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Putin says WC has broken stereotypes about Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that his country's hosting of the soccer World Cup had helped debunk stereotypes about it.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/7/6 23:03:42

FIFA invites Thai cave boys to World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has invited the Thai boys' soccer team trapped in a cave to the World Cup final, as messages of support poured in from top players.
Soure:AFP: 2018/7/6 23:03:41

Sweden stand in England's way

Enthused by an exciting young squad and a potentially kind draw against Sweden in Saturday's quarterfinal, England fans are starting to believe they can end a 52-year wait to win the World Cup.
Soure:AFP: 2018/7/6 22:08:40

Additional extra time sub in Champions League

Clubs in elite European competitions, including the Champions League and Europa League, will be allowed to make a fourth substitution if the match goes into extra time from next season, UEFA said Thursday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/7/5 21:58:40

Conte's firing imminent: British media

The long-running saga over Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's future is set to be resolved imminently with his sacking to be replaced by fellow Italian Maurizio Sarri, according to British media reports.
Soure:AFP: 2018/7/5 21:53:40

France seek to harness scary potential

France got off to a slow start at the World Cup but four goals against Argentina last weekend will be a stark reminder to Uruguay of what they are capable of producing when the two sides meet in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/7/5 21:53:40

China's World Cup one day? It's already here

China wants to host the World Cup one day and FIFA is looking at the idea, but soccer fans around the world might be forgiven for thinking that a Chinese World Cup is already reality.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/7/5 21:48:57

Japan's oracle octopus picks correctly, ends up as dinner

An octopus that successfully predicted all of Japan's World Cup group stage matches was boiled, butchered and sent away to be sold on June 27, according to the fisherman who originally caught the psychic cephalopod.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/7/4 22:48:41

Roll on 2022: Asian teams seek more World Cup shocks in Qatar

Asian teams weren't expected to make an impact at the World Cup but a record points haul and some stunning performances against top sides have lifted their hopes for Qatar 2022.
Soure:AFP: 2018/7/4 22:48:40

England fans dare to dream

England fans are dreaming of World Cup glory after their team banished a decades-long curse of flunking penalty shootouts thanks to a nail-biting win over Colombia.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/7/4 22:43:42

England end penalty pain to reach last 8

England held their nerve against Colombia to win their first-ever penalty shootout in a World Cup and reach the quarterfinals in dramatic fashion on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/7/4 22:43:40

Joachim Loew to remain Germany coach

Germany coach Joachim Loew will remain in his job despite the World Cup holders' elimination in the group phase in Russia, the German FA (DFB) said Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/7/3 22:03:42

Japanese fans crushed as Belgium complete comeback in injury time

Japanese soccer fans fought back tears and wondered what could have been after a last-gasp goal by Belgium crushed their dreams of a historic World Cup quarterfinal berth in heartbreaking fashion.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/7/3 22:03:42

Neymar faces criticism for histrionics

Brazil superstar Neymar brushed off his critics after firing the five-time World Cup winners to victory over Mexico on Monday and into a quarterfinal showdown with Belgium.
Soure:AFP: 2018/7/3 22:03:41

Belgium strike back in World Cup epic

Belgium produced one of the great World Cup comebacks on Monday to beat Japan 3-2 and set up an attractive-looking quarterfinal clash against Neymar's Brazil.
Soure:AFP: 2018/7/3 21:23:40

Why Asia and Africa scramble in Russia: A football 'middle income trap'?

For Asian and African football fans, Russia has become the land of glumness.
Soure:CGTN: 2018/7/3 14:50:56

Senegal ask FIFA to revise fair play ruling

Senegal's soccer federation (FSF) has asked FIFA to reconsider its fair play ruling after their accumulation of more yellow cards than World Cup group rivals Japan made the African side the first country to be eliminated by the new regulation.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/7/2 22:58:40

Superb Schmeichel proud of Danes despite shootout loss to Croatia

Kasper Schmeichel could hardly have done more for his team in their World Cup clash with Croatia on Sunday but the Denmark goalkeeper ended up in the unusual position of being both Man of the Match and a loser.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/7/2 22:58:40