International soccer

Spain's Andres Iniesta, right, watches with teammates after Spain were defeated in a penalty shoot out by Russia in the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 02, 2018 - 11:25 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Well, Spain can enjoy its siesta now. There will be plenty of time for the Spaniards to figure out how to start regrouping following yet another early elimination at a major tournament. And there will be plenty of blame to spread around in their spare time, too, following one...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo Sweden head coach Janne Andersson, center, reacts during the group F match between Mexico and Sweden, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Day by day, the heavyweights of international football are dropping out of the World Cup. And it's giving countries like Sweden reason to dream. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
July 02, 2018 - 9:24 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Day by day, the heavyweights of international football are dropping out of the World Cup, and that's giving countries like Sweden reason to dream. Lionel Messi and Argentina, along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal — the reigning European champion — were eliminated...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 1, 2018 file photo Russia's Fyodor Smolov, right, dives as he celebrates with teammates after Russia defeated Spain in a penalty shoot out during the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
July 02, 2018 - 6:39 am
With a spirited home crowd cheering on, Russia made a memorable contribution to the World Cup's history of upsets. The Russians beat Spain on penalty kicks in the round of 16 on Sunday, eliminating the 2010 champions and overcoming seemingly nonstop possession by the Spaniards. Russia is No. 70 in...
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Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel misses a penalty shoot by Croatia's Ivan Rakitic after extra time during the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 01, 2018 - 7:36 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Despite saving three penalties, Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel got one-upped in the shootout. Schmeichel first saved a penalty from Croatia playmaker Luka Modric late in extra time to force Sunday's match to a shootout. He then saved two more spot kicks, but it...
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Russia soccer fans celebrate their team victory against Spain in Red Square after the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Russia shocks Spain at the World Cup, beating the 2010 champion 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
July 01, 2018 - 7:36 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Most Russian fans just hoped that this World Cup team would not embarrass itself at a home tournament. Now they are ecstatically flooding the streets to celebrate a massive upset with hopes for more. Russians partied loudly in the center of Moscow Sunday night after their team beat...
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Spain's Andres Iniesta, above, comforts Spain's Jordi Alba at the end of the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 01, 2018 - 7:11 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Add this to your book of Russian proverbs: He who only passes is passed. Mighty Spain dominated the field at Luzhniki Stadium, dulled the senses with mind-numbing ball movement around the perimeter of the penalty area Sunday. It was the classic "tiki-taka" style that led to a World...
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Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel makes a save during a penalty shoot out after extra time during the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 01, 2018 - 7:07 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Croatia advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals by beating Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout Sunday. It was the second match of the day in which every penalty shot was on target, and the first time ever that goalkeepers combined to save half the shots in a World Cup...
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Croatians players clebrates after the penalties during the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Croatia eliminates Denmark 3-2 on penalties after game ends 1-1. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 01, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Danijel Subasic saved three penalties, and Croatia's World Cup hopes. In the second straight shootout of the tournament, the Croats advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-2 victory over Denmark on penalties following a 1-1 draw on Sunday. Subasic tipped the first...
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Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saves the last penalty shot by Spain's Iago Aspas during the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
July 01, 2018 - 5:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Stretching every part of his body out into a star shape and diving to his right, Igor Akinfeev flicked out his left foot and kicked the ball high away from danger. Akinfeev's foot kept Russia's party going Sunday night, ended the international career of one of Spain's biggest stars...
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Croatia's Luka Modric reacts after he failed to score a penalty kick during the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 01, 2018 - 4:36 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:32 p.m. Croatia and Denmark are going to a penalty shootout for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals after Luka Modric missed a chance to break a 1-1 deadlock five minutes left in extra time. Denmark took just 58 seconds to...
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