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World Cup Watch: Jesus out to reclaim Brazil's No. 9 jersey

Aug. 16, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

It's one of the biggest honors in soccer: Playing as the center forward for Brazil at a World Cup. Gabriel Jesus knows all about that, having been handed the No. 9 jersey at the 2018 tournament in Russia and — as every Brazilian is acutely aware — failing to score a goal. ...

Viewer's guide for this year's World Cup in Qatar

Aug. 15, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

A last chance for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé back on the biggest stage of all. Brazil bidding for a record-extending sixth title. One of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in memory — as much for off-the-field reasons as those on it — is just around...

FIFA moves World Cup start in Qatar up 1 day to Nov. 20

Aug. 11, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has formally moved the World Cup start up by one day to give host nation Qatar an exclusive Sunday evening slot with a global audience. Qatar will now play Ecuador in Doha on Nov. 20 — just 101 days after FIFA’s decision Thursday — stretching the World Cup...

FIFA moves start of World Cup one day earlier, lets host Qatar open tournament against Ecuador on Nov. 20

Aug. 11, 2022 16:22 PM EDT
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA moves start of World Cup one day earlier, lets host Qatar open tournament against Ecuador on Nov. 20.

Morocco fires coach Halilhodžić 3 months before World Cup

Aug. 11, 2022 09:33 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The coach who helped Morocco qualify for the World Cup was fired Thursday, barely three months before the start of the tournament in Qatar. The Moroccan soccer federation said the decision to fire Vahid Halilhodžić was because of disagreements in preparing...

FIFA looks to start World Cup in Qatar 1 day earlier

Aug. 10, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Host nation Qatar is set to play in the opening game of its own World Cup tournament after all — and on a stand-alone day being added to the schedule barely 100 days before kickoff. Soccer's marquee tournament is now set start one day earlier than originally...

Person with knowledge of proposal says FIFA looking at plan to open World Cup a day early with host Qatar facing Ecuador

Aug. 10, 2022 05:38 AM EDT
ZURICH (AP) — Person with knowledge of proposal says FIFA looking at plan to open World Cup a day early with host Qatar facing Ecuador.

All-Star Game highlights MLS, Liga MX partnership, rivalry

Aug. 09, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

The LA Galaxy striker better known as Chicharito would like to get away from the us-against-them storyline and instead embrace both Major League Soccer and Mexico’s Liga MX. “We need to take the best out of each league," he said. "We need to take the best out of things and not...

Chad's junta, rebel groups sign pledge in Qatar before talks

Aug. 09, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chad's military government signed a pledge Monday with more than 40 rebel groups and opposition figures ahead of planned national reconciliation talks, though the deal did not include the country's main rebel group. Under the terms of the deal in...

Chad junta leader in Qatar after months of peace deal talks

Aug. 06, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of Chad's military government met Saturday with Qatar's ruling emir after months of talks between Chadian forces and rebel factions, hosted by the Arab country. Chad's Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby spoke with Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin...