world cup 2018

‘Knights of anguish’ – Argentinian media react to World Cup humbling

‘Knights of anguish’ – Argentinian media react to World Cup humbling

The country’s pain after La Albiceleste’s 3-0 loss to Croatia percolated through its newspapers and sports magazines It never looked certain for Argentina. There were always questions left to answer
Injury time goals by Coutinho, Neymar help Brazil beat Costa Rica in World Cup

Injury time goals by Coutinho, Neymar help Brazil beat Costa Rica in World Cup

Dramatic late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup against Costa Rica in St Petersburg on Friday and broke Central American hearts by sending them out
Nigeria still in contention after beating Iceland in World Cup group stage

Nigeria still in contention after beating Iceland in World Cup group stage

Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday to revive their hopes of advancing into the knockout stages of the World Cup in Russia, as striker Ahmed Musa dramatically marked his return to the team with two
Switzerland strikes in injury time to edge Serbia in World Cup group stage

Switzerland strikes in injury time to edge Serbia in World Cup group stage

A last-minute Xherdan Shaqiri breakaway goal handed Switzerland victory Friday as they came from behind to defeat Serbia 2-1 in Kaliningrad.
World Cup 2018: Football, politics and propaganda

World Cup 2018: Football, politics and propaganda

Whether devout football fans or opportunists profiting from the mass exposure the World Cup provides, leaders of countries participating in the tournament are using football as a means of
Why is the Netherlands called Holland?

Why is the Netherlands called Holland?

Is it similar to using either Britain or the United Kingdom?
What language is spoken in Panama and where is it located?

What language is spoken in Panama and where is it located?

Find out all about the language spoken in Panama and other facts about the country.
How Senegal became a soccer fan favorite at World Cup 2018

How Senegal became a soccer fan favorite at World Cup 2018

As the World Cup moves into its final group stage matches, one of the teams that has quickly become one of the neutrals’ favorites is…
Anime theme brings Japan and Senegal fans together at the World Cup

Anime theme brings Japan and Senegal fans together at the World Cup

Though Japan and Senegal fought to a draw on the pitch on Sunday at the World Cup, the teams' fans in the stands stood together in a unifying post-match moment of friendship that makes you think that
Rampant Russia face first big test against Uruguay

Rampant Russia face first big test against Uruguay

After defying expectations with decisive wins in their first two games, guaranteeing their position in the knockout rounds, World Cup hosts Russia face their biggest challenge yet on Monday as they
What Rooting for Germany in the World Cup as a Black Man in America Is Like

What Rooting for Germany in the World Cup as a Black Man in America Is Like

On Saturday afternoon, I took my son to get a haircut at a pretty well-known barbershop in Washington, D.C., near Howard University. I had on my Germany away jersey because Germany was playing Sweden,
Egypt has set a World Cup record with its goalkeeper

Egypt has set a World Cup record with its goalkeeper

In Egypt’s final game at the 2018 World Cup, for once, the man in the spotlight was not high-flying forward Mo Salah. At 45, goalkeeper…
Uruguay rout 10-man Russia to top Group A, Saudi Arabia and Egypt head home

Uruguay rout 10-man Russia to top Group A, Saudi Arabia and Egypt head home

Uruguay burnished their World Cup credentials with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Russia on Monday, to beat them to the top spot in Group A, while Saudi Arabia won their first tournament game in 12 against
Spain qualify ahead of Portugal as Ronaldo misses penalty

Spain qualify ahead of Portugal as Ronaldo misses penalty

Spain will play hosts Russia and Portugal will take on Uruguay in the World Cup last 16 after both teams qualified from Group B on a dramatic night dominated by VAR decisions and a Ronaldo penalty
France top Group C after World Cup's first goalless draw

France top Group C after World Cup's first goalless draw

France held on to top spot in Group C after a tedious 0-0 draw with Denmark that ensured both teams qualified for the knockout stage, while Asutralia's last hopes of making the cut were crushed in a
England faces FIFA fine if fans shout Brexit chants during Belgium match

England faces FIFA fine if fans shout Brexit chants during Belgium match

FIFA will fine the FA if England fans are caught singing Brexit chant, it has warned
Soccer Legend Displays Every Mood Known to Man With His Dramatic World Cup Reaction

Soccer Legend Displays Every Mood Known to Man With His Dramatic World Cup Reaction

Maradona may no longer play, but he still has plenty of passion
Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 to meet France in final 16

Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 to meet France in final 16

Marcus Rojo’s stunning finish four minutes from time kept Lionel Messi and Argentina’s World Cup hopes alive to see off Nigeria 2-1 on Tuesday and set up a last 16 meeting with France.