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Moscow Confectioners Build Life-size Chocolate Messi For His Birthday

MOSCOW – When Moscow confectioners found out Lionel Messi would be celebrating his birthday during the World Cup, they decided he needed a gift that measured up...

Croats Dream Of Repeating Their 1998 Miracle

ROSHCHINO, Russia – Croatia’s hugely impressive 3-0 win over Argentina moved them into the World Cup knockout stages for the first time since 1998 and...

Against The Odds Queiroz Steers Iran To New Heights

SARANSK, Russia – Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has taken three different nations to the World Cup finals but in his current role, he has confronted problems beyond...

France Motivated To Take Top Spot Despite Possible Argentina Clash

ISTRA, Russia – Argentine’s woes mean that France could face them in the last 16 of the World Cup, but Les Bleus have no intention to give up top spot in...

Nigerias Lionel Musa Warns Argentina He Is Not Their Hero

VOLGOGRAD, Russia – Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa became ‘Lionel Musa’ on social media in Argentina on Friday after his two goals against Iceland which...

Soccer Iceland Must Turn Defense Into Attack To Keep World Cup Dream Alive

VOLGOGRAD, Russia – World Cup upstarts Iceland will need a new, attack-minded game-plan, and a lot more from their creative star Gylfi Sigurdsson, when they battle...

Argentina Asks Russia To Deport Fans Filmed Fighting At World Cup

MOSCOW/BUENOS AIRES – Argentina said on Friday it had asked Russia to detain and deport four of its soccer fans filmed fighting with supporters from Croatia at a...

Seven Argentinians Detained After Fighting At World Cup Match Official

MOSCOW – Russia’s World Cup organizing committee said on Friday seven Argentinians had been detained by police after fighting with Croatian fans at a match...

Nigeria Reboots Their World Cup With 2-0 Win Over Iceland

VOLGOGRAD, Russia – A revamped Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 and revived their hopes of advancing in the World Cup in Russia on Friday with, striker Ahmed Musa...

Fifa Trying To Identify Fans Filmed Fighting At World Cup Match

MOSCOW – Soccer’s world governing body FIFA said on Friday it was trying to identify fans shown fighting in a video filmed at Thursday’s World Cup...