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Ake expects tough time marking teammate Álvarez at World Cup

Dec. 06, 2022 12:20 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Nathan Ake finds it difficult marking Julián Álvarez in training at Manchester City. He’s expecting his task to be even harder when they go head to head at the World Cup on Friday. Álvarez has broken into Argentina’s team at the tournament...

Messi's sidekick Julián Álvarez flourishing at the World Cup

Dec. 04, 2022 06:08 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — This season has been quite an education for Julián Álvarez. From being the understudy to Erling Haaland in his first year at Manchester City to being the sidekick to Lionel Messi for Argentina at the World Cup, Álvarez is learning from the biggest stars in...

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...

'Little Pep' Gvardiol coming up big for Croatia at World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 08:16 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For 90 minutes, the hulking, masked mass that is Joško Gvardiol kept Belgium’s big-name strikers at bay with timely tackles — none bigger than his stop on Romelu Lukaku two minutes into stoppage time. Then the 20-year-old Croat who is fast becoming the most...

Belgium's golden generation is over, where now for Martinez?

Dec. 02, 2022 05:17 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — His eyes welling up, Roberto Martinez said his goodbyes and left, his next whereabouts unknown. It is the end of an era for Belgium’s golden generation. But for the man who led it to third place at the 2018 World Cup, it is the beginning of something new. ...

England's Rice admits mid-season World Cup taking its toll

Dec. 01, 2022 09:32 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — When even Declan Rice admits a mid-season World Cup is proving physically challenging, it's time to take note. The workhorse England midfielder said he was feeling the strain after playing three games already in Qatar, with a match against Senegal in the round...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Germany must win for last-16 shot

Nov. 30, 2022 10:14 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's a simple task for Germany in its final game of group stage: beat Costa Rica on Thursday or the four-time World Cup champions will go home early for a second consecutive tournament. Germany was knocked out as reigning World Cup champions in group play four...

Not much room for youth in Croatia vs Belgium at World Cup

Nov. 30, 2022 08:18 AM EST

DOHA , Qatar (AP) — When Belgium’s “Golden Generation” meets Croatia’s accomplished veterans in a decisive World Cup match on Thursday, there won’t be much room on the field for younger players. Croatia, which reached the final four years ago, and Belgium, which finished...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: US and Iran pulled into politics

Nov. 28, 2022 13:39 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The American and Iranian soccer teams are the only ones putting politics aside as the sides meet in a match to determine if either nation continues in this World Cup. The two met at the 1998 World Cup in France when memories of the 1979 Islamic Revolution were...

After latest milestone, Ronaldo eyes World Cup glory

Nov. 27, 2022 13:52 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Another game, another personal milestone. For all the turmoil that has surrounded Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of what is likely to be his final World Cup, the Portugal great is still making his mark. On Thursday, he became the first man to score in five World Cups. ...