Messi begins bid for 1st World Cup title against Iceland

MOSCOW (AP) — Lionel Messi takes the field for the first time in this year's World Cup on Saturday when Argentina opens group play against Iceland, the smallest nation to ever play in the tournament.

  • Written by By JENNA FRYER , AP Sports Writer

Germany starts title defense with rematch against Mexico

MOSCOW (AP) — No one doubts Germany has a wealth of talent at its disposal for the World Cup — so much that Leroy Sane, Premier League young player of the year, didn't even make the squad.

  • Written by By JAMES ELLINGWORTH , AP Sports Writer