2018 FIFA World Cup

FILE - In this, July 5, 2015 file photo, the United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer final in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. FIFA is making a concession to women's football and will start funding business-class flights for some 2019 Women's World Cup teams' travel to France. FIFA official Emily Shaw also tells a women's sports law conference total prize money will "significantly increase" from $15 million shared among 24 teams at the 2015 edition. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 20, 2018 - 11:08 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — In a concession to women's soccer, FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some of the Women's World Cup teams traveling to France for next year's tournament. Total prize money will also "significantly increase" from the $15 million shared among 24 teams at...
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Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino calls out to his players during the Champions League, group B soccer match between Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 3:14 am
Tottenham had more players in the World Cup semifinals than any other team. It also was the only Premier League club to not sign anyone in the European transfer window. As Mauricio Pochettino's sluggish side stumbles in the first busy period of the season, those factors might be starting to show...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, stewards pull Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot off the pitch after he stormed onto the field and interrupted the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Russian news reports say Verzilov a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
September 15, 2018 - 12:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A member of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist was being taken to Germany on Saturday for treatment after his suspected poisoning. Maria Alekhina told The Associated Press that Pyotr Verzilov was being flown to Berlin, but she did not give details...
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Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp center, celebrates with Liverpool's players after winning the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
September 15, 2018 - 6:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool can cope without Mohamed Salah scoring. Not so Tottenham when a lethargic Harry Kane is misfiring. Chasing a first English title since 1990, Liverpool swept to a fifth successive win at the start of the Premier League season on Saturday with goals from Georginio Wijnaldum...
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United States midfielder Tyler Adams (4) celebrates after scoring a goal against Mexico during an international friendly match Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The United States won 1-0. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
September 12, 2018 - 6:45 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Americans is testing young players to get the United States back to the World Cup in 2022. Tyler Adams, Antonee Robinson and goalkeeper Zack Steffen are giving glimpses they might be able to help. Adams scored his first international goal, four minutes after Angel...
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Olivier Giroud of France.left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides 2nd goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and the Netherlands at the Stade De France in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 09, 2018 - 3:01 pm
GENEVA (AP) — It took a stunning goal for World Cup champion France to get its first win in international soccer's newest competition on Sunday. Not from superstar Kylian Mbappe — who did tap in the first goal of France's 2-1 win over the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League game — and not from...
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Spain's Saul Niguez celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Spain at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 08, 2018 - 5:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gareth Southgate's trademark garment has gone. England's World Cup feel-good factor also has faded. The football fervor that swept through the country during June and July was punctured by a 2-1 loss to Spain as England's homecoming that turned into a letdown at Wembley Stadium on...
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Brazil forward Neymar, second from left, kicks a penalty kick against the United States during the first half of an international soccer friendly match, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 07, 2018 - 8:44 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Neymar and Brazilian teammates showed young American players how large a gap they must overcome. Roberto Firmino scored in the 11th minute off a cross from Douglas Costa, who burst down a flank past 21-year-old left back Antonee Robinson. Neymar added a penalty kick in...
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Italy's Mario Balotelli during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Italy and Poland at Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna, Italy, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 07, 2018 - 2:41 pm
ROME (AP) — Ten months after failing to qualify for the World Cup, Italy still doesn't look World Cup-worthy. Playing their first competitive match since last year's playoff loss to Sweden, the Azzurri required a late penalty to draw with Poland 1-1 at home on Friday in the UEFA Nations League...
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England manager Gareth Southgate attends a training session at St Georges' Park, Burton, England, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The England squad has gathered ahead of international matches against Spain and Switzerland and it’s a chance for players to reminisce about their journey to the World Cup semifinals in a summer when the English fell back in love with their national soccer team. (David Davies/PA via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 8:17 am
For English soccer, the first two-week international period of the new season often doubles as the next phase of a post-mortem into the national team's failings at a recent tournament. Not so much this time. As the squad gathered at its St. George's Park training base this week ahead of matches...
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