Professional Soccer

Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions

Jun 22, 2018

The World Cup brought a building boom to Saransk, and residents hope the benefits last beyond the final match

Saudi minister tweets barb at UEFA chief in TV rights row

Jun 21, 2018

Saudi Arabia's sports minister has criticized the president of European soccer on Twitter in an escalating dispute over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights

Mourinho says Fred is right for Man United

Jun 21, 2018

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk will give "another dimension to our game"

Salah, Neymar, Messi, messy, messy: World Cup stars stifled

Jun 21, 2018

Nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play have some of the biggest names at the World Cup off to a shaky start

The Latest: Argentina collapses vs. Croatia, could go home

Jun 21, 2018

Croatia is through to the knockout stage of the World Cup with a dominant 3-0 win over Lionel Messi and Argentina, who now need help to advance.

More than ever, and without a team, it is China's World Cup

Jun 21, 2018

Despite having no team at the World Cup, China is making its presence felt as never before at the showcase tournament

FIFA criticism adds to Morocco hat-trick of World Cup losses

Jun 21, 2018

At its first World Cup in 20 years, Morocco has a horrible set of results to show for efforts on and off the field

Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru

Jun 21, 2018

Kylian Mbappe scores in 1st half, France holds on to beat Peru 1-0 and advance to the second round at the World Cup

Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

Jun 21, 2018

Mile Jedinak's penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark and new life at the World Cup

World Cup stadium offers experience like no other venue

Jun 21, 2018

World Cup stadium offers experience like no other venue

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