WORLD CUP 2018

SET those alarm clocks, folks. Believe me, you won't want to miss a second of the remaining four matches of the World Cup in Russia...

WORLD CUP 2018

IT WAS only a couple of minutes to midnight, and Miroslav Romaschenko did not want to leave. As Croatia's players bounced around in ecstasy and as Russia's collapsed, disconsolate, onto...

WORLD CUP 2018

ENGLAND became the eighth and final team to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals after a dramatic penalty shootout on Wednesday morning (Singapore time), with favourites Brazil and fancied France...

[SAN FRANCISCO] In a World Cup brimming with upsets, Nike Inc looks on track to defeat soccer juggernaut and archrival Adidas AG in the closely watched jersey sponsorship battle.

WORLD CUP 2018

FROM Tokyo bars to a Buddhist temple, for millions of Japanese football fans, the emotions were the same - pinch-me optimism to crushing disappointment, all in the space of 25 agonising minutes.

[TOKYO] As dawn broke in Tokyo, Japan fans had dared to believe their team was about to make World Cup history. But a few short minutes later, the dream was over.

WORLD CUP 2018

TO win, or not to win? Tug some jerseys, or avoid yellow cards? England and Belgium face a World Cup conundrum ahead of Thursday's showdown in Kaliningrad - is it better to finish second rather...

[KALININGRAD, Russia] It was Xherdan Shaqiri's right boot that made the headlines before his match on Friday, but it was his left boot, and his hands, that were the story after the game ended...

[ST PETERSBURG] Brazil coach Tite warned his country not to heap too much responsibility on Neymar's slight shoulders after the forward was seen crying after their 2-0 World Cup win over Costa...

WORLD CUP 2018

FOOTBALL fans from around the world are flocking to Russia's bars, beer gardens and craft beer pubs to quench their thirst as the World Cup heats up...