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EXPLAINER: Why Japan's World Cup goal was judged valid

Dec. 02, 2022 13:07 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The most controversial goal of the World Cup so far was scored by Japan, and it eliminated Germany. The Japanese came from behind to beat Spain 2-1 on Thursday and advance to the round of 16 on a goal that many felt went out of play before the ball went into the...

Germany's soul-searching begins after another World Cup flop

Dec. 02, 2022 10:32 AM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Another World Cup, another World Cup flop. Germany is facing another round of soul-searching after being eliminated from the sport’s most important tournament at the first stage for the second time in a row. The German players spoke afterward...

'Little Pep' Gvardiol coming up big for Croatia at World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 08:16 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For 90 minutes, the hulking, masked mass that is Joško Gvardiol kept Belgium’s big-name strikers at bay with timely tackles — none bigger than his stop on Romelu Lukaku two minutes into stoppage time. Then the 20-year-old Croat who is fast becoming the most...

Spain in recovery mode after losing to Japan at World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 06:07 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It’s not how Spain imagined reaching the knockout phase of the World Cup: finishing the group stage with a loss and having to rely on other teams to help it advance. Spain survived but heads into the round of 16 against Morocco with bruised confidence after...

World Cup redemption for Japan coach 29 years later in Qatar

Dec. 01, 2022 18:53 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The “Agony of Doha” came 29 years ago, and Hajime Moriyasu experienced it first-hand as a midfielder on Japan’s national soccer team. He’s now the coach, and he’s made amends. Japan won its World Cup group on Thursday after beating...

Germany out of World Cup despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

Dec. 01, 2022 18:25 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Back-to-back early exits at the World Cup have Germany coach Hansi Flick wanting to go back to basics. The four-time champions were again eliminated from the group stage, four years after their embarrassing display as defending champions in Russia. ...

Japan beats Spain 2-1 as both teams advance at World Cup

Dec. 01, 2022 17:28 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Same stadium. Same result. Similar shocking victory for Japan at the World Cup. After beating Germany in the team's opener, Japan worked its way into the round of 16 of the World Cup on Thursday by defeating Spain 2-1 — the same score as last week. ...

Germany eliminated from World Cup despite 4-2 victory over Costa Rica

Dec. 01, 2022 15:58 PM EST
AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Germany eliminated from World Cup despite 4-2 victory over Costa Rica.

Klinsmann leads FIFA team analyzing World Cup on the road

Dec. 01, 2022 14:35 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The black SUV packed with soccer fans wearing Lionel Messi shirts pulls up alongside a World Cup -branded vehicle, both inching forward in late-night traffic after leaving Argentina’s game against Poland. Two men in the Jeep Wrangler with Bahrain license plates...

Stéphanie Frappart makes history as 1st female World Cup ref

Dec. 01, 2022 14:22 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — French referee Stéphanie Frappart became the first woman to take charge of a men’s World Cup game on Thursday as she blew her whistle to start Germany’s game against Costa Rica. Frappart also had two women as assistants — Neuza Back of Brazil and Karen...