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Japan fans should feel lucky to be here - Japan soccer chief

SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - Saburo Kawabuchi, president of Japan Top League and one of the most influential figures in Japanese soccer, caused a stir shortly before his country’s World Cup opener by saying the team's fans were just lucky to be at the World Cup.

Football 3h ago

Australia to stick to the plan for second 'final' - Mooy

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Bert van Marwijk's gameplan kept Australia in a contest with France for 80 minutes of their World Cup opener and midfielder Aaron Mooy does not expect much to change against Denmark on Thursday.

Football 4h ago

Confusion as Tunisian wrestling goes unpunished by VAR

LONDON (Reuters) - The sight of Tunisia defenders wrestling England's Harry Kane to the ground in the penalty area without punishment during Monday's World Cup Group G match has raised more questions about the worth of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Football 15 Jun 2018

Real Madrid's Ronaldo reaches deal with Spanish tax authorities - source

MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with Spanish authorities to settle a tax evasion case by paying an 18.8 million-euro ($21.8 million) fine and accepting a suspended jail sentence, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Football 5h ago

Brazil complain to FIFA over non-use of VAR technology

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has asked FIFA why the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was not used to review two key decisions they believe hindered their side during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

Football 3h ago

Latins around the world unite - once every four years

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - If you look to the stands during World Cup matches and see a bunch of Colombians supporting Panama or a group of Mexicans cheering on Brazil then don't be surprised, your eyes are not deceiving you. In the World Cup, Latin America is a country.

Football 4h ago

Tunisia need to discover goal touch to progress in World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - Tunisia need a new game-plan if they are to avoid their usual fate of falling at the first hurdle of a World Cup.

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A timely booster

PETALING JAYA: A minor triumph that comes with a major boost.

One for the album: (From left) Goh Liu Ying, coach Chin Ee Hui, National Sports Institute official Nur Zubillah Azis and Chan Peng Soon posing for a photo after the prize giving ceremony at the US Open in California on Sunday.
Football 4h ago

Late win over Tunisia a 'huge moment' for England - Neville

(Reuters) - Harry Kane's late winner for England against Tunisia on Monday was a "huge moment" in the team's evolution at the World Cup, according to former England defender Gary Neville.