FIFA World Cup 2018

Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic ends international career with Croatia

The 32-year-old Rakitic played 106 times for his country in a storied midfield partnership with Luka Modric that lasted for more than a decade.

published on : 22nd September 2020

France's Olivier Giroud savours FIFA World Cup glory despite criticism

Despite the goal drought, Deschamps stuck with the Chelsea striker, who featured in all of France's seven matches at the World Cup, and Giroud is happy to have played his role.

published on : 17th July 2018

Croatians hail returning FIFA World Cup squad in grand parade

More than 100,000 people thronged the square to hail 'Vatreni' led by captain and World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric.

published on : 17th July 2018

Russia jails Pussy Riot members for FIFA World Cup pitch invasion

Pussy Riot is most famous for performing an anti-Putin protest song in a central Moscow church in February 2012.

published on : 17th July 2018

Australia's record goalscorer Tim Cahill retires from national team after FIFA World Cup in Russia

The former Everton striker, one of the finest players to come out of Australia, did not say if he would continue playing club football.

published on : 17th July 2018

The day-after syndrome: Unbearable emptiness of being in Russia after FIFA World Cup

The numbers talk of a tournament where dullness was minimal — England-Belgium and France- Denmark in the group stages and England-Sweden in the quarters are exceptions.

published on : 17th July 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Here is Express' Fantasy XI

After the month-long drama in Russia, Express picks its team of the tournament. It’s a 4-2-3-1, the most preferred formation this time...

published on : 17th July 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax

This year's World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin's Russia, but the players did their best to keep the tournament for themselves.

published on : 16th July 2018

Three things we learned from France's FIFA World Cup final win

France are world champions for the second time as Les Bleus ran wild while Croatia's energy reserves ran dry to win a thrilling final.

published on : 16th July 2018

Party begins as delirious French revel in FIFA World Cup victory

The bells of Notre Dame cathedral in central Paris also rang out in the immediate aftermath of the game to mark the triumph.

published on : 16th July 2018

'It's wonderful' gushes France coach Didier Deschamps after FIFA World Cup triumph

Deschamps becomes only the third man to win the World Cup as both a player and a coach after leading France to their maiden title in 1998 as captain.

published on : 15th July 2018

Everyone fell in love with Russia during World Cup, says FIFA chief Gianni Infantino

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that the World Cup had a profound effect on Russia and will influence Qatar as well.

published on : 15th July 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: England manager Gareth Southgate eyeing Moscow semis clash with Russia

The 1966 winners England will face either Russia or Croatia on July 11 at the Luzhniki Stadium for a place in the final.

published on : 7th July 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson says England 'can go all the way'

For Sweden, who failed to qualify for the previous two World Cups, it was their best result since finishing third at the 1994 finals.

published on : 7th July 2018

Beers, tears and cheers as England fans go wild over FIFA World Cup success

People erupted in celebration and the beer went flying as England reached the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years.

published on : 7th July 2018
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