FIFA Women's World Cup

Saudi women seen ahead of the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
June 14, 2018 - 5:49 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — In jeans, headscarves and veils, dozens of Saudi women draped in their country's green flag and sporting matching face paint streamed into Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday to support their national team against Russia in the World Cup's opening match. More importantly, perhaps,...
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Newly appointed Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui gestures, during a press conference in Madrid, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Lopetegui was the Spanish National team's coach but was fired on Wednesday, two days before Spain's opening match against Portugal, because he had accepted the job to coach Real Madrid next season. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
June 14, 2018 - 2:32 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup (all times local): Pope Francis is sending his "cordial greetings" to all those following the World Cup in Russia. In a tweet Thursday, he said: "I hope this sports event may be a positive opportunity for encounter and fellowship."...
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Newly appointed Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui gestures, during a press conference in Madrid, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Lopetegui was the Spanish National team's coach but was fired on Wednesday, two days before Spain's opening match against Portugal, because he had accepted the job to coach Real Madrid next season. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
June 14, 2018 - 2:22 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Julen Lopetegui says being fired as Spain coach two days before its opening match at the World Cup was "possibly since the death of my mother the saddest day of my life." Lopetegui made the remarks at his...
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Russia's head coach Stanislav Cherchesov instructs his team prior to the official training session of the Russian team one the eve of the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 14, 2018 - 10:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The 38-year-old defender Sergei Ignashevich will start for Russia in the opening game of the World Cup against Saudi Arabia. Ignashevich, who came out of international retirement for the World Cup, is likely...
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Women look over from the Krymsky Bridge, adorned with banners of the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A senior Russian lawmaker advised Russian women Wednesday to be vigilant during any romantic encounters with foreign fans flocking to Russia for the World Cup so as not to end up raising their children alone. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
June 14, 2018 - 9:18 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian women and visiting World Cup soccer fans: be fruitful and multiply. After a lawmaker caused a backlash on social media by advising Russian women against getting involved with foreign soccer fans, one of her colleagues is urging love and procreation during the tournament. "The...
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People stroll along pedestrian Nikolskaya Street where soccer fans from participating countries were gathering to chant, wave flags, and celebrate on the eve of the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 14, 2018 - 7:15 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup (all times local): 2:11 p.m. The French football federation says it has set up houses for its supporters who traveled to Russia to back Les Bleus. Dubbed the "Casas Bleues," for blue houses, they will be set up in the cities where France...
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Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov arrives at the official training session of the Russian team one the eve of the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 13, 2018 - 12:11 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup, including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Stanislav Cherchesov will be coaching Russia in the World Cup's opening match with his predecessor looking over his shoulder and commenting on his every move. Russian...
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Saudi Arabia head coach Juan Antonio Pizzi, right, instructs his team during the official training session of the Saudi Arabian team one the eve of the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 13, 2018 - 11:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup, including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi says his team will try to play an all-action, possession-based style in the World Cup's opening game despite their outsider...
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Argentine sportscaster and legendary Telemundo soccer broadcaster Andrés Cantor poses during an interview about his 2018 World Cup assignment, Wednesday May 16, 2018, in New York. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes Cantor can persuade American viewers that soccer is better in Spanish. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andres Cantor screamed "Goal!" for 38 seconds, four fortissimo shrieks of shock, elation and hysteria that exceeded even the usual volcanic standard set by the Pavarotti of the pitch. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes his huge-capacity lungs persuade...
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Argentine sportscaster and legendary Telemundo soccer broadcaster Andrés Cantor poses during an interview about his 2018 World Cup assignment, Wednesday May 16, 2018, in New York. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes Cantor can persuade American viewers that soccer is better in Spanish. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 11, 2018 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andres Cantor screamed "Goal!" for 38 seconds, four fortissimo shrieks of shock, elation and hysteria that exceeded even the usual volcanic standard set by the Pavarotti of the pitch. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes his huge-capacity lungs persuade...
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