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World Cup Viewer's Guide: Americans face the Netherlands

Dec. 02, 2022 14:39 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic became an American star with the winning goal — and the injury he got while scoring it — that lifted the United States into the round of 16 at the World Cup. He injured his pelvic bone, Pulisic insisted, when he collided with Iran's...

Brazil fans at World Cup game remember soccer great Pelé

Dec. 02, 2022 14:18 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Brazilian fans showed their support for soccer great Pelé ahead of the national team's match against Cameroon at the World Cup on Friday. The 82-year-old Pelé, who had a colon tumor removed last year, was hospitalized Tuesday in Sao Paulo to regulate his...

South Korea advances at World Cup after wild finish to group

Dec. 02, 2022 14:17 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — South Korea’s players formed a circle in the center of the field and trained their eyes on several cell phones showing a nearby match that would decide their future at the World Cup. The South Koreans had just about done their job, beating Cristiano...

US player Pulisic cleared to play against Dutch in World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 13:53 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic was cleared to play for the United States in its round of 16 match at the World Cup against the Netherlands on Saturday. The U.S. Soccer Federation said after Friday’s training session that the American had been given the go-ahead. ...

US coach Berhalter to draw on Dutch lessons at World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 13:52 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gregg Berhalter felt like a student when he signed with the Dutch club Zwolle 28 years ago. The U.S. coach plans to apply the lessons he learned when the Americans play the Netherlands on Saturday for a berth in the World Cup quarterfinals. “I went to Holland...

Neymar joins teammates to watch Brazil's game at World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 13:46 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Injured forward Neymar was at Lusail Stadium on Friday to watch Brazil's match against Cameroon at the World Cup. It was the first time Neymar joined his teammates at a match since injuring his right ankle last week in Brazil's opener against Serbia. ...

Camel pageant among attractions on World Cup sidelines

Dec. 02, 2022 13:44 PM EST

ASH-SHHANIYA, Qatar (AP) — Like all good pageant contestants, Nazaa'a displayed not only dazzling beauty but also poise and grace. She batted her eyelashes and flashed a toothy smile for the television cameras at the Mzayen World Cup, a pageant held in the Qatari desert about 15...

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...

Uruguay beats Ghana 2-0 at World Cup but both teams out

Dec. 02, 2022 12:48 PM EST

AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — This time, Luis Suarez cried on the sidelines after Uruguay was eliminated from the World Cup despite a 2-0 win over Ghana on Friday. The result also put Ghana out of the competition. Suarez played a key role in both first-half goals scored by...

US forces monitor Mideast skies at Qatar base amid World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 11:15 AM EST

AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — As World Cup fans throng stadiums across Qatar, about 8,000 American troops stationed just nearby watch over the airspace of the tumultuous Middle East from a major base run by this energy-rich nation. Built on a flat stretch of desert about 20...