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Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

Jul. 14, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — For Belgium and England, the third-place match at the World Cup was more like a dress rehearsal for future finals. At least they hope. The Belgians earned their best World Cup finish by beating England 2-0 on Saturday in a match both saw as the start of a push for the European...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Mussels, fries and cobbles in Roubaix

Jul. 14, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

AMIENS, France (AP) — After a bumpy ride on the cobblestones to Roubaix, settle your stomach down with some moules-frites (mussels and fries), beer and a cheese dedicated to — what else? — the "pave." That's French for cobbles. The ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday may be only an...

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...

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....

Migration, outreach mean diversity is soccer's new normal

Jul. 10, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — When France's xenophobic fringes disparage the country's diverse World Cup team as more African than European, fans say, "So what?" And then respond with a resounding "Allez les Bleus!" At a time when populist politicians are trying to choke off or reroute migration flows, what matters to fans...

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...

The Latest: Croats, Russians agree _ the game was amazing

Jul. 7, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Croatian fans in Sochi have been delighted with their team's World Cup quarterfinal win over Russia and even Russians have been excited by the game. Iva Majoli of Zagreb says "It was amazing, of course. It was an amazing...

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....

Vested interest: Southgate leads England in sartorial style

Jul. 6, 2018 8:52 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Gareth Southgate may do for the vest what Britain's future King Edward VII did for the tuxedo. Bereft of suit jacket, the England coach walks the sidelines at the World Cup in navy trousers and waistcoat — referred to as vests outside of Britain — with a light blue shirt and a...