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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. ...

World Cup features Uruguay's Suarez vs. South Korea's Son

Nov. 23, 2022 07:46 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Coach Paulo Bento acknowledged there are hazards for last season's Premier League joint top scorer Son Heung-min when he takes the field wearing a mask in the Group H opener against Uruguay in the World Cup. Son hasn't played since fracturing his left eye socket...

Lukaku to miss Belgium's World Cup opener, Hazard to start

Nov. 22, 2022 10:30 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku will miss his nation's World Cup opener against Canada on Wednesday night and also could be sidelined for the second match against Morocco. Lukaku, 29, hasn't appeared in a match since Oct. 29 because of a left thigh injury and...

Injury-hit France needs Mbappé even more at the World Cup

Nov. 21, 2022 09:04 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — With defending champion France missing so many big names through injury at the World Cup, there is even more of an onus on Kylian Mbappé to become the team’s leader in Qatar. He was 19 years old when he took the last World Cup by storm, scoring in the final...

Injuries open door for fringe France players at World Cup

Nov. 20, 2022 12:31 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — France's World Cup squad has been decimated by injuries to star players like Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante. While the absences are a big blow for the defending champion, they open the door for a new generation of players to shine in Qatar. Players...

Bale hopes Wales' World Cup trip inspires next generations

Nov. 20, 2022 11:10 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gareth Bale thought about the significance of Wales reaching the World Cup for the first time since 1958. “Schools are going to stop to watch our games,” he said, beaming. “Kids are going to miss school — fortunately for them. So it’s just one of those...

Benzema joins list of players who will miss the World Cup

Nov. 20, 2022 04:41 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Not every big soccer star will be playing at the World Cup. Some will be missing from the tournament in Qatar because of injuries or because their countries didn't qualify, including Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema of France and runner-up Sadio Mané of Senegal....

France star Karim Benzema out for World Cup with leg injury

Nov. 19, 2022 22:22 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — One month after raising the Ballon d’Or in triumph to crown his remarkable rise, Karim Benzema’s dream of winning the World Cup is over before he has even played a game in Qatar. Defending champion France’s World Cup hopes took a huge blow with the news...

Ronaldo delivers scathing criticism of United in interview

Nov. 16, 2022 17:12 PM EST

Hours before Cristiano Ronaldo's highly anticipated tell-all interview with Piers Morgan was finally broadcast, Manchester United was pulling down a giant mural outside Old Trafford containing an image of the Portugal superstar. Surely they knew what was coming. Few at...