Stories about Sport

Jul 16 2018

This is how people in north Essex reacted during England's semi-final

Former players and staff have also posted a series of positive messages after England's run came to an end . "I feel there'll be an affinity and something we can build o...

Jul 16 2018

FIFA confirms dates for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

But one thing is for sure - Russian Federation might not have won the football trophy but is undoubtedly a World Cup victor off the field. However, Infantino did not ...

Jul 16 2018

Joy and agony for Aussie fans cheering teams in World Cup final

Sunday's game marked Croatia's first appearance in the final in six World Cups as an independent country. "It was insane, but this year it's going to be even more", s...

Jul 15 2018

Gareth Southgate ‘incredibly proud’ as England’s World Cup adventure ends

That agonising 2-1 extra-time defeat to wily Croatia was compounded on Saturday as Belgium's "Golden Generation" won the third-place play-off 2-0 in St Petersburg. So...

Jul 15 2018

A look at the World Cup's final day

About the few players who skipping training, the coach said, "They know it's the World Cup final ". Will the emotions be too overwhelming for the team preparing to play ...

Jul 15 2018

Jose Mourinho criticizes Manchester City star for poor World Cup

The Three Lions were beaten 2-1 on Wednesday night after an extra-time strike from Mario Mandzukic secured Croatia's spot in the final, where they will face France o...

Jul 15 2018

Pride and tears for Croatians after World Cup final loss

England's players took the advice to write their own stories and managed to reach the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years, only just falling short of ...

Jul 15 2018

Gareth Southgate 'incredibly proud' as England's World Cup adventure ends

Despite all the talent in their ranks, Croatia's place at the World Cup was in jeopardy as late as last October when Zlatko Dalic took over and Modric paid tribute to...

Jul 15 2018

England tried to score while Croatia celebrated

The Three Lions, having earlier accounted for a Radamel Falcao-led Colombia in the round of 16, dispatched Sweden to make the last four. It's a young team, the majority o...

Jul 15 2018

Jorginho: Napoli midfielder joins Chelsea on five-year deal

The Italian replaces fellow countryman Antonio Conte, who only officially vacated his post (too nearly zero fanfare) on Friday morning despite seemingly having had both f...

Jul 15 2018

It Looks Like France …Belgium, England Battle For Third Place

An absolute pest for opponents, he pops up everywhere, breaking up attacks and getting France moving forward again. But regardless of who wins this - plucky Croatia o...

Jul 15 2018

France favourites as Moscow basks in World Cup spotlight

The Croatians needed penalties to beat Denmark in the round of 16 and Russian Federation in the quarter-finals and extra time to edge England in the last four. "But we'...

Jul 15 2018

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang full of praise for Unai Emery

Ozil has been criticised in Germany following the team's exit in the group stage in Russian Federation, both for his performances on the pitch and for posing for a phot...

Jul 15 2018

Umtiti header sends streetwise France into World Cup final

The other detail lies in Belgium's match statistics: despite completing 594 passes - more than 91 per cent of which were successful - to France's 345, and enjoying al...

Jul 15 2018

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 1st ODI at Queens Sports Club

As Shadab Khan nailed through the lower order of the hosts with 4 wickets in his 9 overs, Zimbabwe nib to the lowest total recorded at the Queens Sports Club . Fakha...

Jul 15 2018

Griezmann happy if France win World Cup ‘ugly’

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said he preferred to lose to Brazil in the quarterfinals rather than be beaten by France in the semifinal. "I was the top go...

Jul 15 2018

Spinner Herath thinks about retirement

Karunaratne's 158 came off 222 deliveries and contained 13 fours and a pulled six off Dale Steyn . "There comes a time for every cricketer, when they have to stop play...

Jul 15 2018

Football fans predict France to win, others say Croatia can spring surprises

Isa Mohammed, Vice-Chairman, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Nasarawa State chapter, said France would win because of the calibre of players in the team. Gl...

Jul 15 2018

Serena Williams sends a message to mothers after Wimbledon loss

Kerber took the blows, a tennis version of rope-a-dope, content to get balls back over the net and let the match play out from there. Although she lost the title on Sat...

Jul 15 2018

Djokovic outlasts Nadal in classic Wimbledon semi-final

It all made for an unusual schedule, with the start of the women's final - normally the stand-alone showcase on the fortnight's last Saturday - delayed until Nadal and D...