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What's next for Japan after exit on penalties at World Cup?

Dec. 06, 2022 11:13 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — In Japan's fourth appearance in the round of 16 at the World Cup, the team was knocked out for the fourth time. The Japanese lost to Croatia in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. The Croats won the shootout 3-1. Japan also reached the round of 16 in 2002, 2010...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: 2 quarterfinals places left

Dec. 06, 2022 06:41 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The final day of the round of 16 concludes Tuesday at the World Cup when Morocco faces Spain, and Portugal goes head-to-head with Switzerland for the final two spots in the quarterfinals. The results will be decided on the field, but for Spain and Morocco, the...

Image of Pelé shines bright for Brazilian fans at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 17:31 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The image of a young Pelé celebrating goals and lifting trophies with Brazil’s national team appeared brightly on the shirts, flags and banners of Brazilian fans gathering before the Seleçao’s World Cup match against South Korea on Monday. The 82-year-old...

EXPLAINER: What's post-World Cup future for Qatar's stadiums

Dec. 05, 2022 16:46 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The World Cup stadium was designed to leave a minimal footprint in the Qatari sand. It's now due to be dismantled. Stadium 974 played host to seven matches, the last of which was Brazil's 4-1 win over South Korea in the round of 16 on Monday. The...

UAE leader makes surprise visit to Qatar following boycott

Dec. 05, 2022 13:38 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The leader of the United Arab Emirates made a surprise visit Monday to Qatar as it hosts the World Cup — his first since leading a yearslong four-nation boycott of Doha over a political dispute that poisoned regional relations. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al...

Spain is prepared for penalties against Morocco at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 09:36 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Spain coach Luis Enrique gave his team a unique assignment following a penalty shootout loss to Italy at last year's European Championship. “I told my players they have homework ahead of the World Cup. You need to take at least 1,000 penalties with your...

Arab fans in Qatar rally behind Morocco at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 09:18 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Moroccans in Qatar are feeling the love from across the Arab world ahead of their country’s World Cup clash with Spain on Tuesday. After their own teams were eliminated from the first World Cup in the Middle East, many Qatari, Saudi and Tunisians fans in Doha...

Neymar lookalike causes double takes at World Cup in Qatar

Dec. 05, 2022 09:06 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — While one Neymar was about to make his return at the World Cup, another was going home after a short — and tumultuous — stint in Qatar. The real Neymar has recovered from an ankle injury and was expected to play Monday against South Korea in the round of 16,...

World Cup fans find booze at hotels, Qatar's 1 liquor store

Dec. 05, 2022 07:04 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — In a dusty neighborhood on the outskirts of Qatar's capital, guards stand duty at a gated compound ringed with razor wire, carefully checking passports and permits before allowing anyone inside. But this isn't a prison or a high-security area associated with the ongoing World...

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...