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2018 FIFA World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup

Sixty-four matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities in Russia

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 06:18 PM CDT

World Cup: Croatia Defeats England to Reach Final

World Cup: Croatia Defeats England to Reach Final

Croatia's legs seemed heavy, burdened by the accumulated toll of consecutive penalty-kicks wins needed to get this far. England had gone ahead with a free kick just five minutes in, dominated play and appeared...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 03:28 PM CDT

World Cup: France Beats Belgium 1-0, Advances to Final

World Cup: France Beats Belgium 1-0, Advances to Final

France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in 2006. Twelve years after one of soccer's most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner...

Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 at 05:03 PM CDT

World Cup: England, Croatia Advance to Semifinals

World Cup: England, Croatia Advance to Semifinals

England and Croatia are headed to the World Cup semifinals after Saturday victories.

Friday, Jul 6, 2018 at 03:51 PM CDT

Belgium Knocks Out Brazil to Reach World Cup Semis

Belgium Knocks Out Brazil to Reach World Cup Semis

Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years by holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday, sending Neymar home without living up to the expectations of being soccer's most...

Friday, Jul 6, 2018 at 10:56 AM CDT

World Cup: France Powers Past Uruguay for Spot in Semifinals

World Cup: France Powers Past Uruguay for Spot in Semifinals

France beat Uruguay 2-0 Friday, winning a World Cup semifinal spot with help from a blunder by Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 at 11:22 AM CDT

US World Cup Ratings Down 42 Percent Without American Team

US World Cup Ratings Down 42 Percent Without American Team

The lack of a U.S. team caused a big viewership drop for World Cup telecasts. The 48 group stage broadcasts on Fox and FS1 averaged 2,069,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. That is down 42...

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 at 04:05 PM CDT

World Cup: Sweden, England Earn Victories

World Cup: Sweden, England Earn Victories

Emil Forsberg scored a deflected goal in the 66th minute to give the Swedes a 1-0 victory over Switzerland on Tuesday and a place in the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 24 years.

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 03:14 PM CDT

World Cup: Brazil, Belgium Earn Victories

World Cup: Brazil, Belgium Earn Victories

Brazil strengthened their claim on the title of World Cup tournament favorite Monday by advancing to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico. Neymar broke the deadlock in the 51st minute of the game at...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 11:07 AM CDT

Brazil Soccer Star Moved by Photo of Boy From Rio Slums

Brazil Soccer Star Moved by Photo of Boy From Rio Slums

Wallace de Oliveira Rocha dreamed of owning an official Brazil national team jersey ahead of the 2018 World Cup. But at $250 Reals ($66 USD), the 12-year-old from Vila Cruzeiro, a favela north of Rio de Janeiro,...

Sunday, Jul 1, 2018 at 04:04 PM CDT

World Cup: Russia Beats Spain, Croatia Takes Denmark

World Cup: Russia Beats Spain, Croatia Takes Denmark

No more ties, or tiebreakers. The World Cup is into the knockout stage, and every match will end with someone going home. On Saturday, that meant two of the greatest players of the era followed each other...

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