Wednesday, 24 April 2019

France give hero welcome to World Cup champions

PARIS Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team yesterday, jumping and chanting “We Are The...

France lift second World Cup after classic final

RUSSIA France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style yesterday as a 4-2 victory over Croatia in one of the most...

Belgium beat England to secure third place finish

RUSSIA Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place play-off yesterday to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth...

France not expecting tired Croatia in World Cup final

MOSCOW France have been surprised by the physical fortitude of Croatia and are not expecting a tired opponent in Sunday’s World Cup final, midfielder Blaise...

Mandzukic sends Croatia into first World Cup final

RUSSIA Croatia showed magnificent resilience to come from behind and beat England 2-1 yesterday as Mario Mandzukic’s extra-time goal sent them into their first World...

Umtiti sends France into World Cup final

RUSSIA Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent France into the World Cup final with a ruthless 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final yesterday. Didier...

Belgium hold off Brazil in thriller to reach semis

RUSSIA Belgium struck early and then held off a late Brazil fightback to send the five-times champions tumbling out of the World Cup at the...

Griezmann inspires France past punchless Uruguay

RUSSIA Raphael Varane’s glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a soft goal gave France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the...

England ends penalty curse to reach last eight

RUSSIA England finally overcame nearly 30 years of penalty pain when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout yesterday after drawing their World Cup last-16...

Scrappy Swedes edge Swiss 1-0 to reach quarter-finals

RUSSIA A deflected shot from Emil Forsberg gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over Switzerland in a scrappy round of 16 match yesterday, sending the Swedes...

Belgium snatches 3-2 win over Japan

RUSSIA Belgium threw caution to the wind to reach the World Cup quarter-finals when substitute Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds as they beat...

Brazil reaches World Cup quarters

RUSSIA Neymar barged his way into the World Cup limelight with a goal, an assist and another helping of histrionics as Brazil roared into the...
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