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  • Diego Maradona suggests Lionel Messi to quit Argentina national team

    Madrid : Argentinean football legend Diego Maradona has suggested star striker Lionel Messi to no longer play for the national side. Reflecting on the reason behind the same, Maradona stated that the team always put the onus of failure on Messi which is “crazy”, Marca.com reported.

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    Much achieved, more to do

    Two days before, France defeated the courageous Croatia in the FIFA World Cup final last month, India beat France to become the world’s sixth-biggest economy. Pushing France to the seventh position, according to the updated World Bank figures for 2017, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to $2.597 trillion against $2.582 trillion for France. Having doubled its GDP in less than a decade, India is expected to power ahead as a key

  • Qatar ran secret campaigns to ‘sabotage’ 2022 FIFA World rival bids, says report

    London: Qatar outbid rivals for 2022 FIFA World Cup by running a secret campaign to sabotage the prospects of its main competitors from the United States and Australia. The Qatar bid team even enlisted the services of former CIA agents and a PR agency to spread fake news about the US and Australia, according to documents leaked to The Sunday Times.

  • Record scorer Cahill retires from Australia duty

    Sydney : Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football on Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups.

  • 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.

  • France celebrate World Cup glory

    Paris  : The World Cup-winning French team arrived on Monday night for a victory parade on the Champs Elysees following their triumph in Moscow that sparked wild celebrations nationwide.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kiran Bedi trolled as she congratulates ‘Puducherrians’ for France’s FIFA victory

    New Delhi: Twitter is a mean world where nobody gets spared from being trolled, even if it is the first woman IPS officer of the country, Kiran Bedi. The Puducherry Lt Governor gave a fodder to the tweeple on Sunday after she congratulated Puducherrians, terming it erstwhile French Territory, on the victory of France in FIFA World Cup. Taking to Twitter, Bedi said that Puducherrians, the erstwhile French Territory won the World

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