MOSCOW — The shine from Mexico’s opening-game victory over Germany was dulled Monday when The Associated Press reported FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the team because its fans used an anti-gay slur during the game.
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — The possession football championed by coaches like Pep Guardiola is supposed to produce aesthetically-pleasing goals. Against strong defenses and world-class goalkeepers, sometimes you need to go back to basics.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Brazilian Football Confederation is questioning FIFA about the procedures used for video review during Brazil's match against Switzerland at the World Cup.
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Little bugs were a big annoyance at the World Cup on Monday.
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian telecommunications company with streaming rights to the World Cup has allowed the free-to-air SBS network to televise matches for 48 hours while it attempts to resolve a series of disruptions that have plagued the service.
MOSCOW — Juan Carlos Osorio wasn’t even a year into his stint as manager of Mexico’s national team when the country’s fickle fans began calling for him to be fired.
BRONNITSY, Russia (AP) — Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major changes to his team for the South Americans' next World Cup match.
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out.
After four days, 11 games and one memorable hat trick, the World Cup already has produced many highs and lows. Let’s review.
MOSCOW (AP) — Day 5 of the World Cup was a European sweep.
MOSCOW (AP) — Senegal forward Sadio Mane and Poland captain Robert Lewandowski starred for their clubs. Now they'll have a chance to come through for their countries when they meet in the World Cup on Tuesday night.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local):
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — There was a sense of relief for Panama when the last whistle blew at Fisht Stadium in Sochi on Monday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now.
When Walter Bahr walked off the field in Brazil after the famous United States victory over England at the 1950 World Cup, he didn't expect to become a soccer celebrity.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A conservative legislator in Russia says he wants to ban "mockery" of the national soccer team because the players are "fighting for the honor of our country."
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Unlike the other World Cup favorites that struggled through their opening matches, Belgium looked every part the title contender.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany.
MOSCOW (AP) — Mexico is starting to dream big after beating defending World Cup champion Germany.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Mohamed Salah showed signs of discomfort with his injured left shoulder while taking part in Egypt's final training session before the team's World Cup match against Russia on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (AP) — With or without Mohamed Salah in the lineup, Egypt should give Russia an indication if it has any shot at making a mark in this year's World Cup.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Sweden's height advantage got to South Korea.
MOSCOW (AP) — The only black coach at this year's World Cup says there is a need for more in soccer.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — English Premier League newcomer Wolverhampton has signed Portugal World Cup goalkeeper Rui Patricio from Sporting Lisbon.
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — The top scorer of the 2014 World Cup is not guaranteed to play in Colombia's opening match against Japan.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Sweden got the break it needed from the video review system, and team captain Andreas Granqvist didn't waste the chance.
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the country's World Cup squad some unsettling moments.
MOSCOW (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal can send Morocco to an early World Cup exit on Wednesday.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Not everything has gone according to plan for Uruguay and coach Oscar Tabarez.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government says it's relieved that nobody died in a weekend taxi crash in Moscow that injured two Mexican soccer fans and six other pedestrians.
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — It was on a cold night of November two years ago that Iran center forward Sardar Azmoun displayed his class to the world.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not everyone is all that excited about Mohamed Salah's possible World Cup debut against Russia on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local):
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — This is unfamiliar territory for five-time World Cup champion Brazil.
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Serbia's victorious national team didn't get to watch the match between group rivals Brazil and Switzerland because it had a late-night flight out of Samara.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Denmark midfielder who sustained two broken ribs and a punctured lung after a hard collision with Peru's Jefferson Farfan says he is doing better and hopes to return at the World Cup.
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ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia.
MOSCOW — They played the game on the banks of the Moscow River, but given the noise, the waves of green Mexican national team jerseys and multi-colored sombreros and the loud renditions of “Cielito Lindo,” Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday might as well have been Estadio Azteca.
MOSCOW — One game into its first World Cup, Iceland has already become the darling of the tournament. And it’s not hard to see why.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Disappointment and frustration swept over Brazilians who gathered at public squares, bars and parks across Latin America's biggest country to watch their national team end up with a 1-1 tie in its opening World Cup match.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez isn't in the business of sugarcoating the truth before his team makes history by playing in its first World Cup.
MOSCOW (AP) — Parity has come to the World Cup.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons.
MOSCOW (AP) — Mexico defender Rafael Marquez is feeling "in great shape" after becoming only the third man in history to play at a fifth career World Cup.
MOSCOW (AP) — Day 4 at the World Cup began much the way Days 1 and 2 ended: with a gorgeous, swerving goal off a free kick. This time, it was Serbian Aleksandar Kolarov's turn to show some wizardry with the ball, whipping it over a wall of Costa Rican defenders and past goalkeeper Keylor Nav…
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local):
MOSCOW (AP) — Green-clad fans, many with oversized sombreros as big as their hopes, filled the streets outside St. Basil's Cathedral, packed the Metro and made the long walk into Luzhniki Stadium. They and millions back home have one wish, a demand really: for Mexico to play that "quinto par…
MOSCOW (AP) — When the final whistle blew, Mexico midfielder Miguel Layun sank to his hands and knees on the turf and was embraced by his shirtless teammate Carlos Salcedo.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of exuberant Mexican soccer fans took to the streets Sunday to cheer their national team's long-shot win against Germany in Mexico's first match of the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament.