International soccer

France's Samuel Umtiti, second from left, is congratulated by his teammates France's Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, from left, after scoring the opening goal during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 10, 2018 - 2:57 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:55 p.m. France has reached the World Cup final for the first time since 2006 with a 1-0 win over Belgium in a semifinal match that attracted presidents, royalty and a rock star. Samuel Umtiti's header in the 51st minute was...
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England head coach Gareth Southgate arrives to England's official news conference on the eve of the semifinal match between England and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 10, 2018 - 2:57 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Gareth Southgate and England are ready to face the music. No other soccer nation dwells on decades of failure quite like the English. Southgate was so demoralized by his penalty kick failure against Germany in the 1996 European Championship semifinals, he avoided The Lightning Seeds "...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 10, 2018 - 11:32 am
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus, bringing to an end a hugely successful nine-year spell in Spain. Madrid said Tuesday it has reached an agreement with Juventus after a request by Ronaldo. No financial details were disclosed but Italian...
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People wait as police block the road during an emergency helicopter evacuation in Chiang Rai as divers evacuated some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Thai Navy SEALs say all 12 boys and their coach were rescued from the cave, ending an ordeal that lasted more than 2 weeks. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 10, 2018 - 10:12 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The official who led the Thai cave rescue says the medic and three Thai navy SEAL divers who stayed with the trapped boys after they were found have left the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 1998 file photo, French teammates from left, Zinedine Zidane, Marcel Desailly and Laurent Blanc hold the soccer World Cup after France defeated Brazil 3-0 in the World Cup final soccer match, at the Stade de France in Saint Denis. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
July 10, 2018 - 6:15 am
PARIS (AP) — When France's xenophobic fringes disparage the country's diverse World Cup team as more African than European, fans say, "So what?" And then respond with a resounding "Allez les Bleus!" At a time when populist politicians are trying to choke off or reroute migration flows, what matters...
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An ambulance waiting for arrival of helicopter of the rescued boys from the flooded cave, in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Monday, July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 09, 2018 - 9:50 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The leaders overseeing the desperate and dangerous rescue of 12 young soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave labyrinth in northern Thailand were only half joking when they quipped that success was in the hands of the rain god Phra Pirun. They were celebrating a...
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Two ambulances arrive near the cave to wait for more evacuations of the boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Monday, July 9, 2018. Thailand's interior minister says the same divers who took part in Sunday's rescue of four boys trapped in a flooded cave will also conduct the next operation as they know the cave conditions and what to do. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 09, 2018 - 9:05 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand (all times local): 8 a.m. Elon Musk says he has visited the flooded cave in northern Thailand where a youth soccer team became trapped and has left a mini-submarine there for future use. The...
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England's Harry Maguire plays a game of darts as the media looks on before a press conference for the England team at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Repino near St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 09, 2018 - 1:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — It's time for Gareth Southgate to come up with a big speech of his own. After England gave up a tying goal to Brazil in first-half stoppage time in the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals, Southgate felt coach Sven-Goran Eriksson lacked inspirational oratory in the locker room at halftime...
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France headcoach Didier Deschamps grimaces as he answers journalists during a press conference at the eve of his semi-final against Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
July 09, 2018 - 10:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:15 p.m. France coach Didier Deschamps was bemused by a question during a news conference on the eve of the World Cup semifinal match against Belgium. A Russian journalist asked Deschamps for his thoughts on the performance on...
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An England soccer fan sits with a St George's Cross England flag atop of a London Underground subway sign in the London Bridge area of London after England won their quarterfinal match against Sweden, at the 2018 soccer World Cup, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 08, 2018 - 11:47 am
LONDON (AP) — England has to win two more games to bring the World Cup home, but the enthusiasm some soccer fans displayed after their team advanced to the semi-finals met international expectations. Emergency services personnel complained Sunday about the "disgraceful" behavior of a small number...
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