Coutinho scorcher not enough as Brazil held 1-1 by Swiss

Coutinho scorcher not enough as Brazil held 1-1 by Swiss

Brazil joined the host of big guns who have failed to fire in their opening World Cup game as lax defending from a corner allowed Switzerland to cancel out Philippe Coutinho’s spectacular curling strike and grab a 1-1 draw on Sunday. (Jun 18, 2018 03:35:17)

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Technology helps France to 2-1 win over Australia

  Jun 16, 2018 21:57:35
France needed the help of the first World Cup penalty awarded after a video review and a deflected Paul Pogba goal to get their World Cup campaign underway with a scrappy 2-1 win over Australia on Saturday.  

World Cup: Spain's Costa first player to be awarded goal through VAR

  Jun 16, 2018 07:41:13
Diego Costa’s equaliser for Spain against Portugal on Friday was the first time a World Cup goal was awarded after a review from the video assistant referee (VAR). 

Hat-trick hero Ronaldo denies Spain in six-goal thriller

  Jun 16, 2018 03:58:51
Portugal’s irrepressible captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning late free kick to complete a World Cup hat-trick and rescue a dramatic 3-3 draw in an enthralling Group B match against neighbors Spain on Friday. 

Iran stun Morocco with stoppage-time own goal

  Jun 16, 2018 00:53:03
A heartbreaking stoppage-time own goal from substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz gave Iran a dramatic 1-0 win over Morocco in their World Cup Group B opener on Friday. 

Uruguay beat Egypt 1-0 with late Jimenez header

  Jun 15, 2018 21:36:01
Uruguay’s Jose Gimenez cannoned in an 89th minute header to deal Egypt a 1-0 defeat in their World Cup opener on Friday, just as the North Africans appeared to have escaped with a point despite missing key striker Mohamed Salah. 

[Infographic] World Cup 2018 match schedule

  Jun 15, 2018 17:07:47
NDO – The World Cup 2018 is taking place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, featuring eight groups of four national teams. A total of 64 matches will be played 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will take place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.  

Vietnamese fans get notice on heading to Russia during World Cup

  Jun 15, 2018 11:54:26
NDO – Vietnamese football fans have been told to thoroughly survey regulations by Russia before heading to the host country of the 2018 World Cup to enjoy the largest football festival on the planet. 

Egypt's Salah fit and ready to fire against Uruguay

  Jun 15, 2018 08:05:14
Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has recovered from a shoulder injury and is almost 100% certain to play in their World Cup opener against Uruguay, coach Hector Cuper said on Thursday, ending weeks of suspense about the fitness of his most dangerous striker. Cuper went further by predicting on the eve of the match that Salah could emerge as one of the tournament’s most prolific goalscorers. 

Russia thrash Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

  Jun 15, 2018 00:17:02
Finally let loose after a year-long diet of international friendlies, hosts Russia roared their World Cup intent to the rafters on Thursday (Jun 14) with a 5-0 tournament opening win over Saudi Arabia. 

Vibrant colourful ceremony kicks off World Cup 2018

  Jun 14, 2018 22:49:38
NDO – The World Cup 2018 officially commenced on Thursday night (June 14) following a vibrant colourful opening ceremony at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow – the national stadium of Russia.  

FACTBOX: Video Assistant Referee at 2018 World Cup

  Jun 14, 2018 11:27:58
Factbox on the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system which will be used at the World Cup finals for the first time in Russia: 

Canada, Mexico and USA selected as hosts of the 2026 FIFA World Cup

  Jun 14, 2018 07:09:58
The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be staged in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The 68th FIFA Congress convened in Moscow on June 13 and designated the three countries as the hosts of football’s most prestigious tournament, which by then will be played with 48 teams. 

World Cup boosts sales of goods and services in Vietnam

  Jun 13, 2018 17:30:17
NDO – Immediately after Vietnam officially received the 2018 World Cup copyright, local football fans were excitedly looking forward to enjoying 64 live matches on TV. Along with that, many accompanying products are also flourishing as fans gear up for the most attractive football tournament this year. 

World Cup 2018 fuels tourism demand from Vietnam

  Jun 13, 2018 12:57:50
NDO – The FIFA World Cup 2018 is about to kick off in the next few days, attracting great attention from football fans around the world, including those in Vietnam. Many Vietnamese fans are urgently booking tours to Russia to support the World Cup. 
Group Stage
Team GD Points
7 6
2 6
-3 0
-6 0
Team GD Points
1 4
1 4
0 3
-2 0
Team GD Points
2 6
1 4
-1 1
-2 0
Team GD Points
5 6
0 3
-2 1
-3 1
Team GD Points
2 4
1 4
0 3
-3 0
Team GD Points
2 6
0 3
0 3
-2 0
Team GD Points
6 6
6 6
-8 0
-4 0
Team GD Points
1 4
1 4
-4 0
2 3
Updated: 25-06-2018 03:44:03
Knockout Stage
Round of 16
No. Date Match
1 Jun 30, 2018 1C - 2D
2 Jul 1, 2018 1A - 2B
3 Jul 1, 2018 1B - 2A
4 Jul 2, 2018 1D - 2C
5 Jul 2, 2018 1E - 2F
6 Jul 3, 2018 1G - 2H
7 Jul 3, 2018 1F - 2E
8 Jul 4, 2018 1H - 2G
Quarterfinals
9 Jul 6, 2018 W1 - W2
10 Jul 7, 2018 W5 - W6
11 Jul 7, 2018 W7 - W8
12 Jul 8, 2018 W3 - W4
Semifinals
13 Jul 11, 2018 W9 - W10
14 Jul 11, 2018 W11 - W12
Third-place Play-off
15 Jul 14, 2018 L13 - L14
Final
16 Jul 15, 2018 W13 - W14
Updated: 14-06-2018 12:04:47