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Tag Archives: FIFA World Cup

Figo, Kaka seek ‘promise’ of football in cricket-mad Pakistan

KARACHI: Portuguese great Luis Figo and Brazilian star Kaka Thursday vowed to help develop the “great promise” of football in Pakistan, a country obsessed with cricket and twice banned from international soccer. The two legends – who both played for Spanish club Real Madrid – are in Pakistan for a ...

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England through to FIFA World Cup quarter finals

RUSSIA: England is through to the quarterfinals of the World Cup after beating Colombia in a penalty shootout three Lions had gone 12 long years without winning a knockout game at a major tournament but will now face Sweden in Samara on Saturday for a place in the semi-finals. England ...

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Mina winner sends Colombia through, Senegal packing

SAMARA: A powerful header from Barcelona’s Yerry Mina fired Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Group H rivals Senegal, who crashed out due to a poorer disciplinary record than Japan. Colombia and Japan will play either England or Belgium, who were playing ...

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No joke! Comics fly in to give Iceland surprise boost

GELENDZHIK: Iceland’s footballers have received a surprise morale-boosting visit in Russia by a quartet of comedians from back home, an official from the Nordic team’s camp told AFP Tuesday. The funnymen made their flying visit to the team’s Black Sea coast training base near Gelendzhik for an impromptu performance late-Monday. ...

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Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina for famous draw

MOSCOW: Argentina were held to a draw by World Cup debutants Iceland Saturday, with Lionel Messi blowing a gilt-edged opportunity for victory when he missed a penalty. Sergio Aguero scored an eye-catching opener for the two-time world champions in the 19th minute but it was almost immediately cancelled out by ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in WC opening match

MOSCOW: Russia kicked off the World Cup today with a crushing 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia. The Russians gave the winning performance in front of the 80,000-capacity Luzhniki crowd, which included President Vladimir Putin and the Saudi crown prince. With Russia beating Saudi Arabia 5-0, they ended their seven-game losing ...

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Russian women should avoid sex with foreign men during World Cup

MOSCOW: Russian women should avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the soccer World Cup because they could become single mothers to mixed race children, a senior lawmaker in Moscow said on Wednesday. Even when Russian women marry foreigners the relationships often end badly, said Tamara Pletnyova, head of parliament’s ...

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Russia allows football fans to bring marijuana to World Cup: report

MOSCOW: Football fans will reportedly be allowed to bring cocaine and marijuana to the 2018 FIFA World Cup as long as they go through the bureaucratic hoops necessary to secure papers, The Moscow Times reports. The Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union grants travelers the right to bring banned substances into the ...

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Russia to use Pakistani footballs in FIFA world cup 2018

MOSCOW: When millions of football lovers cheer on their favourite teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia this summer, Pakistanis will have a special reason to rejoice, although the 198th-ranked football nation will not be participating in the mega event. Pakistan’s famous footballs will be used in the World ...

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