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The flags of England and Panama with the logo of FIFA up on the superstructure of the Nizhny Novgorod stadium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. England will play Panama in a group G match Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 23, 2018 - 6:20 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:11 a.m. If more stoppage-time drama is too much to ask of this suddenly stunner-filled World Cup, at least Sunday could bring more clarity about which teams will make it out of their groups. England starts the day with a...
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Switzerland's Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
June 23, 2018 - 5:49 pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who officiated their country's 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring. Years of simmering Balkan tensions surfaced at the World Cup on Friday night...
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Sweden's Viktor Claesson, left, challenges Germany's Toni Kroos during the 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/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 23, 2018 - 4:42 pm
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The desperate world champions from Germany were seconds from losing control of their World Cup fate when Toni Kroos whispered to Marco Reus just outside Sweden's penalty area. With the score tied in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Kroos seemed to remind Reus of a trick play...
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Thousands of soccer fans and Gay Pride revelers converge on Mexico City’s Angel of Independence on Reforma Avenue, Saturday, June 23, 2018. Soccer fans were celebrating Mexico’s victory over Korea in today’s World Cup soccer match as they met the massive Gay Pride Parade marching towards down town Mexico City. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
June 23, 2018 - 3:57 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soccer fans have converged on Mexico's Angel of Independence to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup. The revelers shared space Saturday with marchers from the annual gay pride parade who waved LGBT rainbow flags. The Mexican team won its second game with a 2...
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Mexico's Javier Hernandez celebrates beside Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio, left, at the end of the group F match between Mexico and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 23, 2018 - 3:06 pm
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — The criticism of Mexico's national team heading into the World Cup was loud and scathing. The answer has been emphatic. The Mexicans won their second straight match at the tournament, beating South Korea 2-1 Saturday to move ever closer to a spot in the round of 16. "We...
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England's Jordan Henderson and his teammates attend England's official training in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018 on the eve of the group G match between Panama and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 23, 2018 - 1:54 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — The England soccer team is apparently described in China as one of those that plays "happy football." It's not meant as a compliment. At the World Cup, a Chinese reporter revealed to England coach Gareth Southgate on Saturday that the term coined on Chinese social...
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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 23, 2018 - 1:45 pm
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Brazil doctors have been busy lately at the World Cup, with even the team's coach needing medical attention. Douglas Costa and Danilo have been ruled out of the match against Serbia on Wednesday, the team said Saturday, but added Brazil coach Tite was doing just fine despite...
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Senegal's Sadio Mane smiles during the official press conference on the eve of the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 23, 2018 - 1:28 pm
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Even a great friendship between players who used to be at the same club has its limits when it comes to the World Cup. Senegal forward Sadio Mane can attest to that. The African team faces Japan in their second Group H game on Sunday in Yekaterinburg, and a defensive...
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This Thursday, June 21 photo, released by the National Security Ministry shows fake World Cup trophies stuffed with cocaine, and the product itself on display next to the trophies, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The ministry said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in the fake World Cup trophies. The so-called "Narcos de la Copa" took advantage of the global merchandising boom generated by the soccer tournament to move the drug without raising suspicions. (National Security Ministry via AP)
June 23, 2018 - 12:44 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Some Argentines are taking advantage of World Cup fervor. The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies. The so-called "Narcos de la Copa" took...
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Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 23, 2018 - 12:30 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Belgium seems to be getting better and better — maybe even the best yet at the World Cup. It's still early, but a hugely talented Belgian squad made a big statement on Saturday in its 5-2 rout of Tunisia. No team has scored more goals than Belgium's eight, and only Cristiano Ronaldo...
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