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World Cup Viewer's Guide: Messi tries to avoid elimination

Nov. 29, 2022 12:55 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Two of the best players on the planet go head-to-head when Lionel Messi of Argentina and Robert Lewandowski of Poland meet with World Cup implications in what is likely Messi's final attempt to win the tournament. That match is part of an intense Wednesday at the...

Messi, Argentina play Poland for survival at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 12:20 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi has already come to Argentina’s rescue at the World Cup. He might just have to do it all over again. Another emotionally charged evening awaits Messi and the soccer-mad South American nation that worships him when Argentina meets Poland on...

Messi likened to skiing great Alberto Tomba by Poland coach

Nov. 29, 2022 11:02 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Poland coach Czeslaw Michniewicz delved into the worlds of skiing and tennis when assessing the task facing his players in stopping Argentina great Lionel Messi at the World Cup. A draw for Poland in Wednesday’s game at Stadium 974 will secure a place in the...

Mexico faces early World Cup exit against Saudi Arabia

Nov. 29, 2022 09:05 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Mexico is going to have to suddenly find goals — and perhaps even several of them — to extend its knockout-round streak at the World Cup. Mexico has reached the round of 16 at the last seven World Cups, tied for the longest current streak with Brazil. But in...

Canelo slams Messi over Mexico team World Cup jersey

Nov. 28, 2022 07:57 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — In one corner, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez. In the other, Lionel Messi. The Argentina star may have gotten into trouble with the wrong person after moving the Mexican national team jersey with his foot while celebrating his team’s much-needed World Cup win...

Argentina-Mexico World Cup Spanish TV gets 8.9M US viewers

Nov. 28, 2022 06:39 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Argentina’s 2-0 win over Mexico was the most-watched Spanish-language World Cup group stage broadcast in U.S. history, drawing 8.9 million viewers on Telemundo television and the streaming services of Telemundo and Peacock. The game, which started at 2 p.m. EST...

Netherlands under Van Gaal on cusp of advancing at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 04:31 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Netherlands is on the verge of reaching the knockout stage at the World Cup and an overwhelming favorite in its final Group A match on Tuesday against host nation Qatar. If the Dutch advance it will put more focus on 71-year-old coach Louis van Gaal, who...

Goalless Mexico on brink of World Cup elimination

Nov. 27, 2022 05:57 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Mexico’s inability to score — or stop Lionel Messi — has put the team on the edge of missing the knockout stage at the World Cup for the first time since 1978. Mexico has gone without a World Cup goal for 384 minutes since their second group stage match at...

Argentina riding emotional rollercoaster at World Cup

Nov. 27, 2022 03:38 AM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — As Lionel Messi struggled to hold back his tears, Pablo Aimar let them flow on the bench. Covering his hands with his face, Argentina’s assistant coach, the former player who Messi idolized as a child, was almost hyperventilating with emotion after the goal...

Argentina breathes collective sigh of relief after victory

Nov. 26, 2022 18:54 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Luciana Medina was so nervous that she could barely sleep the night before Saturday’s match between Argentina and Mexico which could have all but knocked the soccer-mad South American country from the World Cup. After the game, she couldn’t stop...