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World Cup win increases prize money for American men, women

Nov. 30, 2022 13:16 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. women's team will make at least three times more from the men’s World Cup than they received for winning the 2019 women’s tournament, thanks to a new deal to split World Cup earnings. A 1-0 win by the men over Iran on Tuesday night increased their...

FIFA says rainbow items are allowed at World Cup stadiums

Nov. 30, 2022 04:14 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — One day after Iran and Wales were eliminated at the World Cup, FIFA finally gave a public assurance Wednesday that rainbow items and banners supporting protests in Iran will be allowed into stadiums. Stadium security staff organized by Qatari authorities had...

Croatia charged after fans taunt Canadian World Cup player

Nov. 29, 2022 11:15 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A disciplinary case was opened against Croatia at the World Cup on Tuesday after the team’s fans taunted a Canada player with Serbian family ties. FIFA said the charge against the Croatian soccer federation was “due to the behavior of its fans” and cited...

Analysis: As Qatar World Cup unfolds, planet keeps spinning

Nov. 29, 2022 04:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Soccer — or football, to most of the global billions watching the World Cup this month — is not human society itself, with all its thorny issues. But at times, the game is a reflection of the entire planet — of nations, their disputes, their aspirations and those of a...

Swiss loss sets up enticing rematch with Serbia at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 17:30 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Switzerland’s loss made its upcoming World Cup rematch all the more enticing, and with a lot more on the line. Ever since the match schedule was made in April, the Group G game between Switzerland and Serbia has been one to keep an eye on. Not just because of...

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...

FIFA charges Germany for no player at news conference

Nov. 28, 2022 04:42 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Germany was charged in a disciplinary case by FIFA on Monday, though not for its players’ “hands covering mouths” protest before playing a World Cup game last week. FIFA said it opened a case against the German soccer federation for not bringing players to...

Queiroz slams Klinsmann's criticism of Iran's World Cup team

Nov. 27, 2022 12:56 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Iranian soccer federation and national team coach Carlos Queiroz have angrily hit back at former Germany great Jurgen Klinsmann for saying that Iran's World Cup players use dirty tactics because its in their “culture." Both the federation and Queiroz on...

Serbia charged over locker room Kosovo flag at World Cup

Nov. 26, 2022 10:41 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Serbian soccer federation was charged by FIFA on Saturday for hanging a political banner about neighboring independent state Kosovo in the locker room before playing Brazil at the World Cup. It showed a map of Serbia that included the territory of its former...

Rainbow struggle playing out on sidelines of World Cup

Nov. 25, 2022 14:20 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Aside from the competition for the World Cup title, one of the most hotly contested issues in the tournament in Qatar is over rainbow colors. In the first week of the tournament, seven European teams lost the battle to wear multi-colored “One Love” armbands...