-July 19, 2018

France may have won with its multicultural team, but Croatia captured the dog’s heart. We were in a mess, the two of us. I had served the dog a largish “double”—what in the northern climes is duly referred to as the “Patiala Peg”—which he was busy lapping up as it mixed into his bowl of […]


-July 12, 2018

England and Belgium won people’s hearts, but missed the bus to the final. Who will take the cup home? Old favourites France, or first-timers Croatia? MOSCOW: Finally, here we are — France will meet a determined Croatia in the World Cup final here at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday. The tournament has been an interesting […]