Soccer

12 missing youth soccer players feared trapped in Thai cave

Search and rescue teams are looking for a dozen members of a youth soccer team who are missing and believed to be trapped in a cave in northern Thailand

Uruguay defender Gimenez ruled out of final group…

Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez has been ruled out of the team's final World Cup group stage match because of a right thigh injury

Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in…

Soccer fans converged around Mexico's Angel of Independence monument to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup, mingling with an annual gay pride parade in a country that has been reprimanded for homophobic slurs during soccer matches.

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Belgium, team of tomorrow, hopes to finally win…

A polyglot of 11 million known for waffles, chocolate and beer, Belgium hopes to win a major title for the first time in its 114-year soccer history

Kickoff: Spain, Portugal can't coast to World Cup…

Led by Ronaldo's former coach, Iran could spoil either Portugal or Spain's chances to advance at the World Cup

Ex-soccer star says Iran officials barred him…

The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair

Chicago Cubs owners in talks to purchase AC Milan

The Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs says it is in negotiations to purchase the debt-ridden AC Milan soccer team

Serbia FA complains of 'biased' referee in Switzerland match

A day after being put under investigation by FIFA for complaining about the refereeing of their 2-1 World Cup defeat by Switzerland, Serbia's FA files official complaint with football's governing body alleging "biased officiating" by referee Feliz Brych

UN puts together a 'Youth World Cup' in New York

While the World Cup plays out in Russia, dozens of New York City children are set to play in a U.N.-sponsored youth version of the global soccer tournament

Saudi minister tweets barb at UEFA chief in TV…

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

Column: Like Pele, Mbappe's World Cup timing is perfect

Column: Like Pele, French teen Mbappe's World Cup timing is perfect

Seeing red: Iceland promises Croatia grueling…

Iceland defender Kari Arnason isn't afraid to see red if it means stopping one of the World Cup's most creative sides when it takes on Croatia on Tuesday

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Smolov back in Samara, where he scored his 1st club goal

Russia forward Fyodor Smolov is back in Samara, the city where he scored his first league goal in 2008, but he's not very sentimental about it

Messi is running out of time to save Argentina's…

Messi is running out of time to save Argentina's World Cup, end questions about his performance in big games

Russia's World Cup fixer deals with scams and injuries

Oleg Semyonov is Russia's World Cup fixer, running a call center for which deals with taxi scams, ticket fraud and even medical emergencies

Germany's message after stunning winner: "We're still alive"

Nothing in this tournament has come easy for Germany, but the defending champions are still in World Cup contention.

Kickoff: Tiny Panama stands in way of England…

For an England team that came to the World Cup with reduced expectations, things are setting up nicely

Needing goals, Australia could call upon veteran Cahill

Needing goals, Australia could call upon veteran Cahill for decisive World Cup match against Peru

With last-gasp winner, Germany adds to comeback…

Toni Kroos' last-gasp winner against Sweden on Saturday is the latest in a list of come-from-behind victories for Germany

Bad news for Messi, Argentina as Croatia threatens rotation

Croatia is considering resting players for its last group match against Iceland, which is hardly the kind of news Lionel Messi and Argentina want to hear with their World Cup future hanging in the balance

Peru striker hospitalized after head collision at World Cup

Peru says striker Jefferson Farfan has been hospitalized with head trauma after a hard collision with a teammate during practice at the World Cup

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Dempsey scores first goal of season, Sounders tie Fire, 1-1

Clint Dempsey scores first goal of season as Seattle Sounders tie Chicago Fire 1-1

Ciman, Diomande help LAFC to 2-0 win over Crew

Laurent Ciman scores as Los Angeles FC tops Columbus Crew 2-0

Hoesen, Tarbell help 'Quakes to 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake

Danny Hoesen scored his third goal in two games and Andrew Tarbell tied his career high with seven saves to help the San Jose Earthquakes to a 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake