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Saudi Arabia exits World Cup with newfound confidence

Nov. 30, 2022 16:31 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — From a generational-defining win over Lionel Messi and Argentina to the recent reports that Cristiano Ronaldo could soon be on his way to play soccer in the kingdom, Saudi Arabia has caused a sensation at the World Cup. The Green Falcons have nothing to be...

AP PHOTOS: World Cup highlights from Day 11

Nov. 30, 2022 16:31 PM EST
Highlights from the 11th day of the World Cup in Qatar on Wednesday. ___ AP World Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/world-cup and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

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

Nov. 30, 2022 16:16 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...

Mexico beats Saudi Arabia 2-1 but falls short at World Cup

Nov. 30, 2022 16:05 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Henry Martin and Luis Chaves each scored in Mexico's furious attempt to stay alive at the World Cup, but the 2-1 victory Wednesday night over Saudi Arabia was not enough. Because of Argentina's 2-0 victory over Poland in a simultaneous match, Mexico failed to...

Athlete flipped the bird, lost scholarship, now wins appeal

Nov. 30, 2022 14:49 PM EST

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit brought by a former University of Connecticut women’s soccer player who lost her scholarship after she gave the middle finger to a television camera as the Huskies celebrated winning a conference championship. The former student...

Australia may have new Golden Generation at World Cup

Nov. 30, 2022 14:21 PM EST

AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — Australian soccer may have a new golden generation. Mathew Leckie scored and the Socceroos beat Denmark 1-0 Wednesday to advance to the round of 16 at the World Cup for only the second time. “I’m just so proud we’ve been able to put...

England's Ben White exits World Cup for personal reasons

Nov. 30, 2022 14:09 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — England defender Ben White has returned home from the World Cup for personal reasons, the Football Association said Wednesday. The FA didn't provide a reason for White's departure. The Arsenal center back isn't expected to join back up with England coach Gareth...

Seattle Sounders promote Craig Waibel to general manager

Nov. 30, 2022 14:08 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have promoted Craig Waibel to general manager and chief soccer officer, the team announced Wednesday. Waibel steps into the role that was held by Garth Lagerwey before he left last week to take over as the president and CEO of Atlanta...

France loses to Tunisia 1-0 but still wins World Cup group

Nov. 30, 2022 13:49 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — As France searched for a late equalizer, the players on Tunisia’s bench were watching another World Cup match on TV hoping for a goal. Neither of them came, giving Tunisia a momentous 1-0 win over defending champion France that still wasn’t enough to...

Iran win another step as US soccer tries to boost interest

Nov. 30, 2022 13:44 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American soccer hopes to be ascendant, to challenge the NFL, Major League Baseball and the NBA in the competition for U.S. market share. Reaching the final 16 with Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Iran was another step for a team whose success is measured in...