Cristiano Ronaldo is unstoppable. Spain had to learn it the hard way on Friday as the Portuguese skipper netted a hat-trick to earn his side a crucial point in their 2018 World Cup opener. He began the evening having never scored against Portugal’s Iberian rivals, but ended it with threeRead More
An illustrious attack, an ageing defence, a safety-first approach — reigning European champions Portugal head into the 2018 FIFA World Cup shouldering the weight of expectations, having shed off their ‘underdog’ persona in the recent past.
“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
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
New Delhi: Indians usually 'bleed blue' with cricket fever, but the ongoing FIFA World Cup has the nation donning yellow, green, red and white as Indian supporters cheer for their favourite teams in the team jerseys.
Sale of team jerseys,Read 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
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
In the 51th minute Neymar drifted and drifted inside, the ball tied to his right foot. He drew Miguel Layun, who had come on for the evergreen Rafael Marquez at the interval; he drew two more Mexicans and seemingly shaped up to shoot, but then he did something unexpected: he played for the teamRead More
The 2018 FIFA World Cup ended on Sunday and we are already feeling the void. In a classic final that took place at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, Didier Deschamps' France overwhelmingly beat Croatia 4-2 to lift their second FIFA World Cup trophy. Strikes from AntoineRead More
“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” One would think astrophysicist Carl Sagan’s decades-old opinion is no longer relevant in contemporary society, but the FIFA World Cup 2018Read More
Turns out there is not enough money in the rich, extravagant Premier League after all. Every transfer window brings its own storm of wealth from the island of the football elite. Yet, so careful were some that Tottenham Hotspur spent nothing all summer — the first side to do so since theRead More
Tallinn: Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn on Wednesday, as Julen Lopetegui got off to a losing start with the European champions.
That came after KarimRead More