Analysis: Best XI of World Cup
Moscow, July 18 : It is called the world's biggest sporting event as every way you look at it, the 2018 FIFA World Cup did not disappoint. Dramatic late goals, unexpected results and the tension created by the Video Assistance Referee are just some of the elements that will ensure this tournament is likely to always hold a special place in the hearts and minds of fans who witnessed it.
World Cup runners-up welcomed as heroes in Croatia
Zagreb (Croatia), July 17 : Croatia's national football team rode through this capital in triumph aboard an open-top bus for more than five hours on their return from the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they reached the final before succumbing 2-4 to France.
Putin presents Trump with FIFA World Cup's official ball
Helsinki, July 16 : Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday presented his US counterpart Donald Trump with an official ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and wished the American leader a successful organisation of the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
France's FIFA win an end of immigration debates?
Paris [France], Jul 16 : With France winning its second FIFA World Cup title after defeating Croatia 4-2 in a high-octane final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, it has not only put an end to its 20-year-long itch for the triumph but also the debate over colour of players.
Macron to welcome French football team at Elysee Palace
Paris, July 16 : French President Emmanuel Macron will hold a reception ceremony on Monday for the national football team at his Elysee Palace official residence to celebrate their victory against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Who could move after World Cup performances?
Moscow, July 16 : Every World Cup has its winners and losers: no matter who finally lifts the trophy, with some footballers' performances seeing their stock rise dramatically and earning them a big-money move over the summer. These are some players whose displays in Russia will have attracted attention and who could be on the move.
Pitch invasion pauses FIFA World Cup final
Moscow, [Russia] July 15 : In the 52nd minute of the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia, four people invaded the pitch, due to which the match had to be temporarily halted.
FIFA WC: Decoding France's dream run
Moscow [Russia], July 15 : Twenty years after winning its first FIFA World Cup in 1998 as an 'underdog', France on Sunday repeated history in Russia as the world favourites defeated Croatia 4-2 in a high-octane final at the Luzhniki Stadium here.
Ronaldinho, Will Smith shine in World Cup closing ceremony
Moscow, July 15 : Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho and United States actor and musician Will Smith were among the stars rocking the stage on Sunday for the 2018 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony, ahead of the final match pitting France against Croatia.
France overpower Croatia 4-2 in FIFA World Cup final
Moscow, July 15 : France scored twice in each half as they thumped combative maiden finalists Croatia 4-2 in a dramatic final at the Luzhniki Stadium to win the FIFA World Cup for the second time in 20 years here on Sunday.
Croatian President presents Putin with national team jersey
Moscow, July 15 : Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has presented Russian President Vladimir Putin with a Croatian national team jersey in red and white with the number 9 and the name Putin written on it. After that, Kitarovic and Putin began their bilateral talks.
England could have done better: Kane
St. Petersburg, July 15 : England captain Harry Kane said his team could have done better, following their 0-2 loss to Belgium in the third-place playoff in 2018 FIFA World Cup.