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Iceland, Mexico, England vie for US World Cup support

Jun. 23, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — American soccer fans: Iceland's prime minister wants your support. The United States is absent from the World Cup for the first time since 1986, which means up to 325 million Americans are temporarily free agents. Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir says her island nation about 900 miles...

Kickoff: Tiny Panama stands in way of England advancing

Jun. 23, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — For an England team that came to the World Cup with reduced expectations, things are setting up nicely. The younger, friendlier squad — a minor dust-up with the media notwithstanding — began with a 2-1 win over Tunisia on a late header by Harry Kane, who also scored the team's...

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...

Salah, Neymar, Messi, messy, messy: World Cup stars stifled

Jun. 21, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — With nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play, the top stars of the 2018 World Cup have struggled to deliver on the impossible expectations they carried into the tournament, with one prominent Portuguese exception. Aside from Cristiano Ronaldo,...