Men's soccer

In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, Egypt's national soccer team pose for a photograph ahead of the 2018 World Cup group E qualifying soccer match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
April 24, 2018 - 2:33 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Mohammed Salah has the ability to light up any team, including Egypt. The Liverpool striker has been in superb form this season, but playing at the World Cup will be a new experience for him. Egypt qualified for the tournament for the first time in 28 years, and its chances in Group A...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring against Bolivia during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
April 24, 2018 - 11:25 am
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's priority will be keeping Luiz Suarez tamed at this year's World Cup. After the striker was expelled from the 2014 tournament in disgrace for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, Uruguay was eliminated by Colombia in the round of 16. Suarez promises he is a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 27, 2018 file photo, Saudi Arabia's national team poses prior to an international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Saudi Arabia at King Baudouin stadium in Brussels. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
April 24, 2018 - 11:24 am
After dozens of coaching changes in the last 25 years, Saudi Arabia has a proven winner in charge for this year's World Cup. Juan Antonio Pizzi led Chile to the 2016 Copa America title, but it won't likely be easy for the Argentine to get his new team to play the same kind of high-octane, pressing...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 23, 2018 file photo, Russia players line up before an international friendly soccer match between Russia and Brazil at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
April 24, 2018 - 11:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — No Russian team has made it out of the group stage at the World Cup since the Soviet era and a spate of recent injuries is going to make it tough on the hosts again this year. Expectations have plummeted since Russia won the right to host the World Cup eight years ago. Back then, the...
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April 24, 2018 - 8:29 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has cleared teenage midfielder Sergei Eremenko to play for Russia at the World Cup by approving his change of national eligibility from Finland. FIFA says a request by the Russian Football Union was approved Monday. The 19-year-old Eremenko was born in Russia and currently plays...
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April 24, 2018 - 7:09 am
LEEDS, England (AP) — English soccer club Leeds has announced a tour next month in Myanmar, where the United Nations has described the country's treatment of Rohingya Muslims as ethnic cleansing. Leeds says it will play Myanmar's national team on May 11 in Mandalay, two days after facing an all-...
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Head of Morocco's Bid Committee Moulay Hafid Elalamy speaks during a press conference to promote Morocco's bid for the 2026 soccer World Cup after the visit of the Task Force in Casablanca, Morocco, Friday April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
April 23, 2018 - 9:08 pm
Morocco's World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of another delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals for the 2026 tournament. In a downbeat conclusion to the visit by the inspectors last week, Morocco's bid leader acknowledged...
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April 23, 2018 - 6:33 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Porto routed Setubal 5-1 to regain the Portuguese league lead on Monday. Moussa Marega, Ivan Marcano, Yacine Brahimi and Jesus Manuel Corona scored first-half goals and Alex Telles closed the scoring near the end of the match at Estadio do Dragao in Porto. Joao Amaral scored...
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April 23, 2018 - 6:08 pm
MADRID (AP) — With two free kick goals by the same player from nearly the same spot only two minutes apart, Levante came from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 and move a step closer to avoiding relegation in the Spanish league on Monday. Macedonian midfielder Enis Bardhi scored from eerily...
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Everton's Theo Walcott, second left, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Monday, April 23, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 5:38 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Theo Walcott's second-half strike helped Everton beat Newcastle 1-0 on Monday and move up to eighth in the English Premier League, its highest position since August. The result ended Newcastle's four-match winning streak and prevented Rafael Benitez's side from...
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