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The Latest: England players won over by Argentine tea

Jun. 23, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:27 p.m. The traditional Argentina tea 'mate' is rivalling good old English tea for popularity among England's World Cup squad. England coach Gareth Southgate says a number of his players are partaking in a cup of mate (mah-TAY) in...

Argentina: cocaine seized in World Cup trophy replicas

Jun. 23, 2018 12:45 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Some Argentines are taking advantage of World Cup fervor. The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies. The so-called "Narcos de la Copa" took advantage...

The Latest: Germany, Mexico, Belgium headline Saturday games

Jun. 22, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:13 a.m. Will Germany follow Brazil's lead in righting the ship after a rocky World Cup start, or will the defending champ find itself keeping company with Argentina, needing help if it hopes to advance? The World Cup could take...

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

Jun. 22, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Who's in, who's out and possible scenarios at the World Cup: GROUP A Russia and Uruguay have clinched berths in the round of 16, and play each other Monday to determine who wins the group. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been eliminated. GROUP B Morocco has been eliminated, leaving Portugal and...

Musa scores twice to give Nigeria 2-0 win over Iceland

Jun. 22, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year's World Cup, and gave Argentina a gift. Musa scored two second-half goals to help the Nigerians beat Iceland 2-0 Friday and move into second place in the group behind already-qualified Croatia. Nigeria will face Argentina in its...

Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup

Jun. 22, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — It looked like a defeated army surrendering to the enemy, humiliated. Grim faces avoiding eye contact, parading behind their leader to an uncertain fate. Argentina's national team, led by captain Lionel Messi, behaved just like that after a chastening 3-0 defeat to Croatia in...

The Latest: Musa gives Nigeria 1-0 lead vs Iceland

Jun. 22, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:08 p.m. Ahmed Musa has scored in the 49th minute to give Nigeria a 1-0 lead against Iceland at the World Cup. Musa's half-volley came after a quick Nigeria counter attack which started in its own area. Victor Moses crossed from the...

Brazil and Neymar try to bounce back from World Cup draw

Jun. 22, 2018 6:47 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The most decorated team in soccer plays on the same day as the newest stars on the international stage as Brazil and Iceland both hit the pitch Friday in group stage of the World Cup. Brazil opened Group E play with a 1-1 tie against Switzerland in a disappointing tournament opener for one of...

Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

Jun. 21, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Lionel Messi's frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina's worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the 2014 runners-up were routed by Croatia 3-0 Thursday. The...

Argentina conquered, Croatia's next task to avoid 'euphoria'

Jun. 21, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — After sweeping aside Lionel Messi and Argentina at the World Cup, Croatia's next challenge is to stay grounded. The 3-0 victory over Argentina on Thursday was one of the most compelling performances of the tournament so far, taking the Croatians through to the knockout stages...