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MOSCOW | Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

MOSCOW  —Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the month long World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for allegedly undermining the country’s morals … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

MOSCOW | The Latest: Expert panel praises Belgium’s tactical approach

MOSCOW — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Belgium outwitting Brazil in the quarterfinals has been hailed by FIFA’s expert panel as the best tactical success at the World Cup. A 2-1 win in Kazan was built on Belgium’s impressive first half. Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne scored after … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Expert panel praises Belgium’s tactical approach

MOSCOW | The Latest: Mixing sport and politics, May meets Plenkovic

MOSCOW — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The World Cup has butted in at the NATO summit in Brussels. British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Belgian counterpart exchanged national team jerseys at the European Union summit two weeks before their countries met at the World Cup. … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Mixing sport and politics, May meets Plenkovic

MAE SAI, Thailand | The Latest: Medic, divers who stayed with boys leave cave

MAE SAI, Thailand — The Latest on the rescue of a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The official who led the Thai cave rescue says the medic and three Thai navy SEAL divers who stayed with the trapped boys after they were found have left the … Continue reading MAE SAI, Thailand | The Latest: Medic, divers who stayed with boys leave cave

MOSCOW | World Cup’s 4th substitutes more than just penalty takers

MOSCOW  — When FIFA allowed teams to make a fourth substitution in extra time at the World Cup, it was widely assumed they would bring on their penalty specialists. That’s not always happening, however. Of the six players who have come on as fourth substitutes in World Cup games in Russia, only two have taken … Continue reading MOSCOW | World Cup’s 4th substitutes more than just penalty takers

MOSCOW | Neymar urged to stop acting, win titles to get FIFA award

MOSCOW — After a decade of duopoly, the FIFA-run vote to crown soccer’s best player finally seems open to third parties after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo left the World Cup early. Neymar must help Brazil lift the trophy next week if he wants to join the greats, according to the World Cup winner who … Continue reading MOSCOW | Neymar urged to stop acting, win titles to get FIFA award

MOSCOW | The Latest: Caribbean delegate banned for ticket re-selling

MOSCOW  — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist is starting for his country in its World Cup round of 16 match against Switzerland. His wife might not be totally focused on the action. Granqvist’s wife Sofie is due to give birth Tuesday to the … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Caribbean delegate banned for ticket re-selling

MOSCOW | The Latest: Brazil-Mexico is 0-0 at halftime in Round of 16

MOSCOW — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 5: 45 p.m. Mexico and Brazil are tied 0-0 at halftime in their World Cup round-of-16 match at Samara Stadium. While Mexico controlled the possession early, Brazil appeared to have the best scoring chances. Neymar’s right-foot shot was stopped by Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Brazil-Mexico is 0-0 at halftime in Round of 16