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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...

All those oh, so nears and more for England at World Cup

Jul. 11, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — They sing of alcohol and agony, and of all those oh, so nears. The anguished English now have another line to add to the lyrics of "Three Lions": Football's not coming home. There was no penalty heartache this time, like in the semifinals at the 1990 World Cup or 1996 European Championship....

Southgate, England ready to face music of soccer history

Jul. 11, 2018 2:00 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Gareth Southgate and England are ready to face the music. No other soccer nation dwells on decades of failure quite like the English. Southgate was so demoralized by his penalty kick failure against Germany in the 1996 European Championship semifinals, he avoided The Lightning Seeds "Three...

WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup

Jul. 10, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A look at what's coming up at the World Cup: It has been two decades since Croatia last played in the World Cup semifinals, and 28 years since England made the final four. Croatia has never advanced to the championship match. The wait for England to reach a second final dates back to 1966,...

Southgate, England ready to face music of soccer history

Jul. 10, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Gareth Southgate and England are ready to face the music. No other soccer nation dwells on decades of failure quite like the English. Southgate was so demoralized by his penalty kick failure against Germany in the 1996 European Championship semifinals, he avoided The Lightning Seeds "Three...

Playing Croatia in semifinal is a harsh reminder for England

Jul. 8, 2018 6:57 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Croatia was there at England's lowest ebb this century in international soccer, and it'll be there as the English team tries to peak. For many England supporters, the 3-2 loss to Croatia in November 2007 was a national embarrassment. Coach Steve McClaren's tactics floundered as he...

After so much humiliation, England a source of pride, unity

Jul. 7, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — So often the source of letdowns and embarrassments, England's soccer team is a unifying force among players and the nation. At least in some sections of the country riven by economic, political and social divisions that led to Brexit, reaching the World Cup semifinals is a welcome...

Slab Head, Rocky and 37 headline unlikely World Cup final 4

Jul. 7, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — English fish and chips against Croatia's famous fish risotto. France's vin et fromage versus Belgian beer and waffles. Players nicknamed Slab Head, Rocky and 37. Welcome to the final four of a new-look World Cup, perhaps the most improbable of soccer's 21 championships. Host Russia left in...

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...

The Latest: Devastated coach tells players to take a shower

Jul. 2, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Akira Nishino was lost for words, devastated after Japan's last-minute loss to Belgium at the World Cup. His players were stunned, too. So what did he say to console his squad, known as the Samurai Blue: "Take a shower."...