China should continue to grow football: Ronaldo

Football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday that China should remain ambitious and continue to promote the sport if it wants to be a world powerhouse.

Feature: Croatia set for grand celebrations for national football team

The final match of the World Cup has yet to be played, but Croatia is already preparing the biggest party in the country's history.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:49:23

Hazard leads Belgium to third place with 2-0 win over England

Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard saw Belgium to a 2-0 win over England in the World Cup play-off for third place in Saint Petersburg on Saturday and saw the Belgians to their best ever finish in a World Cup.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:41:24

Analysis: Six players to watch in the World Cup final

We identify six players to watch in Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:23:41

Belgium's Martinez proud and England's Southgate realistic after 3rd place play-off

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez was able to celebrate leading his side to their best ever finish after goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard gave them a 2-0 win over England in the third-place play-off on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:20:44

Germany's Kerber beats Serena to win Wimbledon women's title

No. 11 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win the Wimbledon women's title on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:04:35

France coach Deschamps has created a 'miracle': Lloris

France goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris has lauded Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps for guiding the team to the World Cup final against Croatia on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 6:50:40

Mbappe not given 'special status' in France team, says coach Deschamps

France coach Didier Deschamps says that teenage forward Kylian Mbappe does not receive any special treatment in the team despite his status as an emerging superstar.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 6:45:25

Leading the pack

Belgium's Thomas Degand (right) breaks away form the pack in the first few kilometers of the seventh stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Fougeres and Chartres, western France on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/13 22:18:40

Rage against 'The Machine': Pacquiao puts career on line

Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao challenges Lucas "The Machine" Matthysse for the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight belt on Sunday knowing defeat could lower the curtain on one of the greatest careers in boxing history.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/13 22:13:41

England, Belgium seek WC redemption

England manager Gareth Southgate admits the World Cup third-place playoff is a game that no team wants to play, but Saturday's match against Belgium offers the chance to finish the tournament on a winning note.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/13 22:08:41