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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...

Spain coach Luis Enrique opens up at World Cup

Dec. 03, 2022 09:54 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Bicycle rides. Streaming sessions. Instagram posts. Honest talks about sex, politics and his late daughter. Luis Enrique, not long ago seen as one of the most uptight coaches in soccer, has opened up at the World Cup. He has been...

Suarez a World Cup great for Uruguay, 'the devil' for others

Dec. 03, 2022 09:36 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The day before what was likely his last World Cup game, Luis Suarez walked into the room, sat down and placed himself squarely in the spotlight — again. Then a Ghanaian journalist let it all out: Ghana wants to “retire you," he said to the Uruguay forward....

Ukraine says animal eyes sent to some embassies, consulates

Dec. 02, 2022 14:03 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Ukrainian embassies and consulates in six European countries have received packages containing animals' eyes in recent days, a Ukrainian official said Friday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko wrote on Facebook that the “bloody parcels” were received by the...

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...

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...

Germany's soul-searching begins after another World Cup flop

Dec. 02, 2022 10:32 AM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Another World Cup, another World Cup flop. Germany is facing another round of soul-searching after being eliminated from the sport’s most important tournament at the first stage for the second time in a row. The German players spoke afterward...

'Little Pep' Gvardiol coming up big for Croatia at World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 08:16 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For 90 minutes, the hulking, masked mass that is Joško Gvardiol kept Belgium’s big-name strikers at bay with timely tackles — none bigger than his stop on Romelu Lukaku two minutes into stoppage time. Then the 20-year-old Croat who is fast becoming the most...

Spain in recovery mode after losing to Japan at World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 06:07 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It’s not how Spain imagined reaching the knockout phase of the World Cup: finishing the group stage with a loss and having to rely on other teams to help it advance. Spain survived but heads into the round of 16 against Morocco with bruised confidence after...

Authorities: Migrant paraglided over Melilla border to Spain

Dec. 02, 2022 05:51 AM EST

Spanish authorities are looking for a person who paraglided over a border fence from Morocco to the Spanish enclave of Melilla in what appeared to be a new and creative way to migrate irregularly to European territory. Two citizens reported seeing the paraglider Thursday afternoon,...