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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 ...


Portugal's World Cup camp quiet on mounting Sporting Lisbon crisis

Portugal midfielder Joao Mario deflected questions on the crisis engulfing ­Sporting Lisbon that has seen four national team players at the World Cup rescind their contracts with the troubled club.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/12 21:48:40

Ljungberg returns to Arsenal as U-23 coach

Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has returned to the Premier League club as their Under-23 head coach.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/12 21:48:40

Brazilians not so soccer-mad

Brazil's reputation as a soccer-mad country has been dented by a report which found that only 60 percent of those interviewed said they were ­interested in the sport.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/12 21:48:40

Ramping up

Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus tries to control the ball during a training session at Sochi Municipal Stadium on Tuesday in Sochi, Russia ahead of the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament. Brazil will play Switzerland on Sunday in their group opener.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/12 21:48:39

Belgium's Hazard shines in 4-1 win

Striker Romelu Lukaku scored twice while captain Eden Hazard was in blistering form as Belgium completed their preparations for the World Cup with a resounding 4-1 victory over Costa Rica on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/12 21:13:39

Practice one more time! Final training sessions before 2018 World Cup

Players from various national football teams attend training sessions ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The 2018 World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15 at 12 stadiums in 11 cities across Russia. (Photos: VCG)
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/6/12 15:34:12

Brazil jockey banned for punching fellow rider

Brazilian jockey Raul da Silva will serve a 21-day ban for hitting 2016 champion Jim Crowley in a rare set in the weighing room at Goodwood races.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 21:58:43

Dustin Johnson regains world No.1 ranking with win in Tennessee

Dustin Johnson reclaimed the world No.1 ranking by cruising to a six-shot victory in the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Tennessee on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 21:58:41

Egypt demands FIFA give their state TV World Cup rights

Egyptians hoping to watch the World Cup for free have been offered a chink of light after the country's competition authority said it was obliging FIFA to let state TV show games.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 21:58:40

Neymar lands in Russia, Messi casts doubt over future

Brazil arrived in Russia on Monday hungry to make amends for their World Cup humiliation in 2014 with Neymar apparently fighting fit, as Lionel Messi cast doubt over his international future.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 21:58:40