International soccer

Argentina's Eduardo Salvio heads the ball 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. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 21, 2018 - 2:55 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:52 p.m. Argentina has missed chances and is 0-0 with Croatia at halftime at the World Cup. Enzo Perez had the best of the opportunities for Argentina in Nizhny Novgorod when the ball fell to him after a mix-up in the...
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Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat is attended to after suffering an injury during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 21, 2018 - 1:33 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — At its first World Cup in 20 years, Morocco has a horrible set of results to show for efforts on and off the field. FIFA's public condemnation Thursday of Morocco winger Noureddine Amrabat for questioning the integrity of an American referee added to a sense of national injustice over...
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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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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Victor Caivano)
June 20, 2018 - 6:17 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo walked out for warmups at sun-splashed Luzhniki Stadium with diamonds affixed to each earlobe and a new goatee sprouting from his chin — like a goat, get it? Greatest of All Time. He sparkled, even before the opening whistle of Portugal's World Cup match against...
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Spain's Diego Costa, right, celebrate after scoring his side's opening goal with Spain's Isco during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 20, 2018 - 5:55 pm
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Patience is a virtue, and Spain showed plenty of it to overcome a tough challenge from Iran at the World Cup. During a frustrating evening at the Kazan Arena when the 2010 champions struggled to break through the stubborn Iranian defense, Diego Costa scored on a deflection for...
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Argentina's fans Nora Espector, left, and her son Emil Davisson pose for a photograph in front of an official media hotel in Nizhny Novgorod during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 20, 2018 - 2:45 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Nothing has stopped Argentine fan Nora Espector from following Lionel Messi wherever he plays. Espector, who needs a wheelchair because she has multiple sclerosis, traveled to the World Cup in Russia with her youngest son. The soccer passion runs in her family: Her...
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England head coach Gareth Southgate attends official training of his team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 20, 2018 - 2:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:30 p.m. England coach Gareth Southgate was taken to the hospital after dislocating his right shoulder while running near the team's World Cup base. The English Football Association says Southgate's arm was in a sling when...
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Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli attends a press conference on the eve of the group D match between Croatia and Argentina in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 20, 2018 - 1:41 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Lionel Messi, it seems, can do only so much. Ahead of Thursday's critical World Cup match against Croatia on the banks of the Volga River, Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli tried to temper the expectations weighing on his star player. "Leo shouldn't shoulder all the...
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Colombia's James Rodriguez, front, and his teammates walk on the poitch after the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
June 20, 2018 - 1:40 pm
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Changes are coming to Colombia's team at the World Cup after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Japan. The South Americans thrashed the same opponent 4-1 in the group stage in the 2014 edition in Brazil, so Tuesday's defeat was even more upsetting for Colombia. Coach Jose Pekerman now...
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Lionel Messi arrives for a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
June 20, 2018 - 12:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Coach Jorge Sampaoli says his star Lionel Messi "shouldn't shoulder all the responsibility" for Argentina's fate at the World Cup. Messi missed a penalty in Argentina's 1-1 draw against Iceland in opening group...
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