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Russia on brink of knockout stage after win over Egypt

World Cup hosts Russia virtually booked their place in the second round with a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday that moved them to...

Bullet train: Guj farmers up in arms, oppose land surveys

Land acquisition for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project is facing opposition from farmers in the state of Gujarat, with villagers not allowing the joint...

Lukaku double as Belgium outclass brave Panama

A stunning volley from Dries Mertens and a Romelu Lukaku double broke the resistance of a brave Panama side on their World Cup debut...

Kane takes to world stage as England edge past Tunisia

England captain Harry Kane declared his arrival on football’s biggest stage when he scored twice, including a stoppage-time winner, in a dramatic 2-1 victory...

Messi’s penalty miss not to blame for draw with Iceland – Maradona

Diego Maradona says Lionel Messi’s second-half penalty miss was not the reason Argentina failed to defeat Iceland at the World Cup on Saturday.Messi saw...

Magic Ronaldo lights up World Cup with hat-trick to deny Spain

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo lit up the World Cup in his own inimitable style on Friday, curling in a late free kick to complete...

Uruguay strike late to beat Egypt as Salah sits out match

Jose Gimenez was the unlikely 89th-minute match winner as Uruguay defeated an Egypt side shorn of star man Mohamed Salah 1-0 in their World...

Russia crush sorry Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

Russia launched the World Cup party in spectacular style when they thrashed a feeble Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament’s opening match on Thursday...

FIFA World Cup: Russian women should avoid sex with foreign men, says lawmaker

Russian women should avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the soccer World Cup because they could become single mothers to mixed race children,...

Soumya Swaminathan, Indian chess star, boycotts Iran event over hijab law

One of India’s top women chess players has pulled out of an upcoming championship in Iran in protest at having to wear an Islamic...