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  • 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 14:02:15 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:28:17 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.
    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.
  • 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 14:02:06 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:28:04 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.
    Mile Jedinak's penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark and new life at the World Cup.
  • 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 09:41:44 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:27:56 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.
    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.
  • Fearless Loftus-Cheek set for England chance at World Cup

    Fearless Loftus-Cheek set for England chance at World Cup

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:51 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:51:58 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:27:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). England's Ruben Loftus-Cheek takes part in a training session for the England team at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in the Spartak Zelenogorsk ground, Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). England's Ruben Loftus-Cheek takes part in a training session for the England team at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in the Spartak Zelenogorsk ground, Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018.
    Ruben Loftus-Cheek is set to start for England in place of the injured Dele Alli for the World Cup game against Panama.
    Ruben Loftus-Cheek is set to start for England in place of the injured Dele Alli for the World Cup game against Panama.
  • 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 11:01:53 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:27:41 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.
    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.
  • 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 14:46:15 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:27:37 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.
    Lionel Messi faces pressure to deliver for Argentina at World Cup, keep pace with Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave

    On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:21:51 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:27:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). A supporter from Mexico looks at the Saint Basil's Cathedral on the Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). A supporter from Mexico looks at the Saint Basil's Cathedral on the Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018.
    Mexico's biggest worry at the World Cup may be its fans instead of its next opponent, struggling South Korea.
    Mexico's biggest worry at the World Cup may be its fans instead of its next opponent, struggling South Korea.
  • Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

    Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

    Friday, June 22 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:27:30 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:06:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Egypt's Mohamed Salah prays on the ground after scoring a penalty during 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/Martin Meissner). Egypt's Mohamed Salah prays on the ground after scoring a penalty during 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.
    Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup experience because of belief that the nation's team and youth programs discriminate.
    Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup experience because of belief that the nation's team and youth programs discriminate.
  • 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 15:55:09 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:54:51 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.
    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.
  • 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 19:53:28 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:54:22 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.
    Egypt arrived in Russia with Mohamed Salah and some high expectations, but was eliminated from the World Cup after only two matches.
  • The Latest: Germany, Mexico, Belgium headline Saturday games

    The Latest: Germany, Mexico, Belgium headline Saturday games

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:05:23 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:47:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). Nigeria's Ahmed Musa celebrates his team's second goal during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). Nigeria's Ahmed Musa celebrates his team's second goal during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018.
    Ahmed Musa has made a spectacular entrance into the World Cup by scoring twice in Nigeria's 2-0 victory over Iceland.
    Ahmed Musa has made a spectacular entrance into the World Cup by scoring twice in Nigeria's 2-0 victory over Iceland.
  • 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 6:26 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:26:10 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:26:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). Brazil's Neymar, top, celebrates with teammate Douglas Costa after scoring his side's second goal during the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Peter...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). Brazil's Neymar, top, celebrates with teammate Douglas Costa after scoring his side's second goal during the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Peter...
    A look at who's in and who's out at the World Cup after Friday's matches.
    A look at who's in and who's out at the World Cup after Friday's matches.
  • Xhaka and Shaqiri score for Swiss, make Albanian symbol

    Xhaka and Shaqiri score for Swiss, make Albanian symbol

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:06:00 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:26:06 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...
    Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored in Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia at the World Cup, and both celebrated by making a nationalist symbol to their ethnic Albanian heritage.
    Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored in Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia at the World Cup, and both celebrated by making a nationalist symbol to their ethnic Albanian heritage.
  • 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 15:18:15 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:23:24 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.
    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.
  • Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup

    Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-06-20 20:11:50 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:59:49 GMT
    Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran at the World Cup.
    Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran at the World Cup.
  • Goatee & goals turn this into Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup

    Goatee & goals turn this into Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:36:35 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:59:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Victor Caivano). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, 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, 2...(AP Photo/Victor Caivano). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, 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, 2...
    Cristiano Ronaldo is turning this into his World Cup with a goatee and goals after scoring for the fourth time in the tournament and leading Portugal over Morocco.
    Cristiano Ronaldo is turning this into his World Cup with a goatee and goals after scoring for the fourth time in the tournament and leading Portugal over Morocco.
  • Nothing stops Messi fan from rooting for star in Russia

    Nothing stops Messi fan from rooting for star in Russia

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:54:46 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:56:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Argentina's fans Nora Espector, left, and her son Emil Davisson pose for a photograph in front of an official media hotel in Nizhny Novgorod during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Argentina's fans Nora Espector, left, and her son Emil Davisson pose for a photograph in front of an official media hotel in Nizhny Novgorod during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
    Nothing has stopped Argentine fan Nora Espector from following Lionel Messi wherever he plays.
    Nothing has stopped Argentine fan Nora Espector from following Lionel Messi wherever he plays.
  • UN puts together a 'Youth World Cup' in New York

    UN puts together a 'Youth World Cup' in New York

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:25:47 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:46:50 GMT
    While the World Cup plays out in Russia, dozens of New York City children are set to play in a U.N.-sponsored youth version of the global soccer tournament.
    While the World Cup plays out in Russia, dozens of New York City children are set to play in a U.N.-sponsored youth version of the global soccer tournament.
  • Musa scores twice to give Nigeria 2-0 win over Iceland

    Musa scores twice to give Nigeria 2-0 win over Iceland

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:05:00 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:46:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). Nigeria's Ahmed Musa celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). Nigeria's Ahmed Musa celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018.
    Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year's World Cup and gave Argentina a gift.
    Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year's World Cup and gave Argentina a gift.
  • Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he's ready

    Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he's ready

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:22:05 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:25:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andre Penner). Brazil's Neymar, right, leaves a training session because of pain in his right ankle, 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 Neymar, right, leaves a training session because of pain in his right ankle, in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Brazil will face Costa Rica on June 22 in the group E for the soccer World Cup.
    Neymar has returned to practice two days before Brazil's next World Cup game against Costa Rica.
    Neymar has returned to practice two days before Brazil's next World Cup game against Costa Rica.
  • Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup

    Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:26:51 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:15:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after 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. Croatia won 3-0.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after 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. Croatia won 3-0.
    Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup.
    Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup.
  • Mexico fans try new chant with eye on avoiding more fines

    Mexico fans try new chant with eye on avoiding more fines

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:15:29 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:15:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Mexico's players smiles during Mexico's official training on the eve of the group F match between South Korea and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Rostov Arena, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Mexico's players smiles during Mexico's official training on the eve of the group F match between South Korea and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Rostov Arena, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018.
    Mexico fans are trying out a new chant so the country's federation avoids another FIFA fine.
    Mexico fans are trying out a new chant so the country's federation avoids another FIFA fine.
  • 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 20:51:19 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:33:07 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.
    Russia's World Cup soccer team transformed from near-laughing stock to heroes of the motherland in less than a week.
  • Germany on the ropes as it faces Sweden in World Cup

    Germany on the ropes as it faces Sweden in World Cup

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:05:45 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:05:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Probst). Germany head coach Joachim Loew, snd right, talks to his players at the beginning of a training session of the German national soccer team on the eve of their Group F match against Sweden, during the 2018 soccer World Cup in ...(AP Photo/Michael Probst). Germany head coach Joachim Loew, snd right, talks to his players at the beginning of a training session of the German national soccer team on the eve of their Group F match against Sweden, during the 2018 soccer World Cup in ...
    World Cup champion Germany is on the ropes after dropping its opening match to Mexico and next faces Sweden.
    World Cup champion Germany is on the ropes after dropping its opening match to Mexico and next faces Sweden.
  • Brazil leaves it late to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at World Cup

    Brazil leaves it late to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at World Cup

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:07:50 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:47:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring his side's second goal 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, 20...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring his side's second goal 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, 20...
    Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored injury-time goals to help Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 at the World Cup.
    Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored injury-time goals to help Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 at the World Cup.
  • The Latest: Musa gives Nigeria 1-0 lead vs Iceland

    The Latest: Musa gives Nigeria 1-0 lead vs Iceland

    Friday, June 22 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:27:07 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:47:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). Costa Rica's Bryan Oviedo, left, and his teammates attend Costa Rica's official training on the eve of the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersb...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). Costa Rica's Bryan Oviedo, left, and his teammates attend Costa Rica's official training on the eve of the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersb...
    Costa Rica is starting Bryan Oviedo ahead of Francisco Calvo in an attacking change for the World Cup match against Brazil in St. Petersburg.
    Costa Rica is starting Bryan Oviedo ahead of Francisco Calvo in an attacking change for the World Cup match against Brazil in St. Petersburg.
  • The Latest: Messi gets a chance to save face against Croatia

    The Latest: Messi gets a chance to save face against Croatia

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:57:21 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:38:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England head coach Gareth Southgate attends official training of his team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). England head coach Gareth Southgate attends official training of his team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    England coach Gareth Southgate was taken to the hospital after dislocating his right shoulder while running near the team's World Cup base.
    England coach Gareth Southgate was taken to the hospital after dislocating his right shoulder while running near the team's World Cup base.
  • 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 15:55:05 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:37:23 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.
    Former U.S. National Team member and FOX analyst Alexi Lalas says officials crackdown on "diving" robs game of some interesting tactics.
  • 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 20:13:33 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.
    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.
  • After lineup photographed, England urges media to help team

    After lineup photographed, England urges media to help team

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:27:17 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:27:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). England's Kieran Trippier looks back after getting the darts from the board as he plays an impromptu game with a member of the media before speaking to journalists at the England media centre in Repino, near St Petersburg, Ru...(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). England's Kieran Trippier looks back after getting the darts from the board as he plays an impromptu game with a member of the media before speaking to journalists at the England media centre in Repino, near St Petersburg, Ru...
    A photo of a scribbled team lineup, spotted in the hands of an assistant coach, threatens to sour the unusually cordial World Cup relations between the England team and its traveling media pack.
    A photo of a scribbled team lineup, spotted in the hands of an assistant coach, threatens to sour the unusually cordial World Cup relations between the England team and its traveling media pack.
  • The 1994 own goal that led to murder of Colombian WCup star

    The 1994 own goal that led to murder of Colombian WCup star

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:27:10 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:27:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi, right, is shown a yellow card by Uzbekistan's referee Ravshan Irmatov during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Nov...(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan). Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi, right, is shown a yellow card by Uzbekistan's referee Ravshan Irmatov during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Nov...
    Former U.S. National Team defender and captain Marcelo Balboa and filmmaker Michael Zimbalist join co-host Jim Litke to recount tragic death of Andres Escobar.
    Former U.S. National Team defender and captain Marcelo Balboa and filmmaker Michael Zimbalist join co-host Jim Litke to recount tragic death of Andres Escobar.
  • Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

    Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:51 AM EDT2018-06-20 10:51:21 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:14 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:14:58 GMT
    (Nigel French/PA via AP). England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018.(Nigel French/PA via AP). England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.
    A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.
  • 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 21:21:00 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:03:13 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.
    At the end, Salah could not deliver for a disorganized Egypt in first World Cup since 1990.
  • England, injured coach want no more surprises against Panama

    England, injured coach want no more surprises against Panama

    Friday, June 22 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:27:55 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:46:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). England head coach Gareth Southgate, his right arm in a sling after dislocating his shoulder during England's scheduled day off on Wednesday, watches his players take part in a training session for the England team at the 201...(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). England head coach Gareth Southgate, his right arm in a sling after dislocating his shoulder during England's scheduled day off on Wednesday, watches his players take part in a training session for the England team at the 201...
    England and injured coach want no more surprises against World Cup first-timer Panama.
    England and injured coach want no more surprises against World Cup first-timer Panama.
  • 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 17:01:18 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.
    Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest red card in World Cup history.
  • 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 20:35:32 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:42:51 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.
    Senegal is leading the way for African teams at the World Cup.
  • 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 19:03:06 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:38:09 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.
    Players' union FIFPro is blasting concussion management at the World Cup after Moroccan plays after admitting that he can't remember the previous match.
  • Brazil and Neymar try to bounce back from World Cup draw

    Brazil and Neymar try to bounce back from World Cup draw

    Friday, June 22 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:27:43 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:27:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). Brazil's Neymar, centre, exercises with his teammates during Brazil's official training on the eve of the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersbu...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). Brazil's Neymar, centre, exercises with his teammates during Brazil's official training on the eve of the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersbu...
    Big-timers Brazil and first-timers Iceland hit the pitch Friday at opposite ends of the World Cup spectrum.
    Big-timers Brazil and first-timers Iceland hit the pitch Friday at opposite ends of the World Cup spectrum.
  • Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions

    Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions

    Friday, June 22 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:07:09 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:07:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). A police van drives near brightly colored apartment buildings, near the Mordavia Arena, one of the stadiums where matches of the 2018 soccer World Cup are played, in Saransk, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). A police van drives near brightly colored apartment buildings, near the Mordavia Arena, one of the stadiums where matches of the 2018 soccer World Cup are played, in Saransk, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
    The World Cup brought a building boom to Saransk, and residents hope the benefits last beyond the final match.
    The World Cup brought a building boom to Saransk, and residents hope the benefits last beyond the final match.
  • 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 17:11:04 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-06-22 18:03:05 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.
    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.
  • 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 16:21:17 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:46:27 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.
    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli says Lionel Messi "shouldn't shoulder all the responsibility" for the team's fate at the World Cup.
  • Netflix options story of soccer team that welcomed refugees

    Netflix options story of soccer team that welcomed refugees

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:22:21 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:34:10 GMT
    The story of a group of Somali refugees who joined a largely white high school soccer team in Maine and helped lead it to the state championship could soon be on Netflix.
    The story of a group of Somali refugees who joined a largely white high school soccer team in Maine and helped lead it to the state championship could soon be on Netflix.
  • 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 18:28:12 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:17:34 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.
    Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic's analysis of the World Cup game against Argentina requires a double take.
  • 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 09:00:31 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:12:44 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.
    Brazil's jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has made his debut as a football pundit.
  • 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 1:11 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:11:56 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:07:05 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.
    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.
  • 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 14:31:35 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:06:58 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.
    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.
  • Russian players who could become hot transfer targets

    Russian players who could become hot transfer targets

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:36:47 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:06:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). Russia's Alexander Golovin, center, controls the ball during 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/Efrem Lukatsky). Russia's Alexander Golovin, center, controls the ball during 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.
    Russia's success at the World Cup might mean big transfer offers for some players, almost all of whom play in their home country's league.
    Russia's success at the World Cup might mean big transfer offers for some players, almost all of whom play in their home country's league.
  • Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup

    Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:31:08 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:53:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov). Former FIFA President Joseph Blatter arrives at a hotel in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.(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 President Vladimir Putin.
    Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • 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 17:11:44 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:28:11 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.
    Cristiano Ronaldo just became Europe's top international scorer of all time, and that puts him atop a very impressive list.
  • 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 09:31:15 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:27:48 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.
    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.
  • Saudi coach says players not rattled by plane incident

    Saudi coach says players not rattled by plane incident

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-06-19 19:05:56 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:13:01 GMT
    (AP Photo). In this photo taken on late Monday, June 18, 2018, Saudi Arabian soccer team disembark the plane upon their arriving at the Rostov-on-Don airport, Russia. An engine burst into flames during the landing of a Russian plane carrying the Saudi ...(AP Photo). In this photo taken on late Monday, June 18, 2018, Saudi Arabian soccer team disembark the plane upon their arriving at the Rostov-on-Don airport, Russia. An engine burst into flames during the landing of a Russian plane carrying the Saudi ...
    Saudi Arabia coach says his players not rattled by engine malfunction on flight to Rostov-on-Don.
    Saudi Arabia coach says his players not rattled by engine malfunction on flight to Rostov-on-Don.
  • 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 14:51:23 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:07:28 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.
    Changes are coming to Colombia's team at the World Cup after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Japan.
  • 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 05:13:13 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:47:07 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.
    Saudi Arabia's sports minister has criticized the president of European soccer on Twitter in an escalating dispute over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights.
  • Neymar to start in unchanged Brazil team to face Costa Rica

    Neymar to start in unchanged Brazil team to face Costa Rica

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:44:36 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:46:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andre Penner). Brazil's Neymar, right, leaves a training session because of pain in his right ankle, 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 Neymar, right, leaves a training session because of pain in his right ankle, in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Brazil will face Costa Rica on June 22 in the group E for the soccer World Cup.
    Neymar will start for Brazil in an unchanged lineup against Costa Rica on Friday at the World Cup.
    Neymar will start for Brazil in an unchanged lineup against Costa Rica on Friday at the World Cup.
  • 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 12:31:03 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:12:55 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.
    With Neymar hobbling and struggling, the burden to keep Brazil going at the World Cup is suddenly falling on Philippe Coutinho.
  • Coaches of Spain, Iran big fans of each other at World Cup

    Coaches of Spain, Iran big fans of each other at World Cup

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-06-19 18:01:10 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:12:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Spain head coach Fernando Hierro smiles during a press conference on the eve of the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Kazan, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Spain head coach Fernando Hierro smiles during a press conference on the eve of the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Kazan, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
    The coaches of Spain and Iran at the World Cup are big fans of each other.
    The coaches of Spain and Iran at the World Cup are big fans of each other.
  • 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 09:01:08 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 11:06 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:06:22 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.
    Brazil coach Tite has to decide who of Gabriel Jesus or Roberto Firmino starts up front in the match against Costa Rica.
  • Switzerland, Serbia coaches don't want to talk about Kosovo

    Switzerland, Serbia coaches don't want to talk about Kosovo

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:05 AM EDT2018-06-22 09:05:04 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:58:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri wears soccer shoes with the national flags of Switzerland and Kosovo at the official training session of the Swiss team one the eve of the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 201...(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri wears soccer shoes with the national flags of Switzerland and Kosovo at the official training session of the Swiss team one the eve of the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 201...
    The coaches of Serbia and Switzerland only want to talk about football, not Kosovo.
    The coaches of Serbia and Switzerland only want to talk about football, not Kosovo.
  • 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 14:57:50 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:57:52 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.
    A look at who's in and who's out at the World Cup after Thursday's matches.
  • German chancellor says migration meeting a 'first exchange'

    German chancellor says migration meeting a 'first exchange'

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:44 AM EDT2018-06-22 10:44:02 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:35:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, throws balls toward Lebanese and Syrian displaced students, during her visit to a Lebanese public school, where both students studying together, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 22, 201...(AP Photo/Hussein Malla). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, throws balls toward Lebanese and Syrian displaced students, during her visit to a Lebanese public school, where both students studying together, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 22, 201...
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited a public school in central Beirut, where many of the students are Syrian.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited a public school in central Beirut, where many of the students are Syrian.
  • 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 14:20:45 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.
    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.
  • Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru

    Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:22:39 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:16:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Vincent). France's Blaise Matuidi, right holds up France's Kylian Mbappe's hand as they celebrate after Mbappe scored the opening goal of the game during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yeka...(AP Photo/David Vincent). France's Blaise Matuidi, right holds up France's Kylian Mbappe's hand as they celebrate after Mbappe scored the opening goal of the game during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yeka...
    Kylian Mbappe scores in 1st half, France holds on to beat Peru 1-0 and advance to the second round at the World Cup.
    Kylian Mbappe scores in 1st half, France holds on to beat Peru 1-0 and advance to the second round at the World Cup.
  • FIFA criticism adds to Morocco hat-trick of World Cup losses

    FIFA criticism adds to Morocco hat-trick of World Cup losses

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:42:26 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:15:45 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, ...
    At its first World Cup in 20 years, Morocco has a horrible set of results to show for efforts on and off the field.
    At its first World Cup in 20 years, Morocco has a horrible set of results to show for efforts on and off the field.
  • 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 11:50 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:50:59 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-06-22 13:57:36 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.
    Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second appearance at the World Cup with a chance to help Portugal eliminate Morocco from the tournament.
  • Colombia captain wants World Cup team to use past resolve

    Colombia captain wants World Cup team to use past resolve

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:22:49 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-06-22 13:56:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Colombia's Radamel Falcao, front gestures after Colombia's Juan Quintero scored his side's first goal during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tues...(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Colombia's Radamel Falcao, front gestures after Colombia's Juan Quintero scored his side's first goal during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tues...
    Radamel Falcao wants Colombia to draw on its past mental strengths in the qualifiers to save its World Cup in Russia.
    Radamel Falcao wants Colombia to draw on its past mental strengths in the qualifiers to save its World Cup in Russia.
  • 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 16:00:47 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-06-22 13:22:52 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.
    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.
  • World Cup stadium offers experience like no other venue

    World Cup stadium offers experience like no other venue

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:32:22 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 8:44 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:44:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Stands that will be dismantled after World Cup games are seen on the right side of the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The World Cup stadium in Yekaterinburg has two stands that are b...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Stands that will be dismantled after World Cup games are seen on the right side of the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The World Cup stadium in Yekaterinburg has two stands that are b...
    World Cup stadium offers experience like no other venue.
    World Cup stadium offers experience like no other venue.
  • 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 14:53:13 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:13:01 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.
    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.
  • Outspoken Spain defenders making headlines at the World Cup

    Outspoken Spain defenders making headlines at the World Cup

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:42:14 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 7:46 AM EDT2018-06-22 11:46:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz, left, gestures to Spain's Sergio Ramos during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz, left, gestures to Spain's Sergio Ramos during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
    Spain's outspoken central defenders aren't wary of controversy, not even at the World Cup.
    Spain's outspoken central defenders aren't wary of controversy, not even at the World Cup.
  • Ibrahimovic, Rippon, Bird featured in ESPN Body Issue

    Ibrahimovic, Rippon, Bird featured in ESPN Body Issue

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:51 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:51:01 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 6:22 AM EDT2018-06-22 10:22:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File). FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Adam Rippon of the United States reacts after his performance during the men's short program figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Rippon i...(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File). FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Adam Rippon of the United States reacts after his performance during the men's short program figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Rippon i...
    Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, and 63-year-old golfer Greg Norman are among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the...
    Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, and 63-year-old golfer Greg Norman are among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue.
  • 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 09:50:44 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 4:02 AM EDT2018-06-22 08:02:51 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.
    Time is running out for Lionel Messi to bring Argentina a World Cup title.
  • 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 09:40:52 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:32 AM EDT2018-06-22 07:32:37 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.
    Australia is confident against Denmark despite opening the World Cup with a loss to France.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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 14:30:18 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-06-22 04:52:49 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.
    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.
  • 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 20:14:28 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-06-22 04:06:31 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.
    Harry Kane scored two goals, including an injury-time header, to give England a 2-1 victory over Tunisia at the World Cup.
  • 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 13:20:06 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:28:02 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.
    Sweden and South Korea are drawing 0-0 at halftime at the World Cup.
  • 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 15:20:24 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:27:33 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.
    FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany.
  • 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 01:42:45 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...
    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.
  • 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 15:50:18 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:35:56 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.
    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.
  • Russian lawmaker wants to ban 'mockery' of soccer team

    Russian lawmaker wants to ban 'mockery' of soccer team

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:30:15 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:14:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File). FILE - In this file photo from May 25, 2016, Vitaly Milonov, best known as the author of Russia's anti-gay propaganda law, speaks to The Associated Press in St. Petersburg, Russia. Milonov, now a Russian legislator, is...(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File). FILE - In this file photo from May 25, 2016, Vitaly Milonov, best known as the author of Russia's anti-gay propaganda law, speaks to The Associated Press in St. Petersburg, Russia. Milonov, now a Russian legislator, is...
    A Russian legislator says he wants to ban and "mockery" of the national soccer team _ and fine violators 10,000 rubles ($160).
    A Russian legislator says he wants to ban and "mockery" of the national soccer team _ and fine violators 10,000 rubles ($160).
  • Bahr, last living member of team that upset England, is dead

    Bahr, last living member of team that upset England, is dead

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:30:23 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:06:22 GMT
    Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, has died at age 91.
    Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, has died at age 91.
  • 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 17:20:11 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:03:44 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.
    World Cup clash between Egypt, Russia in World Cup could test relations between two old allies.
  • 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 21:40:38 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-06-22 00:32:46 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.
    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major surgery to his team for the South Americans' next World Cup match.
  • 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 20:30:20 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.
    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.
  • 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 12:00:09 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:47:50 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.
    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.
  • '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 12:50:05 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.
    Iran center forward Sardar Azmoun is feeling at home at the World Cup in Russia.
  • Mexico dreams big at World Cup after beating Germany

    Mexico dreams big at World Cup after beating Germany

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:20:08 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:57:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Mexico's Jonathan Dos Santos, left, and Mexico's Miguel Layun smiles during a press conference before training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Mexico's Jonathan Dos Santos, left, and Mexico's Miguel Layun smiles during a press conference before training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    Mexico is starting to dream big after beating defending World Cup champion Germany.
    Mexico is starting to dream big after beating defending World Cup champion Germany.
  • 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 14:30:06 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.
    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.
  • Portugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup

    Portugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:21:33 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:44:37 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.
    Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal can send Morocco to an early World Cup exit on Wednesday.
  • Kremlin is relieved that no one died in Moscow taxi crash

    Kremlin is relieved that no one died in Moscow taxi crash

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:00:51 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 12:04 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:04:31 GMT
    (Moscow Traffic Control Center Press Service via AP). In this image provided by Moscow Traffic Control Center Press Service, ambulance and police work at the site of an incident after a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Mos...(Moscow Traffic Control Center Press Service via AP). In this image provided by Moscow Traffic Control Center Press Service, ambulance and police work at the site of an incident after a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Mos...
    A Kremlin spokesman says the Russian government is relieved that nobody died in a weekend taxi crash in Moscow that injured two Mexican World Cup soccer fans and six other pedestrians.
    A Kremlin spokesman says the Russian government is relieved that nobody died in a weekend taxi crash in Moscow that injured two Mexican World Cup soccer fans and six other pedestrians.
  • 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 11:40:17 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 8:53 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:53:08 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.
    Sweden starts with Marcus Berg and Ola Toivonen in attack in its opening game at the World Cup against South Korea.
  • 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 20:09:55 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.
    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.
  • 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 21:09:55 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 3:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 07:20:41 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.
    Voted man of the match, Egypt goalkeeper declines trophy sponsored by Budweiser on religious grounds.
  • 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 17:09:45 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.
    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.
  • 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 08:49:24 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-06-18 04:21:42 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 are investigating a taxi crash that injured eight people, including two Mexican World Cup fans, when the driver plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square.
    Moscow police are investigating a taxi crash that injured eight people, including two Mexican World Cup fans, when the driver plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square.
  • 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 20:49:50 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-06-18 02:22:36 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.
    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.
  • 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 15:59:42 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-06-18 01:41:22 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.
    Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez isn't in the business of sugarcoating the truth before his team's historic World Cup debut.
  • 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 20:59:55 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:21:09 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.
    Parity has come to the World Cup, where five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won.
  • 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 16:10:04 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:41:18 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.
    A taxi crash near Red Square has raised concerns among some World Cup fans about security.
  • 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 10:09:25 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:40:51 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.
    Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan that witnesses perceived as racist.
  • 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 15:19:46 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:21:38 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.
    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.
  • 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 19:09:52 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:53:36 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.
    Germany didn't play the way it usually plays, and coach Joachim Loew will have to figure out why.
  • 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 12:59:54 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:02:17 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.
    Overlooked Diego Costa in good position to leave his mark at World Cup.
  • 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 19:59:55 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.
    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.
  • 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 18:42:36 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:01:56 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.
    Serbia captain dedicates game-winning goal in World Cup against Costa Rica to ailing federation sporting director.
  • 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 17:39:38 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-06-17 18:42:56 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.
    Whatever happens to England on the field at the World Cup, at least the reception facing the squad should be less brutal.
  • 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 15:19:11 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-06-17 17:03:19 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.
    Lionel Messi had a penalty kick saved and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina at the World Cup.
  • Burdened Salah to lead Egypt against Russia at World Cup

    Burdened Salah to lead Egypt against Russia at World Cup

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:49 AM EDT2018-06-17 13:49:57 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-06-17 16:31:07 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.
    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.
  • 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 14:28:56 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-06-17 16:13:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo slides on his knees on the pitch as he celebrates after scoring his side's 2nd goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in So...(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo slides on his knees on the pitch as he celebrates after scoring his side's 2nd goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in So...
    Cristiano Ronaldo is out to show he can also dominate on the biggest stage in world soccer.
    Cristiano Ronaldo is out to show he can also dominate on the biggest stage in world soccer.
  • 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 14:49:33 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.
    British police 98 percent of fans banned from traveling to the World Cup have surrendered their passports.
  • 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 12:09:27 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-06-17 12:11:19 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.
    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.
  • 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 20:09:19 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-06-16 23:21:30 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.
    Birthday cake for Salah at Egypt team hotel at World Cup.
  • 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 16:28:57 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-06-16 23:10:43 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.
    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.
  • 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 07:48:45 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-06-16 23:02:38 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.
    Five friends from Croatia have ridden 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) from Zagreb to Kaliningrad for the World Cup.
  • TV ratings down for World Cup opener

    TV ratings down for World Cup opener

    Friday, June 15 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:40:15 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...
    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.
  • 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 12:08:54 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-06-16 22:21:18 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.
    Technology twice helped France at the World Cup in its 2-1 victory over Australia in Group C.
  • 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 20:39:04 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:23:35 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.
    Revered by his players and credited with turning Brazil's national team around, Tite knows he's not perfect.
  • 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 14:49:05 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.
    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.
  • Kickoff: Brazil, Germany face high expectations at World Cup

    Kickoff: Brazil, Germany face high expectations at World Cup

    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:18 AM EDT2018-06-16 12:18:58 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-06-16 20:31:25 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.
    Brazil's quest for World Cup redemption is set to begin, along with Germany's title defense.
  • 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 18:41:48 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-06-16 20:30:46 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.
    Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio spots weakness in Germany's defense.
  • 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 15:09:12 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.
    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.
  • 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 14:19:19 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-06-16 17:21:12 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...
    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.
  • 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 20:10:43 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-06-16 15:11:19 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.
    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.
  • 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 14:18:30 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-06-16 14:51:04 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.
    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.
  • 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 14:19:30 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.
    Serbia's World Cup opener against Costa Rica will have added significance for Branislav Ivanovic.
  • 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 10:18:54 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.
    Croatia fans cycle all the way to Russia for World Cup.
  • 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 12:19:22 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.
    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.
  • 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 10:38:49 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:10 AM EDT2018-06-16 12:10:41 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.
    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.
  • 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 22:58:30 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:10 AM EDT2018-06-16 12:10:33 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...
    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.
  • 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 19:50:17 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.
    A Russian official in the city of Kaliningrad says authorities forbade World Cup fans from bringing live chickens to matches.
  • 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 21:48:29 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-06-15 22:00:14 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.
    Costa Rica fan Martin Gomez hung up the phone twice, thinking it was a prank call or a scam.
  • 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 10:48:14 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-06-15 21:42:37 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.
    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.
  • 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 19:28:27 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-06-15 21:42:15 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.
    Cristiano Ronaldo stroked his chin as he celebrated a goal; perhaps because he thinks he is the GOAT or the greatest of all time.
  • 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 09:38:12 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:50:50 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.
    Column: In Iceland, packing salt to face Messi at World Cup.
  • 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 11:48:21 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:05:21 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.
    Worker protests over pay cuts, layoffs and working conditions at the Red October steelworks are threatening to cloud Volgograd's first World Cup match.
  • 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 16:52:51 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.
    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.
  • 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 19:08:28 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:11:09 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.
    For Croatia's golden generation, the great expectations held key players outshines even those of the team's fanatical fans at the World Cup.
  • 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 13:52:06 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:01:42 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.
    Lionel Messi will be the headliner of the Group D match between Argentina and Iceland at Spartak Stadium in Moscow.
  • 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 13:38:25 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.
    President Donald Trump tweets that he 'worked hard' to bring World Cup to North America, thanks Patriots owner Kraft.
  • 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 10:38:33 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-06-15 18:33:01 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.
    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.
  • 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 16:59:41 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.
    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.
  • 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 12:51:17 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-06-15 16:01:26 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.
    Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will not commit to playing recently reinstated striker Paolo Guerrero in their World Cup opener against Denmark on Saturday.
  • Iceland charms before World Cup debut against Argentina

    Iceland charms before World Cup debut against Argentina

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-06-15 13:48:19 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-06-15 14:15:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). Iceland coach Heimar Hallgrimsson, center, talks with his players at the start of Iceland's official training on the eve of the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Spartak Stadium in...(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). Iceland coach Heimar Hallgrimsson, center, talks with his players at the start of Iceland's official training on the eve of the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Spartak Stadium in...
    Iceland is showing the charming, funny, friendly style that won friends worldwide ahead of a World Cup debut against Argentina.
    Iceland is showing the charming, funny, friendly style that won friends worldwide ahead of a World Cup debut against Argentina.
  • 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 09:58:17 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-06-15 14:04:46 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.
    Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will not commit to playing recently reinstated striker Paolo Guerrero in their World Cup opener against Denmark.
  • Rome mayor hopes to build new sports stadium despite scandal

    Rome mayor hopes to build new sports stadium despite scandal

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:28 AM EDT2018-06-15 13:28:26 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-06-15 14:01:26 GMT
    Rome's mayor is hoping to go ahead with construction of a new sports stadium but says she will review the plans following a new corruption scandal.
    Rome's mayor is hoping to go ahead with construction of a new sports stadium but says she will review the plans following a new corruption scandal.
  • Rebooted Brazil seeks redemption against gritty Switzerland

    Rebooted Brazil seeks redemption against gritty Switzerland

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:28 AM EDT2018-06-15 10:28:29 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-06-15 13:52:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Leo Correa). A man rides his bike past a wall covered by a mural of celebrating soccer fans, ahead of the Brazilian soccer team's World Cup debut in Russia, at the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 13, 2018. Decorat...(AP Photo/Leo Correa). A man rides his bike past a wall covered by a mural of celebrating soccer fans, ahead of the Brazilian soccer team's World Cup debut in Russia, at the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 13, 2018. Decorat...
    Still atoning for its 7-1 loss to Germany four years ago, Brazil seeks to complete its transformation against hard-to-beat Switzerland.
    Still atoning for its 7-1 loss to Germany four years ago, Brazil seeks to complete its transformation against hard-to-beat Switzerland.
  • France coach indulges Griezmann before World Cup match

    France coach indulges Griezmann before World Cup match

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-06-15 13:08:19 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-06-15 13:12:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Vincent). France headcoach Didier Deschamps discuss with Antoine Griezmann during France's official training on the eve of the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, ...(AP Photo/David Vincent). France headcoach Didier Deschamps discuss with Antoine Griezmann during France's official training on the eve of the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, ...
    France coach Didier Deschamps has always been clear with his players since taking charge six years ago: there is no "I" in team.
    France coach Didier Deschamps has always been clear with his players since taking charge six years ago: there is no "I" in team.
  • 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 17:17:53 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 5:40 AM EDT2018-06-15 09:40:58 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.
    Substitute Denis Cheryshev scores two goals to lead host Russia over Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the World Cup.
  • 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 16:00:07 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 4:50 AM EDT2018-06-15 08:50:54 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.
    Saudi women in Russia to support their team in the World Cup, but also reinforce image of a new Saudi Arabia.
  • 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 18:22:36 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 4:30 AM EDT2018-06-15 08:30:46 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.
    Spain can't wait to get the ball rolling and put its coaching woes in the past.
  • 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 1:57 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:57:55 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.
    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.
  • 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 19:08:06 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-06-15 01:09:48 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.
    The smallest nation ever to play at a World Cup has a big start against Lionel Messi in Moscow on Saturday.
  • Uruguay forward Luis Suarez seeks redemption at World Cup

    Uruguay forward Luis Suarez seeks redemption at World Cup

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:27:50 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-06-15 00:51:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Uruguay's Luis Suarez gestures during Uruguay's official training on the eve of the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 1...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Uruguay's Luis Suarez gestures during Uruguay's official training on the eve of the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 1...
    Uruguay forward Luis Suarez is looking for redemption at the World Cup in Russia.
    Uruguay forward Luis Suarez is looking for redemption at the World Cup in Russia.
  • New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

    New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

    Thursday, June 14 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-06-14 04:27:36 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:48:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A day before New Jersey’s governor makes his state’s first legal wager on a sporting event, spo...(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A day before New Jersey’s governor makes his state’s first legal wager on a sporting event, spo...
    Like a fellow New Jersey governor did 40 years earlier, Gov. Phil Murphy is set to kick off a new era of gambling in the state.
    Like a fellow New Jersey governor did 40 years earlier, Gov. Phil Murphy is set to kick off a new era of gambling in the state.
  • 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 11:27:40 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.
    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.
  • USA! USA! Wait, We Didn't Make The World Cup?

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

    Thursday, June 14 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-06-14 15:47:58 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-06-14 22:21:14 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.
    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.
  • Rainbow flag on display during Putin's World Cup speech

    Rainbow flag on display during Putin's World Cup speech

    Thursday, June 14 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-06-14 21:18:25 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-06-14 21:22:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian police detain 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 detain 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...
    The opening day of the World Cup showed different sides of Russia's approach to gay rights, with the rainbow flag displayed during President Vladimir Putin's speech at the first game and a British LGBT activist...
    The opening day of the World Cup showed different sides of Russia's approach to gay rights, with the rainbow flag displayed during President Vladimir Putin's speech at the first game and a British LGBT activist detained for holding a protest.
  • Griezmann says he is staying at Atletico Madrid

    Griezmann says he is staying at Atletico Madrid

    Thursday, June 14 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-06-14 20:38:05 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-06-14 20:41:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Vincent). France's Antoine Griezmann smiles as he answers to journalists during a press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Istra, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018.(AP Photo/David Vincent). France's Antoine Griezmann smiles as he answers to journalists during a press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Istra, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
    Antoine Griezmann says he is staying at Atletico Madrid, putting an end to widespread speculation that the France forward would leave to join Spanish rival Barcelona.
    Antoine Griezmann says he is staying at Atletico Madrid, putting an end to widespread speculation that the France forward would leave to join Spanish rival Barcelona.
  • 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 12:57:42 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-06-14 20:02:31 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.
    Russian lawmaker urges love at World Cup after backlash to colleague's comments that advised against it.
  • 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 10:07:38 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-06-14 20:02:20 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.
    Scalpers are still operating at the World Cup despite claims of a crackdown by FIFA and Russia on illicit ticket sales.
  • The Latest: Murphy places state's first legal sports bets

    The Latest: Murphy places state's first legal sports bets

    Thursday, June 14 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-06-14 15:07:57 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 3:21 PM EDT2018-06-14 19:21:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A day before New Jersey’s governor makes his state’s first legal wager on a sporting event, spo...(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A day before New Jersey’s governor makes his state’s first legal wager on a sporting event, spo...
    Gov. Phil Murphy has placed New Jersey's first legal sports bets after state won US Supreme Court decision last month.
    Gov. Phil Murphy has placed New Jersey's first legal sports bets after state won US Supreme Court decision last month.
  • Spain and Portugal both distracted before World Cup opener

    Spain and Portugal both distracted before World Cup opener

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-06-14 14:38:09 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:22:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Spain's Sergio Ramos, center, jokes with his teammates during a training session of Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Krasnodar, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Spain's Sergio Ramos, center, jokes with his teammates during a training session of Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Krasnodar, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
    Spain and Portugal head into their World Cup opener rife with distractions for both Group B teams.
    Spain and Portugal head into their World Cup opener rife with distractions for both Group B teams.
  • 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 11:47:40 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:10:28 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.
    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.
  • 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 15:42:41 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.
    FIFA is preparing to choose between Morocco and a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
  • The Latest: Moscow workers set for World Cup day off

    The Latest: Moscow workers set for World Cup day off

    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:07 AM EDT2018-06-14 10:07:59 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:20 AM EDT2018-06-14 11:20:28 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.
    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.
  • Tough start for Emery as Arsenal opens EPL against Man City

    Tough start for Emery as Arsenal opens EPL against Man City

    Thursday, June 14 2018 4:27 AM EDT2018-06-14 08:27:32 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 4:28 AM EDT2018-06-14 08:28:08 GMT
    Unai Emery has been handed the toughest possible start to his tenure at Arsenal: A match against Premier League champion Manchester City.
    Unai Emery has been handed the toughest possible start to his tenure at Arsenal: A match against Premier League champion Manchester City.
  • 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 22:37:22 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-06-14 02:20:40 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.
    Atlanta's burgeoning soccer scene has prominent role in North America's successful bid to land the 2026 World Cup.
  • Spain replaces fired Lopetegui with Hierro for World Cup

    Spain replaces fired Lopetegui with Hierro for World Cup

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:27 AM EDT2018-06-13 10:27:08 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:23:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/File). FILE - In this June 9, 2018 file photo, Spain's national soccer team coach Julen Lopetegui shouts during a friendly soccer match between Spain and Tunisia in Krasnodar, Russia. Real Madrid said on Tuesday June 12, 2018 that Spain coach...(AP Photo/File). FILE - In this June 9, 2018 file photo, Spain's national soccer team coach Julen Lopetegui shouts during a friendly soccer match between Spain and Tunisia in Krasnodar, Russia. Real Madrid said on Tuesday June 12, 2018 that Spain coach...
    The Spanish soccer federation has fired coach Julen Lopetegui two days before the country's opening World Cup match against Portugal.
    The Spanish soccer federation has fired coach Julen Lopetegui two days before the country's opening World Cup match against Portugal.
  • 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 19:01:10 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:03:04 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.
    Relatively short Argentina is putting special emphasis on height during training for its World Cup opener against towering Iceland, the tournament's tallest team.
  • Mustaches, silly songs defuse tensions at Russia's World Cup

    Mustaches, silly songs defuse tensions at Russia's World Cup

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-06-13 12:48:57 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:02:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov arrives at the official training session of the Russian team one the eve of the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russ...(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov arrives at the official training session of the Russian team one the eve of the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russ...
    Russians are turning to parody to defuse tensions as they ready to host the World Cup amid global tensions.
    Russians are turning to parody to defuse tensions as they ready to host the World Cup amid global tensions.
  • Lawmaker urges Russian women to be vigilant with WCup fans

    Lawmaker urges Russian women to be vigilant with WCup fans

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 12:29 PM EDT2018-06-13 16:29:29 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-06-13 20:10:33 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...
    Senior Russian lawmaker warns local women against casual relationships with foreign soccer fans coming to Russia for the World Cup.
    Senior Russian lawmaker warns local women against casual relationships with foreign soccer fans coming to Russia for the World Cup.
  • Spain's Lopetegui joins long line of strange coach firings

    Spain's Lopetegui joins long line of strange coach firings

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-06-13 19:57:14 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 4:00 PM EDT2018-06-13 20:00:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 filer, Spain coach Julen Lopetegui stands by the bench during the international friendly soccer match between Spain and Costa Rica in Malaga, Spain.(AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 filer, Spain coach Julen Lopetegui stands by the bench during the international friendly soccer match between Spain and Costa Rica in Malaga, Spain.
    Spain has made a coaching change just two days before the start of the World Cup in a move that will be heavily scrutinized over the coming weeks.
    Spain has made a coaching change just two days before the start of the World Cup in a move that will be heavily scrutinized over the coming weeks.
  • 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 11:37:20 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-06-13 19:17:41 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.
    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.
  • Midfield contest crucial as Morocco faces Iran at World Cup

    Midfield contest crucial as Morocco faces Iran at World Cup

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-06-13 12:27:10 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-06-13 12:31:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar). Iran's Masoud Shojaei, second left, trains with his teammates during a training session of Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar). Iran's Masoud Shojaei, second left, trains with his teammates during a training session of Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
    Midfield contest crucial as Morocco faces Iran at World Cup.
    Midfield contest crucial as Morocco faces Iran at World Cup.
  • 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 16:45:21 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 7:11 AM EDT2018-06-13 11:11:45 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.
    Russia World Cup opens with Germany looking to be first team to repeat as champion since Brazil in 1962.
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