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Qatari referees performed well in World Cup

Qatari referees performed well in World Cup

Qatari referees Abdul Rahman Al Jassim and Salem Al Marri have been appreciated for their performances in their second appearance at the World Cup in Russia after taking charge of Poland and Senegal in Group H ...

Banned FIFA chief Blatter attends match: ‘It's my World Cup’

Banned FIFA chief Blatter attends match: ‘It's my World Cup’

Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter attended a World Cup match in Moscow on Wednesday and said the soccer tournament was a bit like ‘my World Cup’ because of the warm welcome he had received in Russia.

Ronaldo earns edgy Portugal 1-0 win as Morocco's hopes end

Ronaldo earns edgy Portugal 1-0 win as Morocco's hopes end

Cristiano Ronaldo powered-home a fourth-minute header to give Portugal a 1-0 World Cup victory over Morocco that took them top of Group B on Wednesday and meant the unlucky North African side become the first to be eliminated from the tournament.

FIFA 'extremely satisfied' with VAR and refereeing

FIFA 'extremely satisfied' with VAR and refereeing

Four penalties have been awarded via VAR in the 17 games played so far, and one possible red card incident reviewed.

Salah disappoints as hosts Russia hammer sorry Egypt

Salah disappoints as hosts Russia hammer sorry Egypt

The return of Mohamed Salah from injury couldn’t prevent World Cup hosts Russia virtually sealing their place in the last 16 by beating Egypt 3-1 yesterday.

Worry for Brazil as Neymar limps off injured

Worry for Brazil as Neymar limps off injured

Neymar hobbled out of a training session on yesterday, setting alarm bells ringing in the Brazil camp as they prepare for their second World Cup group game against Costa Rica on Friday.

Poland’s mishaps help Senegal claim first African win

Poland’s mishaps help Senegal claim first African win

Senegal became the first African team to win a match at the 2018 World Cup yesterday when they beat Poland 2-1, helped by an own goal from a Brazilian-born Polish defender and a nightmare moment for goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Japan sink 10-man Colombia in historic win for Asia

Japan sink 10-man Colombia in historic win for Asia

Japan upset 10-man Colombia 2-1 in a dramatic match yesterday to become the first Asian side to beat South American opponents at the World Cup.

Germany loss a warning for Spain ahead of Iran clash

Germany loss a warning for Spain ahead of Iran clash

Spain came through a tough World Cup opener against Portugal in impressive style as the aftershocks of the sacking of their coach were still reverberating and they will need to keep the pedal firmly to the floor when they meet Iran today.

Ronaldo seeks encore vs ‘battle-hardened’ Morocco

Ronaldo seeks encore vs ‘battle-hardened’ Morocco

Cristiano Ronaldo will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics for Portugal against a Morocco side licking their wounds after a crushing last-gasp defeat.

Russia on verge of World Cup last 16 after beating Egypt

Russia on verge of World Cup last 16 after beating Egypt

The return of Mohamed Salah from injury couldn't prevent World Cup hosts Russia virtually sealing their place in the last 16 by beating Egypt 3-1 on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka captain Chandimal banned for ball tampering

Sri Lanka captain Chandimal banned for ball tampering

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss his side’s third Test against the West Indies after being found guilty of ball tampering by the International Cricket Council yesterday.

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