Latest 2022 FIFA World Cup News

Qatar confirms COVID-19 test requirements for World Cup fans

Sep. 29, 2022 06:38 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Fans going to the World Cup in Qatar must show a negative COVID-19 test when they arrive as part of the host nation’s rules to combat COVID-19, organizers said Thursday. All visitors aged 18 and over must also download a government-run phone application tracking...

Denmark to wear World Cup jerseys that protest host Qatar

Sep. 28, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Denmark will wear team jerseys at the World Cup that protest the human rights record of host nation Qatar, with a black option unveiled Wednesday to honor migrant workers who died during construction work for the tournament. “The color of mourning,” kit...

World Cup Watch: European giants showing flaws before Qatar

Sep. 28, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All roads now lead to Qatar. With the conclusion of the group stage of the Nations League, Europe's top soccer countries have played their final competitive games ahead of the World Cup. Here's how things are shaping up for a continent that has provided...

Messi 2 goals, accosted twice, Argentina tops Jamaica 3-0

Sep. 28, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Lionel Messi responded to an in-game, on-field request for a signature with a signature goal. Messi scored two goals and was twice accosted by fans running on the field as Argentina extended its unbeaten streak to 35 matches over three years by beating Jamaica...

Scaloni to remain as Argentina coach through 2026 World Cup

Sep. 27, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

HARRISON, N,J. (AP) — Lionel Scaloni will remain as Argentina's national team coach through the 2026 World Cup. Chiqui Tapia, president of the Argentine Football Association, made the announcement after Tuesday night's 3-0 win over Jamaica in the Albiceleste's next-to-last tuneup...

US World Cup worries grow, 0-0 draw vs Saudis in last tuneup

Sep. 27, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

The United States will limp into the World Cup, and not just because of all the Americans' injuries. The U.S. played a 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night at Murcia, Spain, that was somewhere between unimpressive and alarming. After managing no shots on goal...

Qatar tests out massive bus fleet ahead of World Cup

Sep. 27, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar has tested out a massive fleet of buses ahead of next month's World Cup, when an estimated 1.2 million soccer fans will descend on the small Gulf nation, an official said Tuesday. Thani Al Zarraa, who is overseeing transport preparations, said some 4,000...

Croatia, Dutch advance in Nations League; France loses

Sep. 25, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Croatia and the Netherlands finished warming up for the World Cup in style on Sunday by winning their last Nations League games to qualify for the Final Four tournament next year. Croatia topped Group A1 by winning 3-1 in Austria to relegate the hosts to the second...

Defender Reggie Cannon joins lengthy US soccer injury list

Sep. 25, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

Right back Reggie Cannon will miss the United States' last World Cup warmup against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday because of a strained left groin strain, the latest in the Americans' long injured list. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Sunday that Cannon is expected to be sidelined for...

Lackluster US loses to Japan 2-0 in World Cup warmup

Sep. 23, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

With the World Cup approaching and final roster decisions looming, U.S. soccer players gave a dismal performance in a 2-0 exhibition loss to Japan on Friday in Düsseldorf, Germany. Daichi Kamada scored following Weston McKennie’s giveaway in the 24th minute and Kaoru Mitoma added...