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US Soccer briefly scrubs emblem from Iran flag at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 03:55 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displayed Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supported protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations' World Cup match Tuesday. Iran's government reacted by accusing...

Croatia downs Canada 4-1 at World Cup on Kramaric's 2 goals

Nov. 27, 2022 14:54 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — A bit of trash talk meant to inspire Canada instead motivated Croatia. Canada coach John Herdman had tried to boost his team following a loss to Belgium to open the team’s first World Cup appearance in 36 years — using colorful language that Croatia took...

Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley voted to US Soccer Hall

Nov. 26, 2022 14:25 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Landon Donovan and DaMarcus Beasley were elected Saturday to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame and will be inducted May 6 along with Lauren Cheney Holiday. Donovan was picked on 46 of 48 ballots for 95.8% of the vote. Beasley appeared on 45 ballots (93.8%)...

Iran shuts out noise at World Cup but United States looms

Nov. 26, 2022 09:07 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — After a World Cup start clouded by a disastrous loss and persistent questions about the civil unrest back home, Iran is celebrating the prospect of its first ever trip to the knockout stage. But first, Team Melli faces the United States. Iran...

Herdman's inspiration try at World Cup provokes Croatia

Nov. 26, 2022 08:20 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Canada had just lost its first World Cup match in 36 years, outplaying Belgium for much of a 1-0 defeat, and an emotional John Herdman revealed in the on-field interview what he had just told his players during a postgame huddle. “I told them they belong here....

Iran government supporters confront protesters at World Cup

Nov. 25, 2022 12:59 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Tensions ran high at Iran’s second match at the World Cup on Friday as fans supporting the Iranian government harassed those protesting against it and stadium security seized flags, T-shirts and other items expressing support for the protest movement that has gripped the...

Iranian soccer player arrested amid World Cup scrutiny

Nov. 24, 2022 13:18 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran arrested a prominent former member of its national soccer team on Thursday over his criticism of the government as authorities grapple with nationwide protests that have cast a shadow over its competition at the World Cup. The semiofficial...

Ronaldo becomes 1st male player to score at 5 World Cups

Nov. 24, 2022 12:29 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo became the first male player to score at five World Cups with a goal for Portugal against Ghana on Thursday. The 37-year-old striker converted a penalty in the 65th minute to give Portugal a 1-0 lead. He has now scored in every...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Ronaldo and Neymar seek history

Nov. 23, 2022 12:27 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Two of the best players in soccer start World Cup competition Thursday as Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar both seek history in Qatar. Ronaldo is attempting to become the first male soccer player to score in five different World Cups when he leads Portugal against...

Frappart becomes 1st woman ref for men's World Cup match

Nov. 22, 2022 13:18 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Stephanie Frappart of France made soccer history Tuesday as the the first woman to officiate a men’s World Cup match when she took the field as the fourth official in the game between Mexico and Poland. Frappart, Japan’s Yamashita Yoshimi and Rwanda’s...