreb

Fans of Croatia celebrate a goal during the group D football match of 2018 FIFA World Cup between Croatia and Argentina at Ban Josip Jelacic Square in Zagreb, Croatia, on June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 10:39:19

Quest for Olympic recognition

For elite swimmer Pal Joensen, representing Denmark twice in the Olympic Games just didn't feel right.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/22 0:03:42

Power woes

Soccer-loving Nigerians had more than one reason to groan about the country's opening World Cup game: Not only did they lose 2-0, many weren't even able to see the whole match.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/22 0:03:42

57% World Cup ticket buyers from China are women who want to see players up close

Although China failed to reach the World Cup finals in Russia, Chinese soccer fans' passion for the tournament appears to have not been affected, as they are expected to spend over 3 billion yuan ($461 million) in the host country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 22:33:40

FIFA fines Mexico as Hernandez asks fans to stop chant

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez has appealed to his country's soccer fans to stop their homophobic chanting at World Cup matches, on a day when FIFA once again fined the Mexican soccer federation for their fans' misconduct.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/21 22:08:40

Rashford could start for England

England coach Gareth Southgate is considering starting both Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek against Panama on Sunday instead of Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/21 22:03:44

Neymar fitness cloud lingers over Brazil

A battered and bruised Neymar will aim to get Brazil's World Cup campaign back on track on Friday as the pre-tournament favorites seek to reassert their title credentials with victory over Costa Rica.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/21 22:03:43

High leaper

Denmark forward Nicolai Jorgensen tries to control a long ball into the box during their World Cup Group C match against Australia on Thursday at the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia. The two sides drew 1-1.
Source: VCG | 2018/6/21 22:03:42

Tunisia set to test star-studded Belgium's cup-winning credentials

Belgium's credentials as a genuine outside bet for World Cup success face a tougher examination against Tunisia on Saturday after a relatively sedate opening against Panama.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/21 21:48:43

Youthful Nigeria face tough Iceland test

Nigeria take on Iceland on Friday, seeking to salvage their faltering World Cup campaign but wary of the Nordic team's capacity to go toe to toe with their supposed superiors.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/21 21:48:42