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July 6, 2018 12:39 AM Colombia the 'dirtiest' team I've ever faced, Stones says

Two days after his team beat Colombia on penalties to advance to the World Cup quarter-finals, England defender John Stones said the South Americans were the "dirtiest" team he'd ever faced. Stones said that he'd heard "all the sort of things you don't really hear in a football match." But the Manchester City man, who has two goals to his name at the World 11

July 4, 2018 12:51 AM Southgate looking ahead after England penalty shootout win

MOSCOW: England manager Gareth Southgate said he "doesn't want to go home" as he called on his young side to build on their penalty shootout victory over Colombia in the World Cup last 16 on Tuesday. After a second-half penalty gave Harry Kane his sixth goal of the tournament, Yerry Mina's last-gasp header kept Colombia alive, only for England to win on penalties 10

July 2, 2018 12:42 AM World Cup winner Iniesta ends Spain career after Russia defeat

Spain playmaker Andres Iniesta confirmed on Sunday that his international career is over after 130 caps highlighted by his scoring of the winner in the 2010 World Cup final. "It is a fact that today was my last game. A wonderful chapter has ended," the 34-year-old told reporters after Spain's elimination on penalties against hosts Russia in the World 13

July 2, 2018 12:31 AM 'That's life' says Iniesta after Spain farewell ends in defeat

MOSCOW: Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta said Sunday his international career had ended on a bitter note after his side were knocked out of the World Cup by Russia on penalties. "It was not a good way to say goodbye, but football and life are like that," said Iniesta, after his 131st and last appearance for his country. "I am leaving with a nasty taste 10

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 7

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 15

June 21, 2018 1:38 PM Teacher jailed, fined for molesting 5-year-old girl

KUALA LUMPUR: The magistrate's court today sentenced a Quran teacher to three months jail and fined him RM6,000 in default six months jail after finding him guilty of molesting his five-year-old pupil last year. Magistrate Zuhair Rosli handed down the sentence after the defence failed to raise a reasonable doubt in the prosecution's case against Mohd Redzuan 4

June 21, 2018 11:13 AM Man in possession of pistol and four live bullets nabbed

JOHOR BARU: Police arrested a suspect with ten previous convictions on Thursday morning. The 39-year-old man who was in an MPV along Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, had in his possession a pistol and four live bullets at the time of his arrest. Johor Baru South district police chief ACP Shahurinain Jais said in a statement that the suspect's car was stopped 3

June 21, 2018 9:49 AM Religious teacher found guilty of molesting five-year-old student

KUALA LUMPUR: A teacher was sentenced to a three-month jail term and fined RM6,000 by the magistrates court after he was found guilty of molesting his five-year-old student, five years ago. Magistrate Zuhair Rosli sentenced Mohd Redzuan Zakarian, 33, who taught the victim religious studies, after he was found guilty at the conclusion of the trial 3

June 19, 2018 2:54 PM Iskandar Waterfront City settles RM32.23m tax bill

PETALING JAYA: Iskandar Waterfront City Bhd (IWCity) has fully settled the RM32.23 million tax bill imposed by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB). IWCity told Bursa Malaysia that its wholly owned subsidiary Tebrau Bay Constructions Sdn Bhd (TBCSB), following the full settlement of the taxes claimed, today received the sealed court order dated May 20, 2018 that the writ and the Malaysian 5