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Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

Jul. 15, 2018 3:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for allegedly...

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...

The Latest: Beckham-Ibrahimovic have friendly World Cup bet

Jul. 6, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Soccer superstars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham have struck a deal ahead of the World Cup quarterfinal game between their two countries on Saturday. Ibrahimovic challenged Beckham via Instagram and the bet was relayed...

Brazil says Danilo out of World Cup with ankle injury

Jul. 5, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Brazil right back Danilo is out of the World Cup after injuring his ankle in training. The Brazilian soccer federation said Danilo suffered a ligament injury in his left ankle during the team's training session in Kazan on Thursday, a day before Brazil plays Belgium in the...

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...

Where do World Cup fans meet? At Stalin's secret bunker

Jul. 5, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Joseph Stalin's secret bunker has become the unlikely meeting point for thousands of fans who have descended on the Russian city of Samara during the World Cup. Emerging from the underground shelter more than 120 feet (37 meters) below, Mexicans donning traditional sombreros and...

The Latest: FIFA "rebukes" Maradona criticism of referee

Jul. 4, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup (all times local): 11:00 p.m. FIFA says it "strongly rebukes" comments made by its ambassador Diego Maradona criticizing American referee Mark Geiger's handling of England's win against Colombia in the World Cup round of 16 on Tuesday. It's the third controversy...

CONCACAF boss targets 2026 World Cup for better results

Jul. 3, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of North American soccer says the region's teams need until 2026 at a home World Cup to reach their full potential. Mexico's traditional round of 16 loss this week left the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football (CONCACAF) without the quarterfinals place it...

Loew staying on as Germany coach despite World Cup exit

Jul. 3, 2018 9:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew is staying on despite the team's shock first-round World Cup exit. The German football federation (DFB) announced on Tuesday it was informed by Loew that he wished to remain and "rebuild the team." In turn, the DFB promised him support, and he was "trusted to draw...

Flashy Brazil relying on balance at the World Cup

Jul. 3, 2018 7:59 AM EDT

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — While the focus is on Neymar's flashy scoring ability and his other antics in Russia, Brazil's steady progression at the World Cup has solidified the team's status among the favorites left in the tournament. Nemesis Germany is gone. So are Lionel Messi and Argentina. Cristiano Ronaldo...