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Spain's Diego Costa celebrates after scoring his sides 2nd 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/Manu Fernandez)
June 15, 2018 - 3:23 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Spain is in front for the first time after scoring twice in three minutes to take a 3-2 lead over Portugal. Diego Costa scored his second of the match in the 55th minute off a set piece to equalize at 2-2. Moments...
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, is fouled by Spain's Nacho for a penalty 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 15, 2018 - 2:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:40 p.m. An impressive individual effort from Diego Costa has pulled Spain even with Portugal in the 24th minute. Costa collided with Pepe to win a header deep in Portugal's end. He then cut back three times to shake free from...
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Iran's players celebrate their victory at the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 15, 2018 - 1:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand could not quite believe it when his team's winning goal went in five minutes into injury time against Morocco. He stood perfectly still in his penalty area, hands on his head as he...
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From right to left, Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Tagliafico, Javier Mascherano and Ever Banega jog during a training session of Argentina on the eve of their group D match against Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
June 15, 2018 - 1:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:27 p.m. Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has named his team to play Iceland in Moscow on Saturday, and it includes forward Sergio Aguero. Aguero's prolific season with English champion Manchester City ended in March to have knee...
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A poster to support Iranian women is displayed in the stands during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
June 15, 2018 - 12:17 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:16 p.m. Iranian activists are using their national team's first match at the World Cup to protest Iran's ban on women attending soccer matches. Fans unfurled a protest banner at the stadium Friday in the Russian city of St...
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Peru's Paolo Guerrero warms up on the pitch during Peru's official training on the eve of the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 15, 2018 - 11:43 am
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — The mere presence of striker Paolo Guerrero on Peru's national team could have been a major distraction. Any Peruvian success in Russia might have been tainted if opponents made a fuss that Guerrero, Peru's all-time leading scorer, had no business playing in the World Cup...
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An Egyptian fan seats after the end of the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. Uruguay defeated Egypt 1-0. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
June 15, 2018 - 10:55 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 5:50 p.m. More than 5,000 people with tickets skipped Uruguay's 1-0 win over Egypt in the opening game at Yekaterinburg. FIFA says it is investigating why, with "no-shows" one of the factors. Pockets of orange seats were clearly...
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Morocco's Romain Saiss, middle, with teammates warm up during the official training of Morocco on the eve of the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
June 15, 2018 - 10:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Iran started with Sardar Azmoun in place of injured striker Mehdi Taremi for the opening Group B match against Morocco in St. Petersburg. Up front for Morocco was Ayoub El Kaabi, who only made his international debut...
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Russia's Alan Dzagoev reacts as he holds his leg 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/Darko Bandic)
June 15, 2018 - 8:34 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Russia's team says a scan has confirmed creative midfielder Alan Dzagoev sustained a hamstring injury in the opening World Cup win over Saudi Arabia. The team says Dzagoev underwent an MRI scan on Friday and "a...
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Peru's Paolo Guerrero warms up on the pitch during Peru's official training on the eve of the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 15, 2018 - 8:26 am
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — The mere presence of striker Paolo Guerrero on Peru's national team could have been a big distraction. Any Peruvian success in Russia might have been tainted if opponents made a fuss that Guerrero, Peru's all-time leading scorer, had no business playing in the World Cup after...
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