MOSCOW (AP) Latest news on Friday at the World Cup (all local times):
Nigeria and Iceland are suspended at halftime in a World Cup Group D game in Volgograd 0: 0  Article below …
Iceland had their best chance in the last minute after Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a free-kick into the Nigeria penalty box, but none of his teammates were able to reach far enough for the ball to fall into the net
] The tactical changes of the coaches seem to have saved each other. For Nigeria, captain John Obi Mikel plays a more defensive role in midfield, his presence helping to shore up the defense against Iceland's two-man team. In the 1
Whatever the outcome, Iceland still has the chance to make progress in the World Cup. The defeat for Nigeria would mean that it is eliminated.
Brazil coach Tite says he suffered a muscle tear during his wild celebrations following Philippe Coutinho's late goal in a 2-0 win over Costa Rica.
Tite was accidentally cornered by substitute goalkeeper Ederson Moraes when the coach rushed out from the gate in the first minute of stoppage time
Tite: "I wanted to party with them, but I had to hobble back."
England defender Kyle Walker has urged the media to betray the team in order not to indulge in team secrets after a photographer tweeted a picture of the planned lineup for the next game against Panama  Walker says, "Try to keep it for yourself and do not bring it out into the world because it will not help us reach the later stages of the tournament."
He adds, "You have to do your little bit, so if you could help us with that, it would be polite."
London Evening Standard photographer Jeremy Selywn photographed in the hands of assistant coach Steve Holland Piece of paper showing player in formation.
Other journalists defended the right to publish Holland's handwritten notes.
"Let's be clear on one thing," wrote Matt Law, a football writer for Daily Telegraph, on Twitter. "The picture of the England team was taken in an OPEN training session where photographers and cameramen are invited to take pictures and you may not agree to it being published, but there was certainly no hidden matter in shrubs."  –
Germany could face midfielder Mats Hummels for Saturday's game against Sweden over a neck injury in training.
Coach Joachim Loew said on Friday that Hummels had a whirlwind on his neck during Thursday's practice and he would not train on Friday. Löw did not say who could replace Hummels in the lineup, but said that Germany would have to be strong in the air when the 6-foot-2 defender is unavailable.
Hummels has defended Germany's defense since the 2012 European Championship and scored two goals during the World Cup title in 2014, including the quarter-final winner against France.
Germany are at the top of the league table with South Korea following a 1-0 away win over Mexico.  –
Iceland and Nigeria have made changes to their line-up for their World Cup match in Volgograd.
Heimir Hallgrimsson has swapped his team in Iceland for two places, Rurik Gislason for injured Johann Berg Gudmundsson and striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson replace midfielder Emil Hallfredsson, while the team in 1-1 draw against Argentina in 4-5: 1 -Game against the Argentines starts.
Nigeria national coach Gernot Rohr has signed up in quick Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho to play forward instead of Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi. Defender Kenneth Omeruo has replaced Abdullahi Shehu. Nigeria lost 2-0 to Croatia
Nigeria: Francis Uzoho, Bryan Idowu, Wilfried Ndidi, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho , Ahmed Musa
Iceland: Hannes Halldorsson, Birkir Mar Saevarsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Alfred Finnbogason, Kari Arnason, Rurik Gislason, Aron Gunnarsson, Hordur Magnusson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson
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Philippe Coutinho and Neymar beat Costa Rica 2-0 in injury time
The Brazilians gave away 90 minutes of frustration, but the Costa Ricans finally lost two losses in stoppage time who prevented her chances for the knockout phase.
Coutinho shot the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Keylor Navas and into the net after Gabriel Jesus had kept the ball in front of him second goal
Neymar sent the yellow-clad fans of his nation wild as he practically got the ball with the last Kick of the game hit the gate.
It seemed as if Brazil drew 1-1 with Switzerland in the second half. Brazil drew and were rewarded with a penalty in the 78th minute when Neymar was hampered by central defender Giancarlo Gonzalez.
But referee Bjorn Kuipers came (19659002) As one of the tournament favorites in Russia, Brazil have four points in their last group match against Serbia next Wednesday. Serbia won its first match and on Friday they wanted to top the Group E with a victory against Switzerland.
Referee Bjorn Kuipers has reversed the decision to grant Brazil a foul on Neymar in the 78th minute
Giancarlo Gonzalez of Costa Rica put his hand over Neymar on the left side of the penalty area and the Brazilian striker went down. Kuipers pointed to the point.
Shortly thereafter, the Dutch referee went to the Side-Battle Monitor, then returned to the field and reversed the decision
The result was 0-0
Being boring works well for Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.
Asked why this team looked much calmer than previous tournaments, Martinez says they avoid making headlines for off-field issues.
Martinez says, "We want to be boring, we're a football team, we're not here to invent stories or fill pages."
Belgium started 3-0 against Panama at the World Cup and plays on Saturday in Moscow. England is also in Group G.
Martinez has eliminated a potential problem by not selecting Radja Nainggolan. The Spaniard had a difficult relationship with the Roma midfielder.
A Russian football fan who fumbled a journalist during a live broadcast in Moscow offered her an apology.
The man questioned DW reporter Juliäth Gonzalez Theran and kissed her cheek when she reported on the World Cup last week and attracted international attention.
The German outlet said on Friday the man who made out by his first name Ruslan "I have visited his office to give his deepest apologies." There was a video of his Skype conversation with Theran, in which he said he had bet with a friend that he would kiss a reporter on the air.
He said, "I acted recklessly" and regretted "an unsuccessful joke with a kiss on the cheek that was turned into sexual harassment."
Theran accepted his apologies during their conversation.
Sweden has arrived in Sochi with short hands for Satur Day victory against Germany at the World Cup
Three players remained in Gelendzhik after they fell ill., Swedish coach Janne Andersson said that the defender Pontus Jansson and Filip Helander will be awaiting as midfielder Marcus Rohden will fly to Sochi on Saturday to join the team, while Andersson did not say if any of the three would be included in the 18-man squad.
Jannson started in central defense against South Korea in the opening victory Helander and Rohden were not used.
Swedish striker Isaac Kiese Thelin suffered an ankle injury in training and did not train on Friday. Thelin came late in the second half of the opening game in stoppage time.
Brazil and Costa Rica were suspended 0-0 in the second group match at the World Cup
The Brazilians struggled to crack Costa Rica's strong defense, with Neymar as well was frustrated in a strong attack – he was fouled three times in a five-minute game. Neymar was fouled ten times in a 1-1 draw with Brazil in the Brazilian national team.
Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus had an offside goal offside while Costa Rica had the best chance of beating Celso Borges after a cut.
Half ended with Neymar, surrounded by his team-mates protesting with referee Bjorn Kuipers
Costa Rica, a quarter-finalist in 2014, lost 1-0 to Serbia in his opening match.
Croatia's players have fueled ethnic tensions by celebrating their 3-0 victory over Argentina by singing a nationalist song that celebrates the Balkans' struggle against the Serbs.
A short clip shows defender Dejan Lovren singing the song with other players in the locker room after Thursday's game. The song of a popular Croatian singer named Thompson begins with a song that was used by Croatian pro-Nazis during the Second World War. It is also mentioned that the persecution of Serbian "bandits" is driven out of Croatia – a reference to the war between the two former Yugoslav republics in the 1990s.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says on Friday he does not understand why the Croatian players are celebrating
He says: "If I were in their place, I would be happy with the victory, for some people their hatred of theirs Neighbors more important. "
Croatia and Serbia could meet in later rounds at the World Cup.
The Brazilian star Neymar caused a stir with his "spaghetti" hairstyle for his opening match at the World Cup.
Five days later, it seems to be over.
Warming up for the match against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg, the Brazilian striker had more routine haircut with fringes pulled back and long, curly pasta-style noodles that are nowhere to be seen.
What will he come up with on Tuesday for Serbia?
This The World Cup is in the penultimate place despite scoreless games.
Only 51 goals were scored in 23 matches on Friday, 2.217 per game.
The quota was 2,212 at the 1990 World Cup in Italy – a tournament that is regarded as the low point for exciting games. 1990's 24-nation format rewarded a cautious game in the group stage by sending some third-placed into the round of the last 16.
The top scoring World Cup was in 1954 with 5.38 per game in Switzerland.
In the 32-team tournament era, the tally record tally was 171 – a rate of 2.67 per game – in 1998 in France and four years ago in Brazil.
The all-time average goals per game since 1930 was 2.85 before the tournament began to play
13:20 [PSP] Eindhoven says coach Phillip Cocu moves to Fenerbahce and is promoted by the Australian Co Coach Mark van Bommel replaced.
The Dutch club has left Cocu on Friday and Friday said Van Bommel, assistant to Bert van Marwijk at the World Cup, has a three-year contract to replace him.
Van Bommel, a tough attacking midfielder, played for PSV for six seasons before moving overseas to play in Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AC Milan
The 41-year-old Van Bommel was coach of the PSV junior players when the club coached him as successor to Cocu. PSV General Manager Toon Gerbrands says, "He's ready."
PSV says Van Bommel will return to Eindhoven after Australia's last game in Russia.
Cocu led PSV to three Eredivisie titles in his five years in Eindhoven.
Australia are third in the World Cup Group C after losing 1-1 to France and 1-1 to Denmark
Egypt will file a complaint with FIFA The chairman of the association describes the "injustice" of the referee during the World Cup defeat of the team against Russia.
Hany Abo Rida, chairman of the Egyptian Football Association, said the referees had achieved "no justice" in the game.
-1 loss to Russia, combined with the loss of Saudi Arabia against Uruguay, ended his changes from the group stage at his first World Cup in 28 years. Egypt and Saudi Arabia meet in their last Group A match on Monday in Volgograd.
Abo Rida, speaking from the World Cup base of the Egyptian cadre in Grozny, Chechnya, did not specify which incident should be the basis of the lawsuit ,
The Egyptians claim that defender Ahmed Fathi was pushed before the ball was deflected by him, which meant an own goal for the Russians. The players also thought that Mohsen Marwan would have been punished when he was overthrown in the pits. Both incidents occurred in the second half.