International soccer

Russia's Fyodor Kudryashov, center, celebrates after Russia's Mario Fernandes scores his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 07, 2018 - 4:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:37 p.m. Russia and Croatia are level at 2-2 after extra time and are going to a penalty shootout in the World Cup quarterfinal. Russia equalized in the 115th minute when Mario Fernandes headed in a free kick from just...
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Brazil's Neymar leaves the hotel to board a bus in his way to the airport Airport in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Brazil lost the quarterfinal against Belgium and leave the soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
July 07, 2018 - 2:23 pm
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Brazil came to Russia with a strong team, a well-liked coach and a great star. Fans thought the Selecao would finally end its World Cup title drought. But again the five-time world champions are leaving empty handed, unable to make it to the semifinals four years after that...
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Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, holds the Stanley Cup trophy at the fan zone in Moscow ahead of the the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup that is being played in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Ovechkin is bringing the Stanley Cup to the World Cup. Fresh off winning the NHL title, the Washington Capitals forward is taking the trophy to Moscow on Saturday, where it will be exhibited at a "fan fest" public viewing site ahead of Russia's quarterfinal game against Croatia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)
July 07, 2018 - 10:28 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Alex Ovechkin has brought the Stanley Cup to the World Cup. The Washington Capitals captain took the NHL trophy to a fan zone in Moscow where World Cup games are screened. With the Russian National Guard providing security, Ovechkin lifted the cup above his head in front of a crowd of...
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At the Tropical Cafe in Framingham, Mass., Peter, left, and Bruna Rugg, center, of Worcester, Mass., and other Brazilian soccer fans react with dismay after Belgium scored its second goal during the first half of a World Cup soccer quarterfinal Friday, July 6, 2018. (Ken McGagh/The Metro West Daily News via AP)
July 06, 2018 - 8:46 pm
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Only five countries have won the World Cup more than once. None of them have a chance to win another this year. Five-time champion Brazil and two-time champion Uruguay were both eliminated Friday, losing in the quarterfinals. Argentina, another two-time winner, lost in the...
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France players and supporters celebrate after the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 06, 2018 - 6:39 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The World Cup is staying in Europe, and it's not even a close race. All four semifinalists at this year's tournament in Russia will be European. The most powerful continent in world soccer is also assured of having its fourth straight title winner from a fourth different country...
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Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne scores his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 06, 2018 - 6:36 pm
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Neymar used Brazil's famed yellow jersey to shield his anguish. The Belgians, clad in red and dancing in a celebratory circle nearby, couldn't hide their relief. Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 28 years, holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, David Beckham poses for a photo at an event where it was announced that Major League Soccer is bringing an expansion team to Miami, in Miami. Beckham's latest soccer plan for Miami might be decided by the city's voters. His target: A golf course. Beckham is scheduled to appear before the Miami city commission next week, as he and his partners aim to move closer to picking a stadium location for their Major League Soccer franchise.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 06, 2018 - 6:13 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Soccer superstars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham have struck a deal ahead of the World Cup quarterfinal game between their two countries on Saturday. Ibrahimovic challenged Beckham via Instagram and the bet was...
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Uruguay's Luis Suarez points during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
July 06, 2018 - 11:39 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. English-language television viewers for the World Cup's round of 16 in Russia were down 27 percent from four years ago, leaving the tournament 38 percent below 2014's level. The eight second-round matches on Fox and FS averaged 4,858,000 viewers, down from 6,696,000 four years...
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Brazil's Neymar, left, practices with teammates during a official training session on the eve of the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Tsentralny stadium in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
July 06, 2018 - 10:53 am
Two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo has a message to referees in Brazil: Protect Neymar. Speaking to "PodcastOne Sports Now," Ronaldo told guest host Rob Harris that critics of Neymar's theatrics during games are "stupid and don't understand about football." "The defenders are very strong with him...
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Sweden's Andreas Granqvist celebrates his team victory over Switzerland at the end of the match during the round of 16 match between Switzerland and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
July 06, 2018 - 10:30 am
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Even though Andreas Granqvist has a lot going on right now, he claims he's not overwhelmed. The Sweden captain welcomed his baby daughter from afar early Friday while his team gets ready for its World Cup quarterfinal match against England on Saturday. "I just try to enjoy it...
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