Latest Morocco National Soccer Team News

The Latest: Kroos' late winner revives Germany hopes

Jun. 23, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Toni Kroos has revived Germany's World Cup hopes with a superb late strike in the fifth minute of stoppage time to seal a 2-1 win for the defending champions over Sweden. Kroos curled a right-foot shot from the left edge of...

Iran-Portugal group finale has high stakes, juicy subplots

Jun. 23, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — If Iran can be the first team to stop Cristiano Ronaldo from scoring at this year's World Cup, the result could be historically significant. A final score favorable enough to move Iran into the knockout round for the first time also would carry considerable personal meaning for the...

Tunisia's defeat caps a miserable World Cup for Arab nations

Jun. 23, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Arab nations came to the World Cup with high hopes but they've been dashed. With four Arab teams in the tournament — the most ever — and one of the game's biggest stars in Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah, some sensed this could be Arab football's breakthrough year. So far, Arab...

Egypt-Saudi spat provides backdrop to their World Cup clash

Jun. 23, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — In theory, it's an inconsequential match between two teams already eliminated from the World Cup. In reality, Monday's clash between Egypt and Saudi Arabia is about pride, politics and maybe some score settling too. Fans in the two nations are locked in a public quarrel pitting...

Morocco aiming to salvage something from last game vs Spain

Jun. 23, 2018 7:46 AM EDT

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Morocco has lost both its matches at the World Cup and hasn't scored a goal. That doesn't mean Spain will have it easy against the North Africans. The Atlas Lions will be desperate to salvage something from what has been a miserable World Cup for Morocco when they take on Spain...

UN puts together a 'Youth World Cup' in New York

Jun. 22, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — While the World Cup plays out in Russia, dozens of New York City children are set to play in a U.N.-sponsored youth version of the global soccer tournament. It's happening Saturday at the city's Randalls Island park and is being organized by Monaco's U.N. mission with help from the...

The Latest: Argentina collapses vs. Croatia, could go home

Jun. 21, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 11 p.m. Croatia has stunned Argentina 3-0 to advance to the group stage of the World Cup and leave Lionel Messi and his teammates needing help to stay alive. The humiliating loss for one of soccer's most storied nations began to take...

FIFA criticism adds to Morocco hat-trick of World Cup losses

Jun. 21, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — At its first World Cup in 20 years, Morocco has a horrible set of results to show for efforts on and off the field. FIFA's public condemnation Thursday of Morocco winger Noureddine Amrabat for questioning the integrity of an American referee added to a sense of national injustice over a tough...

Former FIFA boss Blatter revels in visit to Putin, World Cup

Jun. 21, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Sepp Blatter came to Moscow and saw Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, defying FIFA's wish that its suspended former president's visit to the World Cup would attract little attention.   Blatter says he went to see Russia's president after watching Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco in...

Goatee & goals turn this into Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup

Jun. 20, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo walked out for warmups at sun-splashed Luzhniki Stadium with diamonds affixed to each earlobe and a new goatee sprouting from his chin — like a goat, get it? Greatest of All Time. He sparkled, even before the opening whistle of Portugal's World Cup match against...