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France’s mix: Greatness, good luck and grit

France’s first goal arrived off a Croat’s head, and its second only after the intervention of the Argentine referee. But it was the next...

World Cup: France is the champion of the world once again

French national team was crowned world champions after defeating the Croatian team in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday. The Croats survived three...

Third extra-time duel sends Croatia by England and into its first final

Their legs had stopped working long before the end. Their muscles ached, their lungs heaved, their bodies creaked and groaned. Croatia’s players had hit...

France, with flash to spare, dispatches Belgium in World Cup

They were only glimpses, fleeting and flickering and ultimately insignificant, but they were so tantalizing they were impossible to miss. Kylian Mbappé, inside the first...

Benjamin Pavard, and his World Cup highlight, came out of nowher

It was one of the most spectacular goals of this World Cup, and what made Benjamin Pavard’s 20-yard half-volley against Argentina all the more...

Sweden makes World Cup quarterfinals for first time since 1994

Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 on the strength of an Emil Forsberg goal in the 66th minute. Sweden advances to a World Cup quarterfinal for...

Belgium’s last minute goal shocks Japan

Belgium arrived at the World Cup as a dark horse, bringing both a roster bulging with talent and question marks about its mental toughness....

Brazil’s joy is Mexico’s heartbreak in World Cup knockout

There are no curses, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio had insisted, no reasons to be superstitious about the team’s apparent inability, one World Cup...

A sombrero and a dream: One cash-strapped fan’s World Cup Odyssey

A sombrero, out here, has special powers. It provides 360-degree cover from the summer sun, obviously. But it can also disarm a stranger, start a...

Amid Argentina’s drama, Lionel Messi’s brilliance emerges

High in the stands, Diego Maradona raised his eyes to the heavens, his arms in supplication, and muttered two words: Gracias, Dios. Not for the...

England wows fans, perhaps even its own, with a six-goal eruption

It was Saturday afternoon on the Volga River when Panama’s coach, Hernán Darío Gómez, offered a scary thought: The next day’s World Cup match...

The attackers, under attack

Surely it couldn’t get worse for Argentina. In its opening World Cup game, against tiny Iceland, a game in which captain and national treasure...

36 years and no World Cup goals: Peru eliminated by France

Thirty-six years is a long time to wait to be eliminated from the World Cup without scoring a goal. It was surely not the...

The party extends all the way to Siberia

It is light by the time they stumble out of the bar, arms clasped around one another for support, taking greedy drags on long-awaited...

Spain and accidental coach Eke it out

Fernando Hierro and Carlos Queiroz need no reminders about the hazards of being a soccer coach. In his 14 years as a key player at...

Saudi Arabia eliminated but not embarrassed vs Uruguay

Saudi Arabia avoided another embarrassing shellacking but lost to Uruguay, 1-0, Wednesday in Rostov, Russia. The result eliminated both Saudi Arabia and Egypt from...

One magic Ronaldo moment is all Portugal needs Vs Morocco

At age 33, Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t so much run anymore as he threatens to run. Let the other players sprint and chase all game,...

Senegal sneaks pasts Poland in World Cup clash

Senegal got Africa’s first win of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Poland in Moscow on Tuesday. The team was helped by...

Japan beats Colombia, 2-1

Japan wore down a Colombia team reduced to 10 men and won a frantic World Cup match, 2-1, on Tuesday in Saransk, Russia. James...

In Cairo, all roads lead to image of Salah

If anything, the mural has worked too well. A few months ago, a giant image of a beaming Mohamed Salah appeared on a wall...

Salah returns, but it’s the Russians who prevail

In the end, even the mighty Mohamed Salah could not shake Egypt free from its World Cup hex. Salah, the Liverpool star whose damaged...

Top Stories

Work to repair damage underway in Karditsa

The situation in the Karditsa Regional Unit remains particularly difficult on Monday, following the severe flash floods caused by the bad weather due to...

‘Building a new psychiatric hospital is an urgent need’, Ombudsman says

Building a new psychiatric hospital to house the services of Athalassa is imperative, according to Ombudsman Maria Stylianou-Lottides, who, acting as a "national mechanism...

Turkey’s Erdogan to sue Greek paper over insulting headline

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed a lawsuit against the editors of Greek newspaper ‘Dimokratia’ for an insulting headline, state-run news agency Anadolu...

UK ponders second COVID-19 lockdown as outbreak accelerates

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on Monday pondering a second national lockdown as an accelerating coronavirus outbreak threatened to destroy any shoots of economic recovery...

Bill provides for adoption of drug-free zones around schools in Cyprus

A draft bill provides for the adoption of drug-free zones around schools in Cyprus in order to protect children from drug activity, Philenews reported...

Taste

Chicken with okra and bulgur wheat

Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the okra until golden. Remove the okra, lay out in an oven tray and sprinkle with...

Swordfish with aubergines

To toast the sesame seeds: place sesame seeds in a small non-stick frying pan over low heat and stir until you begin to smell...

Ravioli

Just a little before serving, heat the broth and add the ravioli. (If the ravioli is frozen you don’t have to defrost). Heat them...

Seafood kebab with avocado salad

Place the mussels, shrimps and salmon in a bowl together with tarragon and lemon zest. Season and cover, keeping in the fridge for 15...