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Gavi misses Spain practice at World Cup because of injury

Nov. 28, 2022 08:17 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Teenager Gavi did not practice with Spain on Monday, a day after the team’s draw with Germany at the World Cup. Gavi was nursing a minor injury sustained in the 1-1 draw at Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday. The 18-year-old midfielder was substituted in...

'Super guy' Füllkrug drives Germany forward at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 07:02 AM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Niclas Füllkrug was scoring goals in Germany’s second division one year ago. Now he’s scoring at the World Cup. “That’s exactly what he’s there for,” teammate Thomas Müller said after Füllkrug's late goal rescued a 1-1 draw for...

Qatari fans hit back at Germany by recalling Özil in protest

Nov. 28, 2022 05:17 AM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Qatari soccer fans hit back at Germany’s World Cup protest on Sunday by holding pictures of former Germany player Mesut Özil while covering their mouths during the match against Spain. A group of fans held copies of a hand-drawn sketch of Özil, while...

World Cup TV pundit under fire for disparaging Qatari attire

Nov. 28, 2022 04:56 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Former Germany forward Sandro Wagner is under fire for a disparaging remark he made about Qatari men’s traditional attire while commentating for TV during Germany and Spain’s World Cup match on Sunday. Wagner was commentating on the teams’ 1-1 draw for...

Spain coach remembers late daughter on 'special day' at WCup

Nov. 27, 2022 19:35 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Spain coach Luis Enrique said it was a “special day” after his team's 1-1 draw with Germany at the World Cup on Sunday. But it had nothing to do with soccer. Luis Enrique said Sunday would have been the 13th birthday of his daughter, Xana...

Germany salvages 1-1 draw against Spain at World Cup

Nov. 27, 2022 17:39 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Only a win for Germany in the final group game will give the four-time World Cup champions a chance to avoid a second straight early elimination. At least they’re improving. Substitute Niclas Füllkrug scored in the 83rd minute Sunday to give...

After latest milestone, Ronaldo eyes World Cup glory

Nov. 27, 2022 13:52 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Another game, another personal milestone. For all the turmoil that has surrounded Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of what is likely to be his final World Cup, the Portugal great is still making his mark. On Thursday, he became the first man to score in five World Cups. ...

Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov give Canada 1st Davis Cup title

Nov. 27, 2022 12:38 PM EST

MALAGA, Spain (AP) — Felix Auger-Aliassime fell to his back behind the baseline, then waited for teammates to race off Canada's bench and pile on top of him. A few minutes later, the Canadians finally could lift the Davis Cup. “I think of us all here, we’ve...

Costa Rica rallies to beat Japan 1-0 in Group E of World Cup

Nov. 27, 2022 09:38 AM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Essentially written off after being battered by Spain, Keysher Fuller has changed everything for Costa Rica. Fuller took advantage of a defensive error and scored the only goal of the match to lead his team over Japan 1-0 Sunday at the World Cup. Both teams...

Auger-Aliassime leads Canada past Italy into Davis Cup final

Nov. 26, 2022 15:43 PM EST

MÁLAGA, Spain (AP) — Felix Auger-Aliassime led Canada to its second ever Davis Cup final after winning both his singles and doubles rubbers in a 2-1 fightback over Italy on Saturday. The 22-year-old Auger-Aliassime, whose four career titles have all come this year, will look to...