Men's soccer

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 Denis Cheryshev celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during 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/Pavel Golovkin)
June 14, 2018 - 2:22 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory, and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup. Russia ended a 16-year wait for victory in the tournament by routing Saudi Arabia 5-0 Thursday in Group A, with the Russian president watching from the VIP box alongside FIFA...
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Russia's Denis Cheryshev celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during 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/Pavel Golovkin)
June 14, 2018 - 1:33 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Inspired by the home crowd in the opening match of the World Cup, Russia ended a 16-year wait for victory. Substitute Denis Cheryshev scored two goals Thursday to lead the host nation over Saudi Arabia 5-0 in Group A with President Vladimir Putin watching from the stands alongside...
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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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June 14, 2018 - 7:37 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — At this point, it all feels familiar for John Strong and Stuart Holden. The lead broadcasters for Fox's English-language coverage of the World Cup in the United States are starting their Russian adventure in Sochi, where they spent time a year ago calling the Confederations Cup...
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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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June 14, 2018 - 4:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Unai Emery has been handed the toughest possible start to his tenure at Arsenal: A match against English Premier League champion Manchester City. The Premier League fixtures for the 2018-19 season were published on Thursday and the Arsenal-Man City game was the standout on the opening...
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June 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his 10th goal of the season in the second half and the New York Red Bulls beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 on Wednesday night. The home team has won the last five meetings in the series. The Red Bulls' last home loss against the Sounders came in...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, the roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium is open as Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Union on a penalty kick while Miguel Almiron jumps on his back during an MLS soccer match in Atlanta. The 2026 World Cup will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994. Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium was shown prominently in the video used in the North American pitch for the bid. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)/
June 13, 2018 - 7:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's burgeoning soccer scene was featured in North America's successful bid for 2026 World Cup. Mercedes-Benz Stadium was shown off in the videos the North American bid officials played for FIFA voters Wednesday in Russia. The images were all shiny, new and impressive — from the...
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