Russia World Cup

Germany coach Joachim Loew admits mistakes in World Cup debacle, makes changes to squad

He said he failed to instil a sense of urgency and passion among his players who lost two of their three group matches.

published on : 30th August 2018

Russian crackdown on women-shaming online during FIFA World Cup 2018

Russia's leading social network is cracking down on chat groups created to shame women during the World cup amid growing complaints of sexist abuse during the tournament.

published on : 29th June 2018

Doping capital Saransk hopes FIFA World Cup make-up covers tainted past

How did tiny, far-flung Saransk, with less than 300,000 people, come to be known in the international media as Russia’s doping capital?

published on : 29th June 2018

Video refereeing a boon and a bust at FIFA World Cup 2018

Why are referees using video assistance in some instances and not in others? It isn't crystal clear.

published on : 27th June 2018

Lionel Messi: The superstar illuminating Russian town Bronnitsy as Argentina train for FIFA World Cup

Around 400 fans flocked to Argentina's base camp on Monday for the team's first open training session, each and every one desperate to steal a glimpse of Messi in the flesh.

published on : 15th June 2018

Saudi women in Russia to support team in FIFA World Cup 2018, reinforce new image

Women were allowed into sports stadiums in January for the first time in the country although they were segregated in the stands, sticking to the family section away from all-male crowds elsewhere.

published on : 15th June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: President Vladimir Putin on the ball as Russia gets ready to rock

With Putin leaving no stone unturned to portray ‘normal’ image, country eager to get rid of ‘cold and dreary’ tag during World Cup.

published on : 15th June 2018

Colours & chants abound in Russian capital swamped by supporters of competing nations

Passionate fans are an inevitable component in making FIFA Wolrd Cups carnivals of colour and delight.  This is what some are doing in Russia.

published on : 15th June 2018

Hoping a new star is born

The former striker narrates his experience of watching the World Cup from the stands. 

published on : 14th June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Low expectations from unknown faces at home

For a country hosting the grandest football event on the planet, Russia’s football team was curiously a minor player in the build-up to the tournament.

published on : 14th June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 Curtain Raiser: Moscow gears up for planet's biggest sporting carnival

On Wednesday, the stadium wore all those little things that make a World Cup a World Cup.

published on : 14th June 2018

World Cup sales: Nigeria's bright, trippy jersey biggest hit among fans

With millions in exposure and retail sales at stake, the World Cup kits of 2018 can be categorized, generally speaking, like this: Team Plain, Team Retro and Team Cool Kid on the Pitch.

published on : 13th June 2018

Gareth Southgate's England looks to break cycle of World Cup humiliation, pain

Encouraging draws in recent friendlies against Brazil, Germany and Italy show the English are heading in the right direction but they have been here before in the run-up to tournaments.

published on : 13th June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: India play visa card

An estimated 18,000 fans from the country will descend on Russian soil, either to catch the matches or for a vacation.

published on : 13th June 2018

From Sven Ulreich to Anthony Martial: Top players dropped for FIFA World Cup 2018

Here is a team made of top names who were axed from World Cup squads of their respective countries.

published on : 12th June 2018
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