International soccer

Colombia's James Rodriguez, left, walks past Colombia head coach Jose Pekerman, right, as he leaves the pitch during the group H match between Senegal and Colombia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 28, 2018 - 11:04 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 5:54 p.m. Colombia has 45 minutes to shoot its way into the World Cup's knockout stage, and it will have to do it without James Rodriguez. The star midfielder was subbed out just 31 minutes into his squad's final group match,...
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Germany's Thomas Mueller, right, wipes his face after his team lose the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. South Korea won the match 2-0. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 28, 2018 - 9:27 am
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Coach Joachim Loew failed in his bid to combine the experience of past World Cup winners and the youth of talented newcomers, but the future holds much promise for Germany. The powerful Mannschaft, the dominant force of world soccer in recent years, crashed out miserably in the...
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Brazil's Paulinho scores his side's opening goal during the group E match between Serbia and Brazil, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 27, 2018 - 5:53 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Worried no more, Brazil is through at the World Cup. Paulinho and Thiago Silva scored a goal each Wednesday to give the five-time champions a 2-0 victory over Serbia and first place in their group. Brazil struggled in its opening two matches, first held to a 1-1 draw and then needing...
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Germany's Thomas Mueller, right, and Mario Gomez walk on the pitch at the end of the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Defending champion Germany has been eliminated in the group stage of the World Cup in a 2-0 stoppage-time loss to South Korea and Sweden has topped Group F with a 3-0 win over Mexico. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
June 27, 2018 - 5:12 pm
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Everyone was waiting for Germany to score another late World Cup-saving goal. It never came. Instead, the Germans have become the fourth defending champions in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage following a 2-0 loss to South Korea on Wednesday. The...
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Switzerland's Blerim Dzemaili, top celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group E match between Switzerland and Costa Rica, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Natasha Pisarenko)
June 27, 2018 - 5:03 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Switzerland was hoping for a drama-free route into the last 16 of the World Cup. It didn't get it. Switzerland qualified alongside Group E winner Brazil despite twice losing the lead in a riveting 2-2 draw with Costa Rica on Wednesday night. The game ended with a...
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Brazil's Thiago Silva celebrates as Brazil won the group E match between Serbia and Brazil, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
June 27, 2018 - 4:08 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:03 p.m. Paulinho and Thiago Silva have scored to lead Brazil to a 2-0 win over Serbia that sets up a knockout-stage showdown between the five-time World Cup champions and Mexico. Paulinho ran onto Philippe Coutinho's...
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Argentina former soccer star Diego Maradona waves to the fans ahead of the group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 27, 2018 - 2:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Diego Maradona rose to fame with his hand, became notorious for what he put up his nose and, these days, is memorable for his extended middle fingers. Now 57, his firefly frame swollen into a fire-hydrant physique, Maradona was an unavoidable TV and internet spectacle during Argentina...
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Soccer fans watch the group F World Cup match between South Korea and Germany as they visit the fan mile in Berlin Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
June 27, 2018 - 1:12 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germans are shaking their heads in disbelief after their defending champion team was eliminated from the group stage of the World Cup in a 2-0 loss to South Korea. Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert took the stiff-upper-lip approach, tweeting after Wednesday's loss "...
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Sweden's Andreas Granqvist, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the group F match between Mexico and Sweden, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 27, 2018 - 12:39 pm
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Sweden dominated Mexico 3-0 to move on to the World Cup knockout round, and thanks to South Korea, Mexico also advances. Ludwig Augustinsson volleyed a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa from close range five minutes into the second half, and captain...
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Sweden's Andreas Granqvist, rear, and Mexico's Javier Hernandez, front, challenge for the ball during the group F match between Mexico and Sweden, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 27, 2018 - 11:18 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:16 p.m. Sweden has grabbed a 1-0 lead on Mexico that could knock defending champion Germany out of the World Cup. Ludvig Augustinsson volleyed past goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa from close range five minutes into the second...
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