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The Latest: Portugal, Spain want routine wins to advance

Jun. 24, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Portugal and Spain want routine victories to lock up its place in the knockout rounds. The first day of simultaneous matches at the tournament Monday includes Portugal playing Iran at the same time its neighbor and rival faces...

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

Jun. 24, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Who's in, who's out and possible scenarios at the World Cup: GROUP A Russia and Uruguay have clinched berths in the round of 16 and play each other Monday to determine who wins the group. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been eliminated. GROUP B Morocco has been eliminated, leaving Portugal and...

Switzerland awaits FIFA judgment on 'provocative' gestures

Jun. 24, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Despite goal celebrations seen as inflaming political tensions with Serbia, the head of Switzerland's soccer federation said Sunday he doesn't expect FIFA to suspend his players. FIFA has added a third Swiss player — captain Stephan Lichtsteiner — to an investigation of both...

Serbia FA complains of 'biased' referee in Switzerland match

Jun. 24, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — A day after being put under investigation by FIFA for complaining about the refereeing of their 2-1 World Cup loss to Switzerland and misbehavior by fans, Serbia's football association has filed an official complaint with the sport's governing body alleging "biased officiating"...

The Latest: England-Panama game could decide World Cup group

Jun. 23, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:11 a.m. If more stoppage-time drama is too much to ask of this suddenly stunner-filled World Cup, at least Sunday could bring more clarity about which teams will make it out of their groups. England starts the day with a question...

Serbs angrier at World Cup ref than at nationalist gestures

Jun. 23, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who officiated their country's 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring. Years of simmering Balkan tensions surfaced at the World Cup on Friday night as...

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

Jun. 23, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Who's in, who's out and possible scenarios at the World Cup after a second straight day that ended with a comeback win in stoppage time: GROUP A Russia and Uruguay have clinched berths in the round of 16, and play each other Monday to determine who wins the group. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have...

FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Xhaka, Shaqiri

Jun. 23, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA's disciplinary committee has opened proceedings against Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri for goal celebrations during their 2-1 win over Serbia in Kaliningrad. FIFA also said Saturday it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Serbian Football Association for crowd...

Brazil hit by injuries at World Cup, even coach needs care

Jun. 23, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Brazil doctors have been busy lately at the World Cup, with even the team's coach needing medical attention. Douglas Costa and Danilo have been ruled out of the match against Serbia on Wednesday, the team said Saturday, but added Brazil coach Tite was doing just fine despite undergoing...

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...