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Son exits World Cup without showing his best for South Korea

Dec. 05, 2022 18:59 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As Brazil’s big-time player made his return to the World Cup in Qatar, the superstar of South Korean soccer made his exit. Son Heung-min is his country’s Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and, yes, Neymar, all wrapped up into one. Yet, as Neymar recovered from...

Bobby Wood signs with New England Revolution

Dec. 05, 2022 18:22 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Former U.S. national team forward Bobby Wood agreed Monday to a one-year contract with Major League Soccer's New England Revolution. The deal includes a 2024 team option. The 30-year-old from Hawaii, selected in stage two of last week's...

Bierhoff resigns as director of Germany's teams, academy

Dec. 05, 2022 17:47 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Oliver Bierhoff is the first managerial casualty of Germany’s early World Cup exit after agreeing to resign as managing director of the country’s national soccer teams and academy. The German soccer federation said on Monday that Bierhoff agreed to prematurely end...

Image of Pelé shines bright for Brazilian fans at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 17:31 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The image of a young Pelé celebrating goals and lifting trophies with Brazil’s national team appeared brightly on the shirts, flags and banners of Brazilian fans gathering before the Seleçao’s World Cup match against South Korea on Monday. The 82-year-old...

Neymar scores for Brazil in return from injury at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 17:30 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — There were no signs of the limp or the swollen ankle that had sidelined Neymar at the World Cup. There was a goal, though. Neymar scored from the penalty spot in the 13th minute to help Brazil beat South Korea 4-1 and advance to the quarterfinals...

Neymar scores, Brazil beats South Korea 4-1 at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 16:50 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It was the same old Neymar out there, looking fit and scoring a goal to move closer to Pelé’s all-time record and lead Brazil into the World Cup quarterfinals. Neymar returned from injury and converted a first-half penalty in Brazil’s 4-1 win over South...

EXPLAINER: What's post-World Cup future for Qatar's stadiums

Dec. 05, 2022 16:46 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The World Cup stadium was designed to leave a minimal footprint in the Qatari sand. It's now due to be dismantled. Stadium 974 played host to seven matches, the last of which was Brazil's 4-1 win over South Korea in the round of 16 on Monday. The...

AP PHOTOS: World Cup highlights from Day 16

Dec. 05, 2022 16:43 PM EST
Highlights from the 16th day of the World Cup in Qatar on Monday. ___ AP World Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/world-cup and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Croatia going deep again at World Cup after shootout win

Dec. 05, 2022 16:16 PM EST

AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — Croatia is going deep at another World Cup, and the team is taking the long route once again. Goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saved three penalty kicks in Croatia's 3-1 win over Japan in a shootout on Monday, securing a return to the quarterfinals for the...

Japan national team loses again in round of 16 at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 15:54 PM EST

AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — After making it back to the round of 16, Japan is headed back to the drawing board. The Japanese reached the knockout stage of the World Cup for the fourth time, and then lost for the fourth time. This one came in a penalty shootout against 2018 runner-up...