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June 28, 2018 12:23 AM Januzaj secures Belgium top spot; England play Colombia

Belgium finished top of Group G after a 1-0 win over England in Kaliningrad, but find themselves in the tougher side of the knockout draw. Panama were on course for their first ever World Cup win, until goals from Fakhreddine Ben Youssef and Wahbi Khazri turned it around for Tunisia. Tunisia secured third place in Group G with a 2-1 victory over Panama 34

June 27, 2018 4:15 PM Defending FIFA World Cup champion Germany eliminated from tournament

Germany's Mario Gomez, left, and Germany's Mats Hummels, right, hold their heads after failing to score during the group F match between South Korea and Germany. (AP) Germany, who won the 2014 FIFA World Cup, will not be heading to the next stage of the tournament after losing to South Korea, 2-0. Sweden defeated Mexico in their Group F match. Both squads 75

June 26, 2018 1:11 PM Dutch senate passes law enabling partial 'burqa ban'

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch Upper House of parliament on Tuesday passed a law banning the wearing of face-covering veils in public buildings, such as schools, government offices and hospitals. The Lower House approved the bill in 2016, after attempts to impose a more general ban on burqas and other face-covering veils failed. The new law bans all face-covering 84

June 24, 2018 6:37 PM England, Belgium World Cup group fate could come down to fair play ranking points

England and Belgium go into their Group G game on Thursday with identical records, meaning that fair play points could decide who is the winner of the group. Both teams have scored eight goals and conceded two in the opening group games, putting them completely level. The winners of the meeting in Kaliningrad are guaranteed to top the group, but if the match 69

June 24, 2018 1:04 PM England, heading for last 16, crushing Panama 5-0

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - England were set for a place in the last 16 of the World Cup as they romped to a 5-0 lead at half-time, with two goals each from defender John Stones and Harry Kane, in their Group G match on Sunday. Stones headed England in front in the eighth minute, losing his marker to angle home a Kieran Trippier corner before 93

June 24, 2018 11:13 AM World Cup group permutations: Who can qualify for the Round of 16?

The second round of games in the World Cup group stage is now underway. Find out what each nation has to do to qualify for the knockout stage ahead of the final round of matches. The first tiebreakers are goal difference and goals scored rather than head-to-head (see full breakdown at the foot of the page). - Russia are through and will top the group 75

June 23, 2018 10:20 PM Belgium Is Looking Like the Most Potent Side at the World Cup

After beating Tunisia 5-2, no country at the tournament has now scored more goals MOSCOW—Plenty of international powerhouses have already stumbled at this World Cup. Brazil had its opening-game hiccup. Germany has lost its only match so far. And Argentina is in full-on existential crisis. So it may come as some surprise that Belgium, whose remarkable 59

June 23, 2018 1:50 PM Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul Dead at 54

Vinnie Paul, a drummer and one of the original members of Pantera, is dead. Paul was a founding member of the metal band, which formed in the 80's. His brother, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbot, was also a founding members. The band was huge in its day ... nominated for Grammys in 1995 and 2001. Their album "Far Beyond Driven," hit #1 in 1994. The group fell apart 4080

June 21, 2018 10:12 AM Thigh injury prevents England's Alli from training

REPINO, Russia (Reuters) - England attacking midfielder Dele Alli missed training on Thursday as he bids to recover from a thigh injury for the side’s second World Cup Group G game against Panama. The Tottenham Hotspur player picked up the knock during the 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday and Alli said he was working to get back to full fitness 42

June 20, 2018 8:03 AM England-Tunisia World Cup clash got more UK viewers than Royal Wedding

England's last-gasp World Cup victory over Tunisia on Monday attracted a higher television audience in the U.K. than last month's Royal Wedding, according to the BBC. The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19 was watched by almost 18 million viewers across the BBC and ITV, making it the most watched broadcast in the U.K. in 2018 at the time. But England's 70