FIFA World Cup 2018 in numbers: A graphical analysis of the goals, red cards, possession and much more

 Kaushal Shukla Jul 19, 2018 13:40:55 IST Savoured the thrills, unpredictability, and constant drama of this World Cup? Good. Even FIFA accepts the football showpiece might never be so engrossing again. Russia might have staged the last 32-team World Cup. Or at least the last one not shoehorned in a crammed format at the end of […]

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Fearful favourites, upbeat underdogs

TNN | Updated: Jun 29, 2018, 10:25 IST There’s an insurrection in the world of football. And it’s not just that holders Germany were knocked out before the knockouts began. Even Argentina, Spain, Brazil – all card-holding members of football royalty – were made to sweat and shiver by teams of lesser pedigree.   Iran, […]

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Colombia’s Davinson Sanchez confident ahead of key clash with Senegal in Group H

Source: EFE-EPA Updated: Jun 28, 2018, 15:04 PM IST Samara, Russia: Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez was confident on Wednesday on the eve of his side’s last Group H match against Senegal, with both teams eyeing a spot in the last 16 round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Colombia is third in Group H, one […]

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Complacency killed Germany’s FIFA World Cup 2018 hopes

Source: Reuters Updated: Jun 28, 2018, 14:19 PM IST   Vatutinki, Russia: Charts, graphs and statistical analysis will not explain Germany`s shock World Cup exit. The reason lies not in numbers but in German football`s complacency in recent years. Every aspect of the national pastime, and that includes clubs, the top league, the national association […]

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil may not have it easy against Serbia

Saumyajit Basu | TNN | Jun 27, 2018, 08:49 IST SAINT PETERSBURG: Brazil’s struggle against European opposition is well-documented. Often blessed with players of exceptional ability, generations of Brazilian fans have denigrated the idea of trench warfare. Freedom is their way of life and they love to express it on their football pitches. Up against […]

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Portugal survive Iran challenge, take on Uruguay in FIFA World Cup 2018 pre-quarters

Source: Reuters Updated: Jun 26, 2018, 02:10 AM IST Saransk, Russia: Portugal advanced to the World Cup round of 16 behind Spain from Group B after Ricardo Quaresma’s stunning strike on the stroke of halftime was canceled out by a dramatic stoppage-time penalty by Iran’s Karim Ansarifard on Monday. Portugal finished tied on five points […]

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World Cup 2018: Spain hold Morocco to 2-2 draw in tense encounter

  Source: IndiaToday.in UPDATED: June 26, 2018 02:40 IST   Iago Aspas’ 93rd minute goal salvaged a point for Spain in a tense Group B encounter against Morocco in Kaliningrad. The match in which Morocco were easily the better side against a shaky Spanish defence, ended in a 2-2 draw and with some more questions […]

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Mexico beat South Korea 2-1, enter Round of 16

Source: Reuters Updated: Jun 23, 2018, 23:50 PM IST Carlos Vela`s penalty and a superbly-taken breakaway goal by Javier Hernandez gave Mexico a 2-1 World Cup Group F win over South Korea. Rostov-On-Don, Russia: Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over world champions Germany by overpowering South Korea 2-1 on Saturday to […]

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10-man Germany stun Sweden with late winner, keep FIFA World Cup 2018 hope alive

Source: Reuters Updated: Jun 24, 2018, 02:03 AM IST Sochi, Russia: A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16. Kroos curled in a superb strike from an indirect free kick to grab the […]

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Switzerland defeat Serbia 2-1 in last-minute thriller

Source: Reuters  Updated: Jun 23, 2018, 02:24 AM IST A 90th-minute goal by Xherdan Shaqiri secured Switzerland a 2-1 victory over Serbia. Kaliningrad, Russia: A thunderous strike by Granit Xhaka and a superb last-minute breakaway goal by Xherdan Shaqiri gave Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 win over Serbia in a swashbuckling World Cup Group E match […]

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