2002 FIFA World Cup

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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Brazil's Thiago Silva, left, celebrates with teammate Neymar after scoring his side's second goal during the group E match between Serbia and Brazil, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 27, 2018 - 3:54 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:5 Brazil has beaten Serbia 2-0 to top the group and set up a game against Mexico in the round of 16 at the World Cup. Switzerland secured second spot in Group E with a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica and will face Group F winner...
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Brazil's Thiago Silva is congratulated by Neymar, left, after scoring their second goal during the group E match between Serbia and Brazil, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 27, 2018 - 3:38 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:33 p.m. Brazil has taken a 2-0 lead on a header by Thiago Silva, who blocked a point-blank header from Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic about eight minutes earlier. Silva fought through a pack of Serbian defenders and cleanly...
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Brazil's Neymar grimaces in pain after a tackle by Serbia's Adem Ljajic during the group E match between Serbia and Brazil, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 27, 2018 - 2:55 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:48 p.m. Brazil and Switzerland have halftime leads in the last Group E games and are on track to advance to the knockout stage at the World Cup. Brazil has a 1-0 lead over Serbia in Moscow after Paulinho took a long pass...
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Switzerland's Blerim Dzemaili scores his side's opening goal during the group E match between Switzerland and Costa Rica, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
June 27, 2018 - 2:37 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 9: 33 p.m. Blerim Dzemaili has given Switzerland a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 31st minute against Costa Rica in their World Cup group game. Switzerland needs only a draw to reach the knockout stage from Group E. Costa Rica...
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