Men's soccer

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the third goal of Croatia during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 21, 2018 - 5:02 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Lionel Messi's frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina's worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the 2014 runners-up were routed by Croatia 3-0 Thursday...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the third goal of Croatia during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 21, 2018 - 4:55 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Lionel Messi's frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina's worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the 2014 runners-up were routed by Croatia 3-0 Thursday...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, leaves the pitch as Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko celebrates his side's 3-0 victory at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 21, 2018 - 4:36 pm
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — With nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play, the top stars of the 2018 World Cup have struggled to deliver on the impossible expectations they carried into the tournament, with one prominent Portuguese exception. Aside from Cristiano...
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Croatia's Ivan Rakitic, left, scores his side's third goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 21, 2018 - 4:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Who's in, who's out and possible scenarios at the World Cup: GROUP A Russia and Uruguay have clinched berths in the round of 16, and Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been eliminated. GROUP B Morocco has been eliminated, leaving Portugal and Spain (four points each) and Iran (three) to...
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Croatia's Luka Modric celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
June 21, 2018 - 3:47 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:46 p.m. Luka Modric has given Croatia a 2-0 lead over Argentina at the World Cup with a blistering shot from outside the penalty area. Modric sent his right-footed shot into the corner of the goal with 10 minutes to go in...
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Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri wears soccer shoes with the national flags of Switzerland and Kosovo at the official training session of the Swiss team one the eve of the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at Kaliningrad stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 21, 2018 - 2:59 pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — The coaches of Serbia and Switzerland only want to talk about football, not about an entrenched political dispute casting a shadow over their teams' World Cup showdown in Russia. Tensions have been building in Serbia before the Group E match Friday in Kaliningrad. Not...
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Argentina's former soccer star Diego Maradona cheers for his team before the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 21, 2018 - 2:36 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:30 p.m. An Argentina fan has been banned from attending World Cup matches after posting a sexist video in which he encouraged a Russian woman to say offensive things in Spanish. The video shows the fan asking the young woman...
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Peru's Paolo Guerrero gestures during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
June 21, 2018 - 1:04 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:53 p.m. France has ensured progression to the knockout stage with a 1-0 win over Peru that also ended the South American team's World Cup hopes. Kylian Mbappe scored in the 34th minute, becoming the youngest goal scorer in...
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Stands that will be dismantled after World Cup games are seen on the right side of the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The World Cup stadium in Yekaterinburg has two stands that are built outside the main structure. They sit atop towers of uncovered scaffolding. The stands are temporary and will be dismantled after the stadium's four World Cup games in the Ural Mountains city. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
June 21, 2018 - 12:06 pm
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — They are far from the action and vertigo-inducing for some. The World Cup stadium in Yekaterinburg has two stands that are built outside the main structure. They sit atop towers of uncovered scaffolding. The stands are temporary and will be dismantled after the stadium'...
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Brazil's Neymar attends Brazil's official training on the eve of the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 21, 2018 - 11:18 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez is planning on deploying two players to mark Neymar on Friday but has assured the Brazil forward that they won't rough him up. Neymar is aiming to add to his 55 international goals for...
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