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Holiday snaps! Piled-on AFP World Cup photographer gets Croatia invite

Holiday snaps! Piled-on AFP World Cup photographer gets Croatia invite.....»»

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Pacquiao heart ailment almost canceled fight

Argentina's Lucas Matthysse reacts after he was knocked down by Philippines' Manny Pacquiao during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on Jul.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News13 hr. 50 min. ago Related News

A fight made for TV

Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (R) fights Argentina's Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO /.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao arrives home after WBA title conquest

Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (C) celebrates his victory against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse after their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2018Related News

Croatia gears up to give heroes welcome to World Cup team

Croatian players celebrate after Croatia's Ivan Perisic scored his side's opening goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadi.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2018Related News

Allez les Bleus — France wins World Cup

MOSCOW (AFP) – France celebrated its second World Cup win 20 years after its maiden triumph on Sunday, overcoming a passionate Croatia side 4-2 in one of the most gripping finals in recent history. The breathless victory under stormy skies at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium means Didier Deschamps’ side — balancing… Source link link: Allez les Bleus — France wins World Cup.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 17th, 2018Related News

The next senior World Cup is in France, not Qatar

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The "next" World Cup got plenty of hype in Russia. A massive cube was alight with video images of "Qatar 2022" in Gorky Park, while the ground floor of the high-end shopping mall at Red Square was devoted to displays touting the event. But apart from a social media campaign, there was little attention on the (actual) next senior World Cup: the women's tournament next year in France. That was surprising. In the past several years since scandal enveloped soccer's governing body, FIFA has made a point of proclaiming that it aims to raise both the role of women in the organization and the profile of the women's game. President Gianni Infantino appointed Fatma Samoura as the first female secretary general of soccer's international governing body in 2016, while also announcing the creation of a women's soccer division. The men's World Cup in Russia could have provided an opportunity to address equity in the sport while also pointing to the women's tournament next year. But France 2019 wasn't promoted much at all: No signs, events or displays in tourist areas. Samoura made some appearances, but was not visible during the awards ceremony following France's victory over Croatia on Sunday. Venezuelan forward Deyna Castellanos was deemed the women's soccer ambassador in Russia and she starred in a social media campaign anchored by the hashtag #DareToShine. But while the 19-year-old is considered a rising star in the women's game, Venezuela failed to qualify for France so the selection seemed odd. Infantino acknowledged more could be done for the women's game at his wrap-up news conference in Moscow. There's no doubt that the men's World Cup every four years is FIFA's financial juggernaut. But the women are the governing body's second-biggest commercial asset. "We have to invest in women's football. We are thinking of a new women's world league, because 50 percent of the world population, the ladies, need to be treated in the right way as well in a sport which is said to be macho like football," Infantino said. "We have to invest in women's football, we have programs and we have ideas." The call for greater equity in soccer is not new. In the run-up to the last Women's World Cup in 2015, a group of international players, led by U.S. star Abby Wambach, protested because the tournament would be played on artificial turf, which is considered by many to be inferior to real grass. The men's tournament had always been played on grass. Once the point was made about the turf, the tournament in Canada turned out to be a rousing success, attracting the biggest crowds of any FIFA tournament outside of a men's World Cup. It also broke TV rating records in North America, with the final drawing more viewers than any other prior men's or women's match in the United States. Following their victory over Japan for the trophy, the U.S. women went on to bargain for, and receive, a better contract with U.S. Soccer that brought them closer to the compensation level of their male counterparts. The Americans were not alone, national teams from other countries won more equitable contracts with their federations, including Australia and Ireland. France could provide FIFA an opportunity to showcase concrete change at the highest level, and the possible messaging couldn't get more perfect: France won a World Cup, and now will host it. Two issues stand out. It remains to be seen how much prize money will be increased in 2019. The U.S. women took home $2 million in 2015. In contrast, France's men earned $38 million for their victory on Sunday. And there's no word yet whether video replay will be used just as it was for the men for the first time in Russia. U.S. women's coach Jill Ellis was in Moscow the final week of the tournament for a media session put on by FOX, which has the domestic TV rights for 2019 France. She'd like to see an increase in prize money and the use of replay. "I don't know what the ramifications were in other countries, but you look at our own team, in our own country and the viewership and the attendance — there's no difference (with the men)," Ellis said. "So I think that FIFA 100 percent should look at our game as a game, not as a women's game or a men's game." ___ AP Sports Writer Ron Blum in Moscow contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 17th, 2018Related News

Tens of thousands give heroes welcome to Croatia team

In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia on yesterday rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes' welcome for the country's national team despite its loss to France in the World Cup final......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2018Related News

Colleagues divided on Pacquiao career path

It might be time to hang up those gloves, Mr. Senator. After his knockout victory over Lucas Matthysse of Argentina on Sunday, colleagues of Sen. Manny Pacquiao encouraged the boxer to consider quitting while he's ahead. "It is not about having enough money already. I'd say, my advice to my colleague, seat mate and friend is that it is best to leave the stage while the audience is applauding," said Sen. Panfilo Lacson. That, according to Lacson, would be the best kind of exit, "not when they have left because nothing is worth watching." "That would be both sad and tragic," he said in a text message. Sen. JV Ejercito shared Lacson's sentiments. "Manny Pacquiao is already a...Keep on reading: Colleagues divided on Pacquiao career path.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 17th, 2018Related News

French celebrate unifying victory

PARIS — It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy. France’s 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday marked the second time in 20 years […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2018Related News

Money matches: Five who could be next for Pacquiao

Philippines' Manny Pacquiao attends the weigh-in in Kuala Lumpur on July 14, 2018, ahead of his world welterweight boxing championship bout against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse on July 15......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News

Resurgent Pacquiao wants second crack at Mayweather

Philippines boxer Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Argentina Lucas Matthysse during their WBA World welterweight title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Pacquiao won t.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News

France set for heroes’ welcome after thrilling World Cup win

MOSCOW -- Victorious France were set to return to a heroes’ welcome today after winning the World Cup for the second time with a roller coaster 4-2 victory over Croatia which set off chaotic celebrations at home......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJul 16th, 2018Related News

France wins 2nd World Cup

MOSCOW -- France celebrated their second World Cup win 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, overcoming a passionate Croatia side, 4-2, in one of the most gripping finals in recent history......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJul 16th, 2018Related News

Allez les Bleus — France wins World Cup

MOSCOW (AFP) - France celebrated its second World Cup win 20 years after its maiden triumph on Sunday, overcoming a passionate Croatia side 4-2 in one of the most gripping finals in recent history. The breathless victory under stormy skies at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium means Didier Deschamps’ side — balancing….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News

Paris renames six train stations to honor France’s World Cup stars

Six Paris metro stations were temporarily renamed in honor of France's World Cup winning champions after their 4-2 rollercoaster victory against Croatia. Among the changes, station Victor Hugo became "Victor Hugo Lloris", named after the team's captain and goalkeeper, whose second half mistake gave Croatia faint hopes of a late comeback. The metro stop at Bercy has become "Bercy les Bleus", a play on words to thank the team. The station Avron has taken the name "Nous Avron Gagne", a play on the French to mean "We have won". Charles de Gaulle-Etoile was turned into "On a 2 Etoiles", meaning "We have two stars" -- referring to the country's first World Cup win on home soil in 1998...Keep on reading: Paris renames six train stations to honor France’s World Cup stars.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 16th, 2018Related News

France lift second World Cup after classic final

France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style on Sunday as a 4-2 victory over Croatia in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades ended the battling outsiders' dreams of a first title......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJul 16th, 2018Related News

Money matches: 5 who could be next for Pacquiao

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Manny Pacquiao turned back the clock in Kuala Lumpur Sunday, JULY 15, to register a first knockout in 9 years and win the welterweight world title from WBA titleholder Lucas Matthysse of Argentina. With the Filipino fighting legend back in the big time, AFP Sport looks at ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News

Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball, Mbappe young player award

MOSCOW, Russia – Croatia captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award for the World Cup's best player despite being on the losing side to France in a thrilling final in Moscow on Sunday.  Modric was named man-of-the-match 3 times in Croatia's 7 games in Russia, but even the Real Madrid ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao unites heads of state

Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (C) reacts before his world welterweight boxing championship bout against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP P.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News