Soccer

France win World Cup after classic final

on July 16, 2018, 6:53 AM / in Soccer

France win their second World Cup trophy Highest-scoring World Cup final since 1958 Didier Deschamps becomes third man to win the World Cup as a player and head coach France trailed for just nine minutes and 12 seconds at this World Cup Mbappe second teenager in history to score in World Cup final France beat Croatia 4-2 in a wild […]

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Senegal sunk by yellow cards as World Cup Round of 16 sealed

Senegal sunk by yellow cards as World Cup Round of 16 sealed

on June 29, 2018, 7:41 AM / in Soccer

The final elimination games of the World Cup group stage were played Thursday, with Senegal becoming the first team in the tournament’s history to be eliminated in a fair play tiebreaker. Poland beat Japan 1-0 and Colombia defeated Senegal by the same score, leaving Senegal and Japan tied on total points. The next tiebreakers were also even — the teams […]

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Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup

Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup

on June 28, 2018, 7:19 AM / in Soccer

The 2014 World Cup champion, Germany, was knocked out in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, losing 2-0 to South Korea. The South Koreans scored twice in stoppage time to seal the victory, which had huge repercussions: In addition to eliminating Germany, the upset propelled Mexico into the knockout round despite El Tri’s 3-0 loss to […]

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Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for World Cup

Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for World Cup

on October 10, 2017, 7:39 AM / in Soccer

Iceland on Monday became the smallest country (by population) to qualify for the World Cup. The team from the island nation of 330,000 sealed an automatic berth by winning Group I with a 2-0 defeat of Kosovo. Fans erupted in celebration as fireworks marked the achievement at a packed Laugardalsvollur Stadium, the team’s home field in Reykjavik, and captain Aron […]

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FIFA Bans Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini for 8 Years Over $2M in Payments

on December 21, 2015, 6:14 AM / in International News, Soccer, Sports

NBC News ZURICH — FIFA’s ethics committee banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years from all soccer-related activities in verdicts announced Monday. Platini’s bid to succeed Blatter as FIFA president in a Feb. 26 election is now likely ended. Ethics judges ruled that Blatter broke FIFA Code of Ethics rules on conflicts of interest, breach of loyalty and […]

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