Latest 2022 FIFA World Cup News

Berhalter hired as US soccer coach after World Cup failure

Dec. 2, 2018 1:02 PM EST

Gregg Berhalter was hired Sunday to coach the U.S. men's national team, making him the first person to run the Americans after playing for them at the World Cup. Berhalter, who spent the past five seasons as coach of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, represents a generational change for an American team...

Qatar's evolution a work in progress as 2022 World Cup nears

Nov. 26, 2018 3:02 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Nasser Al-Khater glances out his window across Doha Bay. The view is far different than it was eight years ago, when al-Khater served as part of the team that helped Qatar pull off a staggering upset to land the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In the distance the bare bones of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium...

Qatar's evolution a work in progress as 2022 World Cup nears

Nov. 26, 2018 3:00 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The signs of progress are impossible to miss. And that's the point. Four years out from hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar wants you to know it's growing. Evolving. Not just physically but politically and — this small Muslim nation tucked into a corner of the Arabian Peninsula...

Pulisic captains US in Sarachan finale, 1-0 loss to Italy

Nov. 20, 2018 8:10 PM EST

In his final match as U.S. soccer coach, Dave Sarachan gave Christian Pulisic the captain's arm band for the first time and sent out the youngest lineup since the American team started keeping records. Matteo Politano scored his first international goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time, and Italy...

Ahead of 2022 World Cup, Qatar still has a long way to go

Nov. 20, 2018 8:44 AM EST

LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — With four years to go before the next World Cup opens in Qatar, the small gulf country's national soccer team is on the rise but still has a long, long way to go. Qatar surprisingly won the right to host the 2022 tournament eight years ago, when it was ranked 113th in the world...

Pulisic assumes leadership role on return to American team

Nov. 14, 2018 1:28 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup. "I definitely need to be a more important piece of this team and continue to grow as a leader," the...

FIFA asks Qatar emir about World Cup share with bitter foes

Oct. 31, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Adding 16 teams to the 2022 World Cup is about far more than sports. The head of world soccer thinks the proposal can help solve the bitter diplomatic fight between host Qatar and a Saudi Arabian-led coalition trying to isolate the tiny nation. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has visions...

US loses 4-2 to Colombia in Bradley's return

Oct. 12, 2018 12:55 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This loss did not sting for Michael Bradley, far different from the previous one. Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia over the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an exhibition that marked the return of Bradley to the national team...