Soccer

Ronaldo scores in Portugal's 1-0 win, Morocco…

Cristiano Ronaldo made European soccer history by scoring in Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco, a result that makes the North African team the first to be eliminated from the World Cup

Neymar returns to practice, Brazil guarantees he is ready

Neymar has returned to practice two days before Brazil's next World Cup game against Costa Rica

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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...

Summer drinks may lack fizz 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

Messi dogged by Ronaldo, history as Argentina…

Lionel Messi faces pressure to deliver for Argentina at World Cup, keep pace with Cristiano Ronaldo

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

Sweden match is the first final for Germany…

Germany's team manager Oliver Bierhoff recognises that Die Mannschaft are now fighting for their lives in every World Cup match, following their opening loss to Mexico.

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

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

Will he or won't he? Coach won't reveal Cahill's status

Australia's coach would not say whether all-time leading scorer Tim Cahill would play on Thursday against Denmark

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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

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

Volgograd provides the proper perspective at World Cup

It may be coming up to 60 years since it changed its name to Volgograd, but the Russian city's previous incarnation as Stalingrad is never far from the senses

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

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

South African who lost his legs fulfills football dream

Young South African who lost his legs fulfills football coaching dream

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)

World Cup's only black coach says there should be more

Senegal's Aliou Cisse, the only black head coach among 32 at this year's World Cup, says more black coaches are needed for Africa's soccer success to improve

De Gea deserved criticism after World Cup mistake…

Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich insisted David de Gea deserved to be criticised after his mistake gifted Portugal a goal in Spain's 3-3 draw.

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I love watching Brazil - Diego Costa

Diego Costa says he has no ill feeling towards Brazil, after the striker switched his allegiances from the Selecao to Spain earlier in his career.