Egypt find hookah use for World Cup

Egypt find hookah use for World Cup

Bidding farewell to the World Cup after disappointing performances by their national team, Egyptian soccer fans have decided to ease their pain by turning the tournament’s iconic trophy into a hookah pipe.

Uruguay vs France or defence vs attack

Uruguay vs France or defence vs attack

The build-up to Friday's quarterfinal clash between France and Uruguay has been dominated by individuals, but it may be the South Americans' almost unbreachable four-man defence which decides the result.

Joint North African bid considered for 2030

Joint North African bid considered for 2030

Algeria and Tunisia are consider joining Morocco in a joint North African bid to host the 2030 World Cup, government officials said.

England overcome shootout hoodoo

England overcome shootout hoodoo

England finally overcame nearly 30 years of penalty pain when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday after drawing their World Cup last-16 clash 1-1 following extra time after the South Americans had equalised in the 93rd minute.

Dour Sweden roll over Swiss

Dour Sweden roll over Swiss

A deflected shot from Emil Forsberg gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over Switzerland in a scrappy round of 16 match on Tuesday, sending the Swedes through to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 24 years.

Belgium edge a thriller with Japan

Belgium edge a thriller with Japan

Belgium threw caution to the wind to reach the World Cup quarter-finals as substitute Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds against Japan to snatch a 3-2 comeback win on Monday and set up a clash with five-time champions Brazil.

Neymar joins the Russian party

Neymar joins the Russian party

Neymar barged his way into the World Cup limelight with a goal, an assist and another helping of histrionics as Brazil roared into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday.

Croatia comeback ends Danish dreams

Croatia comeback ends Danish dreams

Croatia came back after conceding in the opening minute to earn a World Cup quarter-final berth after edging Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout after the two sides drew 1-1 in the round of 16 match on Sunday.

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