International soccer

Croatian fans wait prior 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 08, 2018 - 10:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Croatia in the World Cup semifinal? Check. Playing in trademark red-and-white checkerboard shirts? Sorry. For the fifth straight game, Croatia will wear its change shirt of black and dark blue checks to play England on...
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France's Kylian Mbappe, left, is embraced by France head coach Didier Deschamps as he leaves the pitch 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/Natacha Pisarenko)
July 08, 2018 - 10:13 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Considering the attacking might of both sides, a goal-fest looks possible when France and Belgium meet Tuesday night in the World Cup semifinals. There was less at stake the last time the European neighbors and rivals faced each other at the World Cup, a 4-2 victory...
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Spain head coach Fernando Hierro reacts during the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 08, 2018 - 8:37 am
MADRID (AP) — Fernando Hierro is out as coach of Spain's national team after less than a month in charge and a disappointing four-game run at the World Cup. The Spanish federation said Sunday that it wanted "to thank Fernando Hierro for his commitment and for assuming the responsibility of being in...
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A Russia's fan cries after Russia's loss in 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/Darko Bandic)
July 07, 2018 - 6:32 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A look at what's coming up at the World Cup : CROWD SUPPORT? Russia's unexpected run to the quarterfinals sparked a surge of support from fans who had largely been indifferent to the team before the World Cup started. By the knockout stage, supporters were chanting "Roo-see-ah!" at...
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Croatia's Luka Modric, left, celebrates after scores penalty shootout 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 - 4:10 pm
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Croatia ended Russia's surprising World Cup run with a 4-3 penalty shootout victory in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Ivan Rakitic scored the deciding penalty after a 2-2 draw. The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked nation in the tournament, were trying to make it to the...
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Croatia's Luka Modric celebrates after scoring a penalty spot in a shootout at the end 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/Darko Bandic)
July 07, 2018 - 4:00 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Croatia has beaten host Russia 4-3 in a penalty shootout to advance to a World Cup semifinal against England. The quarterfinal at Sochi was tied 1-1 after regulation and 2-2 after extra time, forcing both Croatia...
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England's Harry Maguire, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 07, 2018 - 3:54 pm
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — So often the source of letdowns and embarrassments, England's soccer team is a unifying force among players and the nation. At least in some sections of the country riven by economic, political and social divisions that led to Brexit, reaching the World Cup semifinals is a...
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England's Harry Maguire celebrates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 07, 2018 - 11:23 am
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — England achieved something David Beckham's generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup. Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, earning England a match against either Croatia or host nation Russia for a...
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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 - 9:28 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 - 7:46 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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