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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...

World Cup opener watched by 7.2 million viewers in US

Nov. 22, 2022 11:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ecuador's 2-0 win over Qatar in this year's World Cup opener was seen by 7.2 million television viewers in the United States. The game Sunday was seen by 3.228 million on the English-language telecast on FS1 and Fox's streaming services. It was viewed by 4 million...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Qatar loses opener, US up on Day 2

Nov. 20, 2022 15:53 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The first World Cup in the Middle East finally began Sunday night with a flashy opening ceremony and a match between Qatar and Ecuador without any beer for sale in the stadium. The beer ban imposed two days before the start of the tournament was the latest...

Qatar opens World Cup with lavish half-hour ceremony

Nov. 20, 2022 15:50 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman extended one yellow-gloved hand to a FIFA World Cup ambassador suffering from a rare spinal disorder in an image meant to represent inclusion in a country facing international criticism over its human rights record. It wasn't...

World Cup dismay for Qatar as Ecuador wins opening game

Nov. 20, 2022 15:05 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — The large swathes of empty seats in the second half summed up the Qatar soccer team's disappointing start to its first ever World Cup. The night started with more than 67,000 mostly Qatari fans filling the cavernous Al Bayt Stadium, enjoying an opening...