Russia

France should have attacking space against Peru

ISTRA, Russia: France struggled to break the deadlock against Australia in their World Cup opener but they are confident Peru, with their backs to the wall after a loss, will leave them more space in their second Group C game on Thursday. Les Bleus failed to shine at the Kazan Arena even though ......

Wearing bast shoes, fans test their skills at Mordovian soccer

SARANSK, Russia: Without a moment of hesitation, Colombia fan Hector Varela changed his branded sports shoes for village-style handmade boots to try his luck and skills at Mordovian soccer. Varela was one of many fans to have made the journey to Mordovian capital of Saransk, where Colombia take on ...

Swiss self-belief surges after thwarting Brazil

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia: Switzerland were never regarded as one of the pre-tournament World Cup favourites but after they thwarted heavyweights Brazil with a gutsy 1-1 draw in their Group E opener on Sunday, they could be dreaming of a deep run in Russia. Brazil took the lead thanks to a stunning ......