International soccer

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 22, 2018 - 4:54 pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored in Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia on Friday at the World Cup, and both celebrated by making a nationalist symbol to their ethnic Albanian heritage. Both players put their open hands together with their thumbs locked and...
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Nigeria's Ahmed Musa celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
June 22, 2018 - 3:37 pm
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year's World Cup, and gave Argentina a gift. Musa scored two second-half goals to help the Nigerians beat Iceland 2-0 Friday and move into second place in the group behind already-qualified Croatia. Nigeria will face Argentina...
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Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates after scoring the opening 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. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 22, 2018 - 2:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 9: 47 p.m. Aleksandar Mitrociv's 13th goal in his last 15 internationals has given Serbia a 1-0 lead at half time of its World Cup match against Switzerland. Fulham striker Mitrovic rose above Fabian Schaer to head in a cross...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after 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. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 22, 2018 - 2:14 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — It looked like a defeated army surrendering to the enemy, humiliated. Grim faces avoiding eye contact, parading behind their leader to an uncertain fate. Argentina's national team, led by captain Lionel Messi, behaved just like that after a chastening 3-0 defeat to...
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Mexico's players smiles during Mexico's official training on the eve of the group F match between South Korea and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Rostov Arena, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
June 22, 2018 - 2:12 pm
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Mexico fans are trying out a new chant so the country's federation avoids another FIFA fine. Only time will tell, though, whether some of them won't go back to the old one that got them into trouble in the first place. Standing next to a golden-domed cathedral, Mexican...
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Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring his side's second goal 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/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 22, 2018 - 11:44 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — After more than 90 minutes of aggravation and exasperation, Neymar and Brazil finally broke through Costa Rica's smothering defense. Philippe Coutinho scored in the first minute of stoppage time, and Neymar followed six minutes later to give Brazil a 2-0 victory over...
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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 22, 2018 - 11:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Brazil coach Tite says he pulled a muscle during his wild celebrations after Philippe Coutinho's late goal in the 2-0 win over Costa Rica. Tite was unintentionally pushed to the ground by substitute goalkeeper Ederson...
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England's Kieran Trippier looks back after getting the darts from the board as he plays an impromptu game with a member of the media before speaking to journalists at the England media centre in Repino, near St Petersburg, Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 22, 2018 - 10:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A photo of a scribbled team lineup, spotted in the hands of an assistant coach, threatens to sour the unusually cordial World Cup relations between the England team and its traveling media pack. Four years after the team leadership banned reporters for snooping on closed training...
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England head coach Gareth Southgate, his right arm in a sling after dislocating his shoulder during England's scheduled day off on Wednesday, watches his players take part in a training session for the England team at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in the Spartak Zelenogorsk ground, Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 22, 2018 - 8:58 am
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — England's players have been taken by surprise once this week. They don't want a second shock on Sunday against the World Cup first-timers from Panama. The squad members were taken aback when they got to a team meeting on Thursday to find coach Gareth Southgate with...
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Brazil's Neymar, centre, exercises with his teammates during Brazil's official training on the eve of the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 22, 2018 - 6:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The most decorated team in soccer plays on the same day as the newest stars on the international stage as Brazil and Iceland both hit the pitch Friday in group stage of the World Cup. Brazil opened Group E play with a 1-1 tie against Switzerland in a disappointing tournament opener...
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