Soccer

What do Costa Rica, Panama early exits say about…

Costa Rica and Panama were overwhelmed at the World Cup and knocked out in 2 matches after beating out the United States for berths in soccer's showcase

Switzerland awaits FIFA judgment on 'provocative…

The head of Switzerland's soccer federation said Sunday he does not expect FIFA to suspend his players despite goal celebrations seen as inflaming political tensions with Serbia

Gressel ties it in Atlanta United's 1-1 draw with Timbers

Julian Gressel tied it in the 56th minute and Atlanta United held on for a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers

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Tatar's national dessert chak-chak is a hit in Kazan

There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazan's shops and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital

12 missing youth soccer players feared trapped in Thai cave

Search and rescue teams are looking for a dozen members of a youth soccer team who are missing and believed to be trapped in a cave in northern Thailand

The Latest: Portugal, Spain want routine wins to…

Portugal and Spain want routine victories to lock up its place in the knockout rounds

Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in…

Soccer fans converged around Mexico's Angel of Independence monument to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup, mingling with an annual gay pride parade in a country that has been reprimanded for homophobic slurs during soccer matches.

Belgium, team of tomorrow, hopes to finally win…

A polyglot of 11 million known for waffles, chocolate and beer, Belgium hopes to win a major title for the first time in its 114-year soccer history

DJ Calvin Harris stoked by Harry Kane nod to 'One…

Harry Kane was asked after England's win in the World Cup what song he'd like to be played in his honor on a Brazilian radio station

Ex-soccer star says Iran officials barred him…

The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair

Chicago Cubs owners in talks to purchase AC Milan

The Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs says it is in negotiations to purchase the debt-ridden AC Milan soccer team

Pekerman dedicates Colombia's win to Carlos Sanchez

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman dedicated his team's victory over Poland to Carlos Sanchez, who was the target of a death threat after receiving a red card in an earlier match at the World Cup

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UN puts together a 'Youth World Cup' in New York

While the World Cup plays out in Russia, dozens of New York City children are set to play in a U.N.-sponsored youth version of the global soccer tournament

Sweden player condemns racist abuse after World…

Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz says the racist abuse aimed at him over social media following the 2-1 loss to Germany at the World Cup has been "completely unacceptable."

Sources: Salah considering retiring from national…

Sources tell AP Salah says he is considering retiring from national play after being used as a political symbol in Chechnya

What if your World Cup team is tied when group play ends?

What happens if your World Cup team winds up tied on points when group play ends? Here's how FIFA breaks those deadlocks

AP PHOTOS: England grand, Poland gone on Day 11 of World Cup

AP PHOTOS: England puts on a record-setting display, while eighth-ranked Poland crashes out on Day 11 of the World Cup

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

Six teams have moved on to the second round at the World Cup, with England the latest to join the party

England fans tip Kane for the golden boot

England fans hail Harry Kane and tip their star man to win the World Cup golden boot after his hat-trick against Panama.

Poland 0-3 Colombia - Fast Match Report

Poland are out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after losing 3-0 to Colombia in Kazan.

Mane not satisfied despite scoring his 1st World Cup goal

Senegal forward Sadio Mane not satisfied despite his first World Cup goal in 2-2 draw with Japan

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Panama's captain makes history with World Cup goal

Panama's captain makes history with historic World Cup goal

No-fuss France plots path to round of 16 through Denmark

Neither flashy nor high-scoring, France earned its place in the round of 16 with little fuss

Honda goal gives Japan a 2-2 draw with Senegal at…

Keisuke Honda came off the bench and scored from close range in the 78th minute to give the Japanese a 2-2 draw with Senegal at the World Cup