FIFA World Cup 2018: Stunned silence in Tokyo as Belgium end Japan dream

As dawn broke in Tokyo, Japan fans had dared to believe their team was about to make World Cup history. But a few short minutes later, the dream was over.

03 Jul 2018, 01:01 PM IST

France vs Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinal a family affair for Antoine Griezmann

Friday’s World Cup quarter-final against Uruguay will be like a family affair for France forward Antoine Griezmann, who in his 13 years in Spain has developed strong ties with th
02 Jul 2018, 03:04 PM IST

We're the Messi and Ronaldo of tennis: Roger Federer relishes Rafael Nadal rivalry

Roger Federer marked the 10th anniversary of his epic Wimbledon final loss to Rafael Nadal by claiming his rivalry with the Spaniard is the equal of the battle between football sup
02 Jul 2018, 01:27 PM IST

FIFA 2018: Croatia in quarter-finals after thrilling penalties climax

Croatia came back after conceding in the opening minute to earn a World Cup quarter-final berth after edging Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout after the two sides drew 1-1 in the r
02 Jul 2018, 10:47 AM IST

No African teams left in the last 16. As Germany is out by their twisted fate

As the 16 countries are in the World Cup fray, and the defending champion Germany isn’t among them, having suffered the ignominy of not making the cut. They are in good company a
02 Jul 2018, 10:25 AM IST

Russian matadors ‘gore’ Spaniards

Hosts Russia beat Spain 4-3 on penalties on Sunday to advance to the World Cup quarter-finals where they will face either Denmark or Croatia.
02 Jul 2018, 02:46 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian fan dies in Moscow car crash, body to be sent home

An Indian soccer fan, who was in Russia for the World Cup, has been killed in a car crash near the tournament host city Sochi, an Indian official said on Sunday, the first reported
01 Jul 2018, 04:28 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Mexico show no fear as they target end to fifth-game hex vs Brazil

Mexico do not have history on their side in their bid to dump Brazil out of the FIFA World Cup 2018 but this version of El Tri have already demonstrated a capability to surprise in
01 Jul 2018, 03:55 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Eriksen-Modric battle 'could decide' Croatia v Denmark clash

Denmark coach Age Hareide said his side's World Cup last-16 match against Croatia could boil down to who comes out on top in the midfield battle between Christian Eriksen and Luka
01 Jul 2018, 01:40 PM IST

Will Lionel Messi quit the international stage after Argentina's World Cup pain?

Four France goals ended Lionel Messi's fourth World Cup on Saturday and may have brought down the curtain on an international career seemingly destined to end in disappointment.
01 Jul 2018, 01:37 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Messi, Ronaldo World Cup exits signal changing of the guard

Step aside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo... there is a new group of kids on the block ready to seize the limelight and form the next generation of global megastars.
01 Jul 2018, 11:23 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after KO

Cristiano Ronaldo saw his World Cup dreams slip away once again on Saturday but gave no hint as to whether he plans to continue playing for Portugal.
01 Jul 2018, 11:14 AM IST

FIFA 2018: Brilliant Cavani brace gives Uruguay 2-1 win over Portugal

Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani scored twice to earn the South Americans a 2-1 win over European champions Portugal in their World Cup round of 16 clash on Saturday and set up a qua
01 Jul 2018, 10:38 AM IST

Fifa World Cup 2018: Cavani fires Uruguay into last eight as Ronaldo dream ends

Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay shattered Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup dream with a 2-1 victory over Portugal here Saturday.
01 Jul 2018, 02:39 AM IST

World Cup a rural hit

A recent release of the World Cup viewership by Sony Pictures Network indicates the football fandom as the cumulative total reach crossed 117 million. 
29 Jun 2018, 02:18 AM IST

Colombia knockout Senegal

Colombia qualified for the pre-quarterfinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup riding on Yerry Mina's second half winner to knock Senegal out in a crunch Group H encounter here on Thursda
29 Jun 2018, 02:03 AM IST

FIFA World Cup: Belgium, England eye top Group G spot

England and Belgium will look to end Group G at the top spot when they play their third and final group match of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup at Kaliningrad Stadi
28 Jun 2018, 05:58 PM IST

HAHAHA' - schadenfreude sweeps web after German downfall

The internet turned cruel for Germany fans on Thursday as online mockery swept the globe following the defending champions' shock World Cup elimination.A stream of memes and jokes
28 Jun 2018, 05:06 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil can cope with favourites tag, says manager Tite

Brazil coach Tite says his team can handle being made World Cup favourites after defeating Serbia 2-0 on Wednesday to set up a last 16 clash against Mexico.
28 Jun 2018, 04:49 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: How Germany’s loss united Mexico, Korea fans

Hundreds of Mexico football fans danced and cheered outside the South Korean embassy in Mexico City on Wednesday, grateful after the Asian country’s victory over Germany guarante
28 Jun 2018, 03:50 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Injured Romelu Lukaku a doubt for England clash

Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku could miss his team’s final FIFA World Cup 2018 Group G clash with England after coach Roberto Martinez said on Wednesday that the match in Kaliningra
28 Jun 2018, 03:45 PM IST

FIFA 2018: Switzerland through to last 16 to meet Sweden

 Switzerland made sure of a place in the last 16 of the World Cup but had to survive some anxious moments in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Costa Rica before finishing second behind
28 Jun 2018, 11:23 AM IST

Sweden rout Mexico 3-0

Sweden thumped Mexico 3-0 on Wednesday, overpowering their opponents after a scoreless first half in a result that means both teams advance to the World Cup last 16 at the expense
28 Jun 2018, 01:37 AM IST

Germany out

Champions Germany were sent crashing out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea on Wednesday that saw them eliminated in the first round
28 Jun 2018, 01:34 AM IST

Gesture of “Fingers of Shame” almost costed Maradona

The Argentine football legend Diego Maradona said on Wednesday that he was fine after appearing to be ill during the South Americans' roller-coaster World Cup win over Nigeria on T
27 Jun 2018, 07:19 PM IST

Argentina v/s Nigeria Starting XI: Sergio Aguero, Willy Caballero out as Gonzalo Higuain starts

Argentina changed goalkeepers for their final World Cup Group D match against Nigeria on Tuesday, with Franco Armani starting in place of the error-prone Willy Caballero and strike
27 Jun 2018, 06:35 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Businesslike Croatia beat brave Iceland to take top spot

A revamped but businesslike Croatia topped their World Cup Group D as Ivan Perisic's last-gasp goal helped them maintain their perfect record with a 2-1 win that also ended Iceland
27 Jun 2018, 06:32 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina leave it late as Rojo strike seals knockout stage spot

Argentina and Lionel Messi progressed to the last 16 of the World Cup by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday after an 86th minute strike from defender Marcos Rojo gave them a 2-1 wi
27 Jun 2018, 06:30 PM IST

Watch: Diego Maradona goes bonkers during Argentina's win vs Nigeria, requires medical assistance

Argentina great Diego Maradona appeared to need assistance to walk at a match in which his national team beat Nigeria at the World Cup on Tuesday, according to a video clip posted
27 Jun 2018, 06:23 PM IST

It just wasn't to be: Nigeria heartbroken after Messi-led Argentina end their World Cup trip

Nigeria paid the price for the inexperience in their squad when they were eliminated from the World Cup in heartbreaking style by Argentina on Tuesday, but defeat in St Petersburg
27 Jun 2018, 06:11 PM IST

Time he took a break: Footballing world worried about Diego Maradona after he requires medical treatment

Diego Maradona roared and gesticulated through every anguished second of Argentina's rollercoaster World Cup victory over Nigeria before triggering alarm with a health scare after
27 Jun 2018, 06:07 PM IST

Iceland head home from World Cup, heartbroken but unbowed

Gallant Iceland headed home heartbroken but unbowed after a premature end to their first World Cup adventure, ruing what might have been after a narrow defeat by Croatia.
27 Jun 2018, 06:01 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Japan eye Round of 16 berth against Poland

A revived Japan go into Thursday’s decisive Group H match against an already-eliminated Poland knowing a draw would be sufficient to advance to the FIFA World Cup knockout rounds
27 Jun 2018, 04:32 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Senegal on shaky ground as Colombia look to continue surge

Allowing a lead to twice slip from their grasp in their last FIFA World Cup game could come back to haunt Senegal when they face Colombia in a decisive Group H clash in Samara on T
27 Jun 2018, 04:29 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: England, Belgium battle for Group G top spot

 England and Belgium, already qualified from FIFA World Cup Group G, meet on Thursday in what Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini says could be a “strange match”.
27 Jun 2018, 04:28 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: At wrong end of goal sprees, Panama and Tunisia fight for third-place finish

 Panama and Tunisia have been the fall-guys in the two top-scoring matches of FIFA World Cup 2018, but both teams will hope to show they have learnt some lessons from their effort
27 Jun 2018, 04:22 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Germany face South Korean test for Round of 16 berth

Germany look set to rely on players who did not win the 2014 FIFA World Cup to carry them past South Korea in their final Group F match on Wednesday and into the knockout stage.
27 Jun 2018, 04:20 PM IST