Thibaut Courtois has defended himself after receiving criticism for a mistake made against Russia on Thursday night, insisting that he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. There is a lot of competition for that role, with other stars such as Jan Oblak, David de Gea and Marc-Andre ter Stegen also playing at very high levels. Here, we compare Courtois to the other top shot-stoppers in world football and you can vote for who you think is better. … [Read more...] about Is Courtois better than these other world-class goalkeepers?
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Four international mathematical centers and three centers on world-class genomic studies are due to be set up in Russia in 2020, according to information on national projects, published on the government’s website on Monday, Trend reports referring to TASS. In 2021, three world-class scientific centers are scheduled to be created to conduct researches and developments on priority scientific and technological areas. By 2024, three national biological resource network centers should start operating in the country. According to this information, St. Petersburg will host the 29th World Mathematic Congress in 2022. In two years, technologies developed under this national project will be implemented in organizations working in the real sector of economy. The Science national project, developed in line with May decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is due to be fulfilled between October 2018 and 2024. By 2024, Russia should be ranked among top five major countries carrying out … [Read more...] about Russia to create national world-class scientific centers by late 2024
A record 3.572 billion people watched the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on TV or on digital platforms, FIFA said on Friday. France's 4-2 victory in the final, which gave them their second World Cup title following their triumph in 1998, was the most watched game of the competition. It was seen live by a combined 1.12 billion viewers worldwide, FIFA said in a statement, revealing their data for the World Cup. It was followed by England's semi-final defeat to Croatia and the other last-four clash between France and Belgium. The competition was broadcast live in every territory around the world between June 14-July 15, according to the statement. "A combined 3.572 billion viewers -- more than half of the global population aged four and over -- tuned in to world football's ultimate competition, according to audience data for official broadcast coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup," it said. Over the 64 matches, the average live audience was 191 million, it added. FIFA also said: "The global … [Read more...] about Record 3.5 billion audience watched 2018 World Cup: FIFA
21 Dec From the section Football Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46647184 Read more about sharing. Almost half the world's population watched the World Cup in Russia on television this summer, according to research carried out for Fifa.A record 3.57 billion people tuned in during the tournament, said Publicis Media Sport and Entertainment.More than one billion watched the final live, while 327.5 million people watched England's semi-final defeat by Croatia.Viewers also engaged with the coverage for longer than in past tournaments.The report also showed an unprecedented number of viewers watched the action on digital platforms.Philippe le Floc'h, chief commercial officer of football's world governing body Fifa, said the figures showed that "fans everywhere are insatiable for world-class football".He … [Read more...] about World Cup: Almost half world’s population watched Russia 2018
A record audience of more than 3.5 billion people watched this year's World Cup in Russia, with the final between France and Croatia attracting 1.1 billion viewers, world football's governing body said on Friday.FIFA said 3.6 billion viewers — more than half of the global population aged four and over — watched some part of the official coverage, which was broadcast live in every territory worldwide from June 14 to July 15. The global in-home TV audience watching at least one minute of the coverage accounted for almost 3.3 billion viewers, a 2.2 percent increase on the 2014 edition hosted in Brazil, according to FIFA's audit of audience data published on Friday.A further 309.7 million caught the action on digital platforms, public viewing areas or in bars and restaurants.France's 4-2 victory in the final, which gave them their second World Cup title following their triumph in 1998, was the most watched game of the competition.It was followed by England's semi-final … [Read more...] about Record Audience Watched ‘Best World Cup Ever’ in Russia, FIFA Says