International soccer

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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France players and supporters celebrate after 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/Martin Meissner)
July 06, 2018 - 5:39 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The World Cup is staying in Europe, and it's not even a close race. All four semifinalists at this year's tournament in Russia will be European. The most powerful continent in world soccer is also assured of having its fourth straight title winner from a fourth different country...
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Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne scores his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 06, 2018 - 5:36 pm
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Neymar used Brazil's famed yellow jersey to shield his anguish. The Belgians, clad in red and dancing in a celebratory circle nearby, couldn't hide their relief. Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 28 years, holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1...
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Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, left, celebrates with Adnan Januzaj after scoring his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 06, 2018 - 1:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:33 p.m. Kevin De Bruyne has made it 2-0 for Belgium in the World Cup quarterfinal against Brazil with a superb strike from the edge of the area at the end of a swift counterattack. De Bruyne was set up on the right side of the...
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France's Antoine Griezmann scores his side's second goal 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/Ricardo Mazalan)
July 06, 2018 - 11:19 am
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's fluke goal helped France earn a place in the World Cup semifinals. Griezmann scored with a shot that bounced off the hands of the opposing goalkeeper and into the net, giving France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Friday. The 1998 champions will next...
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Pumps are moved from truck to be used to help drain the rising flood water in a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6, 2018. Thai authorities are racing to pump out water from the flooded cave before more rains are forecast to hit the northern region. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 06, 2018 - 11:19 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach in a cave in northern Thailand (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Croatia's national soccer team, which is competing in the ongoing World Cup, has offered its "support and love" to the young Thai soccer team trapped in a...
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Uruguay's Luis Suarez points 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/David Vincent)
July 06, 2018 - 10:39 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. English-language television viewers for the World Cup's round of 16 in Russia were down 27 percent from four years ago, leaving the tournament 38 percent below 2014's level. The eight second-round matches on Fox and FS averaged 4,858,000 viewers, down from 6,696,000 four years...
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Sweden's Andreas Granqvist celebrates his team victory over Switzerland at the end of the match during the round of 16 match between Switzerland and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
July 06, 2018 - 9:30 am
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Even though Andreas Granqvist has a lot going on right now, he claims he's not overwhelmed. The Sweden captain welcomed his baby daughter from afar early Friday while his team gets ready for its World Cup quarterfinal match against England on Saturday. "I just try to enjoy it...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018 file photo England head coach Gareth Southgate looks up to the stands during warmup before the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia. Gareth Southgate may do for the vest what Britain's then-future King Edward VII did for the tuxedo. Bereft of suit jacket, the England manager walks the sidelines at the World Cup in navy suit trousers and waistcoat with a blue shirt and a red, white and blue striped silk tie, instantly recognizable in a profession where casual has become common. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
July 06, 2018 - 7:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Gareth Southgate may do for the vest what Britain's future King Edward VII did for the tuxedo. Bereft of suit jacket, the England coach walks the sidelines at the World Cup in navy trousers and waistcoat — referred to as vests outside of Britain — with a light blue shirt and a red,...
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Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov, right, attends a Russia official training at the 2018 soccer World Cup at Park Arena in Sochi, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018 on the eve of the quarter-final match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 06, 2018 - 6:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov says his team feels inspired by phone calls from President Vladimir Putin ahead of its World Cup quarterfinal against Croatia. Cherchesov says "the support of the head of state is important for...
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