International soccer

England fans react watching the round of 16 match between Colombia and England on a big screen in a fan zone at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. England ended its long run of penalty misery and reached the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 12 years. The English beat Colombia 4-3 in the shootout. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
July 03, 2018 - 5:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Moscow police say they have detained a person after a statue was vandalized with an "England" inscription at the stadium where England played Colombia in the World Cup. Russian social media users posted a picture of...
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England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saves a penalty during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 03, 2018 - 4:39 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — In a World Cup of surprises, England provided the latest by finally winning a penalty shootout. A long run of penalty misery on soccer's biggest stage ended with a 4-3 shootout victory over Colombia on Tuesday, sending England to the quarterfinals for the first time in 12 years. Eric...
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Richard Stanton, left, and John Volanthen arrive in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The 12 boys and soccer coach found in a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand after 10 days are mostly in stable medical condition and have received high-protein liquid food, officials said Tuesday, though it is not known when they will be able to go home. (AP Photo)
July 03, 2018 - 2:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — When authorities in Thailand were assembling a group of rescuers to search for a soccer team lost in a flooded cave, one of their first calls went to a retired firefighter and an IT consultant in England. Rick Stanton and John Volanthen were the first to reach the 12 boys and their...
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Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saves the decisive penalty during a penalty shoot out after extra time during the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
July 03, 2018 - 12:26 pm
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic has worn a shirt with the picture of former teammate Hrvoje Custic under his jersey for years, his way of honoring a close friend who died a decade ago. Even talking about Custic during a time of pride and enjoyment, like Croatia being in the...
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FILE - In this file photo from June 26, 2018, Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel controls the ball during the Group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)
July 03, 2018 - 10:35 am
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel played in a crucial World Cup match against Argentina four hours after being told his father had been kidnapped for ransom back home and would be shot if anyone talked to the police. "I had to shut it out of my head and go and represent...
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Belgium's team celebrates Nacer Chadli after he scored the decisive final goal during the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 02, 2018 - 5:49 pm
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Jan Vertonghen started Belgium's comeback with a wild, looping header and Nacer Chadli capped it by finishing off a 10-second, end-to-end attack in the final moments. It added up to a 3-2 victory over Japan on Monday that gave the Belgians a spot in the World Cup...
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A Japan supporters cries after losing the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 02, 2018 - 4:47 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — So much for this being a "World" Cup. The quarterfinals are all-European and South American for the first time since 2006. Mexico said adios with a 2-0 loss to Brazil in the round of 16 on Tuesday and Japan sayonara when it wasted a two-goal lead in a 3-2 defeat to Belgium, ending the...
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Japan's head coach Akira Nishino reacts in his coaching zone during the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 02, 2018 - 4:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Akira Nishino was lost for words, devastated after Japan's last-minute loss to Belgium at the World Cup. His players were stunned, too. So what did he say to console his squad, known as the Samurai Blue: "Take a...
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Fans take selfies in the Red Square after Russia defeated Spain in their round of 16 match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 02, 2018 - 12:55 pm
For many, the World Cup is as much about the chance to explore a new country as packing in as many games as possible. The "PodcastOne Sports Now " guest host Rob Harris takes listeners on a tour of Russia as he travels from city to city covering the tournament for The Associated Press. Harris...
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Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel misses a penalty shoot by Croatia's Ivan Rakitic after extra time during the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 01, 2018 - 6:36 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Despite saving three penalties, Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel got one-upped in the shootout. Schmeichel first saved a penalty from Croatia playmaker Luka Modric late in extra time to force Sunday's match to a shootout. He then saved two more spot kicks, but it...
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