2018 FIFA World Cup

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 19, 2018 file photo, from left, Russia's Alexander Golovin, Denis Cheryshev, Artyom Dzyuba, and Roman Zobnin celebrate the first goal of the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia. Two months on from the World Cup, Russia’s top clubs have struggled to show much momentum in European competitions or the transfer market. Smaller teams are posting record crowds at their gleaming new arenas, though fundamental questions remain over financial stability. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, file)
September 03, 2018 - 4:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — For Russia's top clubs, it's almost as if the World Cup never happened. The national team made an incredible run to the World Cup quarterfinals, but Russia's clubs have struggled to show any momentum in European competitions this season. Spartak Moscow was knocked out of the Champions...
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United States' Christen Press, second from left, is hugged by teammates after scoring on a penalty kick against Chile during the first half of an international friendly soccer match Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 31, 2018 - 11:34 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Tierna Davidson scored her first career goal, Christen Press added a second-half goal and the U.S. women's national team extended its unbeaten streak to 20 games with a 3-0 victory over Chile in an exhibition match Friday night. Four weeks after winning the Tournament of...
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President Donald Trump jokes around with a red card during a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino, center, and United States Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 28, 2018 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of FIFA, soccer's international organization, is presenting President Donald Trump with a gift he might actually want to use. FIFA president Gianni Infantino gave Trump several tokens during a meeting in the Oval Office Tuesday, including red and yellow penalty cards that...
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August 07, 2018 - 3:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is retiring from the national team after becoming the oldest man to play in a World Cup match. El Hadary started the World Cup as Egypt's backup goalkeeper, but he played in his team's final group match in Russia, saving a penalty in the 2-1 loss to...
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Manchester City players celebrate with the trophy after they won the Community Shield soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 05, 2018 - 11:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Despite the tight turnaround after the World Cup, Manchester City's attacking ruthlessness has not been blunted by fatigue or the English heatwave. Winning the Community Shield demonstrated that beyond any doubt on Sunday. Three weeks after the World Cup finished, the Premier League...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Brazil head coach Tite answers questions during a press conference during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Tite has extended his contract with the team until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Brazilian football confederation made the announcement on Wednesday, July 25. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
August 03, 2018 - 2:19 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will meet El Salvador in a friendly in Washington D.C. next month. The game will be held on Sept. 11, four days after coach Tite's team take on the U.S. in another friendly in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Brazilian football confederation said on Friday. The two...
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United States' Lindsey Horan (9) is hugged by teammate McCall Zerboni after scoring a goal during a women's international soccer match against Australia, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
July 29, 2018 - 6:34 pm
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lindsey Horan scored in the 90th minute to give the United States a 1-1 draw with Australia on Sunday night in the Tournament of Nations. Horan scored on a bouncing header off a well-placed corner kick from Megan Rapinoe. The tie extended the Americans' undefeated streak...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014 file Former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke speaks during a news conference for the 2014 World Cup in Florianopolis, Brazil. Jerome Valcke's 10-year ban from football was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday July 27, 2018. The secretary general at FIFA for eight years during Sepp Blatter's presidency was fired in 2016 and banned from all football-related activity for 10 years by the FIFA ethics committee. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
July 27, 2018 - 4:17 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jerome Valcke's 10-year ban from football was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday. The secretary general at FIFA for eight years during Sepp Blatter's presidency was fired in 2016 and banned from all football-related activity for 10 years by the FIFA...
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FILE---President of German football federation, DFB, Reinhard Grindel speaks during a finance press conference of the DFB in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, June 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 26, 2018 - 5:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — The president of Germany's football federation conceded he made mistakes in handling a controversy over Mesut Ozil's photo with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but strongly rejected accusations of racism on Thursday. Ozil announced his retirement from Germany's national team...
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France's Kylian Mbappe, center, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 24, 2018 - 7:14 am
GENEVA (AP) — World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric will challenge the decade-long dominance of FIFA's best player award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Mbappe, the teenage star of France's World Cup-winning team, and Modric, the Croatia captain who was named the tournament's best...
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