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Ronaldo dropped, Ramos scores 3 for Portugal at World Cup

Dec. 06, 2022 18:18 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — A chant of “RONALDO! RONALDO!” swept around the biggest stadium at the World Cup, followed by loud jeers when the fans realized their idol wasn’t coming onto the field. Cristiano Ronaldo was, in fact, sitting in the Portugal dugout, looking glum and still...

Poland leader backs down from World Cup players' bonus

Dec. 06, 2022 11:31 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister on Tuesday backed down from his initial declaration to award bonuses to the national soccer team for it World Cup performance amid high inflation and hardship in the country. It was a sudden reversal by Mateusz Morawiecki, who just...

Poland finds its true level at World Cup, beaten by the best

Dec. 05, 2022 06:05 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Poland heads home from the World Cup as the latest team unable to overcome an inspired Kylian Mbappé, who dominated in France’s 3-1 win in the round of 16. It meant back-to-back losses against the game’s superstars, after Lionel Messi and Argentina won 2-0...

Kylian Mbappé leads France past Poland 3-1 at World Cup

Dec. 04, 2022 17:38 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It all seems so straightforward — laughable, perhaps — for Kylian Mbappé when it comes to the World Cup. The France forward, who scored four goals when he led his country to the title four years ago as a 19-year-old phenom, put on yet another demonstration...

Lewandowski exit with Poland looks like World Cup farewell

Dec. 04, 2022 15:42 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Robert Lewandowski cradled the neck of Kylian Mbappé, whose face was bowed as if to let the Poland veteran kiss the top of his head. It was a fatherly gesture from the 34-year-old FIFA world player of the year to the 23-year-old France superstar who is now on...

Big day at World Cup looms for France, Poland goalkeepers

Dec. 03, 2022 17:52 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It’s a huge day for goalkeepers with big reputations when defending champion France faces Poland in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Sunday. Hugo Lloris will tie a national team record for Les Bleus four years after lifting the trophy as captain. Opposite...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Rested France faces Poland

Dec. 03, 2022 11:03 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — France, the reigning World Cup champions, has been warned by coach Didier Deschamps not to underestimate Poland and star Robert Lewandowski in the knockout round Sunday. Les Blues breezed through the group stage and clinched a spot in the round of 16 with a game...

Messi, Mbappé and co: The AP's World Cup team of group stage

Dec. 03, 2022 03:55 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Writers covering the World Cup for The Associated Press have chosen their standout players at the tournament so far to form a best team of the group stage. Spoiler alert: Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé are in there, along with surprise names who have helped to...

Messi and Argentina advance at World Cup, beat Poland 2-0

Nov. 30, 2022 17:35 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Rest easy, soccer fans. Lionel Messi will grace the World Cup stage at least one more time. The Argentina great had a penalty saved but his team still beat Poland 2-0 Wednesday after second-half goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez and advanced to...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Messi tries to avoid elimination

Nov. 29, 2022 12:55 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Two of the best players on the planet go head-to-head when Lionel Messi of Argentina and Robert Lewandowski of Poland meet with World Cup implications in what is likely Messi's final attempt to win the tournament. That match is part of an intense Wednesday at the...