2002 FIFA World Cup

Former soccer star Ronaldinho, second from left, and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira walks escorted by police officers to declare to judge Clara Ruiz Diaz at Justice Palace in Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, March 7, 2020. Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto were alleged to enter to the country with a false Paraguayan passport.(AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
March 07, 2020 - 12:16 pm
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Former soccer star Ronaldinho and his brother were taken in handcuffs to a courthouse in Paraguay on Saturday following their arrest for allegedly entering the country with falsified documents. Prosecutors are seeking to extend the detention of 39-year-old Ronaldinho and...
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Former soccer star Ronaldinho, second from left, and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira walks escorted by police officers to declare to judge Clara Ruiz Diaz at Justice Palace in Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, March 7, 2020. Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto were alleged to enter to the country with a false Paraguayan passport.(AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
March 07, 2020 - 10:34 am
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Former soccer star Ronaldinho and his brother were taken in handcuffs to a courthouse in Paraguay on Saturday following their arrest for allegedly entering the country with falsified documents. Prosecutors are seeking to extend the detention of 39-year-old Ronaldinho and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)
February 27, 2020 - 9:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April. Julien’s Auctions said Thursday that the items would be up for sale on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)
February 27, 2020 - 9:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April. Julien’s Auctions said Thursday that the items would be up for sale on...
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England's Harry Maguire plays a game of darts as the media looks on before a press conference for the England team at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Repino near St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 09, 2018 - 2:07 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — It's time for Gareth Southgate to come up with a big speech of his own. After England gave up a tying goal to Brazil in first-half stoppage time in the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals, Southgate felt coach Sven-Goran Eriksson lacked inspirational oratory in the locker room at halftime...
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Belgium's Nacer Chadli, second right, celebrates after scoring his third side's goal during the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 04, 2018 - 8:57 am
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — To get past Belgium in the quarterfinals at the World Cup, Brazil has to do something it has not been able to do since it last won the tournament in 2002: overcome European opposition in the knockout stages. Since beating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final, the five-time...
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Japan's head coach Akira Nishino reacts in his coaching zone during the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 02, 2018 - 5:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Akira Nishino was lost for words, devastated after Japan's last-minute loss to Belgium at the World Cup. His players were stunned, too. So what did he say to console his squad, known as the Samurai Blue: "Take a...
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Belgium's Nacer Chadli, third left, celebrates with teammates after scoring their side's third goal during the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. Chadli scored once in Belgium's 3-2 victory. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
July 02, 2018 - 4:00 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local) 10:55 p.m. Belgium has rallied from 2-0 down to beat Japan 3-2 with a goal in the dying seconds and advance to a World Cup quarterfinal match against Brazil. Nacer Chadli finished off a length-of-the-field movement late in...
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Belgium's Vincent Kompany jumps for the ball in front of Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima during the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 02, 2018 - 2:54 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 9:46 p.m. Japan is holding Belgium 0-0 at halftime in their World Cup round-of-16 match at Rostov Arena. Attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa shot wide in the first minute as Japan showed good movement early on, using width to stretch...
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Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, left, block a shot from Brazil's Neymar during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
July 02, 2018 - 10:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 5: 45 p.m. Mexico and Brazil are tied 0-0 at halftime in their World Cup round-of-16 match at Samara Stadium. While Mexico controlled the possession early, Brazil appeared to have the best scoring chances. Neymar's right-foot shot was...
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