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Other Sport 17 Jan 2018 | 8:46 PM

Ruined and neglected, Sarajevo tracks still hold hope for some

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Once a pride of Olympic Sarajevo and known as the steepest and fastest in the world, the bobsleigh track on Mount Trebevic is now dilapidated and abandoned, a shadow of its former glory.

Football 25 Apr 2018 | 10:35 PM

Mohamed Salah's Champions League performance gives Egyptians 'goosebumps'

CAIRO (Reuters) - Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah sent Anfield into raptures with his dazzling display and two goals in the 5-2 demolition of AS Roma in the Champions League semi-final first leg and was also the name on everybody's lips back in his home country of Egypt.

Football 03 Jul 2018 | 10:51 PM

Need a World Cup mural? Russian paints giant portrait of his wife on Moscow wall

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of a Russian advertising agency tasked with decorating Moscow facades ahead of the soccer World Cup used the opportunity to commission a 12-storey high mural of his wife.

Football 05 Jul 2018 | 6:29 PM

Hotdog-munching trio in Russian garb unlikely stars of World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - It was the eleventh minute of extra time in Russia's tense victory over Spain when the unlikely stars of the show emerged: three Russia fans clad in traditional female headgear shown on national TV snacking on hotdogs in the stands.

Football 11 Jul 2018 | 8:14 PM

France holds collective breath as World Cup feats fuel joy and hope

PARIS (Reuters) - Millions of jaded but jubilant French were recovering on Wednesday after a night of celebration following the team's 1-0 World Cup semi-final win against Belgium, a victory that has generated a rare but contagious mood of optimism.

Football 13 Jul 2018 | 1:21 AM

World Cup's spirit of openness rubs off on some Russians

MOSCOW/NIZHNY NOVGOROD (Reuters) - The World Cup has been an eye-opener for Russian waitress Lena Tikhomirova: mingling with visiting fans and experiencing new cultures has whetted her curiosity and now she plans to live abroad.

Football 14 Jul 2018 | 2:26 PM

France coach Didier Deschamps on brink of history

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - A firm hand on the tiller for France comes not only from captaining a World Cup-winning team 20 years ago, but also from some harsh lessons in Didier Deschamps' six years as coach.

Football 16 Jul 2018 | 9:59 PM

French fans give hero welcome to 'Les Bleus' World Cup champions

PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team on Monday, jumping and chanting "We Are The Champions" as their bus paraded down the Champs Elysees before a special presidential reception.

Football 01 Oct 2018 | 10:06 PM

Russia's World Cup hero Akinfeev retires from internationals

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is retiring from international soccer after leading the national side as captain to this year's World Cup quarter-finals on home soil.

Football 15 Feb 2019 | 2:37 AM

French league to join lawsuit against racist Mbappe graffiti

PARIS (Reuters) - The French football league (LFP) said on Thursday it will join a lawsuit against the authors of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic graffiti targeting Paris St Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.