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Vinícius Júnior thanks Ancelotti for success at World Cup

Dec. 07, 2022 12:44 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Brazil forward Vinícius Júnior praised Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti for his success at the World Cup. Vinícius Júnior arrived in Qatar without knowing if he was going to get a chance to start for Brazil, but heading into Friday’s quarterfinal match...

Hakimi's 'Panenka' penalty advances Morocco at World Cup

Dec. 06, 2022 16:50 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The sheer audacity. The simple execution. And then … delirium. Achraf Hakimi converted the decisive spot kick for Morocco with a little dink of a shot known as a “Panenka” in a penalty shootout win over Spain to make his team the first Arab country...

Morocco beats Spain on penalties to advance at World Cup

Dec. 06, 2022 16:00 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The first World Cup held in an Arab nation has produced the Arab world's first quarterfinalist. Morocco became only the fourth African country to reach the quarterfinals at the biggest soccer tournament in the world by beating Spain 3-0 in a penalty shootout...

DEA’s most corrupt agent: Parties, sex amid 'unwinnable war'

Dec. 01, 2022 09:09 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sports cars, Tiffany jewels and...

Bale makes early exit for Wales against England at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 17:58 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — If it was Gareth Bale ’s final game for Wales, it ended rather unceremoniously. The Wales captain was substituted at halftime of the team's match against England at the World Cup on Tuesday because of a hamstring injury. While it was...

Brazil advances at World Cup with 1-0 win over Switzerland

Nov. 28, 2022 16:33 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Struggling and unconvincing without Neymar on the field, Brazil still played well enough to secure a spot in the next round of the World Cup. The five-time champions overcame the absence of their injured star to beat Switzerland 1-0 with a late goal Monday and...

Could World Cup be Bale's goodbye to the global stage?

Nov. 28, 2022 13:16 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — With Wales on the verge of World Cup elimination, Gareth Bale was dismissive when asked if Tuesday’s game against England could be the last for his country. “Nope,” was his one-word answer. He chose not to elaborate. While questions hang...

Brazil with plenty of options to replace Neymar at World Cup

Nov. 26, 2022 13:09 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — With Neymar out for at least another match at the World Cup, Brazil coach Tite must now start thinking about a replacement — and this time he has plenty of options. Brazil is not as Neymar-dependent as it used to be, and Tite could go several different ways to...

Marco Asensio takes leading role for Spain at World Cup

Nov. 25, 2022 06:00 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — From the sidelines at Real Madrid to one of Spain's most important players at the World Cup. It’s been a nice turnaround for forward Marco Asensio. Asensio has made just a few appearances from the bench for Real Madrid under coach Carlo Ancelotti. But things...

Brazil seeks respect if players dance after World Cup goals

Nov. 23, 2022 10:34 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Brazil coach Tite pleaded for “respect” if his players celebrate goals at the World Cup by dancing. Forward Raphinha revealed earlier this week that the team has prepared dances “up to the 10th goal” ahead of Brazil’s debut against Serbia on Thursday. ...