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Birthday news: Salah fit for Egypt’s next World Cup match

St. Petersburg, Jun 17 : Mohamed Salah celebrated his 26th birthday with a Chechen cake and the news that he will play in Egypt’s next World Cup match. A statement from the Egyptian soccer association gave no details about his ...

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Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0

Kaliningrad, Jun 17 : Even in a more defensive role, Luka Modric can still lead the attack. The Croatia midfielder scored one goal and set up the other in his team’s 2-0 victory over Nigeria on Saturday at the World ...

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Sri Lanka deny ball-tampering vs West Indies in 2nd test

Gros Islet, Jun 17 : Resuming the second test under protest, Sri Lanka strongly denied it tampered with the ball on a third day in which it finished trailing the West Indies by 13 runs on Saturday. Sri Lanka was ...

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Messi misses penalty, Iceland holds Argentina to 1-1 draw

Moscow, June 16 : Lionel Messi had a penalty kick saved and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina at the World Cup on Saturday. Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was ...

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Sweden, S Korea need to grab World Cup chance in tough group

Photo: Sweden is without Zlatan Ibrahimovich and, for the first time since 2006, it’s at the World Cup. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, June 16 : Sweden is without Zlatan Ibrahimovich and, for the first time since 2006, it’s at the World ...

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Mashrafe celebrates Eid with family in Narail

Photo: Bangladesh One Day International captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr at his hometown Narail with his family and neighbours on Saturday. Narail, Jun 16 : Like previous years, Bangladesh One Day International (ODI) captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Saturday ...

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World Cup reality beckons for Gudmundsson, Iceland

Burnley, England, June 16 : Around the turn of the century, when Iceland was a punching bag in European soccer and its aspiring young players mostly had to settle for gravel fields, Johann Berg Gudmundsson was a fully fledged England ...

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Ronaldo scores hat trick, Portugal draws 3-3 with Spain

Photo: Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia on Friday. Sochi, Russia, June 16 : Cristiano Ronaldo used the ...

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Gimenez scores to lift Uruguay over Egypt 1-0 in Group A

Yekaterinburg, June 15 : Uruguay won its opening match at the World Cup for the first time in 48 years, getting an 89th-minute goal from defender Jose Gimenez in a 1-0 victory over Egypt in Group A on Friday. Gimenez ...

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Saudi women in Russia to support team, reinforce new image

Moscow, Jun 15 : In jeans, headscarves and veils, dozens of Saudi women draped in their country’s green flag and sporting matching face paint streamed into Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday to support their national team against Russia in the ...

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