International soccer

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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Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates with teammate Diego Godin, right, 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 27, 2018 - 10:38 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has scored four goals at this year's World Cup. Uruguay has conceded none. That's going to make for an interesting match when Portugal faces the two-time champions on Saturday in the round of 16. Uruguay is best known for its forward line, specifically Luis...
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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 - 5:58 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona said he is "fine" after being treated by a doctor during his country's victory over Nigeria at the World Cup. Concerns over the health of one of the sport's most iconic players were revived after he needed help getting out of the...
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Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel applauds to supporters after 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 - 7:53 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Fans hated the battle of backpasses that the Denmark-France World Cup match devolved into , and they likely will watch more teams collude when soccer's showcase expands to 48 teams. The sellout crowd at Luzhniki Stadium started booing early in the second half, angry that two talented...
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Croatia players celebrate after their teammate Ivan Perisic scored his side's second goal during the group D match between Iceland and Croatia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
June 26, 2018 - 5:29 pm
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Croatia ended Iceland's chances at the World Cup and helped out Argentina at the same time. Ivan Perisic capitalized on a defensive error to score a 90th-minute winner Tuesday, giving Croatia a 2-1 win over Iceland and first place in Group D on Tuesday. Iceland could...
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Germany players celebrate after winning 2-1 a group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 26, 2018 - 2:42 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 9:30 p.m. FIFA has fined two German football federation officials for provoking Sweden's bench while celebrating victory in a World Cup game. FIFA says Georg Behlau and Ulrich Voigt must each pay 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,040) fines, and...
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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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