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Belgium coach Roberto Martinez arrives for the official press conference at the eve of their quarterfinal match against Brazil at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 05, 2018 - 5:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Fox's lead broadcast team of John Strong and Sty Holden will call Friday's World Cup quarterfinal between Brazil and Belgium in Kazan, then announce Saturday's match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi. JP Dellacamera and Tony...
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Belgium's Romelu Lukaku answers a question during the official press conference at the eve of their quarterfinal match against Brazil at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 05, 2018 - 3:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku won't be heard complaining that his team's reward for winning its World Cup group is ending up in what appears to be the far harder side of the draw — and meeting five-time champion Brazil in the...
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Uruguay's Edinson Cavani heads the ball during a training session of Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 05, 2018 - 12:49 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup (all times local): 7:44 p.m. Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez is not saying whether striker Edinson Cavani has recovered from a left calf injury to play against France in the World Cup quarterfinals on Friday. Tabarez says on the eve of the game that he doesn't...
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Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona gestures during the round of 16 match between France and Argentina, at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
July 05, 2018 - 11:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup (all times local): 6 p.m. Diego Maradona has apologized to FIFA after soccer's governing body rebuked his comments criticizing American referee Mark Geiger*s work in England*s win over Colombia in the World Cup round of 16. The Argentina great who is a FIFA...
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England fans react watching the round of 16 match between Colombia and England on a big screen in a fan zone at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. England ended its long run of penalty misery and reached the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 12 years. The English beat Colombia 4-3 in the shootout. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
July 03, 2018 - 6:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Moscow police say they have detained a person after a statue was vandalized with an "England" inscription at the stadium where England played Colombia in the World Cup. Russian social media users posted a picture of...
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England's Harry Kane, right, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, centre, and Kieran Trippier celebrate with teammates at the end of the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. England won after a penalty shoot out. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 03, 2018 - 5:37 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Jordan Pickford had a big hand in ending England's long drought in World Cup penalty shootouts. England and Colombia were tied 1-1 after extra time, meaning the round of 16 game would be decided on penalties. England...
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England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saves a penalty during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 03, 2018 - 5:00 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:55 p.m. England has ended a drought in World Cup shootouts to beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties and advance to a quarterfinal match against Sweden. Yerry Mina's header in the third minute of stoppage time for Colombia made it 1...
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England's Danny Rose, left, reacts as Colombia's Mateus Uribe, right, and goalkeeper David Ospina look the ball passing next to goalpost during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 03, 2018 - 4:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:40 p.m. England and Colombia are going to a penalty shootout after extra time failed to produce a winner in the World Cup contest to determine the last of the quarterfinalists. Colombia was on the brink of elimination...
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Colombia's James Rodriguez leaves the pitch during the group H match between Senegal and Colombia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 03, 2018 - 1:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The injured James Rodriguez is not fit enough to be a substitute for Colombia against England. The official FIFA team sheet lists Rodriguez as "absent" and he is not among the Colombians warming up for the World Cup...
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FILE - In this file photo from June 26, 2018, Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel controls the ball during the Group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)
July 03, 2018 - 10:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel says he was told four hours before his country's crucial World Cup game against Argentina that his father had been kidnapped back home and would be shot if the player reported it to...
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