2016 European Championship

KAZAN, Russia | Belgium’s high scorers take on Brazil’s miserly defense

KAZAN, Russia — To get past Belgium in the quarterfinals at the World Cup, Brazil has to do something it has not been able to do since it last won the tournament in 2002: overcome European opposition in the knockout stages. Since beating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final, the five-time winner has … Continue reading KAZAN, Russia | Belgium’s high scorers take on Brazil’s miserly defense

MOSCOW  | Russian hooligans in World Cup crackdown after 2016 rampage

MOSCOW  — At their peak, Russian hooligans felt like gods. “We’re on Mount Olympus right now and it had to be done,” is how one veteran hooligan from Moscow recounts his part in brawls with English fans at the 2016 European Championship. “We went for the English, who were kings, to knock them off their … Continue reading MOSCOW  | Russian hooligans in World Cup crackdown after 2016 rampage