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Putin gives World Cup fans visa-free Russia entry all year

MOSCOW -UNS : President Vladimir Putin has said that foreign visitors holding “fan ID” cards for the World Cup could have visa-free entry to Russia for the rest of 2018, news agencies reported. “Foreign supporters who currently have fan IDs will be able to benefit …

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PCB must focus on 2019 WC: Qadir

ISLAMABAD (APP) – Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir Thursday said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) must focus on preparing green-shirts for 2019 World Cup instead of playing Pakistan against below-par teams. Talking to APP, Qadir, who was also former PCB chief selector, said 2019 World Cup is …

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Pakistan beats Australia in T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe

Shaheen Afridi took three wickets as Pakistan completed a clinical 45-run victory over Australia on Thursday in the Twenty20 tri-series in Zimbabwe. Pakistan batted first and opener Fakhar Zaman registered a career-best 73 as they raced to 194 for 7. Then left-arm seamer Afridi starred …

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Wins after 52 years: Russia pulled off biggest shock of 2018 World Cup

Hosts Russia pulled off the biggest shock of the 2018 World Cup so far as they beat 2010 winners Spain in the first penalty shootout of the tournament to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 48 years. After extra-time ended with the score …

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Big match: France beat Argentina 4-3 to reach World Cup quarter-finals

KAZAN (AFP) – France beat Lionel Messi s Argentina 4-3 in a thrilling last 16 World Cup match on Saturday as teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in a superb performance in Kazan.Teenage star Kylian Mbappe struck twice and earned another goal as France finally …

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Champions trophy hockey tournament: Belgium beat Pak 4-2

AHORE (APP) – Pakistan twice led Belgium but eventually lost 2-4 in their last match of the round robin stage of the Champions Trophy Hockey tournament at Breda, Holland. Belgium were missing their first choice goal keeper Vincent Vanash. He had to rush home as …

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World Cup 2018: Group qualifying scenarios for every team

RUSSIA: With the second round of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put …

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Pak-Romanian improving ties: Bikers impressed with Pakistani culture,hospitality

ISLAMABAD -UNS- Pakistan and Romania have great mutual relations in all fields including sports , culture .Both the countries trying best to improve this relations further. In this regards three  Romanian bikers who have traveled all the way from Romania to Pakistan to explored Northern …

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Sporting Lisbon in shock as three more World Cup stars quit

LISBON, (AFP) – Three Portugal stars currently in Russia getting ready for the World Cup have told their club Sporting Portugal they will break their contracts, the club said on Monday. The move is part of a continuing meltdown after the players were attacked and …

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Israel scores painful own goal in run-up to the World Cup

By James M. Dorsey Argentina’s cancellation of a friendly against Israel because of Israeli attempts to exploit the match politically is likely to reverberate far beyond the world of soccer and spotlights the risks of Israeli efforts to persuade the international community to recognize Jerusalem …

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