Tag Archives: WC 2018

England can’t underestimate Sweden, says Stones

07 July, 2018 9:28 am 9:28 am

REPINO, Russia (Reuters) – England take on Sweden in Samara on Saturday with a place in the World Cup semi-finals at stake, and while some may be surprised to see the Scandinavians in the last eight, defender John Stones says they cannot be underestimated. The fact that England needed extra time and penalties to defeat … Read More

Ronaldo has received offer to sign for Juventus: source

07 July, 2018 8:32 am 8:32 am

MADRID (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo has received an offer to leave Real Madrid and join Italian champions Juventus, a source close to the player told Reuters on Wednesday. Soccer Football – World Cup – Round of 16 – Uruguay vs Portugal – Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia – June 30, 2018 Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo before the … Read More

Clash with Brazil a defining match for Belgian generation

07 July, 2018 8:30 am 8:30 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Friday’s World Cup quarter-final against Brazil in Kazan is a defining game for Belgium’s talented generation of players but don’t call them ‘golden’, said defender Vincent Kompany on Wednesday. “The term ‘golden generation’ is obviously one the players didn’t come up with and it’s not something we pay too much importance to,” … Read More

Thai lucky 13 found, but still stuck as divers draw up cave rescue plans

07 July, 2018 9:02 am 9:02 am

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – Rescuers battled intensifying rain to furiously pump water from a cave in Thailand on Tuesday, as officials thrashed out plans to extract a young soccer team located by divers after being trapped and incommunicado for 10 days. Seven members of a Thai navy SEALS unit, including a medic and a … Read More

Nike favored to beat soccer juggernaut Adidas at World Cup

07 July, 2018 8:59 am 8:59 am

(Reuters) – In a World Cup brimming with upsets, Nike Inc  looks on track to defeat soccer juggernaut and archrival Adidas AG  in the closely watched jersey sponsorship battle. The Nike swoosh decorates the outfits of Brazil, France and England, the sides in the quarter-finals most favored by betting websites to win the World Cup, … Read More

Shootout curse banished, England fans dare to dream

07 July, 2018 8:56 am 8:56 am

LONDON (Reuters) – England fans are dreaming of World Cup glory after their team banished a decades-long curse of flunking penalty shootouts thanks to a nail-biting win over Colombia. Roaring middle-aged men ripped off their shirts and women danced at the Flat Iron Square bar in central London as England beat the Colombians 4-3 on … Read More