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

June 24, 2018 22:54 PM

YEKATERINBURG, June 24: 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 at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Sunday.

England rout Panama 6-1 with Kane hat-trick

June 24, 2018 19:42 PM

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 24: England’s young and free-flowing team banished the ghost of past national failures with a record 6-1 thrashing of Panama on Sunday that included a hat-trick by Harry Kane and eased them into the last 16.

FIFA launches investigation into Swiss players' goal celebrations during Serbia match

June 24, 2018 15:42 PM

MOSCOW, June 24: FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, looking into their goal celebrations during their win over Serbia on Friday.

FIFA launches investigation into Swiss players' goal celebrations during Serbia match

June 24, 2018 15:42 PM

MOSCOW, June 24: FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, looking into their goal celebrations during their win over Serbia on Friday.

South Carolina congressional candidate seriously injured in car crash

June 24, 2018 13:21 PM

June 24: South Carolina Republican congressional candidate Katie Arrington, who ousted incumbent U.S. Representative Mark Sanford in a primary this month, was seriously injured in a car crash that killed the driver of a second vehicle, her campaign said on Saturday.

Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan

June 24, 2018 12:58 PM

ISTANBUL, June 24: Turks began voting on Sunday for a new president and parliament in elections that pose the biggest ballot box challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.

Saudi women gear up for new freedom as driving ban ends

June 24, 2018 10:10 AM

RIYADH, June 24: Women in Saudi Arabia took to the roads at midnight on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Life-size chocolate Lionel Messi for his birthday

June 24, 2018 08:44 AM

When Moscow confectioners found out Lionel Messi would be celebrating his birthday during the World Cup, they decided he needed a gift that measured up - a life-size chocolate sculpture in his likeness.

Trump defends policies on border, North Korea in visit to Las Vegas

June 24, 2018 06:59 AM

LAS VEGAS, June 24: President Donald Trump defended his tough stance on immigrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico on Saturday, praising his administration for a job well done and saying his approach will make the United States stronger.

Kroos missile secures last-gasp Germany win

June 24, 2018 02:14 AM

SOCHI, June 24: A stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a dramatic 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to reignite their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.

Rampant Mexico see off South Korea to close on last 16

June 23, 2018 23:01 PM

ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 23:  Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over world champions Germany by overpowering South Korea 2-1 on Saturday to take a giant step towards the World Cup last 16.

Two each for Hazard and Lukaku as Belgium thump Tunisia 5-2

June 23, 2018 19:53 PM

MOSCOW, June 23: Two goals each for Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard and one for Michy Batshuayi swept Belgium to a 5-2 victory over Tunisia on Saturday that put them in command of World Cup Group G and underlined their status as one of the tournament favourites.

VAR in the firing line after Serbia denied penalty

June 23, 2018 16:24 PM

SAMARA, June 23: Critics of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system were handed ample ammunition when Serbia was somehow denied what appeared a blatant penalty in their defeat to Switzerland on Friday.

Shaqiri snatches last-minute win for Swiss over Serbia

June 23, 2018 02:08 AM

KALININGRAD, June 23: A thunderous strike by Granit Xhaka and a superb last-minute breakaway goal by Xherdan Shaqiri gave Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 win over Serbia in a swashbuckling World Cup Group E match on Friday.

FIFA trying to identify fans filmed fighting at World Cup match

June 23, 2018 01:51 AM

MOSCOW, June 23:  Football’s world governing body FIFA said on Friday it was trying to identify fans shown fighting in a video filmed at Thursday’s World Cup match between Argentina and Croatia.

Nigeria reboot their World Cup with 2-0 win over Iceland

June 22, 2018 23:08 PM

VOLGOGRAD, June 22: A revamped Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 and revived their hopes of advancing in the World Cup in Russia on Friday with, striker Ahmed Musa celebrating his return to the team with two fine goals.

Coutinho, Neymar strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica

June 22, 2018 19:58 PM

ST PETERSBURG, June 22: Late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup in thrilling fashion against Costa Rica on Friday and broke Central American hearts in St. Petersburg by sending them out of the tournament.

India slaps higher duties on U.S. almonds

June 22, 2018 12:04 PM

NEW DELHI, June 22: India, the world’s biggest buyer of U.S. almonds, raised import duties on the commodity by 20 percent, a government order said, joining the European Union and China in retaliating against President Donald Trump’s tariff hikes on steel and aluminium.

Yemen's Houthis indicate willingness to hand over port to UN

June 22, 2018 09:21 AM

WASHINGTON, June 22: Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis have indicated they would be willing to hand over management of Hodeidah port to the United Nations, a potential breakthrough in a conflict that has caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, sources familiar with the efforts said.

Classy Croatia rout Argentina to reach second round

June 22, 2018 01:52 AM

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 22: Croatia marched into the World Cup knockout stage by handing Argentina a 3-0 drubbing with goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in their Group D match on Thursday to leave the hopes of the twice world champions hanging by a thread.