Russia’s national ice hockey team have been handed the keys to brand-new cars – a gift promised to them by President Vladimir Putin for their spectacular victory at the World Championship in Belarus, the RIA Novosti news agency reports.
Xi Jinping,General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, said during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that China would help Russia hold the 2018 FIFA World Cup, RIA Novosti says, citing China’s president.
Just a week ago, David Luiz, vice-captain of Brazilian team, was on top: the former Chelsea star had been sold to Paris Saint-Germaine club for £50 million just before the World Cup. But last night his team was kicked out of the Game defeated by the Netherlands. And, moreover, this followed the shameful Tuesday night, when Brazil were 7-1 down crashed by Germany, and Luiz's failures in defense were claimed to be the chief problem.
North Korea television has posted a video on YouTube, hailing its national football team’s amazing successes at the World Championships in Brazil.
Footballer Roman Shirokov has signed a contract with the Moscow Spartak, the Russian news agency TASS reports citing a source familiar with the situation. The midfielder moved to the metropolitan club as a free agent.
Belgium’s exit from the 2014 World Cup after the Red Devils defeat 1:0 to Argentina’s La Albiceleste resulted in a mixture of disappointment at the journey’s end with pride over the team’s achievements during this championship. “We had really hoped to be among the top four nations of the world to take part in the semifinals,” commented the Belgium’s young national team in an open letter on their official website, saying that they leave with a “shared sense of pride and disappointment” because they were “so close to reaching” that goal.
Brazil’s hard-earned quarterfinal win over Colombia at the cost of the loss of their captain Thiago Silva and best scorer Neymar and Germany’s classic German-style victory over France were the top events on the 23rd day of the 2014 World Football Cup, which has resumed after a two-day break.
Victories by Brazil and Colombia have become the most memorable events at the World Cup 2014. This time it was much harder for Brazil to win the match against Chile than it was in South Africa four years ago. The Chileans did everything to make the Brazilians shudder at the memory of this game, which the Brazilians won 1-1 (3-2 on penalties).
Luis Suarez's grandmother defends Uruguay football player by slamming FIFA's "barbaric" move by imposing four month ban from all football-related activity as punishment for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in his team's final Group D clash on Tuesday.
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was suspended for nine official matches and banned from all football-related activities as well as entering any stadium for four months by FIFA on Thursday. This decision by the Disciplinary Committee was brought on by an incident during the 2014 World Cup match between Uruguay and Italy, when Suarez bit opposing team’s Giorgio Chiellini.
A match of the third tour in the group stage at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil between the football teams of France and Ecuador has ended in a draw. The match was held at Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro.
Italy’s defeat to Uruguay on Tuesday left striker Mario Balotelli lashing out at criticism on Twitter and team’s coach Cesare Prandelli handing in his resignation.
World Cup is associated not only with spectacular football matches, but also with fans from all participating countries who gathered to support their national teams.
FIFA said Wednesday it had opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for allegedly biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match. But this is not first biting incident. Earlier in 2013 and in 2010 Suarez already tasted shoulders of Branislav Ivanovic and Otman Bakkal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed amendments to the law "On the Physical Culture and Sports in the Russian Federation" after they won the approval of both the lower and upper houses of parliament. The State Duma passed the amendments on June 10 and the Federation Council – on June 18.
The national teams of Belgium and Russia will meet in the second match of the group stage at the Soccer World Cup on Sunday, June 22. The game will start at 16:00 GMT at the Maracana stadium. If Belgians win, they will definitely qualify for the last 16. Any other result will leave good chances for both teams to participate in the 1/8 of the final.
Team Ecuador has won a comeback victory over Team Honduras in a second round match of Group E at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
France score two goals within the space of a minute as they go on to demolish Switzerland 5-2 and lay claim to a place in the round of 16. The victory left France undisputed top of Group E and established them as one of the favorites to win the World Cup.