Free Press Journal
  • Last stand for stars of Spain’s golden generation      

    Madrid: After recent struggles at major tournaments, the remaining stars of Spain’s golden generation could be facing a last stand at the World Cup. Winning two European Championships and a first World Cup, the Spanish were unstoppable from 2008 to 2012.

  • FIFA WC 2018: Uruguay striker Luiz Suarez seeking redemption   

    Montevideo: Uruguay’s priority will be keeping Luiz Suarez tamed at this World Cup. After the striker was expelled from the 2014 tournament in disgrace for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, Uruguay was eliminated by Colombia in the round of 16.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: From headbutts to bites, 10 shocking FIFA World Cup controversies

    The whole world is set to enjoy the football fever with the upcoming FIFA World Cup starting from June 14. While the history of FIFA World Cup has a lot of memories of victories of various nations, it also has some noteworthy infamous memories of controversies. While some of these controversies include brutal fouls, others consist of major faults by match referees. Let’s have a look

  • France look convincing for FIFA world cup after 3-1 win over Italy

    Nice: France prevailed 3-1 over Italy here in the hosts’ penultimate international friendly before heading to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Facing an Italian side that is rebuilding after failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years, the French looked solid overall in front of the roughly 35,000 spectators at Nice’s Allianz stadium on Friday evening, reports Efe news.

  • France beat Ireland 2-0 in pre-World Cup friendly

    Paris: The French national football team easily beat Ireland 2-0 in a friendly match, despite the torrential rain that fell on Saint Denis, with goals from Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir. The French team, led by Coach Didier Deschamps, who was determined to give his star striker Antoine Griezmann a rest, played with an attack line formed by Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir on Monday, reports Efe.

  • Italy beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 in pre-World Cup friendly

    Rome: Italy, who failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, struggled to defeat Saudi Arabia, who played their first friendly in preparation for the World Cup in Russia.

  • Turkey down Iran 2-1 in pre-World Cup friendly

    Istanbul: The Iranian team, Spain’s opponents in the World Cup in Russia, suffered their first defeat on their way to the tournament, losing 1-2 to Turkey in a friendly match here. Turkey’s striker Cenk Tosun, who plays for Everton in England, took the opportunity to score in the sixth minute of the game after a quality pass from Mehmet Topal, reposrt Efe.