Latest 2022 FIFA World Cup News

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

Dec. 01, 2022 19:20 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Another World Cup, another flop. Former soccer power Germany is facing another round of soul-searching after going out of the sport’s most important tournament at the first stage for the second time in a row. Germany’s players spoke...

World Cup redemption for Japan coach 29 years later in Qatar

Dec. 01, 2022 18:53 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The “Agony of Doha” came 29 years ago, and Hajime Moriyasu experienced it first-hand as a midfielder on Japan’s national soccer team. He’s now the coach, and he’s made amends. Japan won its World Cup group on Thursday after beating...

Germany out of World Cup despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

Dec. 01, 2022 18:25 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Back-to-back early exits at the World Cup have Germany coach Hansi Flick wanting to go back to basics. The four-time champions were again eliminated from the group stage, four years after their embarrassing display as defending champions in Russia. ...

Japan beats Spain 2-1 as both teams advance at World Cup

Dec. 01, 2022 17:28 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Same stadium. Same result. Similar shocking victory for Japan at the World Cup. After beating Germany in the team's opener, Japan worked its way into the round of 16 of the World Cup on Thursday by defeating Spain 2-1 — the same score as last week. ...

Belgium out of World Cup as Croatia advances with 0-0 draw

Dec. 01, 2022 17:16 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The ball reached Romelu Lukaku right in front of goal with seconds remaining. Score, and he'd send Belgium into the round of 16 of the World Cup. Somehow, he missed. Belgium and its aging generation of players were eliminated from the...

AP PHOTOS: World Cup highlights from Day 12

Dec. 01, 2022 16:53 PM EST
Highlights from the 12th day of the World Cup in Qatar on Thursday. ___ AP World Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/world-cup and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Morocco reaches last 16 of World Cup, beats Canada 2-1

Dec. 01, 2022 16:48 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Walid Regragui stood in the middle of a team huddle as his players reached out and patted him vigorously on the head. Then they threw their coach in the air, almost as if they had already won the World Cup. Regragui has been an international coach for only three...

Germany eliminated from World Cup despite 4-2 victory over Costa Rica

Dec. 01, 2022 15:58 PM EST
AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Germany eliminated from World Cup despite 4-2 victory over Costa Rica.

Arabs unite in celebration as Morocco advances in World Cup

Dec. 01, 2022 15:36 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — First Qatar was out, exiting the World Cup with the worst record of a host country. Then the Saudi national team's run ended, despite a historic upset against Argentina last week. Finally Tunisia was eliminated, after a dramatic victory against already-qualified France. ...

US World Cup win over Iran draws 15.5M on US broadcasts

Dec. 01, 2022 14:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States' 1-0 win over Iran that earned the Americans a berth in the World Cup knockout rounds was seen by nearly 15.5 million people on U.S. English- and Spanish-language broadcasts and digital streams. The game, which kicked off off at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday,...