Posts Tagged ‘World Cup’

UK retail sales rebound in July on warm weather, discounts

By BLOOMBERG
LONDON • UK retail sales bounced back strongly in July as warmer weather and extended discounts at stores encouraged shoppers to open ...

Adidas gets World Cup boost

FRANKFURT • Adidas AG got a boost from the World Cup even though some of the traditional powerhouses it sponsors flamed out early in the tournament.
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World Cup season a blessing for eateries

Restaurant operators saw better responses in terms of profits and number of visitors in 1 month of the World Cup period
by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / ...

French fans give hero welcome to ‘Les Bleus’ World Cup champions

by REUTERS
PARIS – Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team on Monday, ...

How Goldman Sachs’ computers lost the World Cup

By LEONID BERSHIDSKY
Goldman Sachs’ statistical model for the World Cup sounded impressive: The investment bank mined data about the teams and ...

France lift second World Cup after classic final

by REUTERS
MOSCOW – 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 ...

Umtiti header sends streetwise France into World Cup final

by REUTERS
Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent France into the World Cup final with a ruthless 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first ...

Belgium and France face off in mouth-watering semi-final

by REUTERS
Roberto Martinez’s swashbuckling Belgium side head into Tuesday’s semi-final with familiar foes France as the World Cup’s leading scorers, ...

England ends penalty curse to reach last eight

by REUTERS
England finally overcame nearly 30 years of penalty pain when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday after drawing their World Cup ...

Belgium snatch 3-2 win over Japan to set up Brazil clash

by REUTERS
Belgium threw caution to the wind to reach the World Cup quarter-finals when substitute Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds as they ...

Belgium beats England to top spot with Januzaj strike

by REUTERS
It had been viewed as the game no-one wanted to win but Adnan Januzaj’s fine finish early in the second half gave Belgium a 1-0 victory over ...

Shambolic Germany sent packing after loss to South Korea

by REUTERS
Champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea on Wednesday that eliminated ...