Pogba’s goal decisive as France beat Netherlands in World Cup qualifier

Pogba’s goal decisive as France beat Netherlands in World Cup qualifier

France midfielder Paul Pogba, the world’s most expensive player, scored with a swirling long-range shot after 30 minutes to secure a vital 1-0 win away to the Netherlands in World Cup qualifying on Monday. The victory at the Amsterdam Arena elevated the Euro 2016 runners-up to overwhelming favourites to finish top of Group A and […]

France held to goalless draw by Belarus in World Cup qualifier

France held to goalless draw by Belarus in World Cup qualifier

France got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a poor start as they were held to a goalless draw in Belarus in Group A on Tuesday. France, runners-up at this year’s European Championship, dominated the match but could find no way through with Olivier Giroud wasting their best opportunities. Giroud pulled an effort wide […]

OFFICIAL BALL WORLD CUP IS MADE IN PAKISTAN

OFFICIAL BALL WORLD CUP IS MADE IN PAKISTAN

Pakistani soccer team is ranked 159th worldwide and has not qualified for the World Cup. However, the country plays a crucial role in organizing the 2014 World Cup. The official ball of the competition, where the eyes will be for a month, is manufactured in a factory located deep in the Punjab.

Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

SAO PAULO: With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and phone networks ready before hundreds of thousands of soccer fans descend on the country. Airports in nearly all 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing […]

Confident Irfan says he can win World Cup single handedly

LAHORE: The world's tallest cricketer Mohammad Irfan Tuesday said he could win next year's World Cup for Pakistan single-handedly after regaining full fitness from a hip bone injury which had sidelined him for six months.

Confident Irfan says he can win World Cup single handedly

Irfan, who is seven-feet and one-inch (2.16 metres) tall, was speaking at a training camp in the eastern city of Lahore following his long lay-off. “I am feeling good fitness and of course the target is to win the World Cup for Pakistan,” said Irfan, who turns 32 on Friday. “It’s a big event, every […]

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

PARICATUBA, Brazil – If Hollywood were to set a psychological thriller in the Amazon rainforest, the haunting Paricatuba Ruins would be the perfect backdrop. Massive root structures poke through the foundations of the once-stately neo-classical edifice, across the Rio Negro from the jungle metropolis of Manaus, one of the cities set to host World Cup […]

Qatar World Cup: FIFA investigator set to reveal findings

Qatar World Cup: FIFA investigator set to reveal findings

As football’s reputation continues to be dragged through the mud following accusations of bribery during the FIFA World Cup bidding process, the man charged with repairing the sport’s image revealed he is close to concluding his investigation. New York lawyer Michael Garcia, who is set to meet Qatari officials in Oman following allegations of wrongdoing, […]