Latest 2022 FIFA World Cup News

Australia defender Souttar takes on the greats at World Cup

Dec. 03, 2022 17:44 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — From a World Cup -threatening knee injury to marking Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe at soccer's biggest tournament, it’s been a wild ride for Australia defender Harry Souttar. Now, after a 2-1 loss to Argentina on Saturday and elimination from the World...

Messi scores again, Argentina into World Cup quarterfinals

Dec. 03, 2022 17:24 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi was pushed into the middle of a joyous post-match huddle as Argentina’s players jumped up and down to celebrate reaching the World Cup quarterfinals. Messi delivered again for his country, marking the 1,000th game of his era-defining career...

US knocked out of World Cup, loses to the Netherlands 3-1

Dec. 03, 2022 16:51 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic covered his face as he walked off. Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Kellyn Acosta gathered for a group hug. Tim Weah, DeAndre Yedlin and Sean Johnson sat on the field in a small circle with their cleats off. “It hurts after a tough loss...

AP PHOTOS: World Cup highlights from Day 14

Dec. 03, 2022 16:41 PM EST
Highlights from the 14th day of the World Cup in Qatar on Saturday. ___ AP World Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/world-cup and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Pelé responding well to treatment for respiratory infection

Dec. 03, 2022 16:18 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé is responding well to treatment for a respiratory infection and his health condition has not worsened over the latest 24 hours, the Albert Einstein hospital said Saturday. The 82-year-old Pelé has been at the hospital since Tuesday. ...

American fans captivated by US team's World Cup run

Dec. 03, 2022 15:44 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The bald man came dressed head-to-toe in full American spirit. A red, white and blue bandana, stars and stripes mismatched socks, shorts that might have been swimming trunks suited for a summer barbeque. Philip Labas wore an outfit bursting with pride for...

Neymar trains ahead of Brazil's game in last 16 of World Cup

Dec. 03, 2022 15:37 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Neymar was back training on Saturday, doing drills with the ball and taking shots on goal only two days before Brazil's match against South Korea in the round of 16 of the World Cup. The good news for the five-time champions came the same day left back Alex...

Dumfries gets kissed as Oranje reach World Cup quarterfinals

Dec. 03, 2022 15:24 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Louis van Gaal leaned to his left, wrapped his arm around Denzel Dumfries, and planted a kiss on the player's cheek. Dumfries probably deserved even more smooches from his coach on Saturday after leading the Netherlands into the World Cup quarterfinals with a...

Big day at World Cup looms for France, Poland goalkeepers

Dec. 03, 2022 13:39 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It’s a huge day for goalkeepers with big reputations when defending champion France faces Poland in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Sunday. Hugo Lloris will tie a national team record for Les Bleus four years after lifting the trophy as captain. Opposite...

Game of lies bonds England ahead of Senegal World Cup clash

Dec. 03, 2022 13:17 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A card game that relies on deception is strengthening the bond among England’s players ahead of their match against Senegal in the round of 16 at the World Cup. Werewolf, a game of roleplay and deduction, has become a popular pastime for the squad between...