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Paris joins in TV boycott of World Cup games from Qatar

Oct. 04, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris will not broadcast World Cup matches on giant screens in public fan zones amid concerns over rights violations of migrant workers and the environmental impact of the tournament in Qatar. It follows similar moves by other French cities, despite France going in as...

World Cup Watch: Ronaldo's game time a concern for Portugal

Oct. 03, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

By the time Cristiano Ronaldo arrives in Qatar, the Portugal star might be straddling a fine line between being fresh and simply being not sharp enough to make a telling contribution in what is likely his final World Cup. Make that one start in seven Premier League games for Ronaldo...

Turmoil at home swirls around Iran team ahead of World Cup

Oct. 01, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Political issues are swirling around the Iran men’s soccer team amid turmoil on the streets at home just weeks before the World Cup where it will play the United States, Wales and England. At home in Iran, two weeks of demonstrations and a violent crackdown by state...

Qatar confirms COVID-19 test requirements for World Cup fans

Sep. 29, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Fans going to the World Cup in Qatar must show a negative COVID-19 test when they arrive as part of the host nation’s rules to combat COVID-19, organizers said Thursday. All visitors aged 18 and over must also download a government-run phone application tracking...

Denmark to wear World Cup jerseys that protest host Qatar

Sep. 28, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Denmark will wear team jerseys at the World Cup that protest the human rights record of host nation Qatar, with a black option unveiled Wednesday to honor migrant workers who died during construction work for the tournament. “The color of mourning,” kit...

Records contradict Majewski's account of military punishment

Sep. 28, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican J.R. Majewski has centered his campaign for a competitive Ohio congressional seat around his biography as an Air Force veteran. But one of the big questions that has surfaced is why Majewski was told he could not reenlist in the Air Force after his initial four years...

World Cup Watch: European giants showing flaws before Qatar

Sep. 28, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All roads now lead to Qatar. With the conclusion of the group stage of the Nations League, Europe's top soccer countries have played their final competitive games ahead of the World Cup. Here's how things are shaping up for a continent that has provided...

Qatar tests out massive bus fleet ahead of World Cup

Sep. 27, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar has tested out a massive fleet of buses ahead of next month's World Cup, when an estimated 1.2 million soccer fans will descend on the small Gulf nation, an official said Tuesday. Thani Al Zarraa, who is overseeing transport preparations, said some 4,000...

US coach Berhalter: 'We got our butts kicked' by Japan

Sep. 26, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

Christian Pulisic and Ricardo Pepi will join the U.S. starting lineup for the Americans' last World Cup warmup against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night after coach Gregg Berhalter admitted “we got our butts kicked” by Japan last week. The 14th-ranked U.S. failed to get a single shot...

Egyptian cleric revered by Muslim Brotherhood dies at 96

Sep. 26, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric who was seen as the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and became the Islamist “voice of revolution” during the popular uprisings around the Arab world more than a decade ago, died Monday at the age of 96. ...