Latest Mexico National Soccer Team News

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...

Mexican players can have beef again at the World Cup

Jun. 22, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Mexico's mantra for this World Cup is "No Excuses," and that includes no complaining about the menu. The team brought two tons of food to Russia, along with everything necessary to make their players' favorites, including traditional tacos, cheesy quesadillas and, of course, their hot salsas....

Mexico fans try new chant with eye on avoiding more fines

Jun. 22, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Mexico fans are trying out a new chant so the country's federation avoids another FIFA fine. Only time will tell, though, whether some of them won't go back to the old one that got them into trouble in the first place. Standing next to a golden-domed cathedral, Mexican fans...

Germany over shock defeat, ready to get back to winning

Jun. 22, 2018 12:31 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Germany has had time to accept and learn from its shock defeat in its World Cup opener. Now the defending champions are ready to get back to winning and secure a spot in the second round. Germany takes on Sweden on Saturday in Sochi with hopes of rebounding from the 1-0 loss to Mexico,...

Germany on the ropes as it faces Sweden in World Cup

Jun. 22, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The unpredictable World Cup could take yet another twist when Germany faces Sweden and attempts to avoid an embarrassing outcome that could prematurely end its title defense. Mexico plays South Korea in Saturday's middle game, and if Mexico earns at least one point and Germany loses to Sweden...

On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave

Jun. 21, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Mexico's biggest worry at the World Cup may be its fans instead of its next opponent, struggling South Korea. The Mexican football federation was fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,000) and warned of further sanctions over a chant by supporters considered to be homophobic during...

More than ever, and without a team, it is China's World Cup

Jun. 21, 2018 1:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Outside Moscow's giant Luzhniki Stadium, in a sea of Mexican and German fans frothing with World Cup pre-game fervor, four Chinese football enthusiasts huddled together and agonized: Should they sell their tickets? Dressed for the sold-out match in a Die Mannschaft jersey, 34-year-old primary...

Sweden with chance to take out another big name: Germany

Jun. 21, 2018 6:30 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sweden outlasted the Netherlands to advance in World Cup qualifying. When the Swedes got to the European playoff round and a chance to reach Russia, they methodically eliminated past champion Italy over two games. At this point, why not knock out another high-profile team — and...

Fans at World Cup criticized for videos disrespecting women

Jun. 20, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Some Latin American fans at the World Cup are receiving strong criticism for sexist behavior and could even face workplace consequences for posting videos in which they encourage foreign women to say offensive things in languages they don't appear to understand. In one of a handful of...

The Latest: Messi gets a chance to save face against Croatia

Jun. 20, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:16 a.m. Lionel Messi is going to have a hard time keeping up with Cristiano Ronaldo at this year's World Cup. Ronaldo has all of Portugal's goals, a tournament-leading four so far, and has been getting in digs at Messi over an ad...