Iran stun Morocco with stoppage-time own goal

Iran stun Morocco with stoppage-time own goal

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. (Jun 16, 2018 00:53:03)

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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.  

Hanoi to host international marathon

  Jun 14, 2018 17:16:35
NDO – Hanoi will organise its first ever international marathon on April 14, 2019, as heard by a press conference in Hanoi on June 14.  

Hanoi FC finish V.League first leg unbeaten

  Jun 14, 2018 12:29:03
NDO – Hanoi FC concluded their 2018 V.League first leg campaign unbeaten after fighting back to thrash Quang Ninh Coal 4-1 in the 13th round of play on June 13.  

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: 

More than 500 young martial artists compete at Vovinam championship

  Jun 14, 2018 11:14:27
NDO – More than 500 martial artists from across the country are gathering at the National Youth Vovinam Championship, which opened on June 13 in Phu Yen province.  

Federer makes winning return in Stuttgart

  Jun 14, 2018 07:28:39
Wimbledon champion Roger Federer made a victorious return to action as he recovered from a set down to beat Germany’s Mischa Zverev 3-6 6-4 6-2 at the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday. 

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. 

Fernando Hierro named Spain's new national team coach for World Cup

  Jun 14, 2018 06:55:47
Sporting Director of Spain's Football Federation (RFEF) Fernando Hierro has been named the national team's new coach for the duration of the World Cup in Russia, the Federation said in a tweet on Wednesday. 

'Made in Vietnam' World Cup trophies satisfy football fans

  Jun 13, 2018 11:47:26
NDO - Plaster replicas of the real gold World Cup trophy, created by craftsman Vuong Hong Nhat at his workshop at the Bat Trang Pottery Village in Hanoi's suburban district of Gia Lam, are now ready to serve football fans.  

U-19 Vietnam to compete at four-team friendly tournament in Qatar

  Jun 13, 2018 11:15:16
NDO - U-19 Vietnam have been invited to compete in a four-team friendly tournament by the Qatar Football Association (QFA) in preparation for the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship in Indonesia from October 18 to November 4.  

Man United Forbes’ most valuable soccer team again

  Jun 13, 2018 07:41:46
Manchester United are the world's most valuable soccer club for a second consecutive year, according to the annual list published by Forbes on Tuesday. 

Real Madrid name Spain’s Lopetegui as coach

  Jun 13, 2018 07:38:04
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