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MOSCOW | The Latest: Embankment near stadium in Volgograd gives way

MOSCOW — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): ___ 1:15 a.m. Some of Russia‘s World Cup legacy is already falling down. A large earth embankment separating the World Cup stadium in Volgograd from the Volga River gave way, sending tons of dirt sliding into a road on the day the … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Embankment near stadium in Volgograd gives way

VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Japan advances on yellow cards despite losing at World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Amid a crescendo of boos and whistles as neither side tried to score, Japan advanced to the knockout round at the World Cup because of a newly implemented tiebreaker — fewer yellow cards. The Japanese, barely playing for the final 15 minutes of the match, lost to Poland 1-0 Thursday. But they … Continue reading VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Japan advances on yellow cards despite losing at World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Love for Salah offers refuge from Egypt’s World Cup exit

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Egypt’s disappointing World Cup run plunged a nation already fatigued by economic hardship and political woes deeper into misery. The one man who appears to be easing the country’s frustration and heartache is Mohamed Salah, who seems to be getting unconditional love from back home. For months, Salah has been at … Continue reading VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Love for Salah offers refuge from Egypt’s World Cup exit

VOLGOGRAD, Russia | El Hadary sets record, Saudis beat Egypt 2-1 at World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — The oldest person to play in a World Cup match let in a pair of goals Monday despite some spectacular saves. Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who is 45, took the field for his team’s final group match to set the record. Although he saved one penalty, he couldn’t stop Saudi … Continue reading VOLGOGRAD, Russia | El Hadary sets record, Saudis beat Egypt 2-1 at World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Sources: Salah considering retiring from national team

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Mohamed Salah told Egypt team officials and teammates that he is considering retiring from international play because he is angry about being used as a political symbol while the World Cup squad was based in Chechnya, two people close to the player told The Associated Press. Salah said he was particularly … Continue reading VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Sources: Salah considering retiring from national team

VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Salah in better shape before Egypt’s last World Cup match

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Egypt striker Mohamed Salah’s shoulder injury appeared Sunday to have significantly improved before the Pharaohs’ last World Cup game against Saudi Arabia. The 26-year-old Liverpool player, however, didn’t seem to be 100-percent fit during warmup drills in the team’s final training session. Salah, Injured in last month’s Champions League final, showed … Continue reading VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Salah in better shape before Egypt’s last World Cup match

VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Chechnya leader grants Salah honorary citizenship

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov has granted honorary citizenship to striker Mohamed Salah at a banquet held to say goodbye to Egypt’s World Cup squad. The Pharaohs, as the Egyptian squad is known, adopted the Russian region’s capital, Grozny, as their base for the tournament, a choice that has raised eyebrows given … Continue reading VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Chechnya leader grants Salah honorary citizenship

VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Musa scores twice to give Nigeria 2-0 win over Iceland

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year’s World Cup, and gave Argentina a gift. Musa scored two second-half goals to help the Nigerians beat Iceland 2-0 Friday and move into second place in the group behind already-qualified Croatia. Nigeria will face Argentina in its final group match on … Continue reading VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Musa scores twice to give Nigeria 2-0 win over Iceland

VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez will be relieved about one thing. His third-minute dismissal in the team’s opener with Japan on Tuesday at the World Cup isn’t the fastest in the tournament’s history. That honor remains in the hands of Uruguay defender Jose Batista, who was shown a red card against Scotland … Continue reading VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card

VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out. Kane found an open area of space at the far post and used his head to meet Harry Maguire’s flick-on, scoring the winning goal Monday in a 2-1 … Continue reading VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

VOLGOGRAD, Russia | UK police say almost all banned fans surrendered passports

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — British police says 98 percent of the fans banned from traveling to the World Cup because of hooliganism fears have surrendered their passports. Football banning orders are in place on 1,312 fans in Britain, preventing them from traveling abroad for matches over fears they will cause trouble. Mark Roberts, head of … Continue reading VOLGOGRAD, Russia | UK police say almost all banned fans surrendered passports

VOLGOGRAD, Russia | In World Cup’s shadow, layoffs and anger at Russian factory

VOLGOGRAD, Russia — A worker protest over pay cuts, layoffs and working conditions at the Red October steelworks is threatening to cloud Volgograd’s first World Cup match. Many workers have been temporarily laid off as part of production cuts ordered in cities hosting the World Cup for security reasons. The layoffs have aggravated financial troubles … Continue reading VOLGOGRAD, Russia | In World Cup’s shadow, layoffs and anger at Russian factory