Anti-Kremlin protesters invade pitch during World Cup final

Anti-Kremlin protesters invade pitch during World Cup final

Stewards chase pitch invaders. (REUTERS/Carl Recine)   MOSCOW, July 15 (Reuters): The World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow was briefly interrupted when three intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot ran onto the pitch before being hauled off by stewards.   The pitch invaders, who were dressed in police-style outfits, were […]

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 […]

Meunier gives Belgium halftime lead in lively encounter

Meunier gives Belgium halftime lead in lively encounter

(Reuters Photo)   ST PETERSBURG, July 14 (Reuters): Belgium led England 1-0 after a lively opening 45 minutes in the World Cup third-place play-off on Saturday thanks to a fourth-minute goal from Thomas Meunier. Meunier turned in Nacer Chadli’s low cross from close range after Romelu Lukaku’s pass had sliced open the England defence. Belgium […]

#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’ […]

World Cup 2018: Modric shines again but team mates must do more

World Cup 2018: Modric shines again but team mates must do more

Croatia’s Luka Modric and Dejan Lovren celebrate after the match against Russia. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)   SOCHI, July 8 (Reuters): Croatia progressed to the semi-finals of the World Cup after a second successive penalty shootout on Saturday but their inability to put away another unimpressive team over 90 minutes and extra time is a major worry […]

World Cup 2018: Croatia end Russia’s World Cup dream on penalties

World Cup 2018: Croatia end Russia’s World Cup dream on penalties

Croatia players celebrate winning the penalty shootout against Russia at Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia on July 7. (REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)   SOCHI, July 7 (Reuters): Croatia ended Russia’s unlikely World Cup dream when they won 4-3 on penalties to eliminate the gallant hosts after a dramatic quarter-final ended 2-2 after extra time on Saturday.   Ivan Rakitic […]

Defeat is saddest moment of my career – Neymar

Defeat is saddest moment of my career – Neymar

Brazil’s Neymar looks dejected after the match against Belgium  at  Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia on July 6, 2018.  (REUTERS/Murad Sezer)   SOCHI, July 8 (Reuters): Less than a day after being knocked out the World Cup by Belgium, Brazilian striker Neymar said he will find it hard to return to club football.   The Paris […]