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The Latest: Argentina looking up at towering foe Iceland

Jun. 13, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing tournament rookies Iceland. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the...

Spain replaces fired Lopetegui with Hierro for World Cup

Jun. 13, 2018 12:31 PM EDT

With only two days to go before Spain's opening match at the World Cup, Julen Lopetegui was fired as national team coach after accepting a job to lead Real Madrid next season. Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales, who made the announcement on Wednesday in Krasnodar, later said Fernando Hierro would...

WORLD CUP: Last stand for stars of Spain's golden generation

Jun. 10, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — After recent struggles at major tournaments, the remaining stars of Spain's golden generation could be facing a last stand at the World Cup. Winning two European Championships and a first World Cup, the Spanish were unstoppable from 2008 to 2012. But they began to falter at the 2014 World...

WORLD CUP: Portugal's hopes aided by extra rest for Ronaldo

Jun. 10, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

Portugal has received assistance from Real Madrid in its quest for a first World Cup title, even though it plays Spain in the opening game. By allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to sit out less meaningful matches, Madrid's management of the 33-year-old forward in the twilight of his career means he should not be worn out...

Julen Lopetegui's contract with Spain extended until 2020

May. 22, 2018 6:48 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer federation has extended the contract of national team coach Julen Lopetegui until 2020. The federation made the announcement Tuesday, less than a week before Spain begins its preparations for next month's World Cup in Russia. Lopetegui took over as coach after the team's...

WORLD CUP: Lopetegui surpasses expectations with Spain

May. 10, 2018 4:12 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Julen Lopetegui stepped into a tricky situation when he took over as coach of the Spanish national team two years ago. Largely untested in a major coaching role, he was handed the difficult task of replacing Vicente Del Bosque and revamping the aging squad ahead of the World Cup in Russia. It...

Awesome! Brazilian surfs record 80-foot wave in Portugal

Apr. 30, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A Brazilian surfer rode a monster wave off Portugal to set a world record. The World Surf League says its judges determined that a wave Rodrigo Koxa surfed at Nazare, Portugal, on Nov. 8 reached a height of 80 feet (24.38 meters). The previous mark was by American Garrett...

Protesting police, military join Portugal revolution parade

Apr. 25, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese military personnel and police protesting about a freeze on promotions have joined annual parades marking the country's 1974 Carnation Revolution, which toppled a dictatorship. The protesters were not in uniform but carried banners with demands and shouted slogans, giving...

WORLD CUP: Last stand for stars of Spain's golden generation

Apr. 25, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — After recent struggles at major tournaments, the remaining stars of Spain's golden generation could be facing a last stand at the World Cup. Winning two European Championships and a first World Cup, the Spanish were unstoppable from 2008 to 2012. But they began to falter at the 2014 World...

WORLD CUP: Portugal's hopes aided by extra rest for Ronaldo

Apr. 25, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

Portugal has received assistance from Real Madrid in its quest for a first World Cup title, even though it plays Spain in the opening game. By allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to sit out less meaningful matches, Madrid's management of the 33-year-old forward in the twilight of his career means he should not be worn out...