2018 FIFA World Cup

August 17, 2018 - 10:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An influential campaign group close to the Kremlin has called for an investigation into how stadiums and infrastructure built for the World Cup have failed to cope with floods. An embankment outside the stadium in Volgograd collapsed onto a road on the day of the final, while leaks...
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August 15, 2018 - 6:58 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Danijel Subasic says he is retiring from international soccer, becoming the third Croatian player that reached the World Cup final to leave the national team. The 33-year-old Subasic joins defender Vedran Corluka and striker Mario Mandzukic in calling it quits. Subasic says "...
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August 14, 2018 - 12:05 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar says a Nepali worker has died while helping to build a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Arab nation. Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said in a statement Tuesday the 23-year-old worker died at its Al Wakrah Stadium project site. It...
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August 14, 2018 - 9:46 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Mario Mandzukic says he is retiring from international soccer after 11 years with Croatia's national team, with his decision coming a month after he scored a goal in the World Cup final. The 32-year-old Mandzukic made the announcement Tuesday on Instagram. In an emotional...
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August 09, 2018 - 2:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on transfer deadline day in the English Premier League (all times local): 7:10 p.m. On transfer deadline day, Jamie Vardy has decided to stay put. The England striker signed a new deal with Leicester which will keep him at the club until 2022. The 31-year-old Vardy's...
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Andy Murray, of Britain, returns the ball against Kyle Edmund, of Britain, during the Citi Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 07, 2018 - 3:29 pm
Tennis leaders are offering to lob more cash at countries to persuade them to back plans for a $3 billion revamp of the Davis Cup. But the International Tennis Federation will be ceding some control of the final of its flagship men's event to investors bankrolling the World Cup of Tennis project,...
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August 07, 2018 - 6:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is retiring from the national team after becoming the oldest man to play in a World Cup match. El Hadary started the World Cup as Egypt's backup goalkeeper, but he played in his team's final group match in Russia, saving a penalty in the 2-1 loss to...
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Manchester City players celebrate with the trophy after they won the Community Shield soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 05, 2018 - 2:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Despite the tight turnaround after the World Cup, Manchester City's attacking ruthlessness has not been blunted by fatigue or the English heatwave. Winning the Community Shield demonstrated that beyond any doubt on Sunday. Three weeks after the World Cup finished, the Premier League...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Brazil head coach Tite answers questions during a press conference during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Tite has extended his contract with the team until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Brazilian football confederation made the announcement on Wednesday, July 25. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
August 03, 2018 - 6:50 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will meet El Salvador in a friendly next month in a suburb of Washington, D.C. The game will be held at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on Sept. 11, four days after coach Tite's team takes on the U.S. in a previously announced friendly at East Rutherford, New Jersey...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, competitors take part in the eWorld Cup grand final in London. Three weeks after the World Cup finished in Russia, the finals of the e-sports version are taking place in London, with gamers being tested for performance-enhancing substances for the first time by FIFA. It’s a sign of the increasing professionalization of the gaming version of the World Cup, with the winner collecting $250,000. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
August 03, 2018 - 3:47 pm
LONDON (AP) — The players finished their soccer matches and huddled waiting to discover who would have to undergo doping tests. The random draw completed, two men went off to provide urine samples. They just had to put their controllers down first. Less than three weeks after the World Cup finished...
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