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Tunisia's Ferjani Sassi, left, celebrates with teammate Anice Badri after scoring from the penalty spot his side's first goal during a group G match against England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 18, 2018 - 2:54 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:50 p.m. England and Tunisia are level at 1-1 at halftime in their World Cup opener in Volgograd. Harry Kane gave England a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute when he tapped in from close range after Tunisia goalkeeper Moez Hassen had...
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FILE - In this file photo from June 9, 2018, Egypt fans hold poster of striker Mohammed Salah during the team's final training session in Cairo before the World Cup. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
June 18, 2018 - 2:53 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now. But could the outcome of a crucial World Cup clash between the two nations damage their relations? Probably not, but as is frequently the case with soccer, Tuesday's game...
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England's Raheem Sterling warms up prior to the start of the group G match between Tunisia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
June 18, 2018 - 1:54 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Like everyone else new to the city of Volgograd, the England players are trying to contend with the seasonal outbreak of mosquitoes and little bugs ahead of their opening World Cup game against Tunisia. After...
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Team England inspects the pitch prior the group G match between Tunisia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 18, 2018 - 1:25 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:23 p.m. England coach Gareth Southgate has picked an attacking lineup for his team's first match at the World Cup against Tunisia in Volgograd. Southgate had told his squad days ago who was to start but the official starting...
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Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after he scored his side's third goal during the group G match between Belgium and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 18, 2018 - 12:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:33 p.m. Romelu Lukaku has scored twice in six minutes to give Belgium a 3-0 lead in the World Cup match against Panama. Lukaku easily headed the ball in after a nice set up by Kevin De Bruyne in the 69th minute. The midfielder...
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Spain's goalkeeper David De Gea, second left, takes part during a training session of Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Krasnodar, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
June 18, 2018 - 12:31 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:25 p.m. David de Gea is set to remain in goal for Spain despite his mistake in the team's 3-3 draw against Portugal at the World Cup. New coach Fernando Hierro says he has full confidence in de Gea and will not make a change...
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Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, centre, challenges Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, right, during the group G match between Belgium and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
June 18, 2018 - 12:02 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Newcomer Panama was holding Belgium's talented team to a 0-0 draw at halftime in Sochi. Belgium pushed forward from the start and it didn't take long before it was threatening Panamanian goalkeeper Jaime Penedo. But...
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side's opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 18, 2018 - 11:16 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal can send Morocco to an early World Cup exit on Wednesday. A second straight defeat would ensure elimination for the North African side which has not let an opposing player score in this World Cup campaign since 2015. An own goal by Morocco forward Aziz...
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Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer gestures during the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 18, 2018 - 11:15 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany. Some Mexican supporters chanted the slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer prepared to take a goal kick in the 24th minute of Sunday'...
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Brazil's Neymar during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
June 18, 2018 - 11:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:03 p.m. Former Manchester United great Eric Cantona has joined the legions of football fans mocking Neymar's new haircut. The Brazil superstar has puzzled people with the dyed blond "spaghetti" hairstyle he revealed during his...
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