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Ukraine stuns Spain in noisy stadium

KYIV — Ukraine pulled off a shock 1-0 win at home to Spain in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday at a raucous Olympic Stadium as fans savored a first ever victory over the 2010 World Cup winners.

Neymar hat trick helps Brazil to 4-2 win over Peru

LIMA — A hat-trick from Neymar helped Brazil to a 4-2 victory over Peru in a 2022 World Cup qualifier in Lima on Tuesday and moved the Paris St. Germain forward second behind Pele on his country’s all-time goal-scoring list.

Adidas gets World Cup boost despite Nike dominance on field

Adidas AG got a boost from the World Cup, selling record numbers of jerseys even though the national teams it sponsors lost out to...

French World Cup glory costs China firm $9 million and counting

Shanghai, China -- A Chinese kitchen appliance maker said Monday it has so far made refunds worth nine million dollars, fulfilling a costly pledge...

How the World Cup made eggs more expensive in Indonesia

A rally in egg prices in Indonesia to the highest in at least two years on lower supplies and good demand during the FIFA...

World Cup ‘just the beginning’ for Mbappe-led France

While the 19-year-old is the poster boy for France's new crop of talent, the make-up of the squad suggests they have the youth and...

World Cup champion France: How much is the team worth?

As France basks in World Cup victory, we take a look at how much its talented players are worth.

World Cup win gives French something to bask in, if only...

France’s World Cup victory gave the country a much-needed morale boost after a decade of moroseness brought on by terrorist attacks and a lackluster...

France versus Croatia: The battle of the economies

France and Croatia face off at the World Cup final on Sunday, July 15, an unexpected match-up that pairs one of the European Union’s...

Perisic hails ‘dream’ goal as Croatia reach final

Moscow, Russia -- Ivan Perisic said his equalizer that helped Croatia come from behind to beat England 2-1 after extra time and reach the...

Croatia on fire after World Cup ‘miracle’

Zagreb, Croatia -- Tears and cries of joy, hugs and chants, firecrackers and flares -- Croatia was on fire late Wednesday after their victory against...

‘We left everything out there’, says England manager Southgate

Moscow, Russia -- Manager Gareth Southgate said England "left everything out there" after falling to an extra-time defeat by Croatia in the World Cup...

World Cup big guns primed for quarterfinal shoot-outs

MOSCOW — The World Cup hit the pause button on Wednesday as the eight remaining teams geared up for the quarter-finals after England became the final side to qualify following a penalty shoot-out win against Colombia.

Japan’s oracle octopus turned into sashimi

SAMARA, RUSSIA — An octopus who successfully predicted all of Japan’s World Cup group stage matches has been killed and turned into sashimi, according to local media reports.

England ends penalty pain to beat Colombia in shoot-out

MOSCOW — England held its nerve against Colombia to win their first-ever penalty shoot-out in a World Cup and reach the quarterfinals in dramatic fashion on Tuesday.

‘Japan nearly slayed the giant’ : cheers to tears for despairing...

Tokyo -- From Tokyo bars to a Buddhist temple, for millions of Japanese football fans the emotions were the same -- pinch-me optimism to...

Van Laack offers limited World Cup Collection

GERMAN BRAND Van Laack released a special menswear collection to highlight the ongoing 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Germany has more to worry about than going out of the...

Call it Germany’s spoiled summer. For all that’s going well in this country of about 83 million people -- a growing economy, booming real estate...

The stomach prevails: France wins at World Cup on Russian cheese

DUBROVSKOYE, RUSSIA — Russian businessman Oleg Sirota thinks he knows why the French soccer team got off to a winning start at the World Cup: he is supplying their hotel with cheese and yoghurt from his dairy.

Five things we learned from Croatia’s 3-0 rout of Argentina

Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia -- Argentina, and Lionel Messi, are on the verge of going home after being beaten by Croatia 3-0 in Nizhny Novgorod...

He has spoken: Beckham tips England v Argentina final

BEIJING, China — Former captain David Beckham has tipped England to play Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the World Cup final, reflecting rising optimism about the Three Lions’ chances after a positive start in Russia.

England has a new prince – and his name is Harry

Volgograd, Russia -- Harry Kane rose emphatically to the World Cup challenge in England's opening match against Tunisia, scoring a last-gasp winner to give...