Tag Archives: 2018 World Cup

France give WC winners heroes’ welcome home

Crowds pack Champs Elysees for victory parade PARIS, July 16, (AFP): The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. France overcame a determined Croatia to …

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France win WC after Moscow thriller

HH the Amir congratulates France on WCup victory MOSCOW, July 15, (Agencies): France won their second World Cup 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, seeing off a dogged and desperate Croatia side who refused to lie down in one of the most electrifying finals in recent years. The …

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Belgium, France clash in mouth-watering semis

Les Bleus slight favourites ST PETERSBURG, July 8, (RTRS): Roberto Martinez’s swashbuckling Belgium side head into Tuesday’s semifinal with familiar foes France as the World Cup’s leading scorers, but their old rivals have evolved as the tournament has progressed and will also be full of confidence. Belgium have scored 14 …

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England sink Sweden, clinch semis berth

‘Great achievement’ SAMARA, Russia, July 7, (AFP): Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored as England comfortably defeated Sweden 2-0 in Samara on Saturday to reach the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990. Leicester defender Maguire headed in the opening goal from a corner on 30 minutes, with …

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England sink Sweden, clinch semis berth

‘Great achievement’ SAMARA, Russia, July 7, (AFP): Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored as England comfortably defeated Sweden 2-0 in Samara on Saturday to reach the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990. Leicester defender Maguire headed in the opening goal from a corner on 30 minutes, with …

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‘Bitter’ Brazil boss keeps quiet on future

Neymar fails to sparkle as Brazil crash out KAZAN ARENA, Russia, July 7, (AFP): Brazil coach Tite left questions hanging over his future but refused to point the finger as the five-time champions crashed out of the World Cup after a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. Four years after the …

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‘Bitter’ Brazil boss keeps quiet on future

Neymar fails to sparkle as Brazil crash out KAZAN ARENA, Russia, July 7, (AFP): Brazil coach Tite left questions hanging over his future but refused to point the finger as the five-time champions crashed out of the World Cup after a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. Four years after the …

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Big guns primed for quarter-final battles

Uruguay’s Cavani unlikely to face France MOSCOW, July 4, (AFP): The World Cup hit the pause button on Wednesday as the eight remaining teams geared up for the quarter-finals after England became the final side to qualify following a penalty shootout win against Colombia. Neymar’s Brazil are the favourites to …

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Sweden book quarters place

Forsberg breaks Swiss hearts SAINT PETERSBURG, July 3, (AFP): Sweden reached the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 24 years after Emil Forsberg’s deflected shot earned a scrappy 1-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday. This was far from a classic at the Saint Petersburg Stadium and if Colombia …

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Stylish Neymar steers Brazil into last 8

Mexico fall SAMARA, Russia, July 2, (AFP): Neymar scored a stylish opener and set up substitute Roberto Firmino for a late second as Brazil cruised into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Mexico on Monday. Bidding for a record-extending sixth title in Russia, Brazil weathered …

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