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The Latest: Martinez praises Belgians for style, substance

Jul. 14, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 9 p.m. Roberto Martinez believes his Belgium lineup deserves high praise for its third-place finish at the World Cup. Belgium beat England 2-0 in the third-place playoff on Saturday at St. Petersburg, surpassing the country's previous...

The Latest: Belgium 1-0 at halftime in 3rd-place playoff

Jul. 14, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 5: 47 p.m. Belgium has taken a 1-0 lead into halftime in its World Cup third-place playoff against England. Thomas Meunier gave the Belgians the lead in the fourth minute, scoring from close range off a cross from Nacer Chadli....

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

Jul. 13, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Here's a look at what's coming up at the World Cup, which is down to its last two matches: the third-place game Saturday in St. Petersburg between Belgium and England, and the final the following day in Moscow between France and Croatia. KEEP KICKING AND CARRY ON Gareth Southgate and Roberto...

Southgate and Martinez tackle a game no one wants to play

Jul. 13, 2018 1:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — How do you stay motivated for the game no one wants to play? England and Belgium have different answers. After both were eliminated in the World Cup semifinals, a once-in-a-lifetime chance gone, the teams have to play again in Saturday's third-place game. As always in English...

The Latest: Croatia, Sweden fined $50,000 for branded socks

Jul. 13, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest from the World Cup in Russia (all times local): ___ 7:20 p.m. FIFA has fined Croatia and Sweden 50,000 Swiss francs ($49,990) each for players wearing non-approved socks in games against England. FIFA says one Croatia player "displayed unauthorized commercial branding on playing...

Young and united, England looks good as a title contender

Jul. 12, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A famous song lyric neatly describes the upbeat feeling around England's rejuvenated national soccer team. It's not "football's coming home." Instead, try the old punk rock line: "If the kids are united, they will never be defeated." The positive emotions of England's young players are...

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...

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

Jul. 11, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Here's a look at what's coming up at the World Cup, which is down to its last two matches: the third-place game Saturday in St. Petersburg between Belgium and England, and the final the following day in Moscow between France and Croatia: ELATION AND EXHAUSTION The Croats are headed to their...

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....