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History-maker Mandzukic sends Croatia into first Final

Mandzukic and Perisic send Croatia into first World Cup Final Trippier had given England the lead after just five minutes Croatia to face France in World Cup Final on 15 July Croatia have reached their first FIFA World Cup™ Final, coming from behind to defeat England 2-1 after extra time at the Luzhniki Stadium in…

Umtiti heads France into the Final

France book their place in their first World Cup Final for 12 years Umtiti header sees off Belgium in well-fought encounter Les Bleus to face England or Croatia on 15 July Samuel Umtiti’s headed winner has returned France to the FIFA World Cup™ Final for the third time in 20 years, sealing a 1-0 win over…

Varane and Lloris help propel Les Bleus to last four

A tale of two goalkeepers in Nizhny Novgorod France’s Raphael Varane put in a commanding performance at both ends “I have a high quality squad” said Didier Deschamps By Adrien Gingold with France Uruguay were generally expected to be resolute at the back and clinical up front during Friday’s quarter-final at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™,…

INDIA U-16 GO DOWN TO THAILAND

The Indian National team currently on an exposure trip in China went down 1-3 against Thailand U-16s in the Four-Nation Hua Shan Cup CFA International Youth Football Tournament in Wei Nan City, China today (July 05, 2018).   Two lapses of concentration, the first in the 88th minute and the other in the 90th minute proved costly as Thailand…

WE HAVE BEEN CONSISTENTLY CREATING CHANCES, INFORMS BIBIANO

A day after India U-16 went down by a solitary goal to U-17 China National Team in the four-nation Hua Shan Cup CFA International Youth Football Tournament in Wei Nan City, China, Head Coach Bibiano Fernandes reflected on the fact that the boys have been “consistently creating chances” in every match.   “We have been…

AIFF BEGINS SEARCH FOR INDIA’S NOMINEES FOR AFC SPECIAL GRASSROOTS AWARDS

The All India Football Federation has begun the search for India’s nominees for the AFC Special Grassroots Awards: The Best Grassroots Leader, The Best Grassroots Club and The Best Grassroots Project across all Member Associations that will be presented during the AFC Grassroots Conference in 2018.   Applications are now open for individuals, clubs, academies, schools…

Schmeichel’s hat-trick not enough

​Schmeichel saved three penalties in Round of 16 clash One saved in normal time, two in shoot-out “It’s a strange feeling. Huge disappointment but also enormous pride.” The tension in the warm Nizhny Novgorod air was palpable. One of the world’s most technically gifted players stood over the ball. Luka Modric was ready to send…

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