Slovakia s Marek HamΕ΅Γk, right, and Cyprus Grigoris Kastanos, left, fight for the ball during the World Cup 2022 group H qualifying soccer match between Slovakia and Cyprus in Bratislava, Slovakia, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (Martin Baumann/TASR via AP)
SPLIT, Croatia — Slovakia beat Cyprus 2-0 to overtake Slovenia for third place in the group.
Croatia proved it can win without Luka Modric as it beat Slovenia 3-0 on Tuesday in its fight for a World Cup qualifying spot.
Real Madrid midfielder Modric missed all three of Croatia's games during the international break with a thigh injury, but the 2018 World Cup runner-up has emerged with two wins and a draw.
Croatia is level with Russia on 13 points atop Group H but leads on goal difference.
Marko Livaja gave Croatia the lead in the 33rd minute with a header on the rebound after Marko Pasalic headed against the post. Pasalic finally got his goal in the 66th from point-blank range off a low cross from Ivan Perisic. Substitute Nikola Vlasic added a third goal in stoppage time.
Croatia gained revenge for its 1-0 loss to Slovenia in March.
Russia beat Malta 2-0 on what was a frustrating evening for the Russians and their new coach Valery Karpin. Fyodor Smolov put Russia in front after a defensive mixup from Malta in the 10th minute. Russia struggled to break down Malta's packed defense and didn't score its second until Zelimkhan Bakaev's penalty in the 84th.
NICOSIA — The government of Cyprus wants the legal power to prohibit fans from soccer matches deemed a security risk and to ban organized fan groups if they're not under the supervision of soccer club authorities, the country's justice minister announced on Friday.
NEW YORK - Charles H. Dallara, the former Managing Director of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and a central figure in the 2012 restructuring of Greece's debt, has penned what Nick Gage describes as a "riveting narrative" of those tumultuous times.
CULVER CITY, Calif — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that while a college degree was still a ticket to a better life, that ticket is often too expensive, as he announced he was canceling federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers.
XINJIANG - Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor linked to the nation's top policing agency and other parts of its government — a trove that catalogs apparent hacking activity and tools to spy on both Chinese and foreigners.
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