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Spain in recovery mode after losing to Japan at World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 06:07 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It’s not how Spain imagined reaching the knockout phase of the World Cup: finishing the group stage with a loss and having to rely on other teams to help it advance. Spain survived but heads into the round of 16 against Morocco with bruised confidence after...

Germany out of World Cup despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

Dec. 01, 2022 18:25 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Back-to-back early exits at the World Cup have Germany coach Hansi Flick wanting to go back to basics. The four-time champions were again eliminated from the group stage, four years after their embarrassing display as defending champions in Russia. ...

Japan beats Spain 2-1 as both teams advance at World Cup

Dec. 01, 2022 17:28 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Same stadium. Same result. Similar shocking victory for Japan at the World Cup. After beating Germany in the team's opener, Japan worked its way into the round of 16 of the World Cup on Thursday by defeating Spain 2-1 — the same score as last week. ...

Germany eliminated from World Cup despite 4-2 victory over Costa Rica

Dec. 01, 2022 15:58 PM EST
AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Germany eliminated from World Cup despite 4-2 victory over Costa Rica.

Stéphanie Frappart makes history as 1st female World Cup ref

Dec. 01, 2022 14:22 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — French referee Stéphanie Frappart became the first woman to take charge of a men’s World Cup game on Thursday as she blew her whistle to start Germany’s game against Costa Rica. Frappart also had two women as assistants — Neuza Back of Brazil and Karen...

Spain faces Japan looking to seal last-16 spot at World Cup

Nov. 30, 2022 10:14 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — After conceding late to miss out on a victory against Germany, Spain finds itself with some work left to do against Japan to guarantee its spot in the round of 16 at the World Cup. The Spaniards doen’t need much, though, because a draw on Thursday will be...

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...

Germany needs a win and help to avoid World Cup early exit

Nov. 30, 2022 06:13 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — After getting a favor from Costa Rica, Germany needs a win against the Central American team on Thursday to have any chance of reaching the knockout stages at the World Cup. Costa Rica’s surprise win over Japan on Sunday ensured Germany did not face the...

US, allies announce plans for second democracy summit

Nov. 29, 2022 13:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday announced plans for a second Summit for Democracy next year, this time to be co-hosted by the governments of Costa Rica, the Netherlands, South Korea and Zambia. The summit will be held March 29 to March 30 in a virtual format...

Germany salvages 1-1 draw against Spain at World Cup

Nov. 27, 2022 17:39 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Only a win for Germany in the final group game will give the four-time World Cup champions a chance to avoid a second straight early elimination. At least they’re improving. Substitute Niclas Füllkrug scored in the 83rd minute Sunday to give...