Posts tagged as World Cup

Tubelis brothers named to Lithuania’s preliminary U19 World Cup team

Friday, May 21, 2021

Azuolas and Tautvilas Tubelis have been named to Lithuania’s preliminary roster for the U19 World Cup at Latvia in July. Both are among the 16 players head coach Gediminas Petrauskas nominated for the Lithuania team that will compete at the U19 event from July 3-11 in the Latvian cities of Daugavpils and Riga. There is also a training camp starting on June 1 in Klaipeda before another camp is planned…

Pussy Riot claim to have conducted World Cup pitch invasion

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A pitch invasion during the World Cup final between France and Croatia was carried out by the anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, its social media accounts have claimed. The brief invasion in the second half of the match was quickly addressed by security staff – and stands as one of the few remarkable political protests during the tournament. The invaders were later detained by police, one of them told the…

Paris celebrates World Cup win as one million fans fill Champs-Élysées

Monday, July 16, 2018

Tens of thousands of supporters wrapped in red, white and blue flags and singing the French national anthem have poured on to the Champs-Élysées in Paris to celebrate France’s World Cup victory over Croatia, cheering that the nation was now firmly a football superpower. As the final whistle blew, shouts rang out and vast crowds that had gathered outside local bars began sprinting on to the 1.2 mile (2km) avenue in…

FIFA Head Infantino: 2018 World Cup in Russia ‘Best Ever’

Friday, July 13, 2018

The World Cup has changed the perception of Russia among all countries, as the visitors have discovered a hospitable country, full of people, who are keen to show to the world that what sometimes is said is not actually what happens here, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told reporters. “It is an incredible, amazing World Cup. From the very beginning of the tournament, we have experienced incredible emotions from being here and in two…

World Cup TV kiss sparks social media debate in China

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Social media users in China are debating whether a male South Korean reporter being kissed by female fans during the World Cup is “sexual harassment”. The video clip shows Jeon Gwang-ryeol, a MBN (a South Korean TV channel) reporter broadcasting in Russia on 28 June, being kissed on the cheek twice by female Russian fans. The reporter tried to laugh the kisses off but looked embarrassed after the incident which…