Latest Colombia National Soccer Team News

The Latest: Croatia defender demands respect at World Cup

Jul. 11, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 2 a.m. Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says people should show him more respect now he's going to play in a World Cup final. Lovren says "I deserve this" after Croatia's 2-1 extra-time win over England, and used an expletive to...

Coach of England wins the nation's heart by being a nice guy

Jul. 10, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In an age of tattoos, tongue piercings and tensions over Brexit, a soft-spoken man in a dark blue waistcoat and striped tie is uniting England amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup. Coach Gareth Southgate is the buttoned-down leader of a new generation of players who speak softly and...

The Latest: Official fined, banned; player only gets warning

Jul. 9, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A day after a player was let off with a warning, a Croatia official has been fined 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,150) for making a pro-Ukraine video that soon appeared on social media after the team's World Cup quarterfinal win...

England's set-piece mastery reaping rewards at World Cup

Jul. 9, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

REPINO, Russia (AP) — Forget bending them like Beckham. At this World Cup, it has been a case of teasing them in like Trippier and angling them in like Ashley. Set pieces have been the main source of goals at the tournament in Russia — 42 percent, no less — and England has been the master of...

Pickford reshaping opinions of English goalies at World Cup

Jul. 8, 2018 10:10 AM EDT

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — It was just about the only thing Jordan Pickford got wrong all game. "It was a daft injury by myself," the England goalkeeper recounted. "I went to punch the (ground) and ended up punching my knee and hurt my thumb. It was a bit of anger. But I'm a man, not a mouse. I'm fine and I'll...

The Latest: Cavani out for Uruguay; Tolisso in for Matuidi

Jul. 6, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Edinson Cavani is not in Uruguay's starting lineup for the World Cup quarterfinal against France in Nizhny Novgorod. The striker, who scored two goals and then injured his left calf in the round of 16 win over Portugal last Saturday,...

The Latest: Brazil says injured Danilo out of World Cup

Jul. 5, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Brazil right back Danilo is out of the World Cup after injuring his ankle in training. The Brazilian soccer federation says Danilo suffered a ligament injury in his left ankle during the team's training session in Kazan on Thursday, a...

England's Stones calls Colombia 'dirtiest team' he's faced

Jul. 5, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

REPINO, Russia (AP) — England defender John Stones described Colombia as the "dirtiest team I've ever come up against" and said his team's ability to rise above the provocation is a sign of its growing maturity at the World Cup. England won a penalty shootout Tuesday after a feisty, physical round-of-16...

Southgate picked England's path but now praises Sweden

Jul. 5, 2018 8:32 AM EDT

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Having intentionally steered England into what's widely considered the weaker half of the World Cup's knockout bracket, coach Gareth Southgate is now casting the upcoming quarterfinal against Sweden as "bloody difficult." Southgate sent out a crew of reserves who lost 1-0 to Belgium...

FIFA rebukes Maradona for criticizing World Cup referee

Jul. 4, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA's patience with Diego Maradona's World Cup antics finally ran out on Wednesday. Soccer's world body said it "strongly rebukes" comments by the Argentina great criticizing American referee Mark Geiger's handling of England's win against Colombia in the World Cup round of 16. It was yet...