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  • Watch: Brilliant Cavani brace gives Uruguay 2-1 win over Portugal

    Watch: Brilliant Cavani brace gives Uruguay 2-1 win over Portugal

    Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani scored a superb brace to give his side a 2-1 win over European champions Portugal in their World Cup round-of-16 match on Saturday. Pepe headed Portugal level in the 55th minute, the first goal Uruguay have...

  • Farrugia wins bronze in Raffa

    Farrugia wins bronze in Raffa

    Team Malta ended their commitments in the Mediterranean Games on a high as bowler Stefan Farrugia won bronze in the raffa singles competition. Farrugia defeated Libyan’s Rashed Mohamed Alswesi 8-7 in the ranking match to collect Malta’s only medal...

  • Watch: Mbappe double helps France beat Argentina 4-3

    Watch: Mbappe double helps France beat Argentina 4-3

    Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in four second-half minutes to send France into the World Cup quarter-finals with a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina on Saturday. France - Argentina Live Score

  • Bottas on pole in Austria with Hamilton second

    Bottas on pole in Austria with Hamilton second

    Valtteri Bottas seized his first pole position of the Formula One season in Austria on Saturday with Mercedes team mate and world championship leader Lewis Hamilton having to settle for second. Bottas, who has had four second places but is yet to...

  • Watch: Modric living the dream for Croatia

    Watch: Modric living the dream for Croatia

    After scoring one of the goals of the tournament and upstaging Lionel Messi by leading his team to the top of their group, Croatia captain Luka Modric hopes to fulfil a dream that began when he watched his nation record a best ever World Cup...

  • England wary of Falcao and Cuadrado

    England wary of Falcao and Cuadrado

      England insist they are on full World Cup alert for Colombian duo Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado having already been burned by one Premier League outcast with a point to prove. Former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj was the match-winner...

  • Even Maradona must show respect, FIFA says

    Even Maradona must show respect, FIFA says

    Diego Maradona may be a giant of the game's history, soccer's governing body FIFA said on Friday, but even he must show respect to other fans at World Cup stadiums. Asked about complaints that the 57-year-old had made an obscene gesture at other...

  • Merciless knockout awaits after a great group stage

    Merciless knockout awaits after a great group stage

    Entertainment, upsets, personalities, controversy and goals - the World Cup has had it all - and the knockout stage drama hasn't even begun. The group stage of the tournament can risk being a simple process of eliminating the weaker nations and...

  • Malta Over-50 win World Pool Championships

    Malta Over-50 win World Pool Championships

    Malta has enjoyed more success at the World Pool Championships in Blackpool as the men's Over 50 national team lifted the title on Friday.  In Friday's final the team led by skipper Brian Grech had the better of Northern Ireland 13-5. The Maltese...

  • Messi gets face-saving Kazan mural to match Ronaldo's

    Messi gets face-saving Kazan mural to match Ronaldo's

    Kazan artists worked through the night on Friday painting a mural of Argentina's Lionel Messi to match one of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo on a building opposite, saving the blushes of the World Cup host city. The three-storey portrait of...

  • Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in first Austrian GP practice

    Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in first Austrian GP practice

    Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in an overcast first practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. The Briton, who has a 14 point lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel after eight races, lapped the Red Bull Ring...

  • Russian crackdown on sexist abuse online during World Cup

    Russian crackdown on sexist abuse online during World Cup

    Russia's leading social network is cracking down on chat groups created to shame women during the World Cup amid growing complaints of sexist abuse during the tournament. Social network VKontakte said it issued warnings to the administrators of...

  • Watch: Goals records smashed at Russia World Cup 2018

    Watch: Goals records smashed at Russia World Cup 2018

    The 2018 World Cup has already smashed records in a 32-team tournament for the number of late goals, penalties and own goals. Cristiano Ronaldo's 88th-minute free-kick, to complete a hat-trick and earn Portugal a 3-3 draw with Spain, capped off a...

  • Watch: No fear: Belgium refuse to take "easy path"

    Watch: No fear: Belgium refuse to take "easy path"

    After a surreal night on the Baltic where England struggled to contain their satisfaction with a defeat that offers them an easier path to the final, Belgium are trusting that World Cup fortune will favour the brave. The last time this "golden...

  • Watch: England fans still hopeful despite loss

    Watch: England fans still hopeful despite loss

    Adnan Januzaj's wonder goal helped Belgium pip England to top Group G and advance into the last 16 as group winners.  Belgium will now meet Japan while England are handed a tough test in Colombia in the next round.  Dozens of fans gathered around...

  • Watch: Khazri gives Tunisia first finals win in 40 years

    Watch: Khazri gives Tunisia first finals win in 40 years

    Tunisia's Wahbi Khazri set up the first goal and scored the second to give the North African side their first World Cup win in 40 years with a 2-1 victory over debutants Panama in their final Group G match on Thursday. Fakhreddine Ben Youssef...

  • Watch: Januzaj gives Belgium 1-0 win over England and top spot

    Watch: Januzaj gives Belgium 1-0 win over England and top spot

    A superb second-half strike from Adnan Januzaj gave Belgium a 1-0 win over England on Thursday to see them top World Cup Group G with a perfect record and consign England to second place, with both sides already assured of going through to the...

  • Birkirkara held by KI Klaksvik

    Birkirkara held by KI Klaksvik

    Birkirkara were held by KI Klaksvik 1-1 in the first leg of the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League despite putting up a positive performance at the Centenary Stadium.  The Stripes had started in promising fashion and with a...

  • US billionaire's offer for Italy's Milan values club at €500 mln

    US billionaire's offer for Italy's Milan values club at €500 mln

    An offer from US television billionaire Rocco Commisso for a majority stake in Italy's AC Milan would give the soccer club a total value of around 500 million euros ($579 million), including debt, sources close to the deal said on Thursday. AC...

  • Watch: Colombia through as Senegal suffer yellow peril

    Watch: Colombia through as Senegal suffer yellow peril

    Colombia's Yerry Mina thumped home a second-half header to secure a dramatic 1-0 victory over Senegal on Thursday that catapulted the South Americans into the World Cup last 16 and dumped their African opponents out of tournament. Senegal had only...