Stories tagged: FIFA World Cup
Mon., June 18, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
Late header from Harry Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia
Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out.
Mon., June 18, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
Belgium wakes up in 2nd half, rolls past Panama 3-0
Unlike the other World Cup favorites that struggled through their opening matches, Belgium looked every part the title contender.
Mon., June 18, 2018, 6:31 p.m.
Sweden gets benefit of video review, beats South Korea 1-0
Sweden got the break it needed from the video review system, and team captain Andreas Granqvist didn’t waste the chance.
Sun., June 17, 2018, 6:28 p.m.
Aleksandar Kolarov scores from free kick, Serbia beats Costa Rica 1-0
With a curling free kick that decided the outcome of the match, Aleksandar Kolarov immediately drew some comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sun., June 17, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup
Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia.
Sun., June 17, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup
Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany is proving no exception.
Wed., April 25, 2018, 1:55 p.m.
Mostly American World Cup announcers for Fox despite no U.S.
Fox’s World Cup debut will have an American accent, even though the United States failed to qualify for the soccer tournament. And four of the six broadcast crews will call …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 11:20 a.m.
South American nations to vote for 2026 North America World Cup
The North American bid for the 2026 World Cup has gained the support of the 10 South American soccer nations. The announcement from CONMEBOL on Friday came two months before …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 12:14 p.m.
FIFA keen on expanding World Cup to 48 teams for Qatar 2022
FIFA President Gianni Infantino is keen on hastening the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar in a move that might require the …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
UEFA to ask FIFA for 16 places at expanded 2026 World Cup
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says Europe will formally ask FIFA for at least 16 places in the expanded 48-team World Cup. Ceferin says “we think it’s realistic to ask for …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
FIFA risks quality of World Cup to bring more teams to party
During a 17-year FIFA presidency packed with madcap ideas and policy on the hoof, not even Sepp Blatter ultimately tinkered with the World Cup format. Blatter inherited a 32-team World …
Thu., July 3, 2014, 12:10 p.m.
Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a Brazilian World Cup host city, killing at least one person and trapping a commuter bus, two construction …
Sat., June 14, 2014
Spain defense implodes in heaviest loss since 1950
SALVADOR, Brazil – Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas crawled and scrambled in vain, Gerard Pique was beaten for pace and Sergio Ramos made a series of blunders. Whatever happened to Spain’s …
Sat., Dec. 7, 2013
U.S. to play Ghana, Portugal, Germany at World Cup
The United States drew a daunting task for next year’s FIFA World Cup: difficult opponents, tropical venues and a wearying 9,000-mile zigzag journey across Brazil. The Americans and coach Jurgen …
Sat., Dec. 7, 2013
Brazil 3-1 favorite, U.S. rises to 150-1 at World Cup
Brazil was made a 3-1 favorite to win the 2014 World Cup it will be hosting. The Brazilians remained at the same odds after Friday’s draw as they held going …
Mon., Feb. 4, 2013, 4:57 a.m.
Match-fixing probe: 680 suspicious games worldwide
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A wide-ranging match-fixing investigation has uncovered more than 680 suspicious games — including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games — …