Chicago Cubs owners in talks to purchase AC Milan

The Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs says it is in negotiations to purchase the debt-ridden AC Milan soccer team

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

Brazil in control of own destiny as Tite's…

The dramatic finish in Brazil's 2-0 win over Costa Rica was instructive in showing the thinking of Tite and the plans the coach may have for his team going forward in this World Cup

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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

Matchday in words - Day Nine

Keisuke Honda joked that he's found some weaknesses in Senegal's team ... but won't share them just yet.

Fan colour - Swedes eye up knocking Germany out

Sweden fans are in a positive mood in Sochi, and eye up inflicting a damaging defeat on Germany.

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.

Fan colour - Swiss in strong voice after Shaqiri…

Switzerland fans were in strong voice after a last-minute goal saw them beat Serbia 2-1 in Kaliningrad.

Croatia determined to finish top of the group…

Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic insists his side intend to finish top of Group D.

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

Fan colour - Nigeria fans laud Musa performance…

Nigeria fans were in a buoyant mood after Ahmed Musa's two goals helped the nation to a 2-0 win against Iceland at the World Cup.

Behind the Scenes - Samara's secret Stalin bunker

The city of Samara hides a secret below its city centre - a bunker built by Stalin during the Second World War.

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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

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

Alexi Lalas: Coutinho is quietly starring at the…

Alexi Lalas explains why he's been impressed by Philippe Coutinho's play so far in the FIFA World Cup.

FOOTBALL: 2018 FIFA World Cup: Serbia 1-2…

Only Josef Hьgi (6 goals) has scored more World Cup goals for Switzerland than Xherdan Shaqiri.

Panama captain Torres uses skateboard to warm up

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

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.

Xhaka and Shaqiri score for Swiss, make Albanian…

Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored in Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia at the World Cup, and both celebrated by making a nationalist symbol to their ethnic Albanian heritage

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.

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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.

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

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