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Netherlands beats host Qatar 2-0 to advance at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 16:58 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — The Netherlands still has a long way to go to match the “total football” teams of the 1970s, or even the more offensive “Oranje” squads that reached the World Cup final in 2010 and finished third in 2014. Still, a 2-0 win over Qatar on Tuesday ensured...

Koulibaly's goal puts Senegal into round of 16 at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 16:55 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Kalidou Koulibaly literally drew inspiration on his captain’s armband, writing the No. 19 on it in memory of one of Senegal’s most loved players. Then Koulibaly became one himself. The Senegal captain scored the winning goal in the 2-1...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: US and Iran pulled into politics

Nov. 28, 2022 13:39 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The American and Iranian soccer teams are the only ones putting politics aside as the sides meet in a match to determine if either nation continues in this World Cup. The two met at the 1998 World Cup in France when memories of the 1979 Islamic Revolution were...

Ecuador frets over Valencia ahead of Senegal at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 09:16 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Enner Valencia has scored Ecuador's last six World Cup goals, so there's no understating how worried his country is after he was carried off the field on a stretcher against the Netherlands. Ecuador hopes that the 33-year-old striker's troublesome knees are OK...

Show's over already for host Qatar's World Cup team

Nov. 25, 2022 15:43 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The show is over already for the Qatar team, which was eliminated Friday from the World Cup less than a week after it opened the tournament and launched the first version of soccer's biggest event in the Middle East. Qatar lost 3-1 to Senegal for its second...

Valencia scores World Cup-best third goal in Ecuador draw

Nov. 25, 2022 15:36 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The young Ecuador squad followed their captain Enner Valencia to the corner of the field after he scored yet another goal for them at the World Cup. One of the true leaders in Qatar, Valencia had leveled the score at 1-1 against the favored Netherlands to...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: US seeks repeat of 1950 upset

Nov. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The first time the United States faced England at the World Cup, the hastily assembled American squad was a ragtag group that included a mailman, a grave digger, a dishwasher and a school teacher. Few of the players had ever met before they headed to Brazil in...

Dutch not expected to emulate Germany with World Cup protest

Nov. 24, 2022 08:39 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Netherlands is not expected to emulate Germany by making a gesture to protest host nation Qatar's human rights record before Friday's World Cup game against Ecuador. Germany’s players covered their mouths for the team photo ahead of their match against...

Striker contest looming as Dutch face Ecuador at World Cup

Nov. 24, 2022 07:46 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The contest between Ecuador striker Enner Valencia and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay could help decide who wins their match at the World Cup on Friday. The two forwards have different styles — Valencia is more powerful and direct, Depay more subtle and...

FIFA charges Ecuador over fan chants at World Cup opener

Nov. 22, 2022 15:54 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Discriminatory chants allegedly by Ecuador fans at the World Cup opening game led FIFA to open the first disciplinary case of the tournament on Tuesday. FIFA said the charge was brought “due to chants” at the game against Qatar on Sunday and cited the section...