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  • 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • 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.

  • From 1998 to 2018: A look at Croatia’s overall FIFA World Cup journey

    Wonderful! This is what everyone is saying about the Croatia’s journey in the FIFA World Cup 2018. Croatia has entered the final of FIFA World Cup 2018 and is going to face France tomorrow at Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital Moscow.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: 60 Nigerians stranded in Russia ask for help   

    Moscow: About 60 Nigerian men who say they entered Russia on the pretext of being World Cup fans camped outside their country’s embassy in Moscow today asking for help. Sofiya Dukhovnaya, an activist with the anti-human trafficking group Alternativa, told The Associated Press the men arrived in Russia using a legal loophole posing as World Cup fans.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Nigerians stranded in Russia after fraudsters scam them with WC passes

    Moscow: Fraudsters have tricked scores of Nigerians by selling them football World Cup fan passes to travel to Russia, leaving many stranded and penniless, victims and anti-trafficking campaigners say. Some Nigerians told AFP they used the official Fan IDs to come to Russia with the promise of finding work or even playing professional football themselves.

  • Amid FIFA World Cup fever, Malaysian girl gets worldwide attention for her freestyle football skills

    Klang: The slick freestyle football moves of a Malaysian Muslim girl have boosted her into the spotlight in a country where the sport is dominated by men. Sporting a headscarf, Qhouirunnisa’ Endang Wahyudi executed deft moves, juggling the ball before balancing it on her soles and later on her forehead. “The headscarf is not an obstacle,” the 18-year-old student told AFP at a park in Klang, a city about 40 kilometres (25

  • FIFA World Cup: Bhopal restaurants gear up for screening final

    Bhopal: To ginger up the thrill the FIFA World Cup-2018 has already generated among people of all ages in the city, some restaurants, clubs and hotels have decided to screen the final match of the tournament on special LED setup on July 15. Since the world cup has caught the imagination of Bhopalites, the clubs and restaurants have been screening the matches since June 14 last when the tournament began. It has

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia on fire after ‘miracle’ victory against England

    Zagreb: Tears and cries of joy, hugs and chants, firecrackers and flares — Croatia was on fire late Wednesday after their victory against England set up a first ever appearance in a World Cup final. “Croatia in World Cup finals! It is so beautiful! Miracle of all miracles in Russia!” the state-run HRT television commentator Drago Cosic shouted ecstatically. Croatia beat England 2-1 in extra-time thanks to

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: FPJ’s dream XI predictions for Croatia vs England

    The race to the finale of FIFA World Cup 2018 is on the last stage now, and Croatia is set to face England in the semi-finals today. The match will be played at Luzhniki Stadium in Russian capital Moscow. Both the teams are on the top of their game at present and it is hard to judge which team will fix its place in the finals.