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June 24, 2018 12:47 PM Sweden midfielder Durmaz lambasted and supported over Germany foul

Stockholm (dpa) - Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz on Sunday received a stream of supportive messages after being slammed for conceding a free-kick that gave Germany a last-gasp 2-1 victory at the World Cup in Russia. Durmaz, who came on late in the second half, fouled Germany's Timo Werner near the Swedish penalty box, resulting in a free-kick that Toni Kroos 43

June 24, 2018 11:48 AM FIFA open disciplinary proceedings against Swiss duo Xhaka, Shaqiri

Moscow (dpa) - FIFA announced on Saturday it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Switzerland duo Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri after a controversial gesture made during the team's World Cup victory over Serbia. Football's ruling body also started an initial investigation into Serbian coach Mladen Krstajic. FIFA said the two Swiss players 27

June 24, 2018 3:09 AM Mexico, gay pride flags caught up in victorious jumble of joy

MEXICO CITY: Thousands of Mexicans wept, cheered and chanted Saturday in their capital city where a planned gay pride event was swept over by megafans enraptured by their national football team's World Cup win. And while the atmosphere of Mexican football at times has been historically homophobic, on Saturday there was so much joy in one place, it was downright 26

June 23, 2018 11:47 PM Midfield maestros Modric, Rakitic the World Cup's best – Corluka

ROSHCHINO: Croatia can match their historic run to the World Cup semi-finals 20 years ago thanks to Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic forming the best midfield on show in Russia, according to defender Vedran Corluka. Rivals at club level with Real Madrid and Barcelona, Modric and Rakitic have teamed up at international level for over a decade. But after both netted 50

June 23, 2018 11:47 PM Uruguay's Gimenez ruled out of World Cup group decider

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD: Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez is out of his country's World Cup game against hosts Russia, which will determine who will top Group A, because of a thigh injury, officials said Saturday. The Atletico Madrid centre-half "will not be taken into account for the match... against Russia," the Uruguayan Football Association said in a statement 18

June 23, 2018 5:38 AM Murray to give hip another workout at Eastbourne

LONDON: Former world number one Andy Murray is to take his decision over whether or not to play at Wimbledon to the wire after accepting a wild card to play at the Eastbourne ATP event next week. The 31-year-old Scot — a two-time Wimbledon champion — will hope to get enough encouragement at Eastbourne after losing his first competitive match in 11 months 93

June 22, 2018 11:18 AM Russian who groped female World Cup reporter apologises

BERLIN: A Russian football fan apologised Friday for groping and kissing a German TV correspondent during a live telecast from the World Cup. "I offer you most profound apologies," he told Colombian journalist Julieth Gonzalez Theran in a video call that was shown by broadcaster Deutsche Welle. "I acted carelessly and did not think that I would cause 95

June 22, 2018 9:23 AM Three Switzerland fans drive 1,800 km in tractor to reach World Cup

Three Switzerland fans used a tractor to drive the 1,800 kilometres to their team's World Cup match against Serbia in Kaliningrad. It took them 14 days from Switzerland and they arrived on Thursday, just in time for Friday's second Group E game. "It is unbelievable what you get to see," Beat Studer, who owns the tractor, told Swiss newspaper Blick. Their 118

June 22, 2018 6:23 AM Roar for your favourite World Cup team with Tiger Beer

PETALING JAYA: Football fans – don't miss the chance to ROAR for your favourite team over a couple of ice-cold Tiger Beers and head back home with amazing giveaways! There is a new list of venues that fans can go to this week for an epic football viewing experience. At 6pm today, head on over to Sin Wong Kok Food Court in Kampar, WTC Restaurant in Rawang 29

June 21, 2018 10:00 AM Alli sits out training ahead of Panama World Cup clash

SAINT PETERSBURG: England midfielder Dele Alli missed training on Thursday as doubts grow about whether he will be fit to face Panama in England's second match of the World Cup. Alli picked up a thigh strain during the opening win against Tunisia and is likely to be rested on Sunday. Panama lost their first match 3-0 to Belgium and, even if fit, Gareth 86