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World Cup: France down Australia 2-1 in Group C

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Kazan (IANS) Midfielder Paul Pogba scored the winning goal for France, who overcame Australia 2-1 in a FIFA World Cup Group C contest here on Saturday. Pogba’s 80th-minute strike, a chip which kissed the cross-bar before moving in, gave France the 2-1 lead after Mile Jedinak’s 62nd-minute penalty had cancelled Antoine Griezmann’s conversion from the penalty […]

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World Cup: Brave Iceland secure draw against Argentina

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ANKARA: World Cup’s smallest ever country Iceland managed to draw against Argentina 1-1 in the Group D match in Moscow on Saturday afternoon. The match at Spartak Stadium saw two goals within five minutes of the first half. Sergio Aguero scored a superb opener for the South American team in the 19th minute, when he shot […]

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World Cup: Denmark beat Peru in Group C tie

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Saransk (IANS) Denmark defeated Peru 1-0 in a Group C match of the FIFA World Cup at the Mordovia Arena here on Saturday. Yussuf Poulsen scored the winner for Denmark in the 59th minute off an pass from Christian Eriksen. Christian Cueva missed a penalty for Peru just before half-time. This is Peru’s first World Cup […]

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World Cup: Brazil under test in campaign opener vs Switzerland

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Rostov (IANS) Brazil’s position as favourites to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be under test when they kick off their campaign against Switzerland here on Sunday. The Brazilians travel to Russia following a convincing 3-0 victory against Austria a week ago as Neymar banished any doubts about the injury which brought his campaign with […]

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World Cup: VAR used as France beat 2-1 Australia

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ANKARA: France defeated Australia 2-1 in World Cup Group C match on Saturday afternoon in historical match as Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is used for the first time. All of the 3 goals scored at Kazan Arena came in the second half, as VAR review handed Les Bleus a penalty kick in the 58th minute. France’s […]

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Germany: Turkish-origin footballer’s car vandalized

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BERLIN/ANKARA: The car of German footballer of Turkish descent Ilkay Gundogan was vandalized in German city of Cologne, local police reported on Saturday. The Cologne police confirmed that Gundogan filed a complaint against unknown persons after his car was vandalized during a friendly game on June 7 against Saudi Arabia. The windows of his car, which […]

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FIFA World Cup: Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0, go top of Group D

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Kaliningrad (Russia), June 17 (IANS) Croatia went to the top of Group D in the FIFA World Cup following their 2-0 easy victory over Nigeria at the Kaliningrad Stadium here on Saturday. Veteran striker Mario Mandzukic played his part in both the goals from Croatia, who now have three points. The other teams in the group, […]

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Costa Rica, Serbia face-off in battle of underdogs

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Samara (Russia) (IANS) Underdogs Costa Rica and Serbia, both though boasting of experienced footballers, will face-off in a FIFA World Cup Group E clash at the Samara Arena here on Sunday. For Oscar Ramirez-coached Costa Rica, the aim in this World Cup is to improve on their best performance of a quarter-final which they achieved in […]

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Germany to start FIFA World Cup campaign vs Mexico

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Moscow (IANS) Defending champions Germany will kick-off their title defence when they take on Mexico in a Group F match of the FIFA 2018 World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Sunday. In their previous 11 meetings, Germany have won six times while the South Americans managed just a single win. Germany passed the qualification […]

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World Cup: Spirited Iceland hold Argentina

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Moscow (IANS) Iceland came up with a fighting performance to hold formidable Argentina to a 1-1 stalemate in a hard fought Group D match of the FIFA World Cup at the Spartak Stadium here on Saturday. Sergio Aguero put Argentina ahead in the 19th minute but Alfred Finnbogason (23rd) restored parity for Iceland a short while […]

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