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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns

Controversial UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned mere hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis also left his post, as the political crisis over the UK's Brexit strategy intensifies ever-further. Johnson's sudden departure came a mere half hour before Prime Minister Theresa May...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 4:37 PM

Belgium Holds Limited Training Session Ahead of Semi-Final Against France

Belgium held a limited training session ahead of the World Cup semi-final match against France. The winner will advance to the finals in order to fight for the World Cup against either Croatian or English players in Moscow. The Red Devils had a day off on Saturday and they resumed training on...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 11:37 AM

UK Media Expects Baby Boom in England After Three Lions Foray in World Cup Semis

On July 11, England will face Croatia in a 2018 FIFA World Cup match which was preceded by the English footballers' foray into the tournament's semifinals after their 2-0 win over Sweden. Births are expected to increase by ten percent in the next nine months in England...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 11:28 AM

Russia Midfielder Cheryshev, Forward Dzyuba Named World Cup 'Breakout Stars'

Russia midfielder Denis Cheryshev and forward Artem Dzyuba were named among the "breakout stars" of the 2018 FIFA World Cup by the US media on Sunday night. Cheryshev, who plays for Spanish side Villarreal, scored four goals in five matches to equal Portugal striker...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 11:07 AM

Croatia Respect England Team But Not Afraid of Them - Head Coach Dalic

Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic said on Sunday that he respects England's team but his players are not afraid of anyone. The head coach also stated that the success of his team was not expected by many people. "I don't see anything strange in Croatia getting to ...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 10:58 AM

Turkey to retaliate if US slaps sanctions over S-400 purchase - Ankara

Relations between the US and Turkey have seriously deteriorated after Washington threatened not to sell Ankara F-35 fighters if it buys S-400 missile systems from Moscow, as well as imposing sanctions if the situation remains unchanged. Turkey intends to respond to the US in the event Washington...

Friday, July 6, 2018, 12:52 PM

Norway blames the influx of migrants on Europe's black labor market

Distinguishing between refugees and migrants is a hard task, the director of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration has argued, conceding that some of the migrants are drawn to Europe by vast opportunities within the shady part of the economy. Some of the migrants arriving in Europe are refugees...

Friday, July 6, 2018, 12:44 PM

China slaps US with 25% tariffs as trade war escalates

US tariffs on Chinese imports took effect on Friday at 4:00 a.m. GMT amid concerns of international investors and businesses. China has imposed a 25% tax on $34 billion worth of US goods in response to the similar move by Washington. "China promised not to fire the first shot, but in order to...

Friday, July 6, 2018, 12:27 PM

Qatar Mulling Adoption of Russia's FIFA World Cup FAN IDs

Head of the Qatar 2022 Local Organizing Committee Hassan Al Thawadi told Sputnik on Thursday that Qatar could adopt Russia's 2018 FIFA World Cup experience and implement FAN IDs. A FAN ID is a personalized document which is obligatory for everyone who has a ticket to any of the...

Friday, July 6, 2018, 10:31 AM

76% of People Think the 2018 FIFA World Cup is the Best Ever – Here's Why

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has so far been an unequivocal success, with everything running to schedule and on the pitch action conjuring up moments of drama, surprise, and sheer brilliance. Many fans and football fanatics think this has been the best World Cup in the tournament’s history,...

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 6:31 PM

Ex-Germany Striker Kuranyi Predicts Russia to Beat Croatia in FIFA World Cup

Russia has shown they have the potential to beat Croatia and make it through to the semi-finals, former Dynamo Moscow and Germany striker Kevin Kuranyi said on Wednesday. The 36-year-old retired striker took part in a friendly match between Russia's and Germany's supporters at...

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 6:10 PM

England Fans Melt Down as Prince William ‘Takes Over' Royal Twitter After Win

After England's dramatic World Cup penalty shootout victory over Colombia in the best of 16, the Royal quickly logged in to Kensington Palace's Twitter to celebrate the team, much to the pleasure of the British fans. On Tuesday evening, Moscow's Spartak Stadium saw England...

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 6:05 PM

Maradona Apologizes to FIFA for Calling England Win 'Monumental Theft'

FIFA earlier stated that Diego Maradona’s criticism of American referee Mark Geiger’s performance during the England vs Colombia game in the World Cup round of 16 on Tuesday was “entirely inappropriate and completely unfounded.” In light of FIFA’s “strong...

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 5:58 PM

Netizens Ridicule Neymar for Spending a Total of 14 Mins on Ground at World Cup

Social media users have been mocking the Brazilian football star after he fell on the ground and writhed in agony, pretending to have suffered some life-ending injury during his national squad’s matchup with Mexico at the 2018 World Cup earlier this week. The World Cup isn’t over ...

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 5:53 PM

Italy provides Libya with more ships to bring migrants back home

Italy has said it will give ships and equipment to the Libyan Coast Guard to help it intercept and bring migrants back home. Italy's government has announced Monday it will provide 10 motor launches and two ships, as well as an unspecified amount of equipment and other material, to the Libyan...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 1:14 AM

Russia 2018: Belgium fight back from two down to beat Japan

Belgium threw caution to the wind to reach the World Cup quarterfinals as substitute Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds against Japan to snatch a 3-2 comeback win on Monday and set up a clash with five-time champions Brazil. The distraught Japanese, who went 2-0 up with goals by Genki...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 1:40 AM

Examining Spain’s lackluster performance against Russia

Spain is out of the World Cup after being beaten in a climatic penalty shootout by Russia. Sputnik takes a closer look at the shortcomings of the Spanish national football team.  Playing Style Despite dominating possession in Sunday’s last 16 match against Russia, Spain only...

Monday, July 2, 2018, 3:36 PM

Russia makes history by crushing Spain 4-3 during penalty shootout

Russia is through to the World Cup quarterfinals after beating Spain during a penalty shootout at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Russia soaked up long periods of pressure and defended resolutely before sealing the victory, and sending its home capacity crowd into rapture. Russia has won its round of...

Monday, July 2, 2018, 12:07 PM

Belgium head coach Martinez expects 'tough' match against Japan

Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez said on Sunday that his team expected to have a "tough" match against Japan in the World Cup round of 16 as their opponents have “incredible" energy and could create problems for Belgium. "We faced Japan not long ago in a friendly...

Monday, July 2, 2018, 11:43 AM

FIFA World Cup has been such an epic ride, says Iceland

Iceland national football team on Wednesday thanked Russia for a "warm welcome" at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. "This FIFA World Cup has been such an epic ride. We left everything, absolutely everything, on the pitch tonight and will go out with our heads held up high. Thank you to the...

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10:44 AM

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