MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov said on Saturday that his squad were thinking not about awards but about representing their country during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia striker Artem Dzyuba said on Saturday that the national team would be happy if Russian President Vladimir Putin supported football rather than hockey.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, Croatia skipper Luka Modric, Argentina star Lionel Messi and France's 19-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe have been shortlisted for the Best FIFA Men's Player award, world football's governing body announced.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Zenit St. Petersburg forward Artem Dzyuba said on Monday that he and his Russia teammates were "furious" with Croatia's Domagoj Vida and Ognjen Vukojevic for their pro-Ukrainian comments following Croatia's penalty shootout win over Russia in the World Cup quarter-finals.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - France forward Kylian Mbappe said Monday that Brazil legend Pele would "always remain king" after the three-time World Cup winner joked earlier in the day that he might return to football if Mbappe kept emulating his achievements.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - France secured their second World Cup title after beating Croatia 4-2 at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on July 15.
England’s reaching the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia was their best World Cup run for 28 years. Before Russia, England had not won a knockout game in a major tournament since 2006.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Foreign football fans who attempted to enter Europe through Russian territory with FIFA World Cup Fan IDs will be expelled from the country, Russian First Deputy Interior Minister Aleksandr Gorovoy said Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three-time World Cup winner Pele said that he might consider returning to football after 19-year-old French forward Kylian Mbappe became only the second teenager in history to score in a World Cup final repeating the Brazil legend's feat.
France won its second World Cup championship title at Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital on Sunday in a tense battle with Croatia, two decades after securing its first prize on home soil in 1998.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in the United States has marked the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a concert by Russian saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman and the Igor Butman Quintet.
From July 10-13 Moscow hosted the international football tournament "Legends Super Cup" featuring retired professional football players. Sputnik has discussed this and the World Cup with an Italian footballer who was part of Italy's 2006 World Cup winning team.
The trip to the World Cup has dramatically changed Iranians' opinion about Russia, that's what Hoda Rostami, an Iranian travel blogger who shares photos of different countries she visits with her 265,000 Instagram followers, said to Sputnik about her visit to the country.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will provide visa-free entrance to the country for football fans with fan IDs until the end of 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
France has just revived its World Cup triumph from 20 years ago as they beat team Croatia, World Cup beginners, in a dynamic final game. Football enthusiasts from both camps have already indulged in large-scale celebrations over the win itself and the finale of the breathtaking Russia-hosted tournament.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Croatia midfielder and captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
France has crushed Croatia 4-2 in the final match, gaining its second World Cup trophy.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump has congratulated France on their victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and called the championship one of the best organized ever.
The punk group gained broad public attention after their scandalous performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2012.
France has won its second title of the World Cup champion, while the team's head coach Didier Deschamps has become the third person ever to win the FIFA World Cup as a player and a head coach.