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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 file photo, United States head coach Gregg Berhalter shouts instructions to his team during an international friendly soccer match against the Mexico in East Rutherford, N.J. United States coach Gregg Berhalter is optimistic his team will train in Doha at some point before that nation hosts the 2022 World Cup. The American men U.S. planned to train at the Aspire Academy from Jan. 5-25 but the U.S. Soccer Federation called off the trip after a U.S. military air strike killed a top Iranian military commander. The camp was relocated to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where the team held a two-hour workout on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.  (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Berhalter optimistic US will train in Qatar before World Cup

Jan. 7, 2020 7:12 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Having canceled a training camp in Qatar that was to have started this week, U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter is optimistic his team will train in Doha at some point before that nation hosts the 2022 World Cup. The American men planned to train at the Aspire Academy from Jan. 5-25, but the...

US men's soccer team cancels plan to train in Qatar

Jan. 4, 2020 1:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men’s soccer team has canceled its plan to train in Doha, Qatar, from Jan. 5-25 “due to the developing situation in the region.” The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the decision Friday, a day after a U.S. military air strike killed a top Iranian military...

Players of Liverpool celebrate after winning the Club World Cup final soccer match between Liverpool and Flamengo at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Liverpool lands 1st world title, Qatar passes pre-2022 test

Dec. 21, 2019 6:46 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — After tens of billions of dollars spent on infrastructure, and skepticism over this tiny gas-rich nation's suitability as a sporting host, a World Cup has finally been handed out in Qatar. It was Liverpool lifting FIFA's lesser-regarded Club World Cup trophy on Saturday night. In three...

Flamengo's Gabriel Barbosa celebrates with Flamengo fans end of the Club World Cup semifinal soccer match between Flamengo and Al Hilal at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar).

Influx of club fans a '22 World Cup testing ground for Qatar

Dec. 20, 2019 5:29 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cut-price beer being downed in a field. Roadside walls being urinated against. Drum-beating passengers leading chants through the metro. Qatar has taken on a new, very unfamiliar guise this week for a Muslim state that adheres to a strictly conservative religious code. This Persian Gulf...

FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks with reporters in Doha, Qatar, Friday Dec. 20, 2019. FIFA has received nine offers from companies seeking the commercial and broadcasting rights to the expanded 24-team Club World Cup. Infantino said the interest was greater than anticipated in the new competition, which will relaunch in China in June 2021 with a new name and a new format. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)

FIFA has 9 offers for competition to rival Champions League

Dec. 20, 2019 7:26 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino is assessing nine offers from companies seeking to buy the commercial and broadcasting rights for a new club competition he hopes will become the most lucrative in world football, usurping Europe's Champions League. The deadline passed Thursday for...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad pauses while speaking about the prospects for peace, at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington.  Afghanistan’s former deputy minister says Khalilzad is in the Afghan capital “to discuss the latest in peace efforts.”  Former deputy foreign minister Hekmat Karzai tweeted pictures of his meeting with Khalilzad Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019,  saying ‘we spoke about the way forward.”   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

US’s Afghan peace envoy makes surprise stop in Kabul

Dec. 4, 2019 1:08 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Washington’s special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday to launch an “accelerated effort” to get Afghans on both sides of the protracted conflict to the negotiation table to plot a roadmap to a post-war Afghanistan. His...