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BC-World Cup Digest

July 11, 2018

Editors:

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans for the World Cup . All times EDT.

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DEVELOPING

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WCUP-THE LATEST — Breaking news on World Cup developments around Russia and throughout the world.

WCUP-KICKOFF — A look at what’s next at the World Cup. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 1 p.m.

WCUP-FINAL LOOKAHEAD — A look ahead to Sunday’s World Cup final. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.

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TOP STORIES

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WCUP-ENGLAND-CROATIA — England tries to reach its first World Cup final since 1966 and Croatia attempts to get into its first ever when they meet Wednesday for a berth against France. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m. With sidebars.

WCUP-SEXISM — Sexism has been a bigger problem than racism at the World Cup in Russia, somewhat surprisingly, according to anti-discrimination experts advising FIFA. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 600 words, photos.

WCUP-ENGLAND-JAGGER JINX — Mick Jagger, who released a song last year called “England Lost,” is blowing off fears that he’s a jinx for England’s national team, cheering on the Three Lions in person in Moscow. By Chris Lehourites. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.

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ALSO OF NOTE

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WCUP-US-ELLIS — With this World Cup winding down, U.S. women’s coach Jill Ellis discusses the next one — the 2019 women’s World Cup in France, where the Americans will attempt to defend their title. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 600 words, photos.

WCUP-BELGIUM — With the sting of another World Cup disappointment still fresh and an obligatory match remaining, Belgium is already weighing how much it will have to remake its roster to finally win a major title. By Mike Corder. SENT: 550 words, photos.

JUVENTUS-LIFE WITH RONALDO — With the arrival of five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, this could be the year that Juventus finally wins the Champions League again. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 700 words, photos.

REAL MADRID-LIFE WITHOUT RONALDO — Already heading into the season with a new coach, Real Madrid — Europe’s most successful club — has to find a way to further reinvent itself now that one of the greatest players in soccer history has packed up and headed to Juventus. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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VIDEO

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— Live feeds and scene setters from around Moscow as teams and fans arrive for the semifinal. Upcoming.

— Fans gather in Croatia and the United Kingdom to watch the semifinal. Upcoming.

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PHOTOS

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MATCH MOMENTS: A photo gallery of the day’s best action will be available by 5 p.m.

Shot of the day: Fans carrying a giant Croatian flag over their heads march at Manezh Square near Red Square ahead of the semifinal soccer match between Croatia and England in Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko

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