Soccer

Brazil fans discuss Neymar's haircut

Neymar divided opinion in Brazil's opening World Cup game with his new hairstyle.

Mexican soccer federation fined for…

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After only 2 matches, Egypt eliminated from World…

Egypt arrived in Russia with Mohamed Salah and some high expectations, but was eliminated from the World Cup after only two matches

Brazil says FIFA has dismissed its complaint over VAR use

The Brazilian soccer federation says FIFA has dismissed its complaint over the use of video review in the team's World Cup opener against Switzerland

Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide…

A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup

Iran staff member hospitalized during Spain game

A member of the Iranian national team staff was hospitalized after the team was denied a goal following a video review during a World Cup match against Spain

Soccer amid ruins: World Cup inspires unusual fields in Peru

Excitement for soccer has reached a fever pitch in Peru's crowded capital, where a lack of open spaces has forced residents to play pickup games squeezed up against Incan ruins or in pre-colonial cemeteries

Goatee & goals turn this into Cristiano Ronaldo's…

Cristiano Ronaldo is turning this into his World Cup with a goatee and goals after scoring for the fourth time in the tournament and leading Portugal over Morocco

Japan's Fans 'Make Statement' at World Cup—With…

They showed up at the World Cup match sporting trash bags. That's what the BBC is reporting about fans of "Samurai Blue," the Japanese national soccer team that beat Colombia's players 2-1 Tuesday in Russia. After the soccer teams' jobs were done in Saransk's Mordovia Arena, Japanese fans got to...

Russian fans celebrate once-maligned team as…

Russia's World Cup soccer team transformed from near-laughing stock to heroes of the motherland in less than a week

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Fans at World Cup criticized for videos disrespecting women

Some Latin American fans at the World Cup are receiving strong criticism for sexist behavior for posting videos in which they encourage foreign women to say offensive things in languages they don't appear to understand

Early penalty helps Japan beat Colombia 2-1 at…

Japan did what no other Asian team had ever done at a World Cup by beating a South American squad _ Colombia _ on the biggest stage in soccer

Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at…

Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran at the World Cup

Brazil's jailed former president criticizes World Cup team

Brazil's jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made his debut as a soccer pundit, writing a column from behind bars in which he criticized Brazil's performance in the team's 1-1 World Cup draw against Switzerland

Engine bursts into flames on plane with WCup team, none hurt

Officials say a flame burst out of an engine of an airplane carrying Saudi Arabia's soccer team to a World Cup host city caught fire during landing, but nobody was hurt

Denmark can go far at the World Cup - Sorensen

Thomas Sorensen has tipped Denmark to go far at this year's World Cup and says the performances of Christian Eriksen will be key to their chances.

World Cup Episode 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

Soccer's Common-Sense Version of Instant Replay Proves the Tool Can Be Used Without the Delays That Make NFL and MLB Games Difficult to Watch

Seismologists clarify Mexico soccer fans didn't cause quake

Mexico's National Seismological Service says there was seismic activity around the country's capital Sunday, but it wasn't linked to soccer fans celebrating their country's game-winning goal vs. Germany at the World Cup

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The Latest: Messi gets a chance to save face…

Cristiano Ronaldo is showing up Lionel Messi so far at the World Cup, but Messi gets a chance to save some face when Argentina meets Croatia

Bahr, last living member of team that upset…

Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, has died at age 91

Russian lawmaker wants to ban 'mockery' of soccer…

A Russian legislator says he wants to ban and "mockery" of the national soccer team _ and fine violators 10,000 rubles ($160)