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    ‘Lionel Musa’ warns Argentina

    Reuters . Volgograd | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2018

    Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa became ‘Lionel Musa’ on social media in Argentina on Friday after his two goals against Iceland which not only put the Africans back on course for a last 16 place, but also restored the World Cup hopes of the South Americans....

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    Lukaku, Hazard score brace in Belgian rout

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2018

    Two goals each for Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard and one for Michy Batshuayi swept Belgium to a 5-2 victory over Tunisia on Saturday that put them in command of World Cup Group G and underlined their status as one of the tournament favourites....

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    Lukaku, Hazard score brace in Belgian rout

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 08:01pm on June 23, 2018

    Two goals each for Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard and one for Michy Batshuayi swept Belgium to a 5-2 victory over Tunisia on Saturday that put them in command of World Cup Group G and underlined their status as one of the tournament favourites...

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    Switzerland strike late to sink Serbia 

    Reuters. Kaliningrad | Updated at 02:05am on June 23, 2018

    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 on Friday.

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    Brand ‘Messi’ unblemished by poor WC

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 11:41pm on June 22, 2018

    Lionel Messi may be heading home early from the World Cup after flops on the pitch for Argentina yet he will remain a ubiquitous presence in Russia and around the world as the face of dozens of brand marketing campaigns....

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    Nigeria ride on Musa double

    Agence France-Presse . Volgograd | Updated at 10:34pm on June 22, 2018

    Ahmed Musa struck twice to become the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups Friday as the Super Eagles secured a crucial 2-0 win over Iceland, who missed a penalty....

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    Media criticism of my lifestyle is unbelievable: Sterling

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    England and Manchester City playmaker Raheem Sterling is baffled by the constant criticism of his lifestyle by a section of the media which convinces the 23-year-old that ‘they hate what they don’t even know.’...

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    Simeone takes a jab at Messi

    Agence France-Presse . Bronnitsy | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has blasted Argentina’s World Cup campaign, lambasting the ‘anarchy’ on and off the field that has left the two-time champions facing first-round elimination....

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    Belgium brace for Tunisia attack

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    Belgium coach Roberto Martinez revealed Friday he has been keeping one eye on next week’s blockbuster clash with England in the lead-up to the Red Devils’ Group G match against Tunisia....

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    Croatia seek to emulate class of ‘98

    Reuters . Nizhny Novgorod | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    Croatia might have been under the radar coming into the World Cup finals but there will be few sides relishing the possibility of playing them after they displayed their quality with a 3-0 thumping of Argentina in Group D on Thursday....

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