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France counting on Rabiot to play starring World Cup role

Nov. 25, 2022 10:50 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — France is counting on midfielder Adrien Rabiot to continue to deliver for the defending World Cup champions in their match against Denmark on Saturday. Rabiot scored on a header and assisted on a second goal in France's 4-1 opening match victory over Australia....

Neymar silent before Brazil opens vs. Serbia at World Cup

Nov. 23, 2022 10:44 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Neymar hasn’t spoken a word publicly since arriving at the World Cup. And he hasn’t had to. That’s because his intentions are clear. The Paris Saint-Germain star made sure of that when he posted a photo on social media with a sixth star...

Morocco holds Modric and Croatia 0-0 at World Cup

Nov. 23, 2022 09:52 AM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Another surprisingly strong performance by an Arab country at the World Cup in Qatar stifled the threat of Luka Modric and held 2018 finalist Croatia to a 0-0 draw. Morocco’s resilient performance Wednesday came 24 hours after Saudi Arabia sparked the first...

Relaxed Messi determined to savor 'likely' final World Cup

Nov. 21, 2022 13:07 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Maybe it’s his age. Maybe it’s his stellar form for Paris Saint-Germain. Maybe it’s that drought-ending Copa America title last year. But there’s something different about Lionel Messi at the World Cup — a fact he acknowledges himself. He’s relaxed,...

World Cup could mean redemption for Brazil forward Neymar

Nov. 18, 2022 04:00 AM EST

When Neymar was preparing to play for Brazil at his first World Cup back in 2014, the hype surrounding him was considerable. He had just moved from Santos to Spanish club Barcelona as one of the most promising young players in the world. And he had impressed early on with the Catalan...

Qatar's World Cup denounced for 'washing' country's image

Nov. 16, 2022 13:59 PM EST

Qatar's decision to launch itself into hosting the 2022 World Cup was a head-scratcher from the start. Why, some wondered, would a Middle Eastern emirate with fewer than 3 million people and little soccer tradition want to host the sport's biggest event? Skeptics say the country...

Neymar joins Brazil, has 1st practice ahead of World Cup

Nov. 15, 2022 15:41 PM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Neymar took part in Brazil's training session on Tuesday, his first with the national team ahead of the World Cup. The star forward joined the group later than the rest of the players because of a problem with his flight from France, where he finished the first...

WORLD CUP WATCH: European clubs have 73% of players selected

Nov. 15, 2022 11:38 AM EST

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — European soccer shapes to have some World Cup winners with 73% of players at the tournament coming from clubs in the sport’s richest continent. That’s despite Europe providing just 40% of the World Cup teams with 13 qualifying slots in the 32-nation...

Viewer's guide for the World Cup in Qatar

Nov. 14, 2022 06:28 AM EST

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 — begins Sunday in...

France adds Thuram for World Cup, Disasi replaces Kimpembe

Nov. 14, 2022 05:57 AM EST

Marcus Thuram was handed the last spot in the France squad that will defend its World Cup title in Qatar while the uncapped Axel Disasi was also called up on Monday after Presnel Kimpembe had to pull out. The French soccer federation said Borussia Mönchengladbach forward Thuram, 25,...