Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer/World Cup’ Category

Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons. The trophy, an artistic red goblet, is sponsored by Budweiser. Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol.

Switzerland holds favoured Brazil to draw at World Cup

Sunday, June 17th, 2018
Switzerland Brazil World Cup Steven Zuber

Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia as the five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday.

Defending champs Germany drop World Cup opener to Mexico

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 in Moscow on Sunday.

Serbia’s Kolarov the difference-maker in win over Costa Rica

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Aleksandar Kolarov's curling free kick in the 56th minute has helped Serbia to a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in its World Cup opener on Sunday in Russia.

Egypt’s Mo Salah to return to pitch against Russia

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Mohamed Salah celebrated turning 26 with a Chechen cake, but his biggest present was the news that he will play in Egypt's next World Cup match.

Croatia capitalizes on Nigerian own goal to earn win at World Cup

Saturday, June 16th, 2018
Modric Croatia Nigeria World Cup

?An own goal and a penalty gave Croatia a comfortable start to their World Cup campaign as they beat Nigeria 2-0 in their Group D clash at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday.

Denmark beats Peru to gain crucial advantage at World Cup

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Kasper Schmeichel's slew of saves made Yussuf Poulsen's opportunistic second-half goal stand up in a 1-0 victory over Peru on Saturday at the World Cup in Russia.

Messi misses penalty kick as Iceland holds Argentina to draw

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Lionel Messi had a penalty kick saved and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina at the World Cup on Saturday.

Ronaldo’s hat trick unlike anything he has done before at World Cup

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

"When I received the knock I believed there was a penalty," Griezmann said. "The referee did not bow his whistle, so I moved on with that. But when he went to see if there was a penalty I immediately thought about how I would take it."

France has technology on its side in win over Australia

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Technology twice helped France at the World Cup on Saturday in its 2-1 victory over Australia in Group C.