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Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

Jul. 11, 2018 10:13 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Croatia's legs seemed heavy, burdened by the accumulated toll of consecutive penalty-kicks wins needed to get this far. England had gone ahead with a free kick just five minutes in, dominated play and appeared headed to its first World Cup final since 1966. Then the second half started and it...

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...

Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost, again

Jul. 11, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In a literal case of life imitating art, Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost. The Rolling Stones frontman was at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday to see Croatia beat England 2-1 in extra time in the World Cup semifinals. Last year, Jagger unexpectedly released a pair of solo...

The Latest: Pogba dedicates France win to freed Thai players

Jul. 10, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Paul Pogba has paused after the biggest win of his international career to dedicate it to the Thai soccer team whose last members were freed from a flooded cave hours earlier. The France midfielder took to Twitter shortly...

A capsule look at the Croatia-England World Cup semifinal

Jul. 10, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

A capsule look at Wednesday's World Cup semifinal match between Croatia and England in Moscow (2 p.m. EDT, 9 p.m. local): WHY CROATIA WILL WIN A generation of players in their primes, or just past their primes, led by a strong midfield with Ivan Pericic (29), Ivan Rakatic (30) and Luka Modric (32), with Mario...

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...

Pep effect: Guardiola impact showing on England at World Cup

Jul. 6, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — The Pep effect is back for a third World Cup. Titles for Spain in 2010 and Germany in 2014 were attributed partly to Pep Guardiola's influence on Barcelona and Bayern Munich, whose players filled six starting spots in each final. Guardiola could be having the same impact on England....

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...

The Latest: Uruguay, France extend streak for group winners

Jun. 30, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:15 a.m. France and Uruguay have extended a World Cup streak for group-stage winners with their victories in the round of 16. That makes it 16 straight games in the first knockout round — dating back to the 2010 World Cup in...