World Cup

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March 16, 2019 - 11:54 pm
CHINA (AP) - - USA Basketball still doesn't know which players will be wearing the red, white and blue this summer in China. Their first three opponents, however, are finally set. The Americans' quest for an unprecedented third consecutive FIBA World Cup championship will start against the Czech...
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Women's World Cup trophy
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February 27, 2019 - 1:36 pm
(AP) — The Women's World Cup countdown has begun in earnest. Wednesday marked 100 days until the kickoff of the game's biggest tournament, opening on June 7 in Paris. The 24-team event will be played at nine stadiums in France over the course of a month, with the final set for July 7 in Lyon. The...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino
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October 31, 2018 - 4:16 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Adding 16 teams to the 2022 World Cup is about far more than sports. The head of world soccer thinks the proposal can help solve the bitter diplomatic fight between host Qatar and a Saudi Arabian-led coalition trying to isolate the tiny nation. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has...
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Santiago Solari
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Justin Udo
October 30, 2018 - 5:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The name Santiago Solari may not ring any bells if you are not a soccer fan. But the Argentine who has played in the World Cup and for some of the top soccer clubs around the globe — and is now the interim coach for Real Madrid — has a strong connection to the...
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October 14, 2018 - 10:38 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan each scored twice in the first half and United States earned a spot in the World Cup next summer in France with a 6-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Heath's first came in the first two minutes of the match and...
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July 17, 2018 - 3:20 pm
PARIS (AP) — Teenage World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe is giving his bonus to an association that puts sports in the lives of hospitalized children. The head of Premiers de Cordee (First in Line), Sebastien Ruffin, says two weeks before France clinched the World Cup he was informed that Mbappe would...
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Supporter of Croatia national soccer team members wait to welcome the team on their arrival in Zagreb, Croatia.
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July 16, 2018 - 2:43 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes' welcome for the national team on Monday despite its loss to France in the World Cup final. Tens of thousands of people wearing national red-and-white checkered colors and...
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The crowd prepares to welcome the French soccer team for a parade a day after the French team victory in the soccer World Cup, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Paris.
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July 16, 2018 - 10:55 am
By Elaine Ganley, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — With the golden World Cup trophy in hand, France's victorious national team is returning home to a grand "Merci!" from a grateful nation that was sorely in need of a boost. "Eternal Happiness" said Monday's headline in the sports daily L'Equipe,...
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July 15, 2018 - 9:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy. France's 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday marked the second time in 20 years that...
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France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup.
AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis
July 15, 2018 - 1:00 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot protest. The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score in a World Cup final, helping France beat Croatia...
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