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  • Sweden player condemns racist abuse after World Cup loss

    Sweden player condemns racist abuse after World Cup loss

    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-06-24 21:44:01 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-06-25 00:56:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sergei Grits). Referee Szymon Marcniak of Poland, right, talks with Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz, middle, at the end the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, ...(AP Photo/Sergei Grits). Referee Szymon Marcniak of Poland, right, talks with Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz, middle, at the end the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, ...
    Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz says the racist abuse aimed at him over social media following the 2-1 loss to Germany at the World Cup has been "completely unacceptable.".Full Story >
    Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz says the racist abuse aimed at him over social media following the 2-1 loss to Germany at the World Cup has been "completely unacceptable.".Full Story >
  • Falcao scores, Colombia beats Poland 3-0 at World Cup

    Falcao scores, Colombia beats Poland 3-0 at World Cup

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-06-24 20:19:21 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-06-24 22:06:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Colombia's Radamel Falcao, right, celebrates after scoring the second side goal past Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny during the group H match between Poland and Colombia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in ...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Colombia's Radamel Falcao, right, celebrates after scoring the second side goal past Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny during the group H match between Poland and Colombia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in ...
    Radamel Falcao's first World Cup goal led Colombia to a 3-0 victory over Poland and kept the team in the running for a spot in the knockout round.Full Story >
    Radamel Falcao's first World Cup goal led Colombia to a 3-0 victory over Poland and kept the team in the running for a spot in the knockout round.Full Story >
  • What do Costa Rica, Panama early exits say about US soccer?

    What do Costa Rica, Panama early exits say about US soccer?

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:43 PM EDT2018-06-24 20:43:59 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-06-24 22:06:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo lies on the ground after failing to stop a goal from England's Jesse Lingard during the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizh...(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo lies on the ground after failing to stop a goal from England's Jesse Lingard during the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizh...
    Costa Rica and Panama were overwhelmed at the World Cup and knocked out in 2 matches after beating out the United States for berths in soccer's showcase.Full Story >
    Costa Rica and Panama were overwhelmed at the World Cup and knocked out in 2 matches after beating out the United States for berths in soccer's showcase.Full Story >
  • Spain needs to stay motivated for last World Cup group match

    Spain needs to stay motivated for last World Cup group match

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-06-24 20:14:00 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-06-24 20:38:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Spain head coach Fernando Hierro arrives for the official training on the eve of the group B match between Morocco and Spain at the Mirny stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Spain head coach Fernando Hierro arrives for the official training on the eve of the group B match between Morocco and Spain at the Mirny stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018.
    Spain needs to stay motivated even though it doesn't need to win to advance from its World Cup group.Full Story >
    Spain needs to stay motivated even though it doesn't need to win to advance from its World Cup group.Full Story >
  • Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

    Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-06-24 20:18:41 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-06-24 20:30:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). England head coach Gareth Southgate celebrates his team's 6-1 victory at the end of the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday...(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). England head coach Gareth Southgate celebrates his team's 6-1 victory at the end of the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday...
    Six teams have moved on to the second round at the World Cup, with England the latest to join the party.Full Story >
    Six teams have moved on to the second round at the World Cup, with England the latest to join the party.Full Story >
  • Mexico's 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

    Mexico's 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

    Saturday, June 23 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-06-23 17:37:36 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-06-24 16:08:31 GMT
    Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez scored a goal each to move Mexico closer to a spot in the round of 16 by beating South Korea 2-1 at the World Cup.Full Story >
    Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez scored a goal each to move Mexico closer to a spot in the round of 16 by beating South Korea 2-1 at the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Kickoff: Tiny Panama stands in way of England advancing

    Kickoff: Tiny Panama stands in way of England advancing

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-06-23 15:04:45 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-06-24 14:58:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England's Harry Kane attends England's official training in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018 on the eve of the group G match between Panama and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England's Harry Kane attends England's official training in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018 on the eve of the group G match between Panama and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup.
    For an England team that came to the World Cup with reduced expectations, things are setting up nicely.Full Story >
    For an England team that came to the World Cup with reduced expectations, things are setting up nicely.Full Story >
  • The Latest: England-Panama game could decide World Cup group

    The Latest: England-Panama game could decide World Cup group

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:46 AM EDT2018-06-23 10:46:54 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 6:04 AM EDT2018-06-24 10:04:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). Brazil's Neymar, left and Thiago Silva talk to other players during Brazil's official training on the eve of the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Rus...(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). Brazil's Neymar, left and Thiago Silva talk to other players during Brazil's official training on the eve of the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Rus...
    Thiago Silva is upset with teammate Neymar for shouting at him during Brazil's tense 2-0 win over Costa Rica.Full Story >
    Thiago Silva is upset with teammate Neymar for shouting at him during Brazil's tense 2-0 win over Costa Rica.Full Story >
  • Serbs angrier at World Cup ref than at nationalist gestures

    Serbs angrier at World Cup ref than at nationalist gestures

    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-06-23 18:07:27 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 6:04 AM EDT2018-06-24 10:04:14 GMT
    (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP). Switzerland's Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Frida...(Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP). Switzerland's Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Frida...
    Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who oversaw their 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring.Full Story >
    Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who oversaw their 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring.Full Story >
  • Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

    Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:08:37 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:54 AM EDT2018-06-24 09:54:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Sweden players reacts after Germany's Toni Kroos, right, scores his side's second goal during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Jun...(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Sweden players reacts after Germany's Toni Kroos, right, scores his side's second goal during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Jun...
    A look at who's in and who's out at the World Cup after a second straight day that ended with a comeback win in stoppage time.Full Story >
    A look at who's in and who's out at the World Cup after a second straight day that ended with a comeback win in stoppage time.Full Story >
  • Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

    Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:15 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:15:02 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:53 AM EDT2018-06-24 09:53:42 GMT
    Soccer fans have converged on Mexico's Angel of Independence to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup.Full Story >
    Soccer fans have converged on Mexico's Angel of Independence to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Belgium looks best yet at World Cup in 5-2 rout of Tunisia

    Belgium looks best yet at World Cup in 5-2 rout of Tunisia

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:26:02 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:33 AM EDT2018-06-24 09:33:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar). Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scores his side's second goal during the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar). Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scores his side's second goal during the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018.
    Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored two goals each in a dominant Belgium display, leading their team over Tunisia 5-2 in the highest scoring game of the World Cup.Full Story >
    Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored two goals each in a dominant Belgium display, leading their team over Tunisia 5-2 in the highest scoring game of the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Belgium, team of tomorrow, hopes to finally win now

    Belgium, team of tomorrow, hopes to finally win now

    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-06-23 18:37:16 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:24 AM EDT2018-06-24 09:24:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). FIFA President Gianni Infantino, left, and King Philippe of Belgium attend the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). FIFA President Gianni Infantino, left, and King Philippe of Belgium attend the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018.
    A polyglot of 11 million known for waffles, chocolate and beer, Belgium hopes to win a major title for the first time in its 114-year soccer history.Full Story >
    A polyglot of 11 million known for waffles, chocolate and beer, Belgium hopes to win a major title for the first time in its 114-year soccer history.Full Story >
  • England seeks own version of 'happy football' at World Cup

    England seeks own version of 'happy football' at World Cup

    Saturday, June 23 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-06-23 17:37:46 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:14 AM EDT2018-06-24 09:14:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England's Jordan Henderson and his teammates attend England's official training in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018 on the eve of the group G match between Panama and England at the 2018 socce...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England's Jordan Henderson and his teammates attend England's official training in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018 on the eve of the group G match between Panama and England at the 2018 socce...
    Southgate says England's young team unscathed by history and seeking its version of 'happy football'.Full Story >
    Southgate says England's young team unscathed by history and seeking its version of 'happy football'.Full Story >
  • Brazil hit by injuries at World Cup, even coach needs care

    Brazil hit by injuries at World Cup, even coach needs care

    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-06-23 18:07:13 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:13 AM EDT2018-06-24 09:13:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Brazil head coach Tite gestures during the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Brazil head coach Tite gestures during the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018.
    Brazil hit by injures at World Cup, not even coach Tite escapes medical report.Full Story >
    Brazil hit by injures at World Cup, not even coach Tite escapes medical report.Full Story >
  • Iceland, Mexico, England vie for US World Cup support

    Iceland, Mexico, England vie for US World Cup support

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:36 AM EDT2018-06-23 11:36:45 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:04 AM EDT2018-06-24 09:04:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). Iceland soccer fans watch the final minutes on television of the team's loss to Nigeria in a World Cup soccer match at a sports bar, Friday, June 22, 2018, in Seattle.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). Iceland soccer fans watch the final minutes on television of the team's loss to Nigeria in a World Cup soccer match at a sports bar, Friday, June 22, 2018, in Seattle.
    With no American team at the World Cup, Iceland's prime minister vies for US support, Landon Donovan pushes for Mexico and James Corden for England.Full Story >
    With no American team at the World Cup, Iceland's prime minister vies for US support, Landon Donovan pushes for Mexico and James Corden for England.Full Story >
  • Friendship between players has limits at World Cup

    Friendship between players has limits at World Cup

    Saturday, June 23 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-06-23 17:06:22 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:03 AM EDT2018-06-24 09:03:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Senegal's Sadio Mane smiles during the official press conference on the eve of the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2...(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Senegal's Sadio Mane smiles during the official press conference on the eve of the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2...
    Even a great friendship between players from the same club has its limits when it comes to the World Cup.Full Story >
    Even a great friendship between players from the same club has its limits when it comes to the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Argentina: cocaine seized in World Cup trophy replicas

    Argentina: cocaine seized in World Cup trophy replicas

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-06-23 16:34:58 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:53 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:53:53 GMT
    The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies.Full Story >
    The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies.Full Story >
  • Colombia coach gives 4-point wish list for World Cup match

    Colombia coach gives 4-point wish list for World Cup match

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-06-23 16:27:41 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:43 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:43:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File). FILE - In this file photo from June 19, 2018, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman gestures during the World Cup match between Colombia and Japan at the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File). FILE - In this file photo from June 19, 2018, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman gestures during the World Cup match between Colombia and Japan at the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia.
    Colombia coach Jose Pekerman gave his wish list for the team's next match against Poland, most importantly keeping all 11 players on the pitch.Full Story >
    Colombia coach Jose Pekerman gave his wish list for the team's next match against Poland, most importantly keeping all 11 players on the pitch.Full Story >
  • Panama coach very candid: England 'hardest match by far'

    Panama coach very candid: England 'hardest match by far'

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-06-23 15:35:48 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:34 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:34:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Ramon Cardoze, vicepresident of the Panama FA, foreground, attends a training session of Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Ramon Cardoze, vicepresident of the Panama FA, foreground, attends a training session of Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018.
    Panama coach Hernan Gomez is calling his game with England the team's 'hardest' in the World Cup.Full Story >
    Panama coach Hernan Gomez is calling his game with England the team's 'hardest' in the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Hurting Neymar gets emotional at the World Cup

    Hurting Neymar gets emotional at the World Cup

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-06-23 15:48:18 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:34 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:34:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Brazil's Neymar reacts at the end of the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Brazil's Neymar reacts at the end of the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018.
    Neymar is hurting, probably physically and almost for sure emotionally.Full Story >
    Neymar is hurting, probably physically and almost for sure emotionally.Full Story >
  • Ex-soccer star says Iran officials barred him from program

    Ex-soccer star says Iran officials barred him from program

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:34 AM EDT2018-06-23 11:34:40 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:57 AM EDT2018-06-24 07:57:37 GMT
    The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair.Full Story >
    The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair.Full Story >
  • Alli back at practice, still in doubt for England vs Panama

    Alli back at practice, still in doubt for England vs Panama

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-06-23 10:35:51 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:47 AM EDT2018-06-24 07:47:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England head coach Gareth Southgate attends England's official training in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018 on the eve of the group G match between Panama and England at the 2018 soccer World ...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England head coach Gareth Southgate attends England's official training in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018 on the eve of the group G match between Panama and England at the 2018 soccer World ...
    Dele Alli has returned to practice with England but carried out individual drills away from the main group, keeping him in doubt for the match against Panama at the World Cup.Full Story >
    Dele Alli has returned to practice with England but carried out individual drills away from the main group, keeping him in doubt for the match against Panama at the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

    Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:18 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:18:19 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:24:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the third goal of Croatia during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2...(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the third goal of Croatia during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2...
    Lionel Messi's frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina's worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years.Full Story >
    Lionel Messi's frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina's worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years.Full Story >
  • Saudi minister tweets barb at UEFA chief in TV rights row

    Saudi minister tweets barb at UEFA chief in TV rights row

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-06-22 05:13:15 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:53:45 GMT
    (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). From left, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, and Russian President Vladimir Putin watch the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018...(Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). From left, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, and Russian President Vladimir Putin watch the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018...
    Saudi Arabia's sports minister has criticized the president of European soccer on Twitter in an escalating dispute over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights.Full Story >
    Saudi Arabia's sports minister has criticized the president of European soccer on Twitter in an escalating dispute over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights.Full Story >
  • Salah, Neymar, Messi, messy, messy: World Cup stars stifled

    Salah, Neymar, Messi, messy, messy: World Cup stars stifled

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:02:18 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:34:42 GMT
    (AP Foto/Andre Penner). Granit Shaka, de Suiza, trata de ayudar a Neymar, de Brasil, tras una falta en el partido del Mundial efectuado el domingo 17 de junio de 2018, en Rostov del  Don, Rusia(AP Foto/Andre Penner). Granit Shaka, de Suiza, trata de ayudar a Neymar, de Brasil, tras una falta en el partido del Mundial efectuado el domingo 17 de junio de 2018, en Rostov del Don, Rusia
    Nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play have some of the biggest names at the World Cup off to a shaky start.Full Story >
    Nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play have some of the biggest names at the World Cup off to a shaky start.Full Story >
  • The Latest: Argentina collapses vs. Croatia, could go home

    The Latest: Argentina collapses vs. Croatia, could go home

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-06-21 09:41:47 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:13:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov). Former FIFA President Joseph Blatter arrives at a hotel in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian Pres...(AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov). Former FIFA President Joseph Blatter arrives at a hotel in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian Pres...
    Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he met Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin and talked about the Russia team's good start to the World Cup.Full Story >
    Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he met Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin and talked about the Russia team's good start to the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

    Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:57:52 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:13:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Croatia's Ivan Rakitic, left, scores his side's third goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. ...(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Croatia's Ivan Rakitic, left, scores his side's third goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. ...
    A look at who's in and who's out at the World Cup after Thursday's matches.Full Story >
    A look at who's in and who's out at the World Cup after Thursday's matches.Full Story >
  • Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

    Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:02:08 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-06-23 20:33:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Denmark's Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group C match between Denmark and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Denmark's Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group C match between Denmark and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018.
    Mile Jedinak's penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark and new life at the World Cup.Full Story >
    Mile Jedinak's penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark and new life at the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Former FIFA boss Blatter revels in visit to Putin, World Cup

    Former FIFA boss Blatter revels in visit to Putin, World Cup

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:01 AM EDT2018-06-21 11:01:56 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:03:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov). Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves a hotel in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he met Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin and talked about the Russia team's good start to t...(AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov). Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves a hotel in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he met Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin and talked about the Russia team's good start to t...
    Sepp Blatter came to Moscow to see Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, defying FIFA's wish that its suspended former president's visit to the World Cup would attract little attention.Full Story >
    Sepp Blatter came to Moscow to see Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, defying FIFA's wish that its suspended former president's visit to the World Cup would attract little attention.Full Story >
  • Messi dogged by Ronaldo, history as Argentina meets Croatia

    Messi dogged by Ronaldo, history as Argentina meets Croatia

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-06-20 14:46:18 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-06-23 16:23:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). From left to right, Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi and Nicolas Otamendi jog during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). From left to right, Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi and Nicolas Otamendi jog during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
    Lionel Messi faces pressure to deliver for Argentina at World Cup, keep pace with Cristiano Ronaldo.Full Story >
    Lionel Messi faces pressure to deliver for Argentina at World Cup, keep pace with Cristiano Ronaldo.Full Story >
  • After only 2 matches, Egypt eliminated from World Cup

    After only 2 matches, Egypt eliminated from World Cup

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:53:30 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-06-23 13:03:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Egypt's Mohamed Salah leaves the pitch without going to his fans, disappointed after losing the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tue...(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Egypt's Mohamed Salah leaves the pitch without going to his fans, disappointed after losing the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tue...
    Egypt arrived in Russia with Mohamed Salah and some high expectations, but was eliminated from the World Cup after only two matches.Full Story >
    Egypt arrived in Russia with Mohamed Salah and some high expectations, but was eliminated from the World Cup after only two matches.Full Story >
  • Player union blasts concussion management at World Cup

    Player union blasts concussion management at World Cup

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:03:09 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:43 AM EDT2018-06-23 10:43:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat is attended to after suffering an injury during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, ...(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat is attended to after suffering an injury during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, ...
    Players' union FIFPro is blasting concussion management at the World Cup after Moroccan plays after admitting that he can't remember the previous match.Full Story >
    Players' union FIFPro is blasting concussion management at the World Cup after Moroccan plays after admitting that he can't remember the previous match.Full Story >
  • Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

    Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:55:11 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:13 AM EDT2018-06-23 10:13:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). FILE- This Feb. 1, 2018, file photo shows a Burger King Whopper meal combo at a restaurant in the United States. Burger King says it’s sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant f...(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). FILE- This Feb. 1, 2018, file photo shows a Burger King Whopper meal combo at a restaurant in the United States. Burger King says it’s sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant f...
    Burger King says it's sorry for an ad in Russia offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to women who get pregnant from World Cup players.Full Story >
    Burger King says it's sorry for an ad in Russia offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to women who get pregnant from World Cup players.Full Story >
  • Say what? Croatia coach: Argentina the 'easiest game for us'

    Say what? Croatia coach: Argentina the 'easiest game for us'

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:28:15 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:13 AM EDT2018-06-23 09:13:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic, left, walks past Croatia's Luka Modric, right, kicking a ball during official training on the eve of the group D match between Croatia and Argentina in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny ...(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic, left, walks past Croatia's Luka Modric, right, kicking a ball during official training on the eve of the group D match between Croatia and Argentina in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny ...
    Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic's analysis of the World Cup game against Argentina requires a double take.Full Story >
    Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic's analysis of the World Cup game against Argentina requires a double take.Full Story >
  • Suarez sends Uruguay, and Russia, to last 16 at World Cup

    Suarez sends Uruguay, and Russia, to last 16 at World Cup

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:12:00 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 4:53 AM EDT2018-06-23 08:53:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the group A match against Saudi Arabia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the group A match against Saudi Arabia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
    Luis Suarez put both Uruguay and host Russia into the second round of the World Cup while eliminating Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time.Full Story >
    Luis Suarez put both Uruguay and host Russia into the second round of the World Cup while eliminating Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time.Full Story >
  • The Latest: Rakitic casts vote for Messi in GOAT debate

    The Latest: Rakitic casts vote for Messi in GOAT debate

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:31 AM EDT2018-06-20 09:31:17 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:53 AM EDT2018-06-23 07:53:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Referee Joel Aguilar of Salvador signals for video review during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Referee Joel Aguilar of Salvador signals for video review during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    Soccer's international governing body says it is "extremely satisfied with the level of refereeing" at the World Cup and has hailed video review as a success.Full Story >
    Soccer's international governing body says it is "extremely satisfied with the level of refereeing" at the World Cup and has hailed video review as a success.Full Story >
  • Changes coming to Colombia's team at World Cup after loss

    Changes coming to Colombia's team at World Cup after loss

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-06-20 14:51:24 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:43 AM EDT2018-06-23 07:43:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Colombia's James Rodriguez, front, and his teammates walk on the poitch after the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Colombia's James Rodriguez, front, and his teammates walk on the poitch after the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
    Changes are coming to Colombia's team at the World Cup after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Japan.Full Story >
    Changes are coming to Colombia's team at the World Cup after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Japan.Full Story >
  • Sampaoli: Messi 'shouldn't shoulder all the responsibility'

    Sampaoli: Messi 'shouldn't shoulder all the responsibility'

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:21:19 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:42 AM EDT2018-06-23 07:42:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli attends a press conference on the eve of the group D match between Croatia and Argentina in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli attends a press conference on the eve of the group D match between Croatia and Argentina in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli says Lionel Messi "shouldn't shoulder all the responsibility" for the team's fate at the World Cup.Full Story >
    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli says Lionel Messi "shouldn't shoulder all the responsibility" for the team's fate at the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Ronaldo moves atop Europe's international scoring list

    Ronaldo moves atop Europe's international scoring list

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:11:47 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:53 AM EDT2018-06-23 06:53:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
    Cristiano Ronaldo just became Europe's top international scorer of all time, and that puts him atop a very impressive list.Full Story >
    Cristiano Ronaldo just became Europe's top international scorer of all time, and that puts him atop a very impressive list.Full Story >
  • Ronaldo scores in Portugal's 1-0 win, Morocco eliminated

    Ronaldo scores in Portugal's 1-0 win, Morocco eliminated

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-06-20 14:31:38 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-06-23 06:13:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
    Cristiano Ronaldo made European soccer history by scoring in Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco, a result that makes the North African team the first to be eliminated from the World Cup.Full Story >
    Cristiano Ronaldo made European soccer history by scoring in Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco, a result that makes the North African team the first to be eliminated from the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Former US soccer star Alexi Lalas talks diving at World Cup

    Former US soccer star Alexi Lalas talks diving at World Cup

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:55:06 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:02 AM EDT2018-06-23 06:02:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Egypt's defense watches disappointed after Russia's Artyom Dzyuba, right, scored his side's third goal during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Peter...(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Egypt's defense watches disappointed after Russia's Artyom Dzyuba, right, scored his side's third goal during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Peter...
    Former U.S. National Team member and FOX analyst Alexi Lalas says officials crackdown on "diving" robs game of some interesting tactics.Full Story >
    Former U.S. National Team member and FOX analyst Alexi Lalas says officials crackdown on "diving" robs game of some interesting tactics.Full Story >
  • Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

    Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:11:07 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 9:53 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:53:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe). Senegal's Sadio Mane, right, and Poland's Michal Pazdan challenge for the ball during the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe). Senegal's Sadio Mane, right, and Poland's Michal Pazdan challenge for the ball during the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
    Senegal became the first African team to win at this year's World Cup, defeating Poland 2-1 on a first-half own-goal and a controversial second-half score by Mbaye Niang.Full Story >
    Senegal became the first African team to win at this year's World Cup, defeating Poland 2-1 on a first-half own-goal and a controversial second-half score by Mbaye Niang.Full Story >
  • Gabriel Jesus or Firmino? Brazil's dilemma vs Costa Rica

    Gabriel Jesus or Firmino? Brazil's dilemma vs Costa Rica

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:01 AM EDT2018-06-20 09:01:10 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:12:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andre Penner). Brazil's Gabriel Jesus, center, Filipe Luis, left, Roberto Firmino, practice during a training session in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Brazil will face Costa Rica on June 22 in the group E for the soccer World Cup.(AP Photo/Andre Penner). Brazil's Gabriel Jesus, center, Filipe Luis, left, Roberto Firmino, practice during a training session in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Brazil will face Costa Rica on June 22 in the group E for the soccer World Cup.
    Brazil coach Tite has to decide who of Gabriel Jesus or Roberto Firmino starts up front in the match against Costa Rica.Full Story >
    Brazil coach Tite has to decide who of Gabriel Jesus or Roberto Firmino starts up front in the match against Costa Rica.Full Story >
  • Ronaldo and Portugal look to knock Morocco out of World Cup

    Ronaldo and Portugal look to knock Morocco out of World Cup

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:51:02 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 8:53 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:53:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, plays the ball with teammates during Portugal's official training on the eve of the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Kratovo, outskirts Moscow, R...(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, plays the ball with teammates during Portugal's official training on the eve of the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Kratovo, outskirts Moscow, R...
    Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second appearance at the World Cup with a chance to help Portugal eliminate Morocco from the tournament.Full Story >
    Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second appearance at the World Cup with a chance to help Portugal eliminate Morocco from the tournament.Full Story >
  • China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome

    China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:40:24 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:33:06 GMT
    Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day state visit starting Tuesday.Full Story >
    Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day state visit starting Tuesday.Full Story >
  • Russian fans celebrate once-maligned team as heroes

    Russian fans celebrate once-maligned team as heroes

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:51:21 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:33:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). A Russian fan blows a small vuvuzela at the Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). A Russian fan blows a small vuvuzela at the Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
    Russia's World Cup soccer team transformed from near-laughing stock to heroes of the motherland in less than a week.Full Story >
    Russia's World Cup soccer team transformed from near-laughing stock to heroes of the motherland in less than a week.Full Story >
  • Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1

    Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:13:36 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:32:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Russia's scorer Artyom Dzyuba, center, and his teammates celebrate their side's 3rd goal during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia,...(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Russia's scorer Artyom Dzyuba, center, and his teammates celebrate their side's 3rd goal during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia,...
    Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt, moving the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage.Full Story >
    Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt, moving the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage.Full Story >
  • Try as he might, Salah couldn't do enough to give Egypt win

    Try as he might, Salah couldn't do enough to give Egypt win

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-06-19 21:21:03 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:03:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). A Egypt's team official comforts Egypt's Mohamed Salah after the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). A Egypt's team official comforts Egypt's Mohamed Salah after the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
    At the end, Salah could not deliver for a disorganized Egypt in first World Cup since 1990.Full Story >
    At the end, Salah could not deliver for a disorganized Egypt in first World Cup since 1990.Full Story >
  • Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card

    Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:01:20 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:42:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). Referee Damir Skomina from Slovenia shows a red card to Colombia's Carlos Sanchez, on the ground, during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tuesda...(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). Referee Damir Skomina from Slovenia shows a red card to Colombia's Carlos Sanchez, on the ground, during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tuesda...
    Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest red card in World Cup history.Full Story >
    Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest red card in World Cup history.Full Story >
  • Senegal saves Africa from embarrassment at World Cup

    Senegal saves Africa from embarrassment at World Cup

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:35:36 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:42:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Senegal's Mbaye Niang, right, dances in celebration with his teammates scoring his side's second goalduring the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, ...(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Senegal's Mbaye Niang, right, dances in celebration with his teammates scoring his side's second goalduring the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, ...
    Senegal is leading the way for African teams at the World Cup.Full Story >
    Senegal is leading the way for African teams at the World Cup.Full Story >
  • The Latest: Salah scores, but Russia beats Egypt for 2nd win

    The Latest: Salah scores, but Russia beats Egypt for 2nd win

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:00 AM EDT2018-06-19 09:00:32 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:12:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Switzerland's Steven Zuber, left, scores his side's first goal during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Switzerland's Steven Zuber, left, scores his side's first goal during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
    Brazil's jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has made his debut as a football pundit.Full Story >
    Brazil's jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has made his debut as a football pundit.Full Story >
  • Burden falls on Coutinho to keep Brazil going at World Cup

    Burden falls on Coutinho to keep Brazil going at World Cup

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:31:05 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:12:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe). Brazil's Philippe Coutinho celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sund...(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe). Brazil's Philippe Coutinho celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sund...
    With Neymar hobbling and struggling, the burden to keep Brazil going at the World Cup is suddenly falling on Philippe Coutinho.Full Story >
    With Neymar hobbling and struggling, the burden to keep Brazil going at the World Cup is suddenly falling on Philippe Coutinho.Full Story >
  • Early penalty helps Japan beat Colombia 2-1 at World Cup

    Early penalty helps Japan beat Colombia 2-1 at World Cup

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:20 AM EDT2018-06-19 14:20:48 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:32:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). Japan's Yuya Osako, center, scores his side second goal during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). Japan's Yuya Osako, center, scores his side second goal during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
    Yuya Osako had a surprise in store for those who figured the absence of Shinji Okazaki left Japan little hope of competing with Colombia at the World Cup.Full Story >
    Yuya Osako had a surprise in store for those who figured the absence of Shinji Okazaki left Japan little hope of competing with Colombia at the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Colombian singer at World Cup reports hotel theft in Moscow

    Colombian singer at World Cup reports hotel theft in Moscow

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:00:50 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-06-22 13:22:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File). FILE - In this June 12, 2018 file photo, Colombian singer Maluma, right, gestures next to Mexico goalkeeper Jose de Jesus Corona, left, at the end of a training session of the Mexico national soccer team at the World C...(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File). FILE - In this June 12, 2018 file photo, Colombian singer Maluma, right, gestures next to Mexico goalkeeper Jose de Jesus Corona, left, at the end of a training session of the Mexico national soccer team at the World C...
    Russian police say that $800,000 worth of valuables have been stolen from Colombian singer Maluma's hotel room in Moscow while he's visiting Russia to support the Colombia team at the World Cup.Full Story >
    Russian police say that $800,000 worth of valuables have been stolen from Colombian singer Maluma's hotel room in Moscow while he's visiting Russia to support the Colombia team at the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Japan princess in Russia to support team at World Cup

    Japan princess in Russia to support team at World Cup

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-06-19 14:53:15 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:13:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Japan's Princess Takamado waves from the VIP stand prior to the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Japan's Princess Takamado waves from the VIP stand prior to the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
    A Japanese princess is supporting her nation's team at the World Cup, becoming the first member of Japan's royal family to visit Russia in more than a century.Full Story >
    A Japanese princess is supporting her nation's team at the World Cup, becoming the first member of Japan's royal family to visit Russia in more than a century.Full Story >
  • Tick, Tock: Time running out for Messi to deliver World Cup

    Tick, Tock: Time running out for Messi to deliver World Cup

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:50 AM EDT2018-06-19 09:50:46 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 4:02 AM EDT2018-06-22 08:02:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Lionel Messi leaves after a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Lionel Messi leaves after a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    Time is running out for Lionel Messi to bring Argentina a World Cup title.Full Story >
    Time is running out for Lionel Messi to bring Argentina a World Cup title.Full Story >
  • Aussies undeterred by opening loss at the World Cup

    Aussies undeterred by opening loss at the World Cup

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:40 AM EDT2018-06-19 09:40:55 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:32 AM EDT2018-06-22 07:32:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar). Australia's Trent Sainsbury, center, kicks the ball in front of France's Kylian Mbappe during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2...(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar). Australia's Trent Sainsbury, center, kicks the ball in front of France's Kylian Mbappe during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2...
    Australia is confident against Denmark despite opening the World Cup with a loss to France.Full Story >
    Australia is confident against Denmark despite opening the World Cup with a loss to France.Full Story >
  • Engine bursts into flames on plane with WCup team, none hurt

    Engine bursts into flames on plane with WCup team, none hurt

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:10 AM EDT2018-06-19 08:10:30 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:32 AM EDT2018-06-22 07:32:26 GMT
    Officials say an engine of a Russian airplane carrying Saudi Arabia's soccer team to a World Cup host city caught fire during landing, but nobody was hurt.Full Story >
    Officials say an engine of a Russian airplane carrying Saudi Arabia's soccer team to a World Cup host city caught fire during landing, but nobody was hurt.Full Story >
  • World Cup Episode 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

    World Cup Episode 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:30:20 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-06-22 04:52:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). Sweden's Ola Toivonen grimaces during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). Sweden's Ola Toivonen grimaces during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    Soccer's Common-Sense Version of Instant Replay Proves the Tool Can Be Used Without the Delays That Make NFL and MLB Games Difficult to Watch.Full Story >
    Soccer's Common-Sense Version of Instant Replay Proves the Tool Can Be Used Without the Delays That Make NFL and MLB Games Difficult to Watch.Full Story >
  • Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

    Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:14:30 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-06-22 04:06:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). England's Harry Kane, left, celebrates his winning goal with England's Ashley Young during the group G match between Tunisia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 1...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). England's Harry Kane, left, celebrates his winning goal with England's Ashley Young during the group G match between Tunisia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 1...
    Harry Kane scored two goals, including an injury-time header, to give England a 2-1 victory over Tunisia at the World Cup.Full Story >
    Harry Kane scored two goals, including an injury-time header, to give England a 2-1 victory over Tunisia at the World Cup.Full Story >
  • The Latest: Saudis safe after in-flight drama at World Cup

    The Latest: Saudis safe after in-flight drama at World Cup

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 13:20:10 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:28:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). South Korea goalkeeper Jo Hyun-woo claims a cross during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). South Korea goalkeeper Jo Hyun-woo claims a cross during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    Sweden and South Korea are drawing 0-0 at halftime at the World Cup.Full Story >
    Sweden and South Korea are drawing 0-0 at halftime at the World Cup.Full Story >
  • FIFA charges Mexico after fans chant anti-gay slur

    FIFA charges Mexico after fans chant anti-gay slur

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:20:26 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:27:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer gestures during the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer gestures during the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
    FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany.Full Story >
    FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany.Full Story >
  • World Cup telecasts experiencing quality issues Down Under

    World Cup telecasts experiencing quality issues Down Under

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:00:50 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:42 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:42:46 GMT
    An Australian telecommunications company with streaming rights to the World Cup has allowed the SBS network to televise matches for 48 hours while it attempts to resolve a series of disruptions that have plagued...Full Story >
    An Australian telecommunications company with streaming rights to the World Cup has allowed the SBS network to televise matches for 48 hours while it attempts to resolve a series of disruptions that have plagued the service.Full Story >
  • Russia has chance to make mark at World Cup with another win

    Russia has chance to make mark at World Cup with another win

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:50:22 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:35:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). Russia goalkeeper Andrei Lunyov attends Russia's official training on the eve of the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 1...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). Russia goalkeeper Andrei Lunyov attends Russia's official training on the eve of the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 1...
    With or without Mohamed Salah in the lineup, Egypt should give Russia an indication if it has any shot at making a mark in this year's World Cup.Full Story >
    With or without Mohamed Salah in the lineup, Egypt should give Russia an indication if it has any shot at making a mark in this year's World Cup.Full Story >
  • Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

    Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:20:13 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:03:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File). FILE - In this file photo from June 9, 2018, Egypt fans hold poster of striker Mohammed Salah during the team's final training session in Cairo before the World Cup.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File). FILE - In this file photo from June 9, 2018, Egypt fans hold poster of striker Mohammed Salah during the team's final training session in Cairo before the World Cup.
    World Cup clash between Egypt, Russia in World Cup could test relations between two old allies.Full Story >
    World Cup clash between Egypt, Russia in World Cup could test relations between two old allies.Full Story >
  • Argentina coach plans major changes to team at World Cup

    Argentina coach plans major changes to team at World Cup

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:40:41 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-06-22 00:32:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Javier Mascherano, left, talks to coach Jorge Sampaoli during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Javier Mascherano, left, talks to coach Jorge Sampaoli during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major surgery to his team for the South Americans' next World Cup match.Full Story >
    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major surgery to his team for the South Americans' next World Cup match.Full Story >
  • Mane vs Lewandowski: star power for Senegal, Poland

    Mane vs Lewandowski: star power for Senegal, Poland

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:30:23 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:12:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Senegal's Sadio Mane control the ball during Senegal's official training on the eve of the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Senegal's Sadio Mane control the ball during Senegal's official training on the eve of the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    Senegal forward Sadio Mane and Poland captain Robert Lewandowski lead their nations into a World Cup match after stellar club seasons for Liverpool ad Bayern Munich.Full Story >
    Senegal forward Sadio Mane and Poland captain Robert Lewandowski lead their nations into a World Cup match after stellar club seasons for Liverpool ad Bayern Munich.Full Story >
  • Brazil in an unusual spot after a draw to open World Cup

    Brazil in an unusual spot after a draw to open World Cup

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:00:11 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:47:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andre Penner). Brazil's Neymar gestures during the group E match against Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Andre Penner). Brazil's Neymar gestures during the group E match against Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
    Five-time World Cup champion Brazil finds itself in unfamiliar territory after a draw to open the World Cup; the last time it didn't win its first match, Pele had just retired.Full Story >
    Five-time World Cup champion Brazil finds itself in unfamiliar territory after a draw to open the World Cup; the last time it didn't win its first match, Pele had just retired.Full Story >
  • 'Iranian Messi' feels at home at World Cup before Spain game

    'Iranian Messi' feels at home at World Cup before Spain game

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:50 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:50:08 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:57:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Iran's Sardar Azmoun, left, and Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat, right, compete for the ball during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russi...(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Iran's Sardar Azmoun, left, and Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat, right, compete for the ball during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russi...
    Iran center forward Sardar Azmoun is feeling at home at the World Cup in Russia.Full Story >
    Iran center forward Sardar Azmoun is feeling at home at the World Cup in Russia.Full Story >
  • Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

    Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:30:09 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:57:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Japan's head coach Akira Nishino, left, and Japan's Makoto Hasebe, right, attend the official press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Japan's head coach Akira Nishino, left, and Japan's Makoto Hasebe, right, attend the official press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the Samurai Blue unsettling moments at the World Cup.Full Story >
    Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the Samurai Blue unsettling moments at the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Portugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup

    Portugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:21:36 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:44:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side's opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side's opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal can send Morocco to an early World Cup exit on Wednesday.Full Story >
    Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal can send Morocco to an early World Cup exit on Wednesday.Full Story >
  • The Latest: Pogba goal for France now an Australia own goal

    The Latest: Pogba goal for France now an Australia own goal

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:40 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:40:21 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 8:53 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:53:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). South Korea's Son Heung-min, center, stretch during South Korea's official training on the eve of the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, R...(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). South Korea's Son Heung-min, center, stretch during South Korea's official training on the eve of the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, R...
    Sweden starts with Marcus Berg and Ola Toivonen in attack in its opening game at the World Cup against South Korea.Full Story >
    Sweden starts with Marcus Berg and Ola Toivonen in attack in its opening game at the World Cup against South Korea.Full Story >
  • Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

    Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:09:58 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 8:32 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:32:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Brazil's Neymar reacts after failing to score during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Brazil's Neymar reacts after failing to score during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
    Brazil joins the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia after 1-1 draw against Switzerland.Full Story >
    Brazil joins the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia after 1-1 draw against Switzerland.Full Story >
  • Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

    Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:09:57 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 3:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 07:20:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy clears the ball during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy clears the ball during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Voted man of the match, Egypt goalkeeper declines trophy sponsored by Budweiser on religious grounds.Full Story >
    Voted man of the match, Egypt goalkeeper declines trophy sponsored by Budweiser on religious grounds.Full Story >
  • Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

    Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-06-17 17:09:48 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 2:42 AM EDT2018-06-18 06:42:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). Mexico's Hirving Lozano, celebrates scoring his side's opening goal during the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). Mexico's Hirving Lozano, celebrates scoring his side's opening goal during the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
    Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0.Full Story >
    Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0.Full Story >
  • Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

    Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:49 AM EDT2018-06-17 08:49:27 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-06-18 04:21:45 GMT
    (Viktoria Geranovich via AP). In this image taken from video provided by Viktoria Geranovich, a taxi driver, right, runs away from the scene after he crashed his taxi into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, ...(Viktoria Geranovich via AP). In this image taken from video provided by Viktoria Geranovich, a taxi driver, right, runs away from the scene after he crashed his taxi into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, ...

    Moscow police would not comment on whether the crash would affect security measures for the World Cup, which is being held in 11 Russian cities over the next month.

    Full Story >

    Moscow police would not comment on whether the crash would affect security measures for the World Cup, which is being held in 11 Russian cities over the next month.

    Full Story >
  • Mexico's Marquez in 'great shape' at fifth career World Cup

    Mexico's Marquez in 'great shape' at fifth career World Cup

    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:49:52 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-06-18 02:22:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Mexico's Rafael Marquez clashes with Germany's Marco Reus during the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Mexico's Rafael Marquez clashes with Germany's Marco Reus during the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
    Mexico defender Rafael Marquez is feeling "in great shape" after becoming only the third man in history to play at a fifth career World Cup.Full Story >
    Mexico defender Rafael Marquez is feeling "in great shape" after becoming only the third man in history to play at a fifth career World Cup.Full Story >
  • Panama coach blunt and honest before World Cup debut

    Panama coach blunt and honest before World Cup debut

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:59:44 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-06-18 01:41:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File). FILE - In this file photo from Oct. 10, 2017, Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez celebrates with Roman Torres, who scored his team's second goal, after a World Cup qualifying soccer match against Costa Rica in Panama City.(AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File). FILE - In this file photo from Oct. 10, 2017, Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez celebrates with Roman Torres, who scored his team's second goal, after a World Cup qualifying soccer match against Costa Rica in Panama City.
    Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez isn't in the business of sugarcoating the truth before his team's historic World Cup debut.Full Story >
    Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez isn't in the business of sugarcoating the truth before his team's historic World Cup debut.Full Story >
  • Parity comes to World Cup, where top nations fail to win

    Parity comes to World Cup, where top nations fail to win

    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:59:57 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:21:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano). Germany's Thomas Mueller walks off the pitch at the end of the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Mexico won 1-0.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano). Germany's Thomas Mueller walks off the pitch at the end of the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Mexico won 1-0.
    Parity has come to the World Cup, where five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won.Full Story >
    Parity has come to the World Cup, where five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won.Full Story >
  • Russia's World Cup headache: Keeping it safe, keeping it fun

    Russia's World Cup headache: Keeping it safe, keeping it fun

    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:10 PM EDT2018-06-17 16:10:07 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:41:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file). FILE - In the June 16, 2018 file photo a police officer patrols outside the stadium ahead of the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file). FILE - In the June 16, 2018 file photo a police officer patrols outside the stadium ahead of the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
    A taxi crash near Red Square has raised concerns among some World Cup fans about security.Full Story >
    A taxi crash near Red Square has raised concerns among some World Cup fans about security.Full Story >
  • The Latest: Top teams have trouble winning at World Cup

    The Latest: Top teams have trouble winning at World Cup

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:09 AM EDT2018-06-17 10:09:27 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:40:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Former soccer star Diego Maradona, center, watches the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Former soccer star Diego Maradona, center, watches the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018.
    Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan that witnesses perceived as racist.Full Story >
    Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan that witnesses perceived as racist.Full Story >
  • Panama to make World Cup debut against strong Belgium team

    Panama to make World Cup debut against strong Belgium team

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:19:50 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:21:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File). FILE - In this file photo from Oct. 10, 2017, Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez celebrates with Roman Torres, who scored his team's second goal, after a World Cup qualifying soccer match against Costa Rica in Panama City.(AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File). FILE - In this file photo from Oct. 10, 2017, Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez celebrates with Roman Torres, who scored his team's second goal, after a World Cup qualifying soccer match against Costa Rica in Panama City.
    Panama was thrilled to earn its first berth to the World Cup but that excitement was tempered when the team drew Belgium for its opening match.Full Story >
    Panama was thrilled to earn its first berth to the World Cup but that excitement was tempered when the team drew Belgium for its opening match.Full Story >
  • Stunned Germany hopes to avoid early World Cup exit

    Stunned Germany hopes to avoid early World Cup exit

    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:09:54 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:53:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano). Germany's Thomas Mueller walks off the pitch at the end of the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Mexico won 1-0.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano). Germany's Thomas Mueller walks off the pitch at the end of the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Mexico won 1-0.
    Germany didn't play the way it usually plays, and coach Joachim Loew will have to figure out why.Full Story >
    Germany didn't play the way it usually plays, and coach Joachim Loew will have to figure out why.Full Story >
  • Overlooked Costa in position to leave his mark at World Cup

    Overlooked Costa in position to leave his mark at World Cup

    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-06-17 12:59:57 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:02:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Spain's Diego Costa celebrates his side's equalizing goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Spain's Diego Costa celebrates his side's equalizing goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Overlooked Diego Costa in good position to leave his mark at World Cup.Full Story >
    Overlooked Diego Costa in good position to leave his mark at World Cup.Full Story >
  • A 'milestone' World Cup win kicks off celebration for Mexico

    A 'milestone' World Cup win kicks off celebration for Mexico

    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:59:57 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:01:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano). Mexico's Carlos Salcedo and Miguel Layun, kneeling on the ground, celebrate at the end of the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17...(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano). Mexico's Carlos Salcedo and Miguel Layun, kneeling on the ground, celebrate at the end of the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17...
    Mexican coach Juan Carlos Osorio says his team executed his game plan to near perfection in its World Cup-opening win over defending champion Germany.Full Story >
    Mexican coach Juan Carlos Osorio says his team executed his game plan to near perfection in its World Cup-opening win over defending champion Germany.Full Story >
  • Serbia captain dedicates World Cup goal to ailing official

    Serbia captain dedicates World Cup goal to ailing official

    Sunday, June 17 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-06-17 18:42:38 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:01:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Serbia's Aleksandar Kolarov celebrates scoring the opening goal during the group E match between Costa Rica and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Serbia's Aleksandar Kolarov celebrates scoring the opening goal during the group E match between Costa Rica and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
    Serbia captain dedicates game-winning goal in World Cup against Costa Rica to ailing federation sporting director.Full Story >
    Serbia captain dedicates game-winning goal in World Cup against Costa Rica to ailing federation sporting director.Full Story >
  • England reconnects with disaffected fans with image makeover

    England reconnects with disaffected fans with image makeover

    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-06-17 17:39:40 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-06-17 18:42:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). England's Harry Kane, smiles as he answers a question at a press conference for the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. England play Tunisia in a group G match Monday Jun...(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). England's Harry Kane, smiles as he answers a question at a press conference for the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. England play Tunisia in a group G match Monday Jun...
    Whatever happens to England on the field at the World Cup, at least the reception facing the squad should be less brutal.Full Story >
    Whatever happens to England on the field at the World Cup, at least the reception facing the squad should be less brutal.Full Story >
  • Messi misses penalty, Iceland holds Argentina to 1-1 draw

    Messi misses penalty, Iceland holds Argentina to 1-1 draw

    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-06-16 15:19:14 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-06-17 17:03:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Argentina's Lionel Messi covers his face at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Argentina's Lionel Messi covers his face at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018.
    Lionel Messi had a penalty kick saved and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina at the World Cup.Full Story >
    Lionel Messi had a penalty kick saved and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina at the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Burdened Salah to lead Egypt against Russia at World Cup

    Burdened Salah to lead Egypt against Russia at World Cup

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-06-17 13:50:00 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-06-17 16:31:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Egypt's Mohamed Salah leaves the field after the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Egypt's Mohamed Salah leaves the field after the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Amid price hikes and growing discontent with the government back home, fans of Egypt's national team are counting on Mohamed Salah to ease their pain both on the field and off.Full Story >
    Amid price hikes and growing discontent with the government back home, fans of Egypt's national team are counting on Mohamed Salah to ease their pain both on the field and off.Full Story >
  • Ronaldo with chance to prove he can also thrive at World Cup

    Ronaldo with chance to prove he can also thrive at World Cup

    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-06-16 14:28:59 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-06-17 16:13:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gestures to the fans at the end of the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gestures to the fans at the end of the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Cristiano Ronaldo is out to show he can also dominate on the biggest stage in world soccer.Full Story >
    Cristiano Ronaldo is out to show he can also dominate on the biggest stage in world soccer.Full Story >
  • UK police say almost all banned fans surrendered passports

    UK police say almost all banned fans surrendered passports

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-06-17 14:49:35 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-06-17 14:50:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Tourists visit the Motherland Calls monument as the portrait of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin is seen on the wall in front during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Volgograd, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. The monument commem...(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Tourists visit the Motherland Calls monument as the portrait of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin is seen on the wall in front during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Volgograd, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. The monument commem...
    British police 98 percent of fans banned from traveling to the World Cup have surrendered their passports.Full Story >
    British police 98 percent of fans banned from traveling to the World Cup have surrendered their passports.Full Story >
  • Maradona responds to report of racist gesture to Asian fan

    Maradona responds to report of racist gesture to Asian fan

    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:09 AM EDT2018-06-17 12:09:31 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-06-17 12:11:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Former soccer star Diego Maradona, center, watches the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Former soccer star Diego Maradona, center, watches the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018.
    Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist.Full Story >
    Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist.Full Story >
  • Taxi hits pedestrians near Moscow's Red Square, injuring 8

    Taxi hits pedestrians near Moscow's Red Square, injuring 8

    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-06-16 16:59:18 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:00 AM EDT2018-06-17 08:00:42 GMT
    Preliminary information indicated the driver lost control of the vehicle. (Source: CNN)Preliminary information indicated the driver lost control of the vehicle. (Source: CNN)

    Police in Moscow say eight people have been injured when a taxi into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square.

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    Police in Moscow say eight people have been injured when a taxi into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square.

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  • United States scores historic 30-29 win over Scotland

    United States scores historic 30-29 win over Scotland

    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-06-17 03:59:16 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-06-17 03:59:19 GMT
    United States beats Scotland 30-29 for first win over a Tier One nation.Full Story >
    United States beats Scotland 30-29 for first win over a Tier One nation.Full Story >
  • Birthday news: Salah fit for Egypt's next World Cup match

    Birthday news: Salah fit for Egypt's next World Cup match

    Saturday, June 16 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-06-16 20:09:20 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-06-16 23:21:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Egypt's Mohamed Salah, center, watches his team during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Egypt's Mohamed Salah, center, watches his team during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Birthday cake for Salah at Egypt team hotel at World Cup.Full Story >
    Birthday cake for Salah at Egypt team hotel at World Cup.Full Story >
  • World Cup Day 2: Patriotic Duty _ Make Your Kid Play Soccer

    World Cup Day 2: Patriotic Duty _ Make Your Kid Play Soccer

    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-06-16 16:28:59 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-06-16 23:10:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's William, left, and Spain's Andres Iniesta fight for the ball during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's William, left, and Spain's Andres Iniesta fight for the ball during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Former World Cup and current Major League Soccer star Bastian Schweinsteiger explains how a strong commitment to youth development programs enabled Germany to reclaim its place as a soccer superpower.Full Story >
    Former World Cup and current Major League Soccer star Bastian Schweinsteiger explains how a strong commitment to youth development programs enabled Germany to reclaim its place as a soccer superpower.Full Story >
  • The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick

    The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick

    Saturday, June 16 2018 3:48 AM EDT2018-06-16 07:48:46 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-06-16 23:02:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Benedyk). In this June 15, 2018 photo Frane Ludovic poses for a photo in Kaliningrad after cycling from his hometown Zagreb in Croata to Kaliningrad to watch the soccer World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria.(AP Photo/Martin Benedyk). In this June 15, 2018 photo Frane Ludovic poses for a photo in Kaliningrad after cycling from his hometown Zagreb in Croata to Kaliningrad to watch the soccer World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria.
    Five friends from Croatia have ridden 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) from Zagreb to Kaliningrad for the World Cup.Full Story >
    Five friends from Croatia have ridden 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) from Zagreb to Kaliningrad for the World Cup.Full Story >
  • TV ratings down for World Cup opener

    TV ratings down for World Cup opener

    Friday, June 15 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:40:16 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-06-16 23:01:40 GMT
    The overnight rating from major markets of Fox's World Cup opener between Russia and Saudi Arabia on Fox was less than half of the overnight for the first game of the 2014 tournament, hurt by a much earlier kickoff...Full Story >
    The overnight rating from major markets of Fox's World Cup opener between Russia and Saudi Arabia on Fox was less than half of the overnight for the first game of the 2014 tournament, hurt by a much earlier kickoff and less glamorous teams.Full Story >
  • Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C

    Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C

    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:08 AM EDT2018-06-16 12:08:56 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-06-16 22:21:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). France player celebrate after scoring their side's second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). France player celebrate after scoring their side's second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018.
    Technology twice helped France at the World Cup in its 2-1 victory over Australia in Group C.Full Story >
    Technology twice helped France at the World Cup in its 2-1 victory over Australia in Group C.Full Story >
  • Brazil coach Tite adored for turning around national team

    Brazil coach Tite adored for turning around national team

    Saturday, June 16 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-06-16 20:39:06 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:23:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). Brazil head coach Tite arrives to a press conference after Brazil's official training on the eve of the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Satu...(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). Brazil head coach Tite arrives to a press conference after Brazil's official training on the eve of the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Satu...
    Revered by his players and credited with turning Brazil's national team around, Tite knows he's not perfect.Full Story >
    Revered by his players and credited with turning Brazil's national team around, Tite knows he's not perfect.Full Story >
  • Anti-racism group blames local officials for eviction

    Anti-racism group blames local officials for eviction

    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-06-16 14:49:06 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-06-16 20:50:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian police detane Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, center, as he holds a banner that read "Putin fails to act against Chechnya torture of gay people" near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018...(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian police detane Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, center, as he holds a banner that read "Putin fails to act against Chechnya torture of gay people" near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018...
    A prominent group that campaigns against racism and anti-gay abuse in sports has accused St. Petersburg authorities of having it evicted from its premises in the city.Full Story >
    A prominent group that campaigns against racism and anti-gay abuse in sports has accused St. Petersburg authorities of having it evicted from its premises in the city.Full Story >
  • Kickoff: Brazil, Germany face high expectations at World Cup

    Kickoff: Brazil, Germany face high expectations at World Cup

    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-06-16 12:19:02 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-06-16 20:31:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andre Penner). Brazil's soccer players Philippe Coutinho, right, and Gabriel Jesus practice during a training session in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Brazil will face Switzerland on June 17 in the group E for the soccer World Cup.(AP Photo/Andre Penner). Brazil's soccer players Philippe Coutinho, right, and Gabriel Jesus practice during a training session in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Brazil will face Switzerland on June 17 in the group E for the soccer World Cup.
    Brazil's quest for World Cup redemption is set to begin, along with Germany's title defense.Full Story >
    Brazil's quest for World Cup redemption is set to begin, along with Germany's title defense.Full Story >
  • Mexico coach spots weakness in Germany's defense

    Mexico coach spots weakness in Germany's defense

    Saturday, June 16 2018 2:41 PM EDT2018-06-16 18:41:49 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-06-16 20:30:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Mexico players listen to Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio, left, during Mexico's official training on the eve of the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow...(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Mexico players listen to Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio, left, during Mexico's official training on the eve of the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow...
    Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio spots weakness in Germany's defense.Full Story >
    Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio spots weakness in Germany's defense.Full Story >
  • Cossacks to display 'military skills' in World Cup city

    Cossacks to display 'military skills' in World Cup city

    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-06-16 15:09:13 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-06-16 18:31:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File). FILE - In this file photo from May 13, 2018, Cossacks practice on the bank of the Don river near the World Cup stadium before a Russian league match between Rostov and Ural, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File). FILE - In this file photo from May 13, 2018, Cossacks practice on the bank of the Don river near the World Cup stadium before a Russian league match between Rostov and Ural, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
    A senior official in Russia's southern Rostov region says Cossack patrols in the World Cup city of Rostov will "display their military skills" and not replace the role of police.Full Story >
    A senior official in Russia's southern Rostov region says Cossack patrols in the World Cup city of Rostov will "display their military skills" and not replace the role of police.Full Story >
  • Egypt's El Hadary may be consigned to history by rising star

    Egypt's El Hadary may be consigned to history by rising star

    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-06-16 14:19:24 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-06-16 17:21:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Egypt captain Essam El Hadary reacts during a press conference on the eve of the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Egypt captain Essam El Hadary reacts during a press conference on the eve of the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018.
    A string of spectacular saves in Egypt's 1-0 loss to Uruguay earned goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy the man of the match distinction and an outpouring of admiration at home in what is a dream World Cup debut for the...Full Story >
    A string of spectacular saves in Egypt's 1-0 loss to Uruguay earned goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy the man of the match distinction and an outpouring of admiration at home in what is a dream World Cup debut for the 29-year-old.Full Story >
  • Ronaldo scores hat trick, Portugal draws 3-3 with Spain

    Ronaldo scores hat trick, Portugal draws 3-3 with Spain

    Friday, June 15 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:10:46 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-06-16 15:11:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores his third goal with a free kick during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores his third goal with a free kick during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Cristiano Ronaldo completed a hat trick with a perfectly taken free kick in the 88th minute to give Portugal a 3-3 draw against Spain at the World Cup.Full Story >
    Cristiano Ronaldo completed a hat trick with a perfectly taken free kick in the 88th minute to give Portugal a 3-3 draw against Spain at the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Gimenez scores to lift Uruguay over Egypt 1-0 in Group A

    Gimenez scores to lift Uruguay over Egypt 1-0 in Group A

    Friday, June 15 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-06-15 14:18:33 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-06-16 14:51:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). Uruguay's Jose Gimenez, center, heads the ball to score the opening goal during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). Uruguay's Jose Gimenez, center, heads the ball to score the opening goal during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Jose Gimenez came to Uruguay's rescue by scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Egypt in Group A of the World Cup.Full Story >
    Jose Gimenez came to Uruguay's rescue by scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Egypt in Group A of the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Ivanovic poised to set record for Serbia at World Cup

    Ivanovic poised to set record for Serbia at World Cup

    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-06-16 14:19:31 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-06-16 14:24:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2018 file photo, Serbia defender Branislav Ivanovic during the international friendly soccer match between Serbia and Nigeria at The Hive Stadium in London.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2018 file photo, Serbia defender Branislav Ivanovic during the international friendly soccer match between Serbia and Nigeria at The Hive Stadium in London.
    Serbia's World Cup opener against Costa Rica will have added significance for Branislav Ivanovic.Full Story >
    Serbia's World Cup opener against Costa Rica will have added significance for Branislav Ivanovic.Full Story >
  • Croatia fans cycle all the way to Russia for World Cup

    Croatia fans cycle all the way to Russia for World Cup

    Saturday, June 16 2018 6:18 AM EDT2018-06-16 10:18:56 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-06-16 14:21:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Benedyk). In this June 15, 2018 photo Frane Ludovic poses for a photo in Kaliningrad after cycling from his hometown Zagreb in Croata to Kaliningrad to watch the soccer World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria.(AP Photo/Martin Benedyk). In this June 15, 2018 photo Frane Ludovic poses for a photo in Kaliningrad after cycling from his hometown Zagreb in Croata to Kaliningrad to watch the soccer World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria.
    Croatia fans cycle all the way to Russia for World Cup.Full Story >
    Croatia fans cycle all the way to Russia for World Cup.Full Story >
  • Spain still behind De Gea after forgettable World Cup opener

    Spain still behind De Gea after forgettable World Cup opener

    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-06-16 12:19:24 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-06-16 12:29:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sergei Grits). Spain goalkeeper David De Gea looks to the ball when Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores his side's third goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russ...(AP Photo/Sergei Grits). Spain goalkeeper David De Gea looks to the ball when Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores his side's third goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russ...
    In the big picture of what the World Cup opener meant for Spain and earning a point, David De Gea was exactly right following the 3-3 draw with Portugal.Full Story >
    In the big picture of what the World Cup opener meant for Spain and earning a point, David De Gea was exactly right following the 3-3 draw with Portugal.Full Story >
  • Highly touted Belgium starts with World Cup newcomer Panama

    Highly touted Belgium starts with World Cup newcomer Panama

    Saturday, June 16 2018 6:38 AM EDT2018-06-16 10:38:52 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:10 AM EDT2018-06-16 12:10:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File). FILE - In this file photo from  June 1, 2018, Belgium players warm up during a training session at the Belgian Football Center in Tubize, Belgium.(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File). FILE - In this file photo from June 1, 2018, Belgium players warm up during a training session at the Belgian Football Center in Tubize, Belgium.
    The celebration after Panama qualified for the World Cup was wild and emotional, enough that Panama City essentially shut down in honor of reaching soccer's showcase event for the first time.Full Story >
    The celebration after Panama qualified for the World Cup was wild and emotional, enough that Panama City essentially shut down in honor of reaching soccer's showcase event for the first time.Full Story >
  • Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes deal on tax fraud case

    Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes deal on tax fraud case

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-06-15 22:58:33 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:10 AM EDT2018-06-16 12:10:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gestures to the fans at the end of the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gestures to the fans at the end of the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Spanish media reports that Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to plead guilty to tax fraud and pay a fine of 18.8 million euros ($21.8 milllion) in exchange for a prison sentence that would most likely...Full Story >
    Spanish media reports that Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to plead guilty to tax fraud and pay a fine of 18.8 million euros ($21.8 milllion) in exchange for a prison sentence that would most likely be suspended.Full Story >
  • No live chickens at the World Cup for Nigeria fans

    No live chickens at the World Cup for Nigeria fans

    Friday, June 15 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:50:18 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-06-15 22:14:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file). FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo a Nigeria fan holds up a live chicken decorated in Nigeria's colors of green and white, ahead of the start of Nigeria's African Cup of Nations tournament final soccer match aga...(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file). FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo a Nigeria fan holds up a live chicken decorated in Nigeria's colors of green and white, ahead of the start of Nigeria's African Cup of Nations tournament final soccer match aga...
    A Russian official in the city of Kaliningrad says authorities forbade World Cup fans from bringing live chickens to matches.Full Story >
    A Russian official in the city of Kaliningrad says authorities forbade World Cup fans from bringing live chickens to matches.Full Story >
  • Costa Rica fans get surprise call about free World Cup trip

    Costa Rica fans get surprise call about free World Cup trip

    Friday, June 15 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-06-15 21:48:30 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-06-15 22:00:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Luis Henao). In this June 14, 2018 photo Costa Rica fan Martin Gomez waves the a Costa Rican flag in the city of Samara, Russia, some 7,500 miles from his native home as he watched the opening ceremony to his first World Cup.(AP Photo/Luis Henao). In this June 14, 2018 photo Costa Rica fan Martin Gomez waves the a Costa Rican flag in the city of Samara, Russia, some 7,500 miles from his native home as he watched the opening ceremony to his first World Cup.
    Costa Rica fan Martin Gomez hung up the phone twice, thinking it was a prank call or a scam.Full Story >
    Costa Rica fan Martin Gomez hung up the phone twice, thinking it was a prank call or a scam.Full Story >
  • The Latest: Ronaldo 3, Spain 3: Star's hat trick earns draw

    The Latest: Ronaldo 3, Spain 3: Star's hat trick earns draw

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:48 AM EDT2018-06-15 10:48:16 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-06-15 21:44:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Head of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub speaks at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The congress in Moscow is set...(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Head of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub speaks at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The congress in Moscow is set...
    The head of the Palestinian Football Association faces FIFA punishment for urging fans to burn photos of Lionel Messi if Argentina played a World Cup warmup game in Jerusalem.Full Story >
    The head of the Palestinian Football Association faces FIFA punishment for urging fans to burn photos of Lionel Messi if Argentina played a World Cup warmup game in Jerusalem.Full Story >
  • Chin-stroking implies Ronaldo thinks he is the GOAT

    Chin-stroking implies Ronaldo thinks he is the GOAT

    Friday, June 15 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:28:30 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-06-15 21:42:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal by penalty during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2...(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal by penalty during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2...
    Cristiano Ronaldo stroked his chin as he celebrated a goal; perhaps because he thinks he is the GOAT or the greatest of all time.Full Story >
    Cristiano Ronaldo stroked his chin as he celebrated a goal; perhaps because he thinks he is the GOAT or the greatest of all time.Full Story >
  • Column: In Iceland, packing salt to face Messi at World Cup

    Column: In Iceland, packing salt to face Messi at World Cup

    Friday, June 15 2018 5:38 AM EDT2018-06-15 09:38:15 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:50:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Leicester). In this May 21, 2018 photo Iceland defender Birkir Mar Saevarsson trains in Reykjavik, Iceland, with his club team, Valur.(AP Photo/John Leicester). In this May 21, 2018 photo Iceland defender Birkir Mar Saevarsson trains in Reykjavik, Iceland, with his club team, Valur.
    Column: In Iceland, packing salt to face Messi at World Cup.Full Story >
    Column: In Iceland, packing salt to face Messi at World Cup.Full Story >
  • In World Cup's shadow, layoffs and anger at Russian factory

    In World Cup's shadow, layoffs and anger at Russian factory

    Friday, June 15 2018 7:48 AM EDT2018-06-15 11:48:24 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:05:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin). The Red October factory buildings, right, are seen next to the new the World Cup stadium, left, on the banks of the Volga River in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. Workers at the Red October steelworks in Volgograd ...(AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin). The Red October factory buildings, right, are seen next to the new the World Cup stadium, left, on the banks of the Volga River in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. Workers at the Red October steelworks in Volgograd ...
    Worker protests over pay cuts, layoffs and working conditions at the Red October steelworks are threatening to cloud Volgograd's first World Cup match.Full Story >
    Worker protests over pay cuts, layoffs and working conditions at the Red October steelworks are threatening to cloud Volgograd's first World Cup match.Full Story >
  • Iran fans unfurl banner at World Cup in support of women

    Iran fans unfurl banner at World Cup in support of women

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-06-15 16:52:54 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:04:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). A poster to support Iranian women is displayed in the stands during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). A poster to support Iranian women is displayed in the stands during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Iranian fans at the national team's first match at the World Cup unfurled a banner protesting the Iran's ban on women attending soccer matches back home.Full Story >
    Iranian fans at the national team's first match at the World Cup unfurled a banner protesting the Iran's ban on women attending soccer matches back home.Full Story >
  • Croatia's golden generation keen to live up to expectations

    Croatia's golden generation keen to live up to expectations

    Friday, June 15 2018 3:08 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:08:31 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:11:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski). Croatia's Luka Modric points up during official training on the eve of the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski). Croatia's Luka Modric points up during official training on the eve of the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    For Croatia's golden generation, the great expectations held key players outshines even those of the team's fanatical fans at the World Cup.Full Story >
    For Croatia's golden generation, the great expectations held key players outshines even those of the team's fanatical fans at the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Messi begins bid for 1st World Cup title against Iceland

    Messi begins bid for 1st World Cup title against Iceland

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-06-15 13:52:11 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:01:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Lionel Messi plays the ball during a training session of Argentina on the eve of the group D match against Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Lionel Messi plays the ball during a training session of Argentina on the eve of the group D match against Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Lionel Messi will be the headliner of the Group D match between Argentina and Iceland at Spartak Stadium in Moscow.Full Story >
    Lionel Messi will be the headliner of the Group D match between Argentina and Iceland at Spartak Stadium in Moscow.Full Story >
  • Trump says he 'worked hard' on World Cup bid, thanks Kraft

    Trump says he 'worked hard' on World Cup bid, thanks Kraft

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:38 AM EDT2018-06-15 13:38:26 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-06-15 18:33:27 GMT
    President Donald Trump tweets that he 'worked hard' to bring World Cup to North America, thanks Patriots owner Kraft.Full Story >
    President Donald Trump tweets that he 'worked hard' to bring World Cup to North America, thanks Patriots owner Kraft.Full Story >
  • No team but 2 referees for US at World Cup in Russia

    No team but 2 referees for US at World Cup in Russia

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:38 AM EDT2018-06-15 10:38:35 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-06-15 18:33:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). In this May 16, 2018 photo American soccer referees Mark Geiger, left, and Jair Marrufo are interviewed in New York. While the United States is missing from soccer's showcase for the first time since 1986, it is the only natio...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). In this May 16, 2018 photo American soccer referees Mark Geiger, left, and Jair Marrufo are interviewed in New York. While the United States is missing from soccer's showcase for the first time since 1986, it is the only natio...
    While the United States is missing from soccer's showcase for the first time since 1986, it is the only nation with two referees working the tournament.Full Story >
    While the United States is missing from soccer's showcase for the first time since 1986, it is the only nation with two referees working the tournament.Full Story >
  • Nigeria captain says his team has had warm welcome in Russia

    Nigeria captain says his team has had warm welcome in Russia

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-06-15 16:59:44 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 1:23 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:23:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Nigeria's John Obi Mikel attends a press conference on the eve of the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Nigeria's John Obi Mikel attends a press conference on the eve of the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Nigeria's coach and captain have brushed aside fears of racism in World Cup stadiums and say that the country's young players have enjoyed a warm welcome in Russia.Full Story >
    Nigeria's coach and captain have brushed aside fears of racism in World Cup stadiums and say that the country's young players have enjoyed a warm welcome in Russia.Full Story >
  • Peru coach says Guerrero fit for World Cup, ready to play

    Peru coach says Guerrero fit for World Cup, ready to play

    Friday, June 15 2018 8:51 AM EDT2018-06-15 12:51:20 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-06-15 16:01:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Peru's Paolo Guerrero warms up on the pitch during Peru's official training on the eve of the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Peru's Paolo Guerrero warms up on the pitch during Peru's official training on the eve of the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will not commit to playing recently reinstated striker Paolo Guerrero in their World Cup opener against Denmark on Saturday.Full Story >
    Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will not commit to playing recently reinstated striker Paolo Guerrero in their World Cup opener against Denmark on Saturday.Full Story >
  • The Latest: No guarantees Guerrero will start for Peru

    The Latest: No guarantees Guerrero will start for Peru

    Friday, June 15 2018 5:58 AM EDT2018-06-15 09:58:19 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-06-15 14:04:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Peru head coach Ricardo Gareca reacts during Peru's official press conference on the eve of the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2...(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Peru head coach Ricardo Gareca reacts during Peru's official press conference on the eve of the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2...
    Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will not commit to playing recently reinstated striker Paolo Guerrero in their World Cup opener against Denmark.Full Story >
    Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will not commit to playing recently reinstated striker Paolo Guerrero in their World Cup opener against Denmark.Full Story >
  • Putin and Russia get their 1st win at the World Cup

    Putin and Russia get their 1st win at the World Cup

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:17:56 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-06-15 09:41:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). Russia's Denis Cheryshev celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June...(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). Russia's Denis Cheryshev celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June...
    Substitute Denis Cheryshev scores two goals to lead host Russia over Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the World Cup.Full Story >
    Substitute Denis Cheryshev scores two goals to lead host Russia over Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the World Cup.Full Story >
  • Saudi women in Russia to support team, reinforce new image

    Saudi women in Russia to support team, reinforce new image

    Thursday, June 14 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-06-14 16:00:13 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 4:50 AM EDT2018-06-15 08:50:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). Saudi Arabia fans wait for the start of the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). Saudi Arabia fans wait for the start of the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018.
    Saudi women in Russia to support their team in the World Cup, but also reinforce image of a new Saudi Arabia.Full Story >
    Saudi women in Russia to support their team in the World Cup, but also reinforce image of a new Saudi Arabia.Full Story >
  • Spain ready to leave World Cup coaching woes in the past

    Spain ready to leave World Cup coaching woes in the past

    Thursday, June 14 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-06-14 18:22:38 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 4:30 AM EDT2018-06-15 08:30:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Spain head coach Fernando Hierro, top centre, touches his forehead as gives instructions to his players during Spain's official training on the eve of the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup ...(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Spain head coach Fernando Hierro, top centre, touches his forehead as gives instructions to his players during Spain's official training on the eve of the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup ...
    Spain can't wait to get the ball rolling and put its coaching woes in the past.Full Story >
    Spain can't wait to get the ball rolling and put its coaching woes in the past.Full Story >
  • Russian hopes, fears tied up in Putin's showcase World Cup

    Russian hopes, fears tied up in Putin's showcase World Cup

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:58:00 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 3:29 AM EDT2018-06-15 07:29:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar). FIFA President Gianni Infantino, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin stand for the athem prior to the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia,...(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar). FIFA President Gianni Infantino, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin stand for the athem prior to the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia,...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off is about much more than sports.Full Story >
    Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off is about much more than sports.Full Story >
  • Tiny Iceland faces Messi, Argentina in big World Cup debut

    Tiny Iceland faces Messi, Argentina in big World Cup debut

    Thursday, June 14 2018 3:08 PM EDT2018-06-14 19:08:08 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-06-15 01:09:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Lionel Messi, right, and Sergio Aguero talk to a team assistant during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Lionel Messi, right, and Sergio Aguero talk to a team assistant during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
    The smallest nation ever to play at a World Cup has a big start against Lionel Messi in Moscow on Saturday.Full Story >
    The smallest nation ever to play at a World Cup has a big start against Lionel Messi in Moscow on Saturday.Full Story >
  • The Latest: Spain, Portugal hoping to focus on soccer

    The Latest: Spain, Portugal hoping to focus on soccer

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:27 AM EDT2018-06-14 11:27:42 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:02:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). People stroll along pedestrian Nikolskaya Street where soccer fans from participating countries were gathering to chant, wave flags, and celebrate on the eve of the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June...(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). People stroll along pedestrian Nikolskaya Street where soccer fans from participating countries were gathering to chant, wave flags, and celebrate on the eve of the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June...
    The French Football Federation has set up 'Casas Bleues' to provide hospitality for backers of Les Bleus who have traveled to Russia for the World Cup.Full Story >
    The French Football Federation has set up 'Casas Bleues' to provide hospitality for backers of Les Bleus who have traveled to Russia for the World Cup.Full Story >
  • USA! USA! Wait, We Didn't Make The World Cup?

    USA! USA! Wait, We Didn't Make The World Cup?

    Thursday, June 14 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-06-14 15:48:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-06-14 22:21:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Victor Caivano). Performers display the 2018 soccer World Cup logo and the colors of Russia and Saudi Arabia prior to their group A match which opens the tournament at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Victor Caivano). Performers display the 2018 soccer World Cup logo and the colors of Russia and Saudi Arabia prior to their group A match which opens the tournament at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018.
    U.S. National Team star Landon Donovan likes Mexico with a U.S. team to cheer at World Cup, but worries a generation of American kids may not give soccer a second look.Full Story >
    U.S. National Team star Landon Donovan likes Mexico with a U.S. team to cheer at World Cup, but worries a generation of American kids may not give soccer a second look.Full Story >
  • Russian official urges love at World Cup after backlash

    Russian official urges love at World Cup after backlash

    Thursday, June 14 2018 8:57 AM EDT2018-06-14 12:57:44 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-06-14 20:02:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano). Women look over from the Krymsky Bridge, adorned with banners of the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A senior Russian lawmaker advised Russian women Wednesday to be vigilant during any r...(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano). Women look over from the Krymsky Bridge, adorned with banners of the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A senior Russian lawmaker advised Russian women Wednesday to be vigilant during any r...
    Russian lawmaker urges love at World Cup after backlash to colleague's comments that advised against it.Full Story >
    Russian lawmaker urges love at World Cup after backlash to colleague's comments that advised against it.Full Story >
  • Scalpers still operating at World Cup despite crackdown

    Scalpers still operating at World Cup despite crackdown

    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:07 AM EDT2018-06-14 10:07:40 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-06-14 20:02:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Soccer fans from different countries gather at the main ticket office in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Scalpers are still very visible at the World Cup, despite FIFA and Russia's claims they've cracked do...(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Soccer fans from different countries gather at the main ticket office in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Scalpers are still very visible at the World Cup, despite FIFA and Russia's claims they've cracked do...
    Scalpers are still operating at the World Cup despite claims of a crackdown by FIFA and Russia on illicit ticket sales.Full Story >
    Scalpers are still operating at the World Cup despite claims of a crackdown by FIFA and Russia on illicit ticket sales.Full Story >
  • Whirlwind World Cup awaits Fox's lead voices Strong, Holden

    Whirlwind World Cup awaits Fox's lead voices Strong, Holden

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:47 AM EDT2018-06-14 11:47:41 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:10:30 GMT
    How the World Cup will resonate with American viewers is one of the big questions facing Fox's lead broadcast team of John Strong and Stuart Holden.Full Story >
    How the World Cup will resonate with American viewers is one of the big questions facing Fox's lead broadcast team of John Strong and Stuart Holden.Full Story >
  • North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

    North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 2:37 AM EDT2018-06-13 06:37:15 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-06-14 15:42:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrives at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The congress in Moscow is set to choose the host or hosts for the...(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrives at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The congress in Moscow is set to choose the host or hosts for the...

    FIFA is preparing to choose between Morocco and a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

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    FIFA is preparing to choose between Morocco and a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

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  • The Latest: Moscow workers set for World Cup day off

    The Latest: Moscow workers set for World Cup day off

    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:08 AM EDT2018-06-14 10:08:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:20 AM EDT2018-06-14 11:20:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). A worker cleans the area in front of Fisht Stadium ahead of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday, June 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). A worker cleans the area in front of Fisht Stadium ahead of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday, June 14, 2018.
    Some workers in Moscow will mark the World Cup with a day off in a push to ease the Russian capital's notorious traffic jams.Full Story >
    Some workers in Moscow will mark the World Cup with a day off in a push to ease the Russian capital's notorious traffic jams.Full Story >
  • Atlanta's hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid

    Atlanta's hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:37:27 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-06-14 02:19:01 GMT
    (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File). FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, the roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium is open as Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Union on a penalty kick...(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File). FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, the roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium is open as Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Union on a penalty kick...
    Atlanta's burgeoning soccer scene has prominent role in North America's successful bid to land the 2026 World Cup.Full Story >
    Atlanta's burgeoning soccer scene has prominent role in North America's successful bid to land the 2026 World Cup.Full Story >
  • Height effect: Argentina sizes up Iceland at World Cup

    Height effect: Argentina sizes up Iceland at World Cup

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-06-13 19:01:12 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:03:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Brynjar Gunnarsson, File ). FILE - In this Monday Oct. 9, 2017 filer, Iceland's captain Aron Gunnarsson celebrates at the end of the World Cup Group I qualifying soccer match between Iceland and Kosovo in Reykjavik, Iceland. Icelandic footbal...(AP Photo/Brynjar Gunnarsson, File ). FILE - In this Monday Oct. 9, 2017 filer, Iceland's captain Aron Gunnarsson celebrates at the end of the World Cup Group I qualifying soccer match between Iceland and Kosovo in Reykjavik, Iceland. Icelandic footbal...
    Relatively short Argentina is putting special emphasis on height during training for its World Cup opener against towering Iceland, the tournament's tallest team.Full Story >
    Relatively short Argentina is putting special emphasis on height during training for its World Cup opener against towering Iceland, the tournament's tallest team.Full Story >
  • The Latest: Argentina looking up at towering foe Iceland

    The Latest: Argentina looking up at towering foe Iceland

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 7:37 AM EDT2018-06-13 11:37:23 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-06-13 19:17:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). Members of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hold giants portraits representing imprisoned Russian journalists, on the Place de la Republique, in Paris, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. French non-profit Reporters Without Borders set ...(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). Members of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hold giants portraits representing imprisoned Russian journalists, on the Place de la Republique, in Paris, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. French non-profit Reporters Without Borders set ...
    Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) displayed the pictures of seven journalists jailed in Russia on a Paris plaza in a show of protest, one day before the World Cup kicks off.Full Story >
    Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) displayed the pictures of seven journalists jailed in Russia on a Paris plaza in a show of protest, one day before the World Cup kicks off.Full Story >
  • Germany looks to become 1st repeat Cup champ in half-century

    Germany looks to become 1st repeat Cup champ in half-century

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-06-12 16:45:27 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 7:11 AM EDT2018-06-13 11:11:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin, File). FILE - This June 28, 2017, file photo shows the refurbished Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, where the opening match and final of the World Cup will be played when the soccer world gathers at 12 stadiums in 11 cities ac...(AP Photo/Denis Tyrin, File). FILE - This June 28, 2017, file photo shows the refurbished Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, where the opening match and final of the World Cup will be played when the soccer world gathers at 12 stadiums in 11 cities ac...
    Russia World Cup opens with Germany looking to be first team to repeat as champion since Brazil in 1962.Full Story >
    Russia World Cup opens with Germany looking to be first team to repeat as champion since Brazil in 1962.Full Story >
  • US has FIFA edge over risky Morocco in 2026 World Cup vote

    US has FIFA edge over risky Morocco in 2026 World Cup vote

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-06-12 17:07:21 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:30 AM EDT2018-06-13 10:30:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, file). FILE - In this Saturday March 17, 2018 file photo, a giant screen displays the logo of Morocco 2026 before a press conference to promote Morocco's bib for the 2026 soccer World Cup in Casablanca, Morocco. The 2026 W...(AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, file). FILE - In this Saturday March 17, 2018 file photo, a giant screen displays the logo of Morocco 2026 before a press conference to promote Morocco's bib for the 2026 soccer World Cup in Casablanca, Morocco. The 2026 W...
    North America bid has FIFA edge over Morocco in voting for 2026 World Cup.Full Story >
    North America bid has FIFA edge over Morocco in voting for 2026 World Cup.Full Story >
  • Salah mending but still questionable for World Cup opener

    Salah mending but still questionable for World Cup opener

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-06-12 16:55:24 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-06-12 18:38:30 GMT
    Salah dribbles for the first time since Champions League shoulder injury, but playing in Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay remains uncertain.Full Story >
    Salah dribbles for the first time since Champions League shoulder injury, but playing in Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay remains uncertain.Full Story >
  • Morocco casts doubt on NAmerican profit pledge for 2026 WCup

    Morocco casts doubt on NAmerican profit pledge for 2026 WCup

    Monday, June 11 2018 3:33 AM EDT2018-06-11 07:33:37 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 1:41 PM EDT2018-06-12 17:41:35 GMT
    A few African federations have pledged to support the joint United States-Canada-Mexico candidacy instead of their Confederation of African Football colleague Morocco. (Source: Raycom Media, File)A few African federations have pledged to support the joint United States-Canada-Mexico candidacy instead of their Confederation of African Football colleague Morocco. (Source: Raycom Media, File)

    A few African federations have pledged to support the joint United States-Canada-Mexico candidacy instead of their Confederation of African Football colleague Morocco.

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    A few African federations have pledged to support the joint United States-Canada-Mexico candidacy instead of their Confederation of African Football colleague Morocco.

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  • 11 dead as boats collide in Russian city hosting World Cup

    11 dead as boats collide in Russian city hosting World Cup

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 6:28 AM EDT2018-06-12 10:28:07 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 8:38 AM EDT2018-06-12 12:38:26 GMT
    11 people killed when barge collides with paddleboat near Volgograd in Russia, a World Cup host city.Full Story >
    11 people killed when barge collides with paddleboat near Volgograd in Russia, a World Cup host city.Full Story >
  • Ghana official suspected of corruption resigns from FIFA

    Ghana official suspected of corruption resigns from FIFA

    Monday, June 11 2018 4:15 AM EDT2018-06-11 08:15:19 GMT
    Monday, June 11 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-06-11 13:48:45 GMT
    Under investigation in Ghana for alleged corruption, FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from the world soccer body.Full Story >
    Under investigation in Ghana for alleged corruption, FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from the world soccer body.Full Story >
  • The Latest: FIFA presidential election period set to open

    The Latest: FIFA presidential election period set to open

    Sunday, June 10 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-06-10 14:02:36 GMT
    Sunday, June 10 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-06-10 19:55:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, file). FILE - In this Saturday March 17, 2018 file photo, a giant screen display the logo of Morocco 2026 inside of the reception before a press conference to promote Morocco's bib for the 2026 soccer World Cup in Casablan...(AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, file). FILE - In this Saturday March 17, 2018 file photo, a giant screen display the logo of Morocco 2026 inside of the reception before a press conference to promote Morocco's bib for the 2026 soccer World Cup in Casablan...
    FIFA has formally let both 2026 World Cup host candidates go on the ballot paper for Wednesday's vote.Full Story >
    FIFA has formally let both 2026 World Cup host candidates go on the ballot paper for Wednesday's vote.Full Story >
  • Prospect of 2022 Qatar World Cup jumping to 48 teams fading

    Prospect of 2022 Qatar World Cup jumping to 48 teams fading

    Sunday, June 10 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-06-10 13:52:42 GMT
    Sunday, June 10 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-06-10 16:27:58 GMT
    Talks on exploring a 48-team World Cup in 2022 have been taken off the agenda at FIFA's annual congress on Wednesday.Full Story >
    Talks on exploring a 48-team World Cup in 2022 have been taken off the agenda at FIFA's annual congress on Wednesday.Full Story >
  • Fail: This hall of fame plaque looks nothing like Brandi Chastain

    Fail: This hall of fame plaque looks nothing like Brandi Chastain

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:21:11 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:21:11 GMT

    Unfortunately, the plaque bearing Brandi Chastain's likeness looks nothing like her. In fact, it’s not a flattering image of her at all.

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    Unfortunately, the plaque bearing Brandi Chastain's likeness looks nothing like her. In fact, it’s not a flattering image of her at all.

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