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France prance

Former champions block Belgium, barge into final.

11 Jul 2018 11:38 PM

A Thai cave, an extraordinary tale and a captivated world

In the darkness, down the twisting stone tunnels and through the murky water, they - 12 boys and their coach - awaited an uncertain future.

11 Jul 2018 10:19 AM

Samuel Umtiti heads France into World Cup final as Belgium fall short

France were thankful for fine saves from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris either side of half-time.

11 Jul 2018 2:12 AM

Underdogs fight

England, Croatia in bitter battle to grab spot in summit clash.

11 Jul 2018 1:57 AM

Why are England likeable now?

The English goalkeeper has not grabbed the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Above all, England are likeable.

11 Jul 2018 1:54 AM


Lewa loses, Russia win

As the 21st World Cup is a week away from its conclusion, the time is ripe to draw a list of winners and losers in Russia.

10 Jul 2018 2:30 AM

Argentina’s loss could be Argentine’s gain

Horacio Elizondo, also from Argentina, was the last to achieve the rare honour at the 2006 World Cup.

10 Jul 2018 1:51 AM

Variety is recipe for success in football

France won the World Cup in 1998 mainly because of their multicultural cast.

10 Jul 2018 1:49 AM

Red hot clash

Fiery Belgians up against French finesse in semi-final.

10 Jul 2018 1:48 AM

Russia proud after painful exit

Russia doesn’t need a new dose of nationalistic fervour because being Russian has always been a matter of pride for many here.

09 Jul 2018 1:28 AM


Ghost busters!

Croatia beat resolute Russia who played like a team possessed.

09 Jul 2018 1:26 AM

Martinez, an innovative coach

France vs Belgium should be an all-time classic between two countries oozing with confidence.

09 Jul 2018 12:25 AM

From Syria with love for Putin

Samanda, a chirpy girl in the team of Putin supporters, said the group’s composition is a reflection on the mentality of the youth in her country.

09 Jul 2018 12:25 AM

Fifa World Cup 2018: Croatia beats Russia in shootout to reach semis

Ivan Rakitic scored the winner from the spot as Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev dived the opposite direction.

08 Jul 2018 2:44 AM

Tite’s men lose match not honour

Tite said the match was a delight for neutrals. He was right. It was the sort of game that makes football a compelling spectacle — or football.

08 Jul 2018 2:08 AM


Iran’s Shirmardi blazes a trail in Russia

The intrepid Iranian woman is optimistic that one day all her compatriots will be able to watch football matches from the stands back home.

08 Jul 2018 1:58 AM

EU 12, South America 9

Semis are an all-European affair.

08 Jul 2018 1:56 AM

‘A matter of time before women’s soccer shines’

A globetrotting footballer, Ierene Guerrero, has fallen in love with India and is inspiring Indian women.

08 Jul 2018 12:18 AM

France defence not that strong: Louis Saha

The former Manchester United star has been in the city before as part of Premiership club’s fan engagement program.

08 Jul 2018 12:18 AM

FIFA World Cup: Maguire, Alli goals take England to semis, beat Sweden 2-0

Full time, Sweden 0- England 2 ( Harry Maguire 30', Dele Alli 59')

07 Jul 2018 7:58 PM