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Lewandowski celebrates 'happy defeat' as Poland advances

Nov. 30, 2022 19:29 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Robert Lewandowski left the field with a huge smile on his face after blowing kisses to fans and hugging teammates. You’d never know his team just lost a crucial World Cup game 2-0 to Argentina. But Poland scraped into the knockout stages of the...

World Cup fans see more active play from stoppages directive

Nov. 30, 2022 19:24 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Adding more time at the end of World Cup games to compensate for stoppages has raised the average active playing time to 59 minutes, FIFA’s head of refereeing said Wednesday. Pierluigi Collina said FIFA was “quite happy (with) the result” of games routinely...

French federation files complaint over disallowed goal

Nov. 30, 2022 19:09 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The French soccer federation is filing a complaint with FIFA over Antoine Griezmann's disallowed goal at the end of a 1-0 loss to Tunisia at the World Cup on Wednesday. Griezmann drilled in a low shot in the eighth and final minute of stoppage time at...

Mexico beats Saudi Arabia 2-1 but falls short at World Cup

Nov. 30, 2022 17:59 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — For a long time after the final whistle, Luis Chavez crouched on the field in anguish. He had just scored in Mexico's furious attempt to stay alive at the World Cup, but the 2-1 victory Wednesday over Saudi Arabia wasn't enough. Because of Argentina's 2-0...

Saudi Arabia exits World Cup with newfound confidence

Nov. 30, 2022 17:36 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — From a generational-defining win over Lionel Messi and Argentina to the recent reports that Cristiano Ronaldo could soon be on his way to play soccer in the kingdom, Saudi Arabia has caused a sensation at the World Cup. The Green Falcons have nothing to be...

Messi and Argentina advance at World Cup, beat Poland 2-0

Nov. 30, 2022 17:35 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Rest easy, soccer fans. Lionel Messi will grace the World Cup stage at least one more time. The Argentina great had a penalty saved but his team still beat Poland 2-0 Wednesday after second-half goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez and advanced to...

Sports on TV joins turkey, parade as holiday traditions

Nov. 30, 2022 16:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Besides eating turkey and visiting with family, sports on television occupied the time of many Americans over the Thanksgiving weekend. Some marquee contests led to some TV milestones, including the most-watched regular season pro football game ever and most-seen...

France loses to Tunisia 1-0 but still wins World Cup group

Nov. 30, 2022 16:32 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — As France searched for a late equalizer, the players on Tunisia’s bench were watching another World Cup match on TV hoping for a goal. Neither of them came, giving Tunisia a momentous 1-0 win over defending champion France that still wasn’t enough to...

AP PHOTOS: World Cup highlights from Day 11

Nov. 30, 2022 16:31 PM EST
Highlights from the 11th day of the World Cup in Qatar on Wednesday. ___ AP World Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/world-cup and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Australia may have new Golden Generation at World Cup

Nov. 30, 2022 14:21 PM EST

AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — Australian soccer may have a new golden generation. Mathew Leckie scored and the Socceroos beat Denmark 1-0 Wednesday to advance to the round of 16 at the World Cup for only the second time. “I’m just so proud we’ve been able to put...