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Kawashima's error raises questions for Samurai Blue

by Joel Fitzpatrick

Japan manager Akira Nishino said he will analyze goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima's situation after the FC Metz custodian made an error that led to Senegal's first goal in the teams' 2-2 Group H draw on Sunday. Speaking at the post-match news conference at Ekaterinburg Arena, Nishino said the situation Kawashima found himself ...

England routs Panama to reach World Cup knockout round

/ Jun 25, 2018

England routs Panama to reach World Cup knockout round

In humidity usually so debilitating for England, the goals flowed freely. A 6-1 rout of Panama on Sunday — led by Harry Kane's hat trick — was the national team's largest-ever victory margin at the World Cup. "The way we played, the discipline, the hard work, ...

Argentine police seize cocaine in World Cup trophy replicas

/ Jun 24, 2018

Argentine police seize cocaine in World Cup trophy replicas

Some Argentines are taking advantage of World Cup fervor. The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies. The so-called "Narcos de la Copa" took advantage of the global ...

Neymar gets emotional at World Cup

/ Jun 24, 2018

Neymar gets emotional at World Cup

APNeymar is hurting, probably physically and almost for sure emotionally. The Brazil striker, the face of the team at the World Cup and the one carrying the hopes of the nation on his shoulders, came into the tournament with a foot injury. And after a ...

Mexico silences critics with victory over South Korea

/ Jun 24, 2018

Mexico silences critics with victory over South Korea

The criticism of Mexico's national team heading into the World Cup was loud and scathing. The answer has been emphatic. The Mexicans won their second straight match at the tournament, beating South Korea 2-1 Saturday to move ever closer to a spot in the round ...

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