International soccer

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)
June 22, 2018 - 2:12 pm
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Mexico fans are trying out a new chant so the country's federation avoids another FIFA fine. Only time will tell, though, whether some of them won't go back to the old one that got them into trouble in the first place. Standing next to a golden-domed cathedral, Mexican...
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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, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 22, 2018 - 11:44 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — After more than 90 minutes of aggravation and exasperation, Neymar and Brazil finally broke through Costa Rica's smothering defense. Philippe Coutinho scored in the first minute of stoppage time, and Neymar followed six minutes later to give Brazil a 2-0 victory over...
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Brazil head coach Tite gestures during the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 22, 2018 - 11:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Brazil coach Tite says he pulled a muscle during his wild celebrations after Philippe Coutinho's late goal in the 2-0 win over Costa Rica. Tite was unintentionally pushed to the ground by substitute goalkeeper Ederson...
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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, Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 22, 2018 - 10:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — 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. Four years after the team leadership banned reporters for snooping on closed training...
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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 2018 soccer World Cup, in the Spartak Zelenogorsk ground, Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 22, 2018 - 8:58 am
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — England's players have been taken by surprise once this week. They don't want a second shock on Sunday against the World Cup first-timers from Panama. The squad members were taken aback when they got to a team meeting on Thursday to find coach Gareth Southgate with...
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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. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 22, 2018 - 6:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The most decorated team in soccer plays on the same day as the newest stars on the international stage as Brazil and Iceland both hit the pitch Friday in group stage of the World Cup. Brazil opened Group E play with a 1-1 tie against Switzerland in a disappointing tournament opener...
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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)
June 22, 2018 - 6:34 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Egypt's first World Cup in 28 years has captivated the soccer-crazy nation, with intense focus on the squad and the broader game. The Egyptians played the first match of the tournament June 15 and held two-time World Cup winner Uruguay scoreless for 89 minutes, until...
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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, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 21, 2018 - 6:37 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — 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. With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the 2014 runners-up were routed by Croatia 3-0 Thursday...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, leaves the pitch as Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko celebrates his side's 3-0 victory at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 21, 2018 - 4:11 pm
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — With nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play, the top stars of the 2018 World Cup have struggled to deliver on the impossible expectations they carried into the tournament, with one prominent Portuguese exception. Aside from Cristiano...
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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 2018 soccer World Cup at Kaliningrad stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 21, 2018 - 2:59 pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — The coaches of Serbia and Switzerland only want to talk about football, not about an entrenched political dispute casting a shadow over their teams' World Cup showdown in Russia. Tensions have been building in Serbia before the Group E match Friday in Kaliningrad. Not...
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