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FIFA World Cup: 80 years of a tournament with unforgettable sporting moments

Madrid, May 4: The FIFA World Cup, which first kicked off on July 13, 1930 in Montevideo, Uruguay with a match between France and Mexico, and was most recently contested 84 years later, when Germany took


FIFA probing racist cries at Russia-France friendly

/ 17 April 2018

St. Petersburg, April 17: World soccer governing body FIFA has started investigation into fans’ racist cries at the Russia-France friendly match held here on March 27. Visting France beat Russia 3-1. A France press photographer noticed


Russia, France set for friendly match as part of World Cup preparations

/ 27 March 2018

St. Petersburg, March 27: Russia’s national football team players took part in a training session here on Monday ahead of their friendly match against France. Russia will host the French on Tuesday at Saint Petersburg Stadium,


Thauvin to miss France’s football friendly against Russia

/ 26 March 2018

Paris, March 26: France winger Florian Thauvin will miss Tuesday’s international football friendly against World Cup hosts Russia due to a hamstring injury, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Monday. The French team, the 2016


Colombia overcome deficit to beat France

/ 24 March 2018

Paris, March 24: Colombia pulled off an epic comeback against France, scoring thrice to prevail 3-2 in a friendly against a team touted as a favourite to win the 2018 World Cup. The Colombians join a


Rodriguez, Falcao named in Colombia squad for friendlies

/ 18 March 2018

Bogota, March 18: Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez and Monaco striker Radamel Falcao have been named in Colombia’s squad for friendlies against France and Australia. But Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado and Boca Juniors midfielder Edwin Cardona


Brazil, Spain, France are step ahead of Argentina: Sampaoli

/ 28 November 2017

Buenos Aires, Nov 28; Brazil, Spain and France are early favourites to win next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia, according to Argentina national football team coach Jorge Sampaoli. But Germany are not at the level


France, Belgium Name Squads For Davis Cup Final

/ 15 November 2017

Paris, Nov 15 (IANS) France and Belgium announced their squads without much surprise for the 2017 Davis Cup tennis tournament final later this month. France captain Yannick Noah recruited Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille, Nicolas Mahut, Pierre-Hugues


France, Australia Edge Closer To Berths In Davis Cup Final

/ 17 September 2017

Lille (France), Sep 17 (IANS) France and Australia each moved within one victory away from reaching the final of the Davis Cup tennis competition with doubles victories over Serbia and Belgium respectively. Playing on clay at


Sweden Snatch Late Win Over France In World Cup Qualifier

Madrid, June 10 (IANS) Sweden beat France 2-1 and star forward Cristiano Ronaldo got a brace as Portugal rolled over Latvia 3-0 in the sixth round of the European qualifiers for the 2018 football World