World Cup

Ticker tape parade
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
July 07, 2019 - 2:34 pm
New York City will hold a ticker tape parade this week in celebration of the United States' fourth Women's World Cup title.
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Women's World Cup
Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports
July 07, 2019 - 12:43 pm
LYON, France (AP) — The United States women's soccer team was as good as American players promised — maybe even better. Especially Megan Rapinoe, the pink-haired captain who emerged with the Golden Ball as top player, the Golden Boot as top scorer and a world-wide stature as a champion for gender...
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French players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Croatia in the final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 on July 15, 2018, at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
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Sean Hartnett
July 16, 2018 - 10:48 am
The twists and turns of a World Cup final can deliver ecstasy or the cruelest fate. France’s 4-2 victory looks definitive on paper. But this was a case of a convincing final scoreline obscuring the drama that transpired over 90 minutes.
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France's Antoine Griezmann (7) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal on a penalty kick against Croatia in the final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 on July 15, 2018, at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
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July 15, 2018 - 1:47 pm
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.
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France forward Antoine Griezmann lunges for the ball during the second half in the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup 2018 against Belgium on July 10, 2018, at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Moscow.
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Sean Hartnett
July 13, 2018 - 2:48 pm
Sunday’s World Cup Final pits two rising nations in Croatia and France. For too long, France and Croatia underperformed at recent major tournaments.
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Sean Hartnett
July 02, 2018 - 6:35 pm
The 2018 World Cup has served up a bevy of unpredictable matches and drama to be savored. On Monday, Japan caused a stir by jumping out to a 2-0 shock lead over heavily-favored Belgium in the Round of 16.
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Germany defender Mats Hummels reacts against South Korea in Group F play during the FIFA World Cup on June 27, 2018, at Kazan Stadium in Kazan, Russia
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Sean Hartnett
June 27, 2018 - 3:23 pm
The German machine that reigned supreme at the 2014 World Cup stalled in the group stage four years later in Russia. A 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday sent the defending champions packing, an early exit that shocked the entire globe.
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Jun 16, 2018; Moscow, Russia; Argentina forward Lionel Messi (10) controls the ball against Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (10) and midfielder Emil Hallfredsson (20) in Group D play during the FIFA World Cup 2018 at Spartak Stadium.
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June 20, 2018 - 6:32 pm
In the latest episode of the "Soccer in the City" podcast, hosts Tom Kolker, Roberto Abramowitz, Glenn Crooks and John Rojas discuss how New York City FC will handle game day in the event new coach Domenec Torrent does not obtain his visa and the World Cup has offered some surprises and great...
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Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (1) with the ball against Mexico in Group F play during the FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2018, at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
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June 18, 2018 - 2:53 pm
FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany.
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