Major League Soccer News
Soccer-Swedish tall timber gives South Korea a Nizhny nightmare
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 18 (Reuters) - Shin Tae-yong said his players were intimidated by the height of the Swedish players during Monday's 1-0 defeat that left in tatters South Korean dreams of getting out of the group stage at the World Cup for the third time.
Soccer-Colombia talisman Rodriguez in doubt for Japan showdown
SARANSK, Russia, June 18 (Reuters) - Colombia talisman James Rodriguez, the sensation of the last World Cup, is a doubtful starter for Tuesday's Group H opener against Japan in Saransk.
After opening thrashing, Saudi Arabia face feared Uruguay
(Reuters) - After shipping five goals against hosts Russia - the lowest-ranked team in the World Cup, Saudi Arabia could probably do with facing a rival other than South American powerhouse Uruguay and its star forward Luis Suarez.
Croatia's Kalinic sent home after refusing sub role
ROSHCHINO, Russia (Reuters) - Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic has been sent home from the World Cup after refusing to come on as a substitute in the team's opening game against Nigeria, coach Zlatko Dalic said on Monday.
Soccer-Panama hold Belgium goalless at halftime
SOCHI, Russia, June 18 (Reuters) - Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo was keeping World Cup debutants Panama level with Group G favorites Belgium in a scoreless first half in Sochi on Monday.
PREVIEW-After opening thrashing, Saudi Arabia face feared Uruguay
June 18 (Reuters) - After shipping five goals against hosts Russia - the lowest-ranked team in the World Cup, Saudi Arabia could probably do with facing a rival other than South American powerhouse Uruguay and its star forward Luis Suarez.
Moscow court orders taxi driver who injured pedestrians detained pending trial
MOSCOW, June 18 (Reuters) - A Moscow court on Monday ordered a Kyrgyz taxi driver who drove into pedestrians near the Kremlin on Saturday, injuring around half a dozen, to be detained in prison for two months pending trial.
UPDATE 1-Taxi driver says drove into people in Moscow after mixing up gas, brake pedals
MOSCOW, June 18 (Reuters) - A Kyrgyz taxi driver who drove his car into pedestrians near the Kremlin told a Moscow court on Monday he had mistaken the accelerator for the brake pedal because he had not slept for two days before the accident.
Germany loss a warning for Spain ahead of Iran clash
KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Spain came through a tough World Cup opener against Portugal in impressive style as the aftershocks of the sacking of their coach were still reverberating and they will need to keep the pedal firmly to the floor when they meet Iran on Wednesday.
Soccer-"Let's hang out!": Friendly Russians revel in influx of visiting fans
VOLGOGRAD/SAMARA, Russia, June 18 (Reuters) - Russians in World Cup host cities â some of them remote or industrial towns where tourists rarely tread â are bending over backwards to help visiting soccer fans, dispelling some preconceptions and spreading an upbeat atmosphere throughout the tournament.
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