2018 FIFA World Cup

MUMBAI: The FIFA World Cup last year certainly caught the imagination of Indian football lovers on the internet as it topped the overall list of Google Trends in the country in 2018.

For the tournament, Nagaland showed the maximum interest of 100% of all states across India with four other north-eastern states namely Sikkim (86%), Manipur (78%), Meghalaya (68%) and Arunachal Pradesh (55%) completing the Top 5.

Dec 11, 2018 10:12
MUMBAI: The excitement around the FIFA World Cup and bagging more broadcast rights of major sporting events around the world resulted in OTT platform SonyLIV clocking around 200 million video views for both live and non-live sports content online as well as on its app in 2018.
Sep 12, 2018 15:09
LONDON: FIFPro, the player’s representative body in world football has nominated as many as seven players from France’s FIFA World Cup 2018 winning team in the list of 55 professional footballers out of which the FIFPro’s World XI 2018 will be selected. 
Aug 31, 2018 15:08
MONACO: European football’s governing body, UEFA named Real Madrid and Croatian midfielder Luka Modric as the Men’s Player of the Year and the best Champions League Midfielder for the 2017-18 season. 
Jun 08, 2018 15:06
ZURICH: FIFA announced on Thursday that more than 2.4 million tickets have been sold to football fans globally for the World Cup 2018 in Russia, starting next week.  Some 2,403,116 tickets have been sold since sales began September 2017, and Latin American fans are leading global demand, FIFA stated.
Jun 08, 2018 15:06
ZURICH: FIFA announced on Thursday that for the first time in the history of the World Cup, the 2018 edition in Russia would be having a dedicated anti-discrimination monitoring system for all matches, which authorizes referees to stop, suspend or even abandon a match in the event of discriminatory behaviour at the grounds which get out of hand.
Jun 01, 2018 15:06
LONDON: Although Russia will be hosting the FIFA World Cup, the biggest sporting event on the planet, this year, the country doesn’t stand to gain economic benefits that will help it in the long run, according to a report published by global financial firm Moody's Investors Service on Thursday.
May 30, 2018 14:05
DOHA: Gulf carrier Qatar Airways has come up with its inaugural FIFA World Cup campaign which is “fun-filled and upbeat”. The airline has roped in American singing star Nicole Scherzinger for the campaign, as a part of an anthem “that is set to capture the hearts of fans around the world” as the World Cup is now less than a month away.
May 21, 2018 17:05
ZURICH: Global fashion brand Louis Vuitton has announced three unique projects to celebrate the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The company has been associated with the tournament since 2010, having provided a bespoke case to ensure that the trophy travelled in safety and in style. 
Apr 24, 2018 16:04
MOSCOW: The 2018 FIFA World Cup finally completed its list of local sponsors, signing up with Russia’s Alrosa - said to be one of the biggest names in the world diamond mining industry.  It joined the likes of the Russian Railways in the list.
Apr 19, 2018 18:04
LYON, Switzerland: UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin isn’t entirely satisfied with the decision of using the Video Replay System (VAR) at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, saying the technology required more testing before it could be used in the Champions League.