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Klopp grateful for small step after Liverpool-Chelsea draw

Jan. 21, 2023 15:50 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Despite reaching 1,000 games in management, Jurgen Klopp must feel like he is at the beginning of a new journey at Liverpool. An uninspiring 0-0 draw with Chelsea in the English Premier League on Saturday was in stark contrast to the glorious...

Tottenham upset by resurgent Villa; Chelsea held at Forest

Jan. 01, 2023 16:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Any New Year's resolution by Tottenham to stop conceding the first goal lasted less than one day as Aston Villa continued its revival under Unai Emery with a 2-0 away win in the Premier League on Sunday. Antonio Conte’s side has now conceded first in its last 10...

Ecstatic Moroccans celebrate World Cup victory over Portugal

Dec. 10, 2022 18:17 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Ecstatic Moroccans poured into the streets of cities across the North African country and far beyond on Saturday, waving flags, honking horns and lighting flares to celebrate the national soccer team's historic victory over Portugal at the World Cup. Morocco...

Martinez is Argentina's shootout star again at World Cup

Dec. 09, 2022 22:01 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Emiliano Martinez pulled up his shorts and performed a dance in front of Argentina’s fans. Once again the Argentina goalkeeper was his country's penalty-shootout star, this time at the World Cup. Martinez made diving saves off penalties from...

Mbappé is bringing soccer to a new dimension at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 06:04 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's precision. Lionel Messi's vision. The speed and power of the original Ronaldo — the one from Brazil. Kylian Mbappé is elevating his performance to a new dimension at the World Cup. As Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo play what...

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. ...

Ten Hag hails culture change after United secures late win

Nov. 13, 2022 15:29 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — For Erik ten Hag, the goal that sent Manchester United into the World Cup break on a high note is the perfect symbol of the progress his team has made in recent months. In the last Premier League game before the tournament in Qatar, substitute Alejandro Garnacho came...

Robert Lewandowski the star as Poland names World Cup squad

Nov. 10, 2022 16:04 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland captain Robert Lewandowski will shoulder his country’s World Cup hopes as the star name in coach Czesław Michniewicz’s squad for the tournament in Qatar. Michniewicz, formerly coach of Poland’s Under-21s then Legia Warsaw, announced his 26-player...

Lukaku in Belgium's World Cup squad despite injury

Nov. 10, 2022 07:27 AM EST

Romelu Lukaku was selected in Belgium's 26-man squad for the World Cup on Thursday despite coach Roberto Martinez not expecting to be able to call on the injured striker until after the group stage. Martinez said Lukaku, Belgium’s record scorer with 68 goals, was “medically...

Brazil World Cup squad includes 9 forwards, Dani Alves

Nov. 07, 2022 16:24 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's wealth of attacking options was highlighted when nine forwards were picked in the World Cup squad on Monday. Neymar spearheaded the group of forwards including relative youngsters Vinicius Jr., Gabriel Martinelli and Rodrygo. Liverpool's Roberto...