April 19, 2019 - 5:38 am
FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer.
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July 11, 2018 - 10:19 am
By RONALD BLUM , AP Sports Writer MOSCOW (AP) — Female players have an equal right to have FIFA use video review for their tournament next year in France, U.S. women's coach Jill Ellis said Wednesday. FIFA is using Video Assistant Referees for the men's World Cup for the first time this year, and...
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July 09, 2018 - 10:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Croatia wants to spring a surprise on England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during World Cup semifinals. Pickford played just three games for England before the World Cup but has produced some key saves to help his team...
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July 02, 2018 - 11:02 am
By BEN NUCKOLS, AP Sports Writer MOSCOW (AP) — When Harry Kane takes the field for England on Tuesday, it will be his first match in nine days. He's still the leading scorer at the World Cup. Meanwhile, Colombia forward James Rodriguez — the top scorer in Brazil four years ago — hasn't found the...
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June 29, 2018 - 9:53 am
By SAMUEL PETREQUIN , AP Sports Writer KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Like any other team preparing to play Argentina, France faces the Lionel Messi question: How to stop the five-time world player of the year? Unlike many of its rivals at the World Cup, though, France has an answer: a center-half pairing of...
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June 27, 2018 - 7:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 5:27 p.m. Jesus Gallardo has received what FIFA is calling the fastest yellow card in World Cup history. The Mexico fullback was booked for a hard tackle just 13 seconds into Wednesday's match against Sweden. The record for...
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June 25, 2018 - 10:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 8:29 p.m. Ailing Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho won't take the pitch for the opening of Portugal's pivotal group play finale against Iran in Saransk. Coach Fernando Santos has made three changes in all, inserting Adrien Silva, Ricardo...
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June 25, 2018 - 10:35 am
By GRAHAM DUNBAR , AP Sports Writer MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA has fined three Switzerland players for making hand gestures of an Albanian national symbol to celebrate World Cup goals against Serbia, and cleared them to continue playing. Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri received a warning and a fine of 10,...
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June 25, 2018 - 10:32 am
By PAN PYLAS , Associated Press VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — The oldest person to play in a World Cup match let in a pair of goals Monday despite some spectacular saves. Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who is 45, took the field for his team's final group match to set the record. Although he saved one...
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