Russia World Cup

MOSCOW | The Latest: Official fined, banned; player only gets warning

MOSCOW — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A day after a player was let off with a warning, a Croatia official has been fined 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,150) for making a pro-Ukraine video that soon appeared on social media after the team’s World Cup quarterfinal win over … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Official fined, banned; player only gets warning

MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia, Croatia going to penalties at 2-2 in QF

MOSCOW — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:37 p.m. Russia and Croatia are level at 2-2 after extra time and are going to a penalty shootout in the World Cup quarterfinal. Russia equalized in the 115th minute when Mario Fernandes headed in a free kick from just outside the … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia, Croatia going to penalties at 2-2 in QF

MOSCOW | Mustaches, silly songs defuse tensions at Russia’s World Cup

MOSCOW — Russia’s national soccer team is so bad that even the ruthless leader of Chechnya couldn’t coach it to victory — at least according to a satirical song buzzing around Russian social networks ahead of the World Cup. Russians are turning to parody to defuse tensions around the event, which kicks off Thursday in … Continue reading MOSCOW | Mustaches, silly songs defuse tensions at Russia’s World Cup