It is often said that World Cups are not ideal homes for tactical innovations. Superior quality ultimately shines through in the month-long affair, where plucky minnows sometimes pull off an upset or two by resorting to game-breaking tactics. Shoehorning 64 matches into one or two tacticalRead More
The 32-team field in the World Cup has been cut in half, and starting Saturday, every match will end with someone going home.
France play Lionel Messi and Argentina at the Kazan Arena in Saturday's early game, followed by Uruguay and Luis Suarez against Portugal and CristianoRead More
Rostov-on-Don: Croatia secured first place in Group D on Tuesday after a hard-fought 2-1 win over gallant Iceland in Rostov, setting up a last-16 tie with Denmark.
While most eyes were on Argentina and their do-or-die match with Nigeria in Saint Petersburg, CroatiaRead More
Saransk: Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty before Portugal conceded an injury-time spot-kick in a 1-1 draw with Iran at the World Cup on Monday as the European champions set up a last-16 clash with Uruguay.
Ricardo Quaresma curled in a trademark trivela goal onRead More
In 1904, the United States took over a French engineering project, and after a decade, opened one of the most popular conduits for maritime trade in the world — the Panama canal. At Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday, at the mere sight of a set-piece, another thoroughfare was in operation, everRead More
Nizhniy Novgorod: Lionel Messi's World Cup dream was left hanging by a thread as Croatia powered into the last 16 with a 3-0 rout of Argentina on Thursday.
Second-half goals from Ante Rebic, LukaRead More
A day after two-time champions Argentina were handed a stunning 3-0 loss by Croatia that dealt a severe blow to their hopes of making it to the next round, arch-rivals Brazil take on Costa Rica to improve upon their 1-1 draw against Switzerland in the opening game of theRead More
“Ferenc Puskás falls behind in history, as does Morocco on the day,” Peter Drury’s booming voice penetrated living rooms across the globe, giving goosebumps to millions of eyeballs focussed on the spectacle as Cristiano Ronaldo facilitated yet another early goal forRead More
Moscow: Senegal recorded the first African win at the 2018 World Cup when they beat Poland 2-1 on Tuesday thanks to a deflected Thiago Cionek own goal and a terrible error by Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
The west Africans doubled their lead on theRead More
Volgograd: Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday.
Gareth Southgate's men almost paid a heavy price forRead More