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MOSCOW | The Latest: Sampaoli out as Argentina coach

MOSCOW — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:24 a.m. Jorge Sampaoli is out as Argentina coach, two weeks after his team was beaten by France in the World Cup round of 16. The Argentina soccer federation says it reached a “mutual agreement” to terminate his contract. Sampaoli took over … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Sampaoli out as Argentina coach

MOSCOW | WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup’s final day

MOSCOW — Here’s a look at what’s coming up at the World Cup , which is down to its final day, featuring the title match Sunday in Moscow between France and Croatia. PUTIN REAPPEARS The Russian president has kept a fairly low profile at the World Cup considering he’s more or less the man behind … Continue reading MOSCOW | WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup’s final day

MOSCOW | Croatia reaches World Cup for 1st time, beats England 2-1

MOSCOW — When the final whistle blew and they knew they were going to their first World Cup final, the Croatians ran to their exuberant fans, jumping in their iconic red-and-white checkered jerseys. Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute and Croatia shocked England 2-1 Wednesday. Croatia, the first team in 28 … Continue reading MOSCOW | Croatia reaches World Cup for 1st time, beats England 2-1