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Usain Bolt

World's Fastest Man Usain Bolt Looks To Play Professional Soccer In Australia

Jul 18, 2018 07:13 AM EDT

Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has agreed in principle to a six-week contract to play for Australian club Central Coast Mariners in the A-League. Bolt recently trained with football clubs in Germany and Norway to hone his skills.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo Says Move From Real Madrid To Juventus Was 'An Easy Decision'

Jul 17, 2018 09:05 AM EDT

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo added salt into the wound of every Real Madrid fan, citing that leaving Spanish side was an easy decision. Ronaldo joined Juventus earlier this month for a transfer fee of $117 million.

Croatia

Croatia Falls Short In 2018 World Cup, But Given Heroes' Welcome Back Home

Jul 17, 2018 08:31 AM EDT

The Croatian football team came home as heroes despite a second place finish in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Croatia suffered a heartbreaking 4-2 loss to France in the World Cup final.

Kylian Mbappe

Move Over, Messi And Ronaldo: France's Kylian Mbappe Is The World's New Soccer Star

Jul 16, 2018 08:47 AM EDT

French striker Kylian Mbappe is only 19 years old when he helped France bag the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sunday. Mbappe bagged the Young Player of the Tournament award after scoring four goals in Russia.

French national team

France Wins 2018 World Cup With 4-2 Victory Over Croatia

Jul 16, 2018 08:13 AM EDT

Antoine Griezmann scored in the first half while Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe both scored in the second to carry France past Croatia, 4-2, in the World Cup finals. France now has two World Cup titles to its name.

Gianni Infantino

FIFA Confirms Winter Dates For 2022 World Cup In Qatar

Jul 14, 2018 05:11 PM EDT

The 2022 FIFA World Cup would be played in the winter instead of the traditional summer schedule in Qatar. It will also likely be the last time that the tournament will pit 32 teams.

Dejan Lovren

Croatia's Dejan Lovren Says He's 'One Of The Best Defenders In The World'

Jul 13, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

Croatian defender Dejan Lovren proved why he should be considered as one of the best defenders in the world after leading his country into the World Cup final. Croatia will take on France this Sunday.

Federico Addiechi

FIFA Wants 2018 World Cup Coverage To Stop Focusing On Beautiful Women

Jul 12, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

FIFA diversity chief Federico Addiechi said the body is set to meet with World Cup national broadcasters to discuss the matter on showing attractive women in their broadcasts. Sexism has emerged as concern in the 2018 World Cup.

Thibaut Courtois

Belgium Criticizes France After 2018 World Cup Semifinals Loss

Jul 13, 2018 07:47 AM EDT

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said he preferred to lose to Brazil in the quarterfinals rather than be beaten by France in the semifinal. France defeated Belgium, 1-0, to book a spot in the championship game.

Croatia

Croatia Ends England's World Cup Dream With Extra Time Goal

Jul 12, 2018 09:23 AM EDT

Striker Mario Mandzukic displayed nerves of steel as he scored the game-winning goal on the 109th-minute to help Croatia beat England 2-1 in Wednesday's World Cup semifinals. Croatia takes on France in the final on Sunday.

Samuel Umtiti

France Moves To 2018 World Cup Finals With 1-0 Win Over Belgium

Jul 11, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

Defender Samuel Umtiti carried France to its third World Cup finals stint in 20 years with a header in the 51st minute. France will play either England or Croatia for the crown.

2018 FIFA World Cup

Thai Soccer Team Rescued From Flooded Cave Invited To Watch 2018 World Cup Finals

Jul 11, 2018 09:45 AM EDT

The world of soccer rejoiced after the successful rescue operation of a Thai soccer team who spent more than two weeks trapped in a cave. The team will not be in attendance on Sunday's World Cup final due to medical reasons.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo Era In Real Madrid Comes To An End: Striker Transfers To Juventus

Jul 11, 2018 09:51 AM EDT

The world of football took a massive turn as Real Madrid sold their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. Ronaldo who is Real Madrid all-time top goal scorer scored 450 goals for the club.

Jordan Pickford

England Advances To 2018 World Cup Semifinals With 2-0 Win Over Sweden

Jul 08, 2018 09:15 AM EDT

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made some timely saves to protect the Three Lions’ two-goal lead against Sweden. The 24-year-old Pickford tallied England’s first clean sheet in the 2019 World Cup.

Luka Modric

Russia Exits 2018 World Cup, Eliminated By Croatia In Quarterfinals

Jul 08, 2018 08:11 AM EDT

Croatia, led by midfielder Luka Modric, made it to the final four with a victory over host Russia via penalties. The Croatians will next face England for a spot in the World Cup finals.

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