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British Prime Minister Theresa May, center right, holds up a Belgian National team soccer jersey presented by Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, center left, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, June 28, 2018. European Union leaders meet for a two-day summit to address the political crisis over migration and discuss how to proceed on the Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
June 28, 2018 - 1:57 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Almost by tradition, there was some World Cup diplomacy at the European Union summit. Every four years, the leaders of the EU are locked in meetings while one or more of their teams are playing in a World Cup match. At the start of the summit, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel...
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England head coach Gareth Southgate walks on the pitch prior to the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 28, 2018 - 1:21 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The tactical jockeying for positions in the World Cup knockout stage is under way before kickoff with 17 lineup changes across both teams in the Group G decider between England and Belgium. Harry Kane and Romelu...
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Poland's Jan Bednarek, left, scores the opening goal during the group H match between Japan and Poland at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
June 28, 2018 - 12:37 pm
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Amid a crescendo of boos and whistles as neither side tried to score, Japan advanced to the knockout round at the World Cup because of a newly implemented tiebreaker — fewer yellow cards. The Japanese, barely playing for the final 15 minutes of the match, lost to Poland 1-0...
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Japanese players leave the pitch after the group H match between Japan and Poland at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. Poland won 1-0. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 28, 2018 - 12:04 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:54 p.m. Japan has squeaked in the knockout stage at the World cup by the narrowest of margins after losing 1-0 to Poland in its last group match. Jan Bednarek got the solitary goal of the match in the 59th minute when he...
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Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima dives to stop a shot right over the goal line during the group H match between Japan and Poland at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
June 28, 2018 - 10:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 5:49 p.m. Japan and Poland are locked 0-0 at halftime in their last World Cup group match. Japan created most of the chances during the half with Yoshinori Muto central to most of his team's attacking forays. Muto was one of...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, a woman walks past a 21-floor concrete structure building in Kaliningrad, Russia. Lonely Planet calls it "hideous" and an eyesore. FIFA describes it as "classic Soviet architecture." Locals in this Russian territory sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania call it simply "The Monster" or the "Buried Robot," believing it looks like the head of a giant robot entombed up to its shoulders into the earth. (AP Photo/Michael Corder)
June 28, 2018 - 10:02 am
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Lonely Planet calls it "hideous." FIFA describes it as "classic Soviet architecture." The locals, on the other hand, call it "The Monster" or the "Buried Robot," believing it looks like the head of a giant robot entombed up to its shoulders. Dom Sovietov -- the House of...
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Brazil's Marcelo covers his face 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 28, 2018 - 9:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Brazil says Marcelo is recovering well from his back injury but it remains unclear if he will be available for the team's round-of-16 match against Mexico on Monday. The Brazilian federation says Marcelo is "...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Everton's Wayne Rooney applauds fans during warm up before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. Rooney's second spell at boyhood English team Everton maybe over after just a year. The former England captain posted a photograph on Twitter of him giving the thumbs-up while apparently sitting on an airplane and bound for the United States it was reported on Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
June 28, 2018 - 7:21 am
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney's second spell at boyhood English team Everton maybe over after just a year. The former England captain posted a photograph on Twitter of him giving the thumbs-up while apparently sitting on an airplane and bound for the United States. Alongside the picture...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino, right of him, attend an opening friendly soccer match between two children teams and FIFA legends at a Football Park in Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 28, 2018 - 7:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaeus says "something has to change" about the team after its World Cup group-stage exit. As Germany travels home following the 2-0 loss to South Korea that eliminated the defending champion,...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino, right of him, attend an opening friendly soccer match between two children teams and FIFA legends at a Football Park in Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 28, 2018 - 7:04 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 2 p.m. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been elusive for international media during the World Cup, but he made a brief exception Thursday. Opening a soccer exhibition on Red Square with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Infantino...
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