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Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card

Jun. 19, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez will be relieved about one thing. His third-minute dismissal in the team's opener with Japan on Tuesday at the World Cup isn't the fastest in the tournament's history. That honor remains in the hands of Uruguay defender Jose Batista, who was shown...

The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick

Jun. 16, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 12 a.m. Luka Modric scored on a penalty kick after Croatia went ahead on an own-goal by Nigeria in a 2-0 victory in their World Cup match on Saturday night. Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo deflected the ball into his own net in the 32nd...

Alex Morgan gives acting a go, readies for qualifying

Jun. 13, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

She's already an internationally recognized soccer player with a World Cup title and an Olympic gold medal. She's also the author of a series of kids' books. Now you can add actor to Alex Morgan's resume. The U.S. national team forward makes her movie debut in a new feature "Alex & Me" about a young player...

Germany looks to become 1st repeat Cup champ in half-century

Jun. 12, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — After raising the World Cup eight miles from Copacabana Beach four years ago, Germany hopes to lift the trophy four miles from the Kremlin on July 15 and become the first repeat champion in more than a half-century. The soccer world gathers at 12 stadiums in 11 cities across the European...

WORLD CUP: Tactical tinkering unsettling Mexico players

Jun. 12, 2018 8:56 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans can never be sure who will be playing for the national team under Juan Carlos Osorio. A different lineup has been deployed by Osorio in all 46 games in charge and now players are starting to question the tactical tinkering going into the World Cup. "It's time to stop with the...

WORLD CUP: Tiny Iceland continues to live the dream

Jun. 11, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

The thunderclap is headed to Russia. Any neutrals looking for a team to get behind at the World Cup shouldn't look any further than Iceland, a feel-good story of international soccer that just keeps on giving. With about 330,000 inhabitants, the Nordic country is comfortably the smallest to ever qualify for the...

Alex Morgan scores, US women beat China 1-0

Jun. 7, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Alex Morgan scored on a header in the 57th minute and the U.S. national team beat China 1-0 in an exhibition match Thursday night. The teams also will meet Tuesday night in Cleveland. China has already qualified for the 2019 World Cup in France. The United States, the defending World Cup...

Balance between club and country gets tricky with World Cup

Jun. 3, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kendall Waston was surrounded by Vancouver Whitecaps teammates when the club's coach, Carl Robinson, informed him he had made Costa Rica's 23-man World Cup roster for the first time. The applause, warm wishes and water-bottle shower that followed were a sign of respect...

US women's roster announced for exhibitions against China

May. 29, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Tobin Heath is back on the U.S. women's national team roster after spending the start of the year recovering from surgery. Coach Jill Ellis named a 23-player roster Tuesday for a pair of exhibition matches against China next month. Heath, who turned 30 on Tuesday, hasn't played...

Pulisic dropped from US roster; Yedlin, Adams, Wood added

May. 29, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Christian Pulisic was among seven players dropped from the U.S. roster for exhibitions at Ireland and France, and 10 additions included defender DeAndre Yedlin, midfielder Tyler Adams and forward Bobby Wood. Defender Walker Zimmerman, who scored the opening goal in Monday's 3-0...