International soccer

Denmark headcoach Age Hareide looks on during Denmark's official press conference at the eve of the group C match between France and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 25, 2018 - 12:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — French players have fresh memories of Denmark coach Age Hareide criticizing them before the World Cup. A month ago, Hareide told a Danish newspaper the France team his players will face Tuesday was "nothing special," lacked players who were true leaders, and suggested Paul Pogba was...
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Portugal head coach Fernando Santos listens to questions during a news conference on the eve of the group B match between Portugal and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena stadium in Saransk, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 25, 2018 - 10:35 am
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of Iranian fans surrounded the hotel where Portugal's national team is based, making loud noises for several hours overnight in an attempt to disrupt their opponents' sleep before a decisive World Cup match later Monday. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was filmed by...
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Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa celebrates after 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 25, 2018 - 6:41 am
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Seven teams have won their first two World Cup matches, and six of them are through to the next round. The exception is Mexico. El Tri still may need points to secure a place in the round of 16 for a seventh consecutive World Cup. Victories over defending champion...
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Urugay's players exercise during Uruguay's official training on the eve of the group A match between Russia and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 25, 2018 - 5:22 am
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — With Russia set to play Uruguay in a heat wave, authorities in Samara say they'll be distributing free drinking water at the stadium. The local government is warning temperatures could hit 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) at the Samara Arena around the time of the...
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Spain's players smile during the official training on the eve of the group B match between Morocco and Spain at the Mirny stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 24, 2018 - 6:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Portugal and Spain want routine victories to lock up its place in the knockout rounds. The first day of simultaneous matches at the tournament Monday includes Portugal playing Iran at the same time its neighbor and...
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Egypt's Mohamed Salah, left, speaks with goalkeeper Essam El Hadary during Egypt's official training on the eve of the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena, in Volgograd, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
June 24, 2018 - 4:44 pm
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Mohamed Salah told Egypt team officials and teammates that he is considering retiring from international play because he is angry about being used as a political symbol while the World Cup squad was based in Chechnya, two people close to the player told The Associated Press...
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Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo lies on the ground after failing to stop a goal from England's Jesse Lingard during the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
June 24, 2018 - 4:39 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Costa Rica and Panama were overwhelmed at the World Cup, both going two and out. What does that say about the United States, which didn't even make it to soccer's showcase? "It's an extra twist of the knife," said former U.S. forward Taylor Twellman, now ESPN's lead soccer analyst. "...
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Colombia's Radamel Falcao, right, celebrates after scoring the second side goal past Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny during the group H match between Poland and Colombia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 24, 2018 - 4:32 pm
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Radamel Falcao's first World Cup goal led Colombia to a 3-0 victory over Poland on Sunday and kept the team in the running for a spot in the knockout round. Falcao had been expected to lead the team at the last World Cup in Brazil, but he injured his knee ahead of the...
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Panama's Felipe Baloy, left, reacts after scoring his team's first goal as England's John Stones and Kyle Walker, right, watch during the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 24, 2018 - 3:37 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — He made his World Cup debut at age 37, when he's about to hang up his boots, and scored his country's first-ever goal on soccer's biggest stage. What more could Panama captain and defender Felipe Baloy ask for. The 6-1 thrashing that Panama suffered at England's hands...
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England's Harry Kane celebrates his team's 6-1 victory at the end of the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 24, 2018 - 1:28 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Harry Kane now has a permanent souvenir from the World Cup. The England striker grabbed the game ball and kept it in his grasp after scoring a hat trick in his team's 6-1 win over Panama on Sunday. Those goals — two penalties and a lucky deflection — made Kane the...
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