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Protester with rainbow flag runs onto field at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 17:49 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — A protester ran onto the field Monday carrying a rainbow flag and wearing a blue Superman T-shirt that said “SAVE UKRAINE” on the front and “RESPECT FOR IRANIAN WOMAN” on the back during a World Cup match between Portugal and Uruguay. Security officials...

Portugal advances to last 16, beats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 17:35 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo wheeled away in celebration, acting as though he had scored once again at the World Cup. Not this time. Instead, it was Bruno Fernandes eventually credited with the goal that set up Portugal’s 2-0 win over Uruguay on Monday,...

Swiss loss sets up enticing rematch with Serbia at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 17:30 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Switzerland’s loss made its upcoming World Cup rematch all the more enticing, and with a lot more on the line. Ever since the match schedule was made in April, the Group G game between Switzerland and Serbia has been one to keep an eye on. Not just because of...

Brazil advances at World Cup with 1-0 win over Switzerland

Nov. 28, 2022 16:33 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Struggling and unconvincing without Neymar on the field, Brazil still played well enough to secure a spot in the next round of the World Cup. The five-time champions overcame the absence of their injured star to beat Switzerland 1-0 with a late goal Monday and...

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...

Cameroon stages World Cup comeback after dropping goalkeeper

Nov. 28, 2022 13:21 PM EST

AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — Cameroon staged an impressive comeback in a 3-3 draw against Serbia at the World Cup despite replacing its goalkeeper at the last minute. Andre Onana, who plays for Italian club Inter Milan, wasn't in Cameroon's lineup or even at the stadium to watch the...

Could World Cup be Bale's goodbye to the global stage?

Nov. 28, 2022 13:16 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — With Wales on the verge of World Cup elimination, Gareth Bale was dismissive when asked if Tuesday’s game against England could be the last for his country. “Nope,” was his one-word answer. He chose not to elaborate. While questions hang...

Kudus scores 2, Ghana beats South Korea 3-2 at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 11:52 AM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Mohammed Kudus said there wasn’t much difference between the way Ghana played in its opening World Cup match against Portugal or its second game against South Korea. Except the result, of course. Kudus scored twice, including the go-ahead...

US has clear World Cup task against Iran: win or go home

Nov. 28, 2022 11:03 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The task is clear for the United States: beat Iran in a politically charged World Cup match or go home. “We have to get out of our group by all means,” U.S. captain Tyler Adams said Monday. “It would feel like a success for us when we make it out of the...

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...