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MOSCOW | Switzerland awaits FIFA judgment on ‘provocative’ gestures

MOSCOW (AP) — Despite goal celebrations seen as inflaming political tensions with Serbia, the head of Switzerland’s soccer federation said Sunday he doesn’t expect FIFA to suspend his players. FIFA has added a third Swiss player — captain Stephan Lichtsteiner — to an investigation of both scorers in a 2-1 win who made hand gestures … Continue reading MOSCOW | Switzerland awaits FIFA judgment on ‘provocative’ gestures

MOSCOW | The Latest: Goalkeeper, 45, still seeks World Cup age record

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:03 p.m. Egypt’s 45-year-old backup goalkeeper says he would be the world’s happiest man if he were to play in his country’s final World Cup match and become the tournament’s oldest player ever. Essam Al Hadary did not play in Egypt’s … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Goalkeeper, 45, still seeks World Cup age record

MOSCOW | The Latest: Kane completes hat-trick for England v Panama

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 4:22 p.m. Harry Kane is the third Englishman to score three goals in a World Cup game, completing the hat trick with a lucky deflection to give his team a 6-0 lead over Panama in the 62nd minute. Kane scored two … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Kane completes hat-trick for England v Panama

MOSCOW | The Latest: England photo-gate fizzles as Sterling starts

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 4 p.m. England coach Gareth Southgate cautioned that the cannily taken photo of training ground notes that ruffled feathers between the team and the media didn’t indicate what the lineup could be for Sunday’s World Cup game against Panama. He was … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: England photo-gate fizzles as Sterling starts

MOSCOW  | The Latest: Kane penalty gives England a 2-0 lead v Panama

MOSCOW  — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 3:22 p.m. England is 2-0 up after just 22 minutes against Panama, with Harry Kane adding a penalty to John Stones’ early goal. Kane smashed his spot-kick into the top left corner after Jesse Lingard was fouled by Panama’s Fidel Escobar. The … Continue reading MOSCOW  | The Latest: Kane penalty gives England a 2-0 lead v Panama

MOSCOW | The Latest: Stones’ header gives England 1-0 lead v Panama

MOSCOW — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 3:08 p.m. England has taken an early lead against Panama at the World Cup with a header by defender John Stones. Stones was unmarked when he met Kieran Trippier’s corner in the eighth minute and buried his header in the bottom left … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Stones’ header gives England 1-0 lead v Panama

MOSCOW | The Latest: Griezmann confident he’ll regain form in Russia

MOSCOW — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 2:05 p.m. France forward Antoine Griezmann is confident his World Cup form will pick up following a slow start. Although he earned and scored a penalty as France opened its campaign with a 2-1 win against Australia, he had a quiet game … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Griezmann confident he’ll regain form in Russia

MOSCOW  | The Latest: Kvist to return to World Cup despite broken ribs

MOSCOW  — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Denmark midfielder William Kvist, who was sent home after sustaining two broken ribs and a punctured lung after a hard collision in a match against Peru last week, is set to return to the World Cup. Denmark coach Age Hareide … Continue reading MOSCOW  | The Latest: Kvist to return to World Cup despite broken ribs