World Cup

She-Amavubi off to bright start with win over Tanzania

Thursday Rwanda  1-0  Tanzania Uganda   1-0  Kenya ALICE Kalimba’s header in the 34th minute was the only difference as She-Amavubi stunned reigning champions Tanzania 1-0 on Thursday to start their CECAFA Women Senior Challenge campaign on a positive note at...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:27am

[FEATURED] 23 Rwandans awarded Millions for buying TECNO SPARK2 during World Cup

It was an evening of football entertainment and prizes at Century Cinema as TECNO unveiled lucky prize winners after the World Cup was concluded in style in Russia in favor of France who beat Croatia 4-2 on Sunday in Moscow, Russia. The excited fans screamed around the cinema hall as the French...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:03pm

France stage Champs-Elysees parade

The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. France overcame a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final in...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:27am

First PL player to score in final since 1998 - the stats

Deschamps is the third person to win the World Cup as both a player and a manager, after Brazil’s Mario Zagallo and Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer. France became the first team to score four goals in a World Cup final since Brazil beat Italy 4-1 in 1970. Croatia are the first team to...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:11am

France overpower Croatia to win 2018 World Cup

France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia's bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps' side repeated the success on home soil at France '98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-toe...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:08am

World Cup final 2018: France Vs Croatia – your guide to Sunday’s match

Today Croatia      Vs     France      5pm Croatia face France at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday aiming to win a first major international trophy, while their opponents are in a third final in six World Cups and...

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 12:37am

Russia 2018: Belgium beat England to secure third place finish

Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place play-off on Saturday to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate’s side home with a second straight loss. France will face Croatia in Sunday’s final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. A fourth-...

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 12:34am

The crucial World Cup lesson on picking up after ourselves

As you read this, the most popular sporting event, the FIFA World Cup will be coming to an end today with the final between France and Croatia. Of all spectator sports, football continues to be at the top of the table and the World Cup that comes around once in four years has always been a huge...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:51pm

World Cup 2018 exposed Africa’s talent drain

The 2018 World Cup comes to an end tonight with two European countries, Croatia and France facing off in the final in Russia.It’s interesting but perhaps unsurprising that most of Africa seems to be backing the French team to snatch victory; but the Croatians can’t be taken for...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:44pm

5 players who earned big contracts at the W Cup

There were so many wonderful performances this World Cup, and plenty from players who are already established as the world’s best. But there were also several breakout performances at this tournament, from young players, or those who were just looking for a chance ... and seized it. Here are...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:51pm

Dejected England, Belgium aim to leave on a high

Today Belgium    Vs    England 4pm England manager Gareth Southgate admits the World Cup third-place playoff is a game that no team wants to play, but Saturday’s match against Belgium offers the chance to finish the tournament on a winning note. A gut-...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:40pm

World Cup 2018: Were England good, lucky, or a bit of both?

A World Cup which began with low expectations for England ended with positivity and optimism, despite the pain of losing in the semi-finals to Croatia. After failing to get out of the group in 2014 and losing to Iceland at the European Championship in 2016, the performances of Gareth Southgate...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:08pm

The making of Luka Modric: From refugee to World’s star footballer

Talisman Luka Modric endured a brutal childhood as a refugee after his beloved grandfather was shot dead when he was just 6 years old. The captain of France’s World Cup final opponents had his world turned upside down when his beloved granddad was gunned down by Serbian thugs and was forced...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:03pm

Croatia cabinet wear jerseys after semifinal win

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and his ministers held a session on Thursday dressed in red-and-white football jerseys to mark their country’s win over England that sets up a World Cup final against France. Plenkovic, who returned from Moscow where he attended the semi-final,...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:57pm

France out to rectify Euro 2016 mistakes – Pogba

France are determined not to make the same mistakes they did two years ago in losing the Euro 2016 final when they take on Croatia for the biggest prize in football, midfielder Paul Pogba said on Thursday. France face the Croats in the World Cup final at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday,...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:50pm

Croatia to play France in FIFA World Cup final after beating England 2-1

A football match to decide whether of the two teams - Croatia or England, will make it to the finals is being held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. England has managed to score its first goal just five minutes after the beginning of the match. However, Perisic managed to tie the game 1-1....

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:09am

Future bright for Belgium despite failure to win trophy – Martinez

Belgium’s future is bright despite a 1-0 World Cup semi-final defeat by France and the issue of an aging squad, says manager Roberto Martinez. The Red Devils’ ‘golden generation’ face the losers of England’s game with Croatia in Saturday’s third-fourth play-off...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:07pm

'It's Coming Home': England Expects But Modric and Croatia Stand In Way of Glory

England take on Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday, with the winner facing France in the World Cup final. Sputnik looks at what is happening on social media and discovers England fans are either bullish and over-confident or nervous as hell. England were last at this stage in 1990, when they...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3:43pm

Croatia can deal with Kane after ‘stopping Messi’ - Zlatko Dalic

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has said his side have already “managed to stop Messi” and so can cope with England’s Harry Kane in Wednesday’s semi-final. The teams meet in Moscow to compete for a place in the 15 July final after Dalic’s side overcame hosts Russia on...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:03pm

Umtiti header puts France in World Cup final with win over Belgium

At the final whistle, the pocket of French supporters behind the goal to the far left, with their tricolours and memories of 1998, could celebrate another triumphant night. France had made it to the World Cup final and will surely fancy their chances of being reunited with that coveted piece of...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:29am