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

Neymar admits to ‘exaggerated’ reactions at World Cup

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Neymar used a sponsor's ad to admit he exaggerated some of his reactions after being fouled during the World Cup in Russia. The video, published Sunday and broadcast on several Brazilian TV networks, features the striker accepting criticism for the first time and promising to pick himself up.

‘Eternal happiness’ as France celebrates World Cup victory

Monday, July 16th, 2018

World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup — that's all France is talking about. And on Monday, France will welcome home its national soccer team with a parade down the Champs-Elysees following its 4-2 victory over Croatia on Sunday.

Au revoir and spasibo for an unforgettable World Cup

Sunday, July 15th, 2018
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France hoisted the World Cup trophy in front of 78,011 spectators at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, capping off an unforgettable tournament and igniting mayhem in the streets of Paris and beyond with their 4-2 victory over Croatia.

France’s win restores order to chaotic World Cup

Sunday, July 15th, 2018
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Ultimately, normalcy returned. The team that was supposed to win the World Cup, won. In a tournament populated by bizarre narratives, favourites France emerged victorious, offering their players and coach soccer immortality.

France defeats Croatia in World Cup final

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 on Sunday in Moscow.

Belgium blanks England to finish 3rd at World Cup

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Belgium earned its highest World Cup finish on Saturday by beating England 2-0 in the third-place match at St. Petersburg, Russia

Favoured France takes on resilient Croatia in World Cup final

Saturday, July 14th, 2018
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Twenty years after France and Croatia had their most successful World Cup performances, the two countries' paths will meet on soccer's biggest stage. Les Bleus and the Vatreni square off in the World Cup final on Sunday at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

World Cup: Best and worst of the quarters, semis

Friday, July 13th, 2018

After an excellent Round of 16, the quarter-finals saw even more drama, with the demise of the final two non-European teams. Sweden and host Russia joined Brazil and Uruguay as losers in the top-eight.

Canada has blueprint to be a force in future World Cups

Friday, July 13th, 2018

With Canada co-hosting the 2026 World Cup alongside Mexico and the U.S., an automatic berth is likely -- if yet unconfirmed. Expansion to a 48-team field will also help Canada's chances in 2026 and beyond.

Former Dutch great tells Neymar to cut out the ‘acting’

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

FIFA's technical director Marco van Basten says Neymar needs to cut down on theatrics after the Brazil star became a butt of jokes worldwide. Van Basten says diving and simulating injury is "not a good attitude" and works against Neymar and his team.