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Technology telling you what foul has been committed or whose World Cup leg got in the way of another person’s leg, and did that hand actually touch the ball thus aiding the referee to make accurate decisions, are some of the outstanding hi tech innovations that was accomplished with the...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 8:17pm

[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

Park Inn brings World Cup experience to football fans

Football fans gathered at Park Inn Hotel in Kiyovu to support their favourite national team when France beat Belgium 1-0 in an entertaining World Cup semi-final match on Tuesday night. Located at the hotel’s poolside, the venue brought together friends, couples and families who were watching...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:36pm

Sport as an alternative means to attaining global peace

One of the biggest global challenges has been attaining peace and security in all continents and nations across the world, and a number of efforts have been made in order to attain this goal through various interventions such as conventions, sanctions, military actions among others. Despite the...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:39am

Should blacks keep making European nations global football powerhouses?

The ongoing World Cup matches have been quite scintillating as seen from the early departure of Germany, Spain and Argentina to the competitive fighting spirit of Iceland, Columbia and Senegal. I have missed but one match and do everything in my power to not miss a minute of each of the games. I...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:35am

'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

Russia 2018: Belgium face France, eye maiden World Cup final spot

Today Belgium   Vs   France 8pm Belgium, with an aim to book a berth in the final of the FIFA World Cup 2018, face old rivals France in a highly anticipated semi-final clash at St. Petersburg Stadium today. Belgium have scored 14 goals in five matches so far in the mega event...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:50pm

Kylian Mbappe: How France World Cup star rose to prominence

A lot has happened in a short space of time for Kylian Mbappe. Aged 19, Mbappe scored twice for France in their 4-3 victory over Argentina in the last 16. It is the latest step in a remarkable rise for a player who was celebrating passing his French high school exams just three summers ago. In...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:54pm

Costa Rica will not renew coach’s contract

Costa Rica are not going to renew the contract of coach Oscar Ramirez following their group stage exit at the World Cup, the head of the country’s football federation (FEDEFUTBOL) said. “Oscar’s contract expired after the game against Switzerland and the decision not to renew it...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:19pm

Maradona apologises for saying England committed ‘robbery’

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has apologised to Fifa for saying England committed a “monumental robbery” in beating Colombia in the World Cup last 16. Maradona accused referee Mark Geiger of bias towards England. Fifa said his comments were “entirely inappropriate” and...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:12pm

PREMIER LEAGUE: Howe rues transfer difficulties during World Cup

The World Cup and the shortened transfer window are partly to blame for Bournemouth's difficulty in signing new players ahead of next season, according to manager Eddie Howe. In September, Premier League clubs backed a rule amendment to end the transfer window at 17:00 local time on the...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 10:51pm

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 - 4:22pm

World Cup: England’s game Vs Colombia ‘biggest knockout game for decade’

England’s last-16 World Cup tie against Colombia is the national side’s “biggest knockout game for a decade”, says manager Gareth Southgate. England will play the South Americans on Tuesday after a 1-0 loss to Belgium saw them finish runners-up in Group G. Southgate said...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:35pm

Lukaku a doubt for England clash – Martinez

Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku could miss his team’s final Group G clash with England after coach Roberto Martinez said on Wednesday that the match in Kaliningrad was “probably one day too early” for the striker. Lukaku has missed training this week after picking up an ankle...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:33am

Hernandez dreaming of ‘the impossible’ at World Cup

Javier Hernandez said on Tuesday that a buoyant Mexico want to “accomplish the impossible” and win the World Cup in Russia, on the eve of their clash with Sweden. The Mexicans have repeatedly failed to go beyond the last 16 in recent decades, but the West Ham United striker nicknamed...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:45pm

World Cup fever grips Nigerian soccer fans ahead of Argentina match

LAGOS, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian football fans are in high spirits ahead of the team's crucial FIFA World Cup fixture against Argentina on Tuesday evening. The Nigerian Super Eagles will face Argentina in their last Group D match in Saint Petersburg. Nigeria are currently three points...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 2:55pm

Iran misses chance to Word Cup round of 16 after draw with Portugal

SARANSK, Russia, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Iran fought to the last moment and only narrowly missed the chance to reach the knockout phase of World Cup after a draw with Portugal 1-1 here Monday night. Despite the fact that the Portuguese dominated the ball throughout the match, the Iranians showed the...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 2:33pm

Messi Fan's Body Fished Out of River After Argentina's Loss - Reports

Dinu Alex left a suicide note saying he was going to end his life, devastated by Argentina's World Cup loss to Croatia. Internet users are grieving over the tragic loss, paying their respects on Twitter. According to The Times of India, Dinu Alex, a thirty-year-old accountant from...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 3:49pm

Sweden Striker Berg to Avoid Ban for Skipping Doping Test at World Cup - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sweden striker Marcus Berg will not be punished by FIFA despite skipping a doping test after his side's 2-1 loss to Germany in their second Group F match at the FIFA World Cup on Saturday, the Swedish website Fotbollskanalen.se reported Monday. According to the media,...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 3:44pm

Argentina on brink of World Cup exit: Where did it go wrong?

Argentina are on the brink of a World Cup exit following their 3-0 defeat to Croatia. Adam Bate looks at where it went wrong for Lionel Messi and the rest. The warning signs were evident to viewers all around the world when the camera panned down the line of Argentina players and reached the team...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:36pm