2018 FIFA World Cup

February 06, 2019 - 4:48 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish brewer Carlsberg said Wednesday that its 2018 net profit rose to 5.31 billion kroner ($811 million) from 1.26 billion kroner a year earlier, on strong beer sales across its major markets, boosted by unusually hot weather in western Europe and the football World Cup...
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United States defender Sebastian Lletget (17) scores a goal over Costa Rica defender Waylon Francis (12) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. United States won 2-0. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
February 02, 2019 - 7:33 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sebastian Lletget headed the ball down and the emotions overtook him as soon as the ball went into the net. In the same stadium where he scored his first international goal before a devastating foot injury he feared might have ended his career, Lletget delivered a much...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley gives a thumbs-up to the crowd following a victory over Atlanta United in MLS soccer game action in Toronto. Bradley was called for the team's first training camp under coach Gregg Berhalter. But goalkeeper Brad Guzan and Jozy Altidore were omitted from a 27-man roster picked exclusively from players in Major League Soccer. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
December 20, 2018 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. captain Michael Bradley has an immediate chance to show new coach Gregg Berhalter he deserves to be considered for the next World Cup cycle. The 31-year-old midfielder was the oldest player and among just four veterans selected for a 27-man roster that will attend Berhalter's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017 file photo, Russia's deputy prime minister in charge of sport, tourism and youth policies Vitaly Mutko attends a news conference after the Russia 2018 LOC Board meeting with FIFA participation in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of the country's doping scandals, resigned Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018, as president of the Russian Football Union. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
December 19, 2018 - 9:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of the country's doping scandals, has resigned as president of the Russian Football Union. The RFU says Mutko stepped down during Wednesday's executive committee meeting. Russian soccer...
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France coach Corinne Diacre, left, and United States coach Jill Ellis pose next to the World Cup trophy during the women's soccer World Cup France 2019 draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 08, 2018 - 6:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — U.S. national coach Jill Ellis was asked before the Women's World Cup draw whether she thought her team would be grouped with Sweden for the fifth straight time. "Oh, we will," Ellis laughed, recalling her reply. Turned out she was right. The defending champion Americans were grouped...
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December 06, 2018 - 4:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former FIFA official from Guatemala who was cooperating in the U.S. investigation of corruption in international soccer's governing body was sentenced on Thursday to time served. Ex-Guatemalan soccer chief Rafael Salguero had been under house arrest since 2016 while providing...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Peru's Football Federation President Edwin Oviedo poses for a photo during a press conference in Lima, Peru. Oviedo was arrested, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, a few months after leading his country back to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years. Prosecutors say he will be held initially for 15 days as they investigate his alleged connections to a criminal network that paid for several judges to attend the World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Fernando Sangama, File)
December 06, 2018 - 1:42 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The head of Peru's soccer federation has been arrested a few months after leading his country back to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years. Prosecutors say Edwin Oviedo will be held initially for 15 days as they investigate his alleged role in a criminal network that paid...
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Gregg Berhalter, the recently-named head coach of the U.S. men's national soccer team, speak at a news conference, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 04, 2018 - 12:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gregg Berhalter says he inherits a U.S. soccer team "with potential," one that needs "direction" and "development" after missing the World Cup for the first time since the 1980s. Berhalter, who spent the past five seasons as coach of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, was...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 picture a worker walks inside the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Eight stadiums scattered in a 30-mile radius that will host 32 teams from across the planet are in various stages of development, most of them trying to walk the treacherous line of paying homage to the region's history while simultaneously avoiding becoming an expensive and unused relic once the party ends and everyone else goes home. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
November 26, 2018 - 3:00 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Nasser Al-Khater glances out his window across Doha Bay. The view is far different than it was eight years ago, when al-Khater served as part of the team that helped Qatar pull off a staggering upset to land the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In the distance the bare bones of Ras Abu Aboud...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 22 de abril de 2018, el capitán de Francia Yannick Noah durante un partido de la Copa Federación entre la francesa Pauline Parmentier y la estadounidense Madison Keys en Aix-en-Provence, Francia. Noah será capitán en la Copa Davis por última vez en la final ante Croacia. (AP Foto/Claude Paris, archivo)
November 22, 2018 - 9:37 am
LILLE, France (AP) — There will be an air of sporting "deja vu" when France takes on Croatia in the Davis Cup final. The two nations already faced off this year in the World Cup final, with France's national soccer team emerging victorious 4-2. Yannick Noah, the Davis Cup captain for France, is a...
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