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Croatia`s fans celebrate after the match on Thursday.

Croatia`s fans celebrate after the match on Thursday.

A Brazil fan shows her support ahead of the FIFA World Cup Group E match at Saint Petersburg Stadium, Russia on Friday. Brazil won the match 2-0 against Costa Rica on Friday.

A Brazil fan shows her support ahead of the FIFA World Cup Group E match at Saint Petersburg Stadium, Russia on Friday. Brazil won the match 2-0 against Costa Rica on Friday.

Croatian supporters pose for pictures inside the stadium during the World Cup match between Argentina and Croatia on Thursday.

Croatian supporters pose for pictures inside the stadium during the World Cup match between Argentina and Croatia on Thursday.

Wary of hacks, World Cup teams get serious on cyber security

AFP, Bronnitsy :Fearful of data breaches and keen to avoid embarrassing images surfacing in the home of 'kompromat', several teams at the World Cup in Russia have enforced rigid guidelines

Endless turmoil leaves Messi's Argentina in disarray at World Cup

Endless turmoil leaves Messi's Argentina in disarray at World Cup

AFP, Moscow :The 2014 World Cup final in Brazil was supposed to be Lionel Messi's crowning moment, the chance for him to take his place alongside Diego Maradona in Argentina's

Lukaku tells how poverty fired World Cup dream

Lukaku tells how poverty fired World Cup dream

AFP, Moscow :Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku realised how poor his family was when he saw his mother watering down the milk. The football talent he is showcasing at the World

Denmark`s Christian Eriksen is congratulated by his teammate Yussuf Yurary Poulsen after scoring the opening goal during the group C match between Denmark and Australia at the World Cup match in Samara, Russia on Thursday. Denmark, Australia match ended 1-1 draw.

Denmark`s Christian Eriksen is congratulated by his teammate Yussuf Yurary Poulsen after scoring the opening goal during the group C match between Denmark and Australia at the World Cup match in Samara, Russia on Thursday. Denmark, Australia match ended 1-1 draw.

Youthful Nigeria face tough Iceland test

AFP, Elendzhik :Nigeria take on Iceland on Friday, seeking to salvage their faltering World Cup campaign but wary of the Nordic team's capacity to go toe to toe with their

Ronaldo aging like 'port wine' at fourth World Cup

Ronaldo aging like 'port wine' at fourth World Cup

AFP, Moscow :Portugal coach Fernando Santos compared Cristiano Ronaldo to a bottle of port, the fortified wine that famously gets better with age, after his latest match-winning goal for his

World Cup superstitions putting a spell on players

AFP, Moscow :Some players believe World Cup success is earned through exercise, diet and endless practice drills - others are convinced it's a matter of wearing lucky underwear.Players and coaches

BFF announces fixture of AFC U-19

Women's Championship Qualifiers :Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) announced on Thursday the fixture of the D-Group of the AFC Under-19 Women's Championship Qualifiers. The Group-D matches will be held at Dushanbe

Spain's Diego Costa (right) celebrates with his teammate Isco after scoring his side's opening goal during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, on Wednesday.

Spain's Diego Costa (right) celebrates with his teammate Isco after scoring his side's opening goal during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, on Wednesday.

Spain fans celebrate after Spain defeated Iran 1-0 in their group B match at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia on Wednesday.

Spain fans celebrate after Spain defeated Iran 1-0 in their group B match at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia on Wednesday.

Serbia take on Switzerland with Brazil looming

AFP, Kaliningrad :Serbia will attempt to wrap up qualification to the World Cup knockout rounds on Friday as they take on a Switzerland team brimming with confidence after grabbing a

Alli sits out training ahead of Panama World Cup clash

AFP, Saint Petersburg :England midfielder Dele Alli missed training on Thursday as doubts grow about whether he will be fit to face Panama in England's second match of the World

Beckham tips England vs Argentina final

AFP, Beijing :Former captain David Beckham has tipped England to play Lionel Messi's Argentina in the World Cup final, reflecting rising optimism about the Three Lions' chances after a positive

Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantee he's ready

Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantee he's ready

AP, Sochi :Brazil is making sure everyone knows Neymar is perfectly fit at the World Cup A day after he limped out of training and raised further doubts about his

Blatter says England should host World Cup

AFP, Moscow :Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Thursday he believes the World Cup should return to England when Europe next gets its turn to host the tournament.Blatter has arrived

Hierro relieved Spain survived tough Iran test

AFP, Kazan Arena :Spain coach Fernando Hierro admitted his team had been on the ropes before a lucky Diego Costa goal handed them their first win of the World Cup

Beach Football Tournament begins today

The Beach Football Tournament begins today at the Laboni Point in Cox's Bazar Sea Beach. Sports Directorate has arranged the football competition for the first time.State Minister for Youth and

Portugal's Goncalo Guedes (right) shots on target as Morocco's Manuel Da Costa (center) challenges for the ball during the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday. Portugal won the match 1-0.

Portugal's Goncalo Guedes (right) shots on target as Morocco's Manuel Da Costa (center) challenges for the ball during the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday. Portugal won the match 1-0.

Power woes hit Nigeria's football fans

AFP, Lagos :Football-loving Nigerians had more than one reason to groan about the country's opening World Cup game: not only did they lose 2-0, many weren't even able to see

Russia players celebrate after the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A match vs Egypt at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday.

Russia players celebrate after the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A match vs Egypt at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday.

Russian team physically gains with each 2018 FIFA WC match: Samedov

TASS, St. Petersburg :The Russian national team was in a much better physical shape playing in a match against Egypt on Tuesday night compared to previous match against Saudi Arabia

Attendance record for St. Petersburg Stadium during Russia-Egypt game

TASS, St. Petersburg :The new attendance record for the St. Petersburg Stadium was set during the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage game between Russia and Egypt on Tuesday night,

Putin missed Russia-Egypt match but 'happy' at win

Putin missed Russia-Egypt match but 'happy' at win

AFP, Moscow :The Kremlin on Wednesday said Vladimir Putin did not watch Russia's surprise win over Egypt in the World Cup because he was on a plane but added that

A woman holds a Portuguese flag prior to the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday.

A woman holds a Portuguese flag prior to the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday.

Senegal beat Poland for first African win at 2018 World Cup

Senegal beat Poland for first African win at 2018 World Cup

AFP, Moscow :Senegal recorded the first African win at the 2018 World Cup when they beat Poland 2-1 on Tuesday thanks to a deflected Thiago Cionek own goal and a

Argentina rally behind Messi ahead of key Croatia clash

AFP, Nizhniy Novgorod :Argentina are rallying around captain Lionel Messi as the South American giants prepare for their crucial Group D clash with Croatia here on Thursday.Messi made an unhappy

England beat Tunisia 2-1

England beat Tunisia 2-1

AFP, Volgograd :Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering