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Fifa world cup 2018

Multiculturalism & Europe: Don’t forget history

The 78-day US bombing of Serbia during the Kosovo war was designed to oust the Serbian dictator, Slobodan Milosevic.

20 Jul 2018 6:28 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

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

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

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

Belgium beat Brazil 2-1, will play France in World Cup semi-final

Neymar had a late chance to equalise but Thibaut Courtois tipped over as Belgium clung on.

07 Jul 2018 1:42 AM

Fifa World Cup 2018: France forward

Les Blues ride on Varane, Griezmann goals to break down Uruguay.

07 Jul 2018 12:48 AM

Balkanisation in focus as Croatia meet Russia

The USSR had also been a formidable force in football as they reached the semi-finals of the 1966 World Cup besides winning Euro in 1960.

07 Jul 2018 12:46 AM


Fisht of fury

Shootout masters face off at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium.

07 Jul 2018 12:44 AM

How Germany dashed a German’s party

Alas, Germany dashed his dream by bowing out of the tournament after a shock defeat at the hands of South Korea in their next match.

07 Jul 2018 12:40 AM

Here's why Swedish people are the sexiest on Earth

Instagram account HelloIAmFromSweden has been sharing photos of Swedish models as they cheer on national team at FIFA World Cup 2018.

06 Jul 2018 8:19 PM

FIFA president invites Thai boys stuck in cave to World Cup final

Their harrowing ordeal coincides with World Cup in Russia, it has not escaped attention of players who sent their wishes through media.

06 Jul 2018 6:48 PM

Sex symbol? Women, men admit having crush on England manager Gareth Southgate

The World Cup has turned Gareth Southgate, into unlikely sex symbol, with his composed nature, family values and love for waistcoats.

04 Jul 2018 8:43 PM


Fifa World Cup 2018: England ends shootout drought to reach QFs

Yerry Mina's header in the third minute of stoppage time for Colombia made it 1-1 at the end of regulation, and extra time was scoreless.

04 Jul 2018 2:45 AM

FIFA World Cup 2018: Time’s up for Swiss

Swedes enter quarters for first time in 24 years.

04 Jul 2018 1:17 AM

Fifa World Cup 2018: Japan punch above weight, leave Russia proud

Many people including yours truly hadn’t been bullish about Asian team’s chances in Russia.

04 Jul 2018 1:15 AM

‘Psychic’ octopus who correctly predicted FIFA World Cup results chopped up for food

Rabio had become latest animal to be heralded with football fortune-telling powers after it was caught by fisherman in the town of Obira

03 Jul 2018 1:09 PM

Belgium beats Japan 3-2 to reach World Cup quarterfinals

Goals by Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui in four devastating minutes had put Japan 2-0 up early in the second half to leave Belgium reeling.

03 Jul 2018 3:00 AM