2014 FIFA World Cup

Netherland's Memphis Depay, center, celebrates with Netherland's Quincy Promes, left, and supporters after he scored his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between The Netherlands and Germany at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 13, 2018 - 5:58 pm
Germany's UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition —...
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Italian national soccer team's head coach Roberto Mancini speaks during a press conference ahead of Friday's Nations League soccer match against Poland, at the Coverciano training center near Florence, Italy, Monday, Sept. 32018. (Claudio Giovannini/ANSA via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 2:26 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini bemoaned the dearth of Italian players in Serie A as he focuses on youth in his attempt to get the Azzurri back to the top of international football. The national team is at a low point after missing the World Cup for the first time in nearly six decades...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 19, 2018 file photo, from left, Russia's Alexander Golovin, Denis Cheryshev, Artyom Dzyuba, and Roman Zobnin celebrate the first goal of the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia. Two months on from the World Cup, Russia’s top clubs have struggled to show much momentum in European competitions or the transfer market. Smaller teams are posting record crowds at their gleaming new arenas, though fundamental questions remain over financial stability. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, file)
September 03, 2018 - 7:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — For Russia's top clubs, it's almost as if the World Cup never happened. The national team made an incredible run to the World Cup quarterfinals, but Russia's clubs have struggled to show any momentum in European competitions this season. Spartak Moscow was knocked out of the Champions...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2014, file photo, United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. Former U.S. national team captain and Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey has announced his retirement, effective immediately. In a statement issued Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, by the Sounders, the 35-year-old Dempsey said he believes it's the right time to step away from the game. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
August 29, 2018 - 12:37 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Former U.S. national team captain and Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey announced his retirement on Wednesday, effective immediately. In a statement issued by the Sounders, the 35-year-old Dempsey said he believes it's the right time to call it quits after playing soccer...
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French players celebrate after bursting into a press conference by France head coach Didier Deschamps after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. (AP Photo/Ronald Blum)
July 15, 2018 - 8:31 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Didier Deschamps walked into the interview room in the bowels of Luzhniki Stadium and prepared to answer questions for the first time as coach of a World Cup champion. A noise to his right caused him to turn, and his players rushed in. A bare-chested Benjamin Mendy jumped onto the...
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Stewards carry off the field a person who invaded the pitch during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 15, 2018 - 6:50 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:43 a.m. Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violation of spectators' rights" and illegally wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final. The...
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Croatia's Ivan Perisic gestures during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 11, 2018 - 6:16 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Ivan Perisic recalls being a little boy wearing his red-and-white checkered shirt as he watched Croatia previous World Cup semifinal against France in 1998.He says he watched on TV in Split when Croatia lost to the...
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France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
July 10, 2018 - 6:05 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — They're young, they're brash and they're collectively worth a billion dollars. The one thing missing for this French squad is an international title. Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and France are about to get that chance. Les Bleus are headed to the World Cup final. Samuel...
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Belgium's Nacer Chadli, second right, celebrates after scoring his third side's goal during the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 04, 2018 - 8:57 am
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — To get past Belgium in the quarterfinals at the World Cup, Brazil has to do something it has not been able to do since it last won the tournament in 2002: overcome European opposition in the knockout stages. Since beating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final, the five-time...
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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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