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The Latest: Lineup leak not bothering England at World Cup

Jun. 21, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 5:05 p.m. England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold says manager Gareth Southgate is yet to announce his team for the World Cup game against Panama, despite photographs circulating of a note that appeared to indicate a potential lineup....

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...

Brazil says FIFA has dismissed its complaint over VAR use

Jun. 20, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Brazilian soccer federation says FIFA has dismissed its complaint over the use of video review in the team's World Cup opener against Switzerland. The federation said Wednesday FIFA didn't specifically address the plays contested by Brazil: non-calls on a push inside the area...

Top Brazil court acquits head of Workers' Party of graft

Jun. 20, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Justices on Brazil's highest court acquitted the Workers' Party president of corruption and money-laundering charges in a case stemming from the country's mammoth graft investigation. Supreme Court justices ruled late Tuesday that prosecutors provided no evidence corroborating the...

The Latest: Rakitic casts vote for Messi in GOAT debate

Jun. 20, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Ivan Rakitic has taken sides in the Messi vs. Ronaldo debate. The Croatia midfielder says "For me, Lionel Messi is the best player of all time. And I hope he will continue playing for as long as he wants." Rakitic's spoke...

Changes coming to Colombia's team at World Cup after loss

Jun. 20, 2018 1:40 PM EDT

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Changes are coming to Colombia's team at the World Cup after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Japan. The South Americans thrashed the same opponent 4-1 in the group stage in the 2014 edition in Brazil, so Tuesday's defeat was even more upsetting for Colombia. Coach Jose Pekerman now is...

Ronaldo moves atop Europe's international scoring list

Jun. 20, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's teams win trophies, but he takes home quite a bit of hardware himself. On Wednesday, the five-time FIFA player of the year added another personal milestone: In scoring the only goal in Portugal's match against Morocco at the World Cup, Ronaldo became Europe's...

Serbia won't ease off against Switzerland at World Cup

Jun. 20, 2018 6:13 AM EDT

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Aleksandar Kolarov knows that after victory in its opening World Cup match his Serbia lineup cannot ease off the intensity against Switzerland. Two draws in its remaining matches could be enough to secure a spot in the round of 16 but with Brazil waiting in its last Group E game,...

The Latest: Salah scores, but Russia beats Egypt for 2nd win

Jun. 19, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Russia scored three goals in 15 minutes early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt that moved the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage on Tuesday. Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty...

Burden falls on Coutinho to keep Brazil going at World Cup

Jun. 19, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — With Neymar hobbling and struggling, the burden to keep Brazil going at the World Cup is suddenly falling on Philippe Coutinho. The Barcelona playmaker already delivered an outstanding goal in the opener against Switzerland as Neymar was stymied by tough defending and poor fitness. And...