World Cup 2018: Belgium overpower tired England to secure third place

World Cup 2018: Belgium overpower tired England to secure third place

Belgium players celebrate with their medals after Third Place Play Off match with England at Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia on July 14. (REUTERS/Lee Smith)   ST PETERSBURG, July 14 (Reuters):  Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup and […]

Belgium third in World Cup after 2-0 win over England

Belgium third in World Cup after 2-0 win over England

England’s Harry Kane and Belgium’s Mousa Dembele embrace at the end of the match. (REUTERS/Henry Romero)   ST PETERSBURG, July 14 (Reuters):  Belgium finished third in the World Cup, their best-ever performance, when they beat England 2-0 with an early Thomas Meunier goal and a breakaway finished by Eden Hazard in Saturday’s playoff between the […]

Mandzukic sends Croatia to historic World Cup final

Mandzukic sends Croatia to historic World Cup final

Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic celebrates scoring their second goal with team-mates. (Reuters/Carl Recine)   Since their dream run to the last four in 1998, their first tournament as an independent nation, Croatia have failed to get past the group stage, with every subsequent failing team being compared unfavourably with the heroes of France   MOSCOW,  July […]

Trippier free kick gives England halftime lead

Trippier free kick gives England halftime lead

England’s Kieran Trippier taking the free kick. (REUTERS/Carl Recine)   MOSCOW,  July 11 (Reuters): England led Croatia 1-0 at halftime in their World Cup semi-final on Wednesday after Kieran Trippier got them off to a flying start by scoring from a free kick after five minutes.   Trippier curled the ball over the Croatia wall and into the […]

#WaistcoatWednesday: England fans suit up ahead of World Cup semi-final

#WaistcoatWednesday: England fans suit up ahead of World Cup semi-final

England  Manager Gareth Southgate (REUTERS/John Sibley/Files)   LONDON , July 11 (Reuters): The mission? To support England’s bid to win a first World Cup since 1966. The method? To wear a waistcoat for Wednesday’s semi-final match against Croatia.   It might sound a stretch, but some England fans want matchday in Moscow dubbed ‘Waistcoat Wednesday’ […]

Masterful Rohit leads India to series win over England

Masterful Rohit leads India to series win over England

The Indian players celebrate their victory with the series trophy after the Third International T20 against England at the Brightside Ground, Bristol, on July 8.  (Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes)   BRISTOL (England), July 8  (Reuters): Rohit Sharma’s superb unbeaten century led India to a seven-wicket win over England in a run-filled third and final Twenty20 […]

World Cup success offers cheer and hope to a divided England

World Cup success offers cheer and hope to a divided England

England fans celebrate around a damaged ambulance in London after the match against Sweden on July 7, 2018. (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)   ST PETERSBURG, July 8 (Reuters):  Everyone loves a winner, but the English public’s embrace of its national team goes beyond the routine pride in sporting success.   For a country bitterly divided by the […]

England erupts with joy as team reaches World Cup semi-final

England erupts with joy as team reaches World Cup semi-final

England fans watching Sweden versus England match celebrate after the match at London on July 7. (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)   LONDON, July 7 (Reuters): It might not have triggered the earthquake sensors, but the roar of joy that greeted England’s World Cup victory over Sweden on Saturday was heard throughout the land.   Packed pubs and […]

Two Britons poisoned with Novichok nerve agent near where Russian spy was struck down

Two Britons poisoned with Novichok nerve agent near where Russian spy was struck down

Police officers stand next to a section of playing field near Amesbury Baptist Church, which has been cordoned off after two people were hospitalised and police declared a ‘major incident’, in Amesbury, Wiltshire, Britain, July 4, 2018. (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls).   AMESBURY, England (Reuters): Two British citizens are critically ill after they were exposed to Novichok, […]

FIFA World Cup 2018: Five things we learned from World Cup pre-quarters

FIFA World Cup 2018: Five things we learned from World Cup pre-quarters

Kylian Mbappe (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/File Photo)   Moscow, July 4 (IANS): The Round-of -16 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup finished on Tuesday night and with two days without football before the first of the quarterfinals, here are a few things the past four frantic and entertaining days have taught us, says Xinhua news agency.   1. Passing […]