1998 FIFA World Cup

FILE - In this file photo dated June 17, 1986, Michel Platini, left, of France dribbles past Italian forward Alessandro Altobelli in their World Cup eight finals in Mexico City's Azteca Stadium. France won 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament and Italy was eliminated. Affectionately nicknamed “Le Roi” (The King), Michel Platini bestrode the soccer field with inimitable elegance as the world’s best player of the early 1980s, but his lofty reputation seems to have been tainted. (AP Photo, FILE)
June 19, 2019 - 1:45 am
Affectionately nicknamed Le Roi, or The King, Michel Platini bestrode the soccer field with inimitable elegance as the world's best player of the early 1980s, helping to bridge the gap between the eras of Pele and Diego Maradona. Repeatedly voted Europe's best player, the Frenchman instantly...
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Belgium's Youri Tielemans, left, and Scotland's Stuart Armstrong battle for the ball during the International Friendly at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Friday Sept. 7, 2018. (Ian Rutherford/ PA via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 5:36 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored twice in eight minutes as Belgium eased to a 4-0 victory over Scotland on Friday in its first game since finishing third at the World Cup. Seven minutes after coming on at halftime in the friendly, Batshuayi took a pass from Eden Hazard in...
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Stewards carry off the field a person who invaded the pitch during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 15, 2018 - 6:50 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:43 a.m. Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violation of spectators' rights" and illegally wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final. The...
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In this image taken with a slow shutter speed France's Kylian Mbappe controls the ball during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 14, 2018 - 10:26 am
MOSCOW (AP) — With a squad valued at over $1 billion dollars that includes teenager Kylian Mbappe, a coach who won the World Cup as a player in 1998 and a day more than Croatia to rest and prepare for the final, France should win soccer's most coveted trophy for the second time. After a labored...
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Croatia's Ivan Perisic gestures during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 11, 2018 - 6:16 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Ivan Perisic recalls being a little boy wearing his red-and-white checkered shirt as he watched Croatia previous World Cup semifinal against France in 1998.He says he watched on TV in Split when Croatia lost to the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, David Beckham poses for a photo at an event where it was announced that Major League Soccer is bringing an expansion team to Miami, in Miami. Beckham's latest soccer plan for Miami might be decided by the city's voters. His target: A golf course. Beckham is scheduled to appear before the Miami city commission next week, as he and his partners aim to move closer to picking a stadium location for their Major League Soccer franchise.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 06, 2018 - 6:13 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Soccer superstars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham have struck a deal ahead of the World Cup quarterfinal game between their two countries on Saturday. Ibrahimovic challenged Beckham via Instagram and the bet was...
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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)
June 21, 2018 - 11:57 am
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Mile Jedinak has a knack for penalty kicks and his strategy is beyond simple. "Just to get that ball in the back in the net," the Australia captain said after converting from the spot to give Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Thursday and new life at the World Cup. The...
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