International soccer

France's Olivier Giroud, center, goes down after a header during the group C match between Denmark and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 26, 2018 - 1:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A game no team needed to win became the game no fan would want to watch. France and Denmark produced the World Cup's first 0-0 draw at the 37th attempt amid boos and whistles from fans on Tuesday. The slow-paced game was out of step with a vibrant tournament. But it advanced both...
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Peru's Paolo Guerrero, right, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group C match between Australia and Peru, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 26, 2018 - 12:44 pm
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Back at the World Cup for the first time since 1982, Peru isn't leaving Russia empty handed. The Peruvians failed to score a goal in their opening two matches, but the team finally gave its fans a reason to celebrate when it ended Australia's hopes of advancing to the knockout...
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Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the group A match between Uruguay and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 26, 2018 - 11:59 am
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Uruguay waited for 12 long years before the national team could celebrate goals from Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani in the same match at a World Cup. For the first time in coach Oscar Tabarez's tenure, both forwards scored in the same game and they couldn't have chosen...
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Sweden's Ludwig Augustinsson holds his head as he lies on the pitch at the end of the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. Germany won 2-1. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
June 26, 2018 - 8:24 am
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — A last-minute loss to Germany was difficult enough for Sweden to accept. A questionable celebration by German players near the Swedish bench added to the disappointment. And a wave of racist abuse aimed at midfielder Jimmy Durmaz followed on social media. The Swedish...
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Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand makes a save during the group B match between Iran and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 25, 2018 - 7:16 pm
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Iran's goalkeeper is sure his team can now compete with the best after stifling Cristiano Ronaldo. After Alireza Beiranvand saved a penalty from Ronaldo in a 1-1 draw with Portugal, the Iranians nearly scored a winner deep into stoppage time. An Iran victory would have put...
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Referee Enrique Caceres from Paraguay gestures during the group B match between Iran and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 25, 2018 - 6:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Fans in stadiums about 1,000 miles apart — and millions watching on multiple screens around the globe — were transfixed on a studio outside Moscow where World Cup fates turned on nearly simultaneous video replay decisions. Iago Aspas had scored in the first minute of stoppage time...
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Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma, left, celebrates scoring his team's opening goal along with teammate Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo during the group B match between Iran and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 25, 2018 - 5:35 pm
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's missed penalty cost Portugal first place in its World Cup group. It could have been worse if not for Ricardo Quaresma, who started for the first time in the tournament and scored his maiden World Cup goal with a shot that had about as much flare as any in...
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Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary reacts in pain during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 25, 2018 - 4:22 pm
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — The oldest person to play in a World Cup match made some spectacular saves Monday. He also watched two go past him. Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who is 45, took the field for his team's final group match to set the record. Although he saved one penalty, he couldn't...
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Supporters of Iran react after the end of the group B match between Iran and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. The game ended 1-1. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 25, 2018 - 4:20 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday the World Cup (all times local): 11:14 p.m. Portugal has survived a late surge from Iran to advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite Cristiano Ronaldo having a penalty kick saved. Spain and Portugal tied on points and goal differential but Spain...
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Lionel Messi collects field marks during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
June 25, 2018 - 2:13 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Lionel Messi, arguably the greatest soccer player in history, has had a miserable World Cup and must turn it around immediately to save Argentina from a humiliating early exit from the tournament. Messi leads Argentina into a must-win Tuesday game against Nigeria at St. Petersburg...
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