Behind the Scenes - Ekaterinburg's unusual…

Ekaterinburg Stadium has become famous for its unusual design with 12,000 temporary seats sitting on vast towers of scaffolding to increase its capacity.

UN puts together a 'Youth World Cup' in New York

While the World Cup plays out in Russia, dozens of New York City children are set to play in a U.N.-sponsored youth version of the global soccer tournament

Saudi minister tweets barb at UEFA chief in TV…

Saudi Arabia's sports minister has criticized the president of European soccer on Twitter in an escalating dispute over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights

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Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World…

Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup experience because of belief that the nation's team and youth programs discriminate

Netflix options story of soccer team that welcomed refugees

The story of a group of Somali refugees who joined a largely white high school soccer team in Maine and helped lead it to the state championship could soon be on Netflix

Mexican soccer federation fined for…

Chechnya leader grants Salah honorary citizenship

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

Brazil says FIFA has dismissed its complaint over VAR use

The Brazilian soccer federation says FIFA has dismissed its complaint over the use of video review in the team's World Cup opener against Switzerland

The Latest: Germany, Mexico, Belgium headline…

Germany will look to follow Brazil's lead in righting the ship after a rocky World Cup start when the defending champ takes on Sweden to cap Saturday slate

Ronaldo scores in Portugal's 1-0 win, Morocco…

Cristiano Ronaldo made European soccer history by scoring in Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco, a result that makes the North African team the first to be eliminated from the World Cup

Former US soccer star Alexi Lalas talks diving at…

Former U.S. National Team member and FOX analyst Alexi Lalas says officials crackdown on "diving" robs game of some interesting tactics.

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Mexican players can have beef again at the World Cup

For the World Cup, Mexico brings two tons of food from home, but the beef comes from Europe

Soccer amid ruins: World Cup inspires unusual fields in Peru

Excitement for soccer has reached a fever pitch in Peru's crowded capital, where a lack of open spaces has forced residents to play pickup games squeezed up against Incan ruins or in pre-colonial cemeteries

Panama captain Torres uses skateboard to warm up

Panama captain Roman Torres had a novel way of warming up in training.

Japan's Fans 'Make Statement' at World Cup—With…

They showed up at the World Cup match sporting trash bags. That's what the BBC is reporting about fans of "Samurai Blue," the Japanese national soccer team that beat Colombia's players 2-1 Tuesday in Russia. After the soccer teams' jobs were done in Saransk's Mordovia Arena, Japanese fans got to...

Nigeria fans' song for Argentina ahead of crunch…

Nigeria fans had a song for Argentina ahead of the teams' crunch fixture at the World Cup next week.

Jump on the Wagen: Alexi Lalas is jumping on the…

Alexi Lalas talks Coutinho and Brazil after Friday's action at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia.

The World Cup is wide open - Uruguay's Torreira

Uruguay's Lucas Torreira believes it is all to play for at the World Cup because of how tough every team is.

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

A look at who's in and who's out at the World Cup after Friday's matches.

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AP PHOTOS: Brazil leaves it late on Day 9 of World Cup

AP PHOTOS: Brazil leaves it late on Day 9 of World Cup

FOOTBALL: 2018 FIFA World Cup: Nigeria 2-0…

Ahmed Musa has now scored Nigeria's last four World Cup goals, at least twice as many as any other player in their history.

Fan Colour - Brazil fans enjoy late Costa Rica win

Brazil fans were in party mood after their teams late win over Costa Rica in St. Petersburg.