Men's soccer

Spain's Andres Iniesta, above, comforts Spain's Jordi Alba at the end of the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 01, 2018 - 4:11 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Add this to your book of Russian proverbs: He who only passes is passed. Mighty Spain dominated the field at Luzhniki Stadium, dulled the senses with mind-numbing ball movement around the perimeter of the penalty area Sunday. It was the classic "tiki-taka" style that led to a World...
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Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel makes a save during a penalty shoot out after extra time during the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 01, 2018 - 4:07 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Croatia advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals by beating Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout Sunday. It was the second match of the day in which every penalty shot was on target, and the first time ever that goalkeepers combined to save half the shots in a World Cup...
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Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saves the decisive penalty during a penalty shoot out after extra time during the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
July 01, 2018 - 3:59 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Danijel Subasic saved three penalties, and Croatia's World Cup hopes. In the second straight shootout of the tournament, the Croats advanced to the quarterfinals on Sunday with a 3-2 victory over Denmark on penalties following a 1-1 draw. Subasic tipped the first...
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Russian players mob Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, front left in blue, after Russia defeated Spain by winning a penalty shoot in the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 01, 2018 - 12:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals by beating Spain in a penalty shootout on Sunday. Here's a look at how the shootout unfolded at the Luzhniki Stadium: SPAIN 1-0 Andres Iniesta scored with his last shot at a World Cup to give Spain the lead. The midfielder sent Russia...
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Japan's team players attend an official training of Japan on the eve of the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 01, 2018 - 11:18 am
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — The plan is to play like Japan. The hope is to beat Belgium. The Japanese will face Belgium in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Monday, an underdog against one of the favorites. "We are faced in this stage with new challenges which are different from those of the...
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Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saves the last penalty shot by Spain's Iago Aspas during the round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
July 01, 2018 - 10:51 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia shockingly eliminated Spain from the World Cup, surviving two hours of dominance by the 2010 champions in a 1-1 draw and then winning a penalty shootout 4-3 on Sunday. Russia's captain and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved spot-kicks from Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion and Iago Aspas,...
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Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez sits on the bench during the round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
July 01, 2018 - 8:07 am
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Uruguay players used to have the reputation for being dirty. That has all changed under one man they call "El Maestro." Coach Oscar Tabarez has transformed Uruguayan football and worked hard to improve its image during his 12-year tenure, although Luis Suarez...
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, and Portugal's Jose Fonte shake hand after their team was eliminated during the round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
July 01, 2018 - 7:03 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — At 33, Cristiano Ronaldo must surely be nearing the end with Portugal's national team. He's not saying, though. "Now it's not the time to talk about the future," Ronaldo said after Portugal's 2-1 loss to Uruguay at the World Cup. "I'm sure the national team will remain as one...
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Uruguay players celebrate after advancing to the quarterfinal during the round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
July 01, 2018 - 7:01 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Uruguay has gone deep into the World Cup before, even with some of the same players, yet after four straight wins, it's clear there is something more to the group that Oscar Tabarez has brought to Russia. Perhaps even enough to give France fits in the quarterfinals. Uruguay...
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Rescuers make their way down at the entrance to a cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach went missing, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand, Sunday, July 1, 2018. The frantic effort to locate them in the cave for a week picked up pace as a break in the rain eased flooding in the system of caverns and more experts from around the world joined the anxious rescue mission. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 01, 2018 - 4:36 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Rescue divers cleared a key hurdle Sunday in the increasingly desperate search for 12 boys and their soccer coach who went missing in a cave in northern Thailand more than a week ago, officials said. A team led by Thai navy SEAL divers pushed through the murk of a kilometer...
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