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June 28, 2018 4:17 PM Six more sardine brands taken off market

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) has withdrawn six other brands of canned sardine products from the market because they are confirmed to contain impurities such as Filum Nematoda worms from the genus Anisakis spp. Its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the six products of the sardines were from the Cinta, Sea Fresh 33

June 27, 2018 3:21 AM 'Probably The Best Football Beer Game'

Carlsberg’s “Probably The Best” campaign has been making a hit with Carlsberg fans and consumers. From awesome and memorable exclusive experiences to fun-filled moments to cherish a lifetime, here’s another called Carlsberg’s “Probably The Best Football Beer Game” in view of the World Cup which has hardcore footie fans and leisure supporters of the game enthused 15

June 26, 2018 11:57 PM 'Compliments don't win games' as Australia bow out with Peru defeat

SOCHI: Australia's outgoing coach Bert van Marwijk was left with mixed feelings after seeing the Socceroos bow out of the World Cup with a 2-0 defeat against Peru in Sochi on Tuesday. Van Marwijk's team were again made to pay for their lack of a cutting edge and succumbed to goals from Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero for the already-eliminated South 77

June 26, 2018 11:57 PM Kosovo, Albania collect money for fined Swiss players

PRISTINA: Kosovo and Albania are collecting money to pay the FIFA fines of Switzerland players Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner for celebrating goals with a pro-Kosovo double eagle gesture in their World Cup win over Serbia. Arsenal midfielder Xhaka and Stoke City's Shaqiri trace their roots to Kosovo, a former Serbian province 73

June 26, 2018 5:15 PM Australia bow out as Peru claim World Cup consolation victory

SOCHI, Russia: Australia's World Cup ended with a whimper as goals from Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero gave Peru a 2-0 victory in the teams' group finale on Tuesday. The Socceroos needed a win to stand any chance of reaching the last 16 for the first time since 2006, but they were undone by Carrillo's 18th-minute strike and Guerrero's goal early in the second 26

June 26, 2018 3:19 AM World Cup records: video referee speeds along penalty tally

Cristiano Ronaldo's missed penalty for Portugal against Iran on Monday was the 19th spot-kick of the World Cup so far - with the video assistant referee helping to ensure a record tally even before the end of the group stage. The previous record was 18 penalties in 1990, 1998 and 2002 but that mark has been reached with only 36 of 64 games played in Russia 34

June 26, 2018 12:21 AM Egypt keeper El Hadary to become World Cup's oldest player

Egypt keeper Essam El Hadary will become the oldest player in World Cup history when his side plays Saudi Arabia on Monday. El Hadary was named to start in the Group A game at the Volgograd Arena at the age of 45 years and 161 days. He surpasses the record of Colombia keeper Faryd Mondragon, who was 43 years and 3 days old in his final appearance at the 2014 World 19

June 25, 2018 11:48 PM Portugal concede late penalty as Uruguay await in last 16

SARANSK, Russia: Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty before Portugal conceded an injury-time spot-kick in a 1-1 draw with Iran at the World Cup on Monday as the European champions set up a last-16 clash with Uruguay. Ricardo Quaresma curled in a trademark 'trivela' goal on the stroke of half-time at the Mordovia Arena, but Karim Ansarifard's late penalty 28

June 25, 2018 1:42 AM Portugal ready for 'tough battle' with Iran

SARANSK, Russia: Portugal boss Fernando Santos predicts a "tough battle" in Monday's decisive World Cup group game against Iran as both countries chase a place in the last 16. European champions Portugal are level with Spain on four points at the top of Group B and need a draw to guarantee qualification. Iran, who beat Morocco in their opening game before 92

June 24, 2018 1:01 PM Nigeria captain Mikel set to play despite hand fracture

Volgograd, Russia (dpa) - Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel is expected to play in his country's World Cup game against Argentina despite fracturing a bone in his hand, coach Gernot Rohr said. Mikel suffered the injury in stoppage time in the 2-0 win over Iceland in Volgograd on Friday. However the 31-year-old midfielder could play wearing a cast, Rohr said in a video 120