Monday , 16 July 2018


Belgium come back to strike down Samurais

AGENCIES   ROSTOV-ON-DON Down by two goals Belgium showed they had the heart to comeback and script an odd goal in five win over Japan – to sniff Asia’s challenged in the FIFA World Cup– and book themselves a berth in the quarterfinals at Rostov-On-Don on Monday. Japan started the match with intent to push and press high, hoping to ... Read More »

Neymar samba’s Brazil past Mexico

TOBY DAVIS | REUTERS   SAMARA Neymar barged his way into the World Cup limelight with a goal, an assist and another helping of histrionics as Brazil roared into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday that inflicted a seventh straight last-16 exit on the central Americans. The PSG forward was both architect and executioner for Brazil, ... Read More »

Russia hit streets after ‘ordinary miracle’

BHARGAB SARMAH | HT   MOSCOW Shortly after hosts Russia dramatically knocked Spain out of the FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Sunday, the Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov released a congratulatory statement for Stanislav Cherchesov’s team. “Before the match, around noon, the president called the coach and wished him well,” he said. The president had not come ... Read More »


Virashree Champs PANAJI: Hotel Virashree beat Mapusa Youth to lift the Panjim Gymkhana’s 45th Angley’s cup Table Tennis Men’s team championship title on Sunday at the Panjim Gymkhana in Campal. Virashree’s Pankaj Vishwakarma outplayed Shantesh Mapsekar 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-5) along with Dheeraj Rai beating Shantesh Mapsekar 3-1 in the second game with a 12-10, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7 as the ... Read More »

Penalties prove lucky for Croatia

NIZHNY NOVGOROD: Croatia had to huff and puff before they got past Denmark via the tiebreaker 3-2 ,to book their quarter-final berth in the FIFA World Cup Group of 16 round at Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday. Both teams shared two goals during the normal period of time. Please like & share: Read More »

AIFF fumes at IOA for not including football in upcoming Asian Games

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Saturday alleged that Narinder Batra-led Indian Olympic Association (IOA) ‘lacks vision and competence’ after the national team was not cleared for participation in the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia. Please like & share: Read More »

Headline acts Messi and Ronaldo bid early farewell to World Cup

ST PETERSBURG: The World Cup lost its headline acts on Saturday as the game’s two biggest stars, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, readied to leave Russia after their teams were eliminated in the round of 16. Please like & share: Read More »

Russian ‘brides’ enjoy match-making on football pitch

KAZAN: Russian women wearing elaborate bridal dresses took to the pitch in the World Cup host city of Kazan on Saturday for a friendly soccer match intended to show their love for the sport. Please like & share: Read More »

Brazil wary of Mexico threat

SAMARA: There are not many teams in world football who boast an even moderately successful record against five-time World Cup winners Brazil but in recent years Mexico have proved they have what it takes to upstage the yellow-shirted powerhouse. Please like & share: Read More »

Oilex, Lloyd star in Raia’s 4-2 win over Dicarpale

RAIA: A double each from Oilex Olivera and Lloyd Cardozo helped hosts Raia SC overcome Dicarpale SC 4-2 and enter the quarterfinals of the 47th Custodio Memorial football tournament, at panchayat grounds, Raia on Saturday. Please like & share: Read More »