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  • Things we'll miss once the World Cup is over

    As the stage in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium is all set to draw the curtains over another hair-raising World Cup season, we prepare ourselves to bid farewell to the festivity that came along with it. With just a few games left to be played, let's look at the things that we will surely miss as we wait four more years for the curtains to be unravelled once again in Qatar.

  • How Tite changed Brazil’s style

    Brazil now play like an European side with Brazilian talent and the man behind this change is their coach Tite, who above all emphasises balance.

  • Hotdog-munching trio in Russian garb unlikely stars of WC

    It was the eleventh minute of extra time in Russia's tense victory over Spain when the unlikely stars of the show emerged: three Russia fans shown on national TV snacking on hotdogs in the stands.

  • Egg throwers on Korean national team to go unpunished

    The Korea Football Association (KFA) decides not to pursue charges against people who threw eggs at the national team after they arrived home from the World Cup, police says.

  • Argentines caught between love and indifference for Maradona

    Argentine legend Diego Maradona is a controversial idol, worshipped as a god for his World Cup-winning exploits but whose life of excess left a tormented public back home torn between veneration and derision.

  • Diego Maradona

    Concern over Maradona after health scare in Argentina thriller

    Diego Maradona roared and gesticulated through every anguished second of Argentina's rollercoaster World Cup victory over Nigeria on Tuesday before triggering alarm with a health scare after the final whistle.

  • World Cup 2018: Who can qualify for the Round of 16?

    With the second series of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer.

  • Lukaku worry for Red Devils

    Roberto Martinez revealed that Romelu Lukaku is an injury doubt for Belgium's World Cup blockbuster tie against England after the in-form striker picked up an ankle injury on Saturday.

  • Sri Lanka charged by ICC for delay

    Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha were charged by ICC.

  • 'I'm the coach - get used to it!', says Hierro

    Celebrating a first win just one week into the job, Spain's new boss Fernando Hierro said he was happy with the narrow 1-0 defeat of Iran - and people had better get used to him being in charge.

  • Kane breaks Tunisian hearts

    A stoppage-time header from two-goal Harry Kane gives England a 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening World Cup Group G match on Monday.

  • Argentina need to sort things out

    The Spartak Moscow Arena turned into a theatre of dreams for World Cup debutants Iceland when they held two-time champions Argentina to a 1-1 draw.

  • VIDEO for Official 2018 FIFA World Cup Song Released

    The official video clip to the World Cup 2018 song - ‘Live It Up’ -release featuring superstar Will Smith, DJ Nicky Jam and singer Era Istrefi with clips of some of the world’s top football stars.

  • German Fan Driving Tractor to World Cup in Russia

    A 70-year-old German fan is hoping he can reach Russia to enjoy the World Cup on a 30kph tractor within 10 days.

  • Toure says Guardiola has problem with African players

    Midfielder Yaya Toure accuses Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola of having "problems with Africans" in an interview by France Football magazine.

  • Lionel Messi and Neymar

    Each Messi, Neymar goal to feed 10,000 children

    From Thursday onwards, each goal scored by Argentine genius Lionel Messi and Brazilian sensation Neymar in competitive matches including the upcoming FIFA World Cup, will feed 10,000 school children in Latin America and the Carribean.

  • Cilic, Thiem battle into French Open last 32

    Title challengers Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem struggles into the French Open last 32 on Thursday as Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal waited to join them.

  • AB de Villiers Retirement

    Farewell, Mr.360

    “I have had my turn and, to be honest, I am tired.” On Wednesday, the world of cricket suffered a great loss. That was when AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.

  • Nadal racks up 80th French Open win

    Nadal racks up 80th French Open win

  • Ireland's Ed Joyce retires from cricket

    Dual international Ed Joyce retires from all forms of cricket.

  • Which IPL cricketer are you?

    While everyone is busy with UEFA Champions League hype as it draws to a close, cricket fans have their own Indian Premier League (IPL) to be excited about. Featuring some of the best players in international and domestic cricket, the games are always exciting and a good way to spend your evenings.

  • “Merci Arsène”

    Back in 1996, when a French individual with the look of a college professor was appointed as Arsenal's next manager, the football world was confused to say the least. A man with a surface-level recognition

  • UEFA Champions League teams as people: 2018 Semifinals Edition

    Another year, another edition of the UEFA Champions League. And of course, it means singing "...THE CHAMPIOOOOOOONS!" and readying your meme game to roast your poor buddy whose team is gonna get knocked out all the while praying your team doesn't.What if such teams were like us people? What would be their stereotypes? Let's find out.

  • Good badminton rules we need

    Street badminton is a dog-eat-dog sport. There's no referee, no reviews, and most importantly, no mercy. There is more to the game than just hitting a shuttlecock and winning points.

  • Klopp praises Firmino

    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp hails the ever-present influence of Roberto Firmino after the Brazilian capped an impressive all-round display with two goals in Tuesday's 5-0 Premier League win over Swansea City.

  • Antoine Griezmann

    Griezmann apologises for painting himself black

    Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann apologises after receiving criticism on social media for posting a picture of himself on his official Twitter account dressed as a Harlem Globetrotter, covered in black paint and wearing a wig.

  • Things to know before attending your first cricket match

    Things to know before attending your first cricket match

    Now that BPL is back, many of you will be setting foot inside a cricket stadium for the first time. If you're a part of this lucky bunch, read on for the do's and don't's of a cricket stadium, young padawan.

  • Stages of watching a Bangladesh cricket match

    The match starts pretty well, with our bowlers keeping a check on the runs. Mashrafe does what he does best (being economical), and even Taskin manages to bowl a few decent overs.

  • Dhakas' contrasting fortunes

    Dhaka Division staged a comeback against Khulna on the second day of their third round encounter in the 19th National Cricket League yesterday.

  • Imrul Kayes

    Bangladesh collapse after Imrul fifty

    A changed batting order in Bangladesh’s second innings against Cricket South Africa Invitation XI apparently backfired on the third and final day of their lone practice game today.