Tag Archives: worldcup 2018

World Cup ref gets life ban for bribery

07 July, 2018 8:57 am 8:57 am

CAIRO (Reuters) – A Kenyan linesman who had been due to officiate at the World Cup in Russia has been handed a life ban after being caught in a bribery sting. Marwa Range was filmed received a $600 (451.47 pounds) bribe during the African Nations Championship in Morocco in January and is one of 22 … 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

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

Putin congratulates Russia for World Cup win over Spain

07 July, 2018 9:55 am 9:55 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russia’s World Cup team for its win over Spain in a phone call to the manager, the Kremlin said on Sunday, as the host country marked the surprise victory with raucous street celebrations. Russia entered the soccer World Cup ranked by FIFA as the tournament’s weakest side, but … Read More

Japan fans celebrate as Samurai Blue reach last 16

06 June, 2018 9:17 am 9:17 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Soccer fans in Japan burst into celebration after their team advanced to the World Cup knockout round despite a 1-0 loss to Poland, exchanging high-fives and hugs in relief that they had squeezed through. In Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya, elated supporters streamed out of sports bars after the final whistle at around 1 … Read More

Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama

06 June, 2018 9:25 am 9:25 am

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) – Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England’s young and free-flowing team banished the ghost of past failures with a record 6-1 thrashing of feeble Panama on Sunday that eased them into the last 16. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group G – England vs Panama – Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, … Read More

Honda salvages 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal with late strike

06 June, 2018 9:03 am 9:03 am

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Midfielder Keisuke Honda came off the bench to salvage a 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal, as both teams were locked at the top of Group H following an entertaining encounter on Sunday. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group H – Japan vs Senegal – Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia – … Read More

Croatia in dreamland as Messi’s Argentina suffer nightmare

06 June, 2018 10:01 am 10:01 am

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) – Croatia were in dreamland on Thursday after advancing to the knockout phase of the World Cup for the first time in 20 years with a 3-0 rout of Argentina that left a subdued Lionel Messi and his team mates facing yet another flop. The emphatic Group D victory at the … Read More