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  • I exaggerated reactions during FIFA World Cup 2018, admits Neymar in advertisement

    Sao Paulo: Neymar used a sponsor’s ad to admit he exaggerated some of his reactions after being fouled during the World Cup in Russia. The video, published Sunday and broadcast on several Brazilian TV networks, features the striker accepting criticism for the first time and promising to pick himself up.

  • I played World Cup finals with back injury, says French striker Kylian Mbappe

    Paris: France striker Kylian Mbappe has revealed he played the World Cup semifinals and final with a back injury he hid from his rivals. In an interview with France Football magazine, Mbappe says he displaced three vertebrae in his back during the tournament in Russia three days before France defeated Belgium 1-0 in the semifinals.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Hernan Dario Gomez steps down as Panama football team coach

    Panama City: Hernan Dario “Bolillo” Gomez, who helped Panama to book its first-ever World Cup berth, has stepped down as the national football team’s head coach. The Colombian announced his decision in a letter published on Tuesday by the Panamanian football federation (Fepafut), reports Efe. “This is nothing more than a ‘see you later,'” Gomez wrote. “Sometimes it’s tough to move from where your heart is, and that’s how I feel about my Panama

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Paris police urge women to report sexual assaults

    Paris: Paris’s police chief urged women on Wednesday to report any cases of sexual assault during the celebrations of France’s World Cup win, after dozens of accounts by victims were posted on social media in recent days. “These cases must be brought to our attention so that investigations can be carried out,” Michel Delpuech said on Europe 1 radio. “Our services will obviously pursue any aggressors without fail if they are identified,” he said.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia jails Pussy Riot members for pitch invasion during final match    

    Moscow: Russia has jailed four members of Pussy Riot feminist punk group for 15 days after they invaded the pitch during the World Cup final dressed in police uniforms. A Moscow court sentenced Veronika Nikulshina, Olga Kuracheva, Olga Pakhtusova and Pyotr Verzilov to 15 days in police cells and also banned them from visiting sports events for three years, Mediazona court news site reported last night.

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    Worthy end of a great show

    The 21st FIFA World Cup, the best and the brightest show of international football, ended in Moscow with the French emerging the worthy winners, though the sympathies of the fans everywhere were with Croatia who had a better game and a longer possession of the ball than their much-vaunted rivals.

  • Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Abhishek Bachchan and others swim with happiness after France wins FIFA World Cup 2018 against Croatia

    It was a clearly a World Cup to remember when a thrilling final between France and Croatia came to a conclusion with France taking the cup home after 20 years. The Sunday’s final in Moscow was definitely one of the highlights of the crazy final matches to have ever happened at FIFA World Cup. France won the match by 4-2 while Croatia definitely won hearts of millions with the amazing performance in

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: 1998 to 2018! These 5 amazing facts link France and Croatia

    FIFA World 2018 tournament ended on a high note with a spectacular final between Croatia and France. France scored twice in each half as they thumped combative maiden finalists Croatia 4-2 in a dramatic final at the Luzhniki Stadium to win the FIFA World Cup for the second time in 20 years. France had earlier bagged the trophy during the FIFA World Cup 1998. There are a lot of interesting facts for

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Will these players make it big after their World Cup performances?

    Moscow: Every World Cup has its winners and losers: no matter who finally lifts the trophy, with some footballers’ performances seeing their stock rise dramatically and earning them a big-money move over the summer. These are some players whose displays in Russia will have attracted attention and who could be on the move.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Rock band Pussy Riot claims responsibility for pitch invaders during final match

    Moscow: Russian punk protest organisation and band Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for four people running onto the field at the Luzhniki Stadium here during the final match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 between France and Croatia. In a statement posted on its Twitter account, Pussy Riot wrote that the disruption was meant to protest political prisoners, illegal arrests during protests, and more. The performance was referred to as “policeman enters the

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Vladimir Putin’s umbrella hogs all limelight at presentation ceremony

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s umbrella stole the show at the presentation ceremony of FIFA World cup 2018 amid a post-match downpour in Moscow. During the ceremony, it commenced pouring and Putin was the only one to be offered an umbrella, while other world leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian leader Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic along with Fifa boss Gianni Infantino got drenched.

  • Argentina parts ways with coach Jorge Sampaoli after FIFA World Cup disaster

    Buenos Aires: Argentina have parted company with coach Jorge Sampaoli following their poor World Cup campaign, the federation announced on Sunday. “Today the Argentine football federation and Jorge Sampaoli agreed by mutual consent to bring to an end his position as head of the national team,” the AFA said in a statement.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Decoding France’s dream run

    Moscow: Twenty years after winning its first FIFA World Cup in 1998 as an ‘underdog’, France on Sunday repeated history in Russia as the world favourites defeated Croatia 4-2 in a high-octane final at the Luzhniki Stadium here.