Ronaldo, Messi and Mbappe on FIFA player of the year shortlist

Ronaldo, Messi and Mbappe on FIFA player of the year shortlist

France’s World Cup star Kylian Mbappe joined regulars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s player award, world soccer’s governing body announced on Tuesday. (Jul 25, 2018 07:09:47)

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Croatia takes to streets to toast soccer team's historic run

  Jul 17, 2018 07:26:55
Hundreds of thousands of Croats in red and white chequered soccer shirts and scarves poured onto the streets of the capital Zagreb on Monday to welcome home the national team and celebrate their run to the World Cup final in Russia.  

Russia 2018: Memorable moments during World Cup Final

  Jul 16, 2018 09:51:11
NDO – The World Cup 2018 officially wrapped up following the final match at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on July 15. France ended Croatia’s dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades. Let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments during the World Cup Final between France and Croatia. 

Factbox: FIFA awards for 2018 World Cup

  Jul 16, 2018 07:12:18
FIFA awards for the 2018 World Cup: 

France lift second World Cup after winning classic final 4-2

  Jul 16, 2018 00:28:53
France won the World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia’s dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory on Sunday in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades. 

Hollywood star Will Smith brings down curtain on Russia World Cup

  Jul 15, 2018 22:36:31
Hollywood actor and singer Will Smith performed the soccer World Cup’s official song “Live It Up” in the tournament’s closing ceremony in Moscow on Sunday.  

Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

  Jul 15, 2018 22:26:02
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday handed over the mantle of World Cup host to the emir of Qatar, whose country will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament. 

France on the brink of a new football dynasty

  Jul 15, 2018 07:06:32
France coach Didier Deschamps spent a large part of his post-game press conference in the wake of his side's 1-0 win over Belgium in the World Cup semi-finals speaking about his side's "potential".  

Belgium overpower tired England to secure third place

  Jul 15, 2018 04:57:47
Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate’s side home with a second straight loss.  

Factbox: Belgium vs. England

  Jul 14, 2018 07:00:53
Belgium play England in the World Cup third-place playoff in St Petersburg on Saturday. 

FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinals in photos

  Jul 13, 2018 10:19:54
NDO - Two thrilling matches in the FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinals ended up setting a date for France and Croatia in Moscow for the title. Let’s take a look at the highlights from the previous clashes. 

Four things we learned from World Cup semi-finals

  Jul 13, 2018 08:14:44
The semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup have left us with two finalists and two teams who have tasted the bitterness of falling at the last hurdle: here are some things we learned over the past two days. 

[INFOGRAPHIC] FIFA World Cup 2018: Road to final

  Jul 12, 2018 15:52:58
NDO - Here come the two finalists who will play for right to lift the prestigious trophy of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Both France and Croatia have shown solid form since the beginning of the tournament and both fully deserve their places in the final. Let’s take a look at their journey in Russia 2018.  

FIFA to take legal action against pirated sports channel

  Jul 12, 2018 08:23:24
FIFA said on Wednesday it has engaged legal counsel to take action in Saudi Arabia against television channel beoutQ, which is widely available in the kingdom, for continuing to illegally broadcast the 2018 World Cup. Saudi Arabia says beoutQ is not based in the kingdom and that it has “relentlessly” combated the channel’s activities and is committed to protecting international property rights.  

Mandzukic sends irrepressible Croatia into first World Cup final

  Jul 12, 2018 07:52:06
Croatia yet again showed their magnificent resilience to come from behind and beat England 2-1 on Wednesday as Mario Mandzukic’s extra-time goal sent them into their first World Cup final and a possible revenge mission against France.