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Poland finds its true level at World Cup, beaten by the best

Dec. 05, 2022 06:05 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Poland heads home from the World Cup as the latest team unable to overcome an inspired Kylian Mbappé, who dominated in France’s 3-1 win in the round of 16. It meant back-to-back losses against the game’s superstars, after Lionel Messi and Argentina won 2-0...

Mbappé is bringing soccer to a new dimension at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 06:04 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's precision. Lionel Messi's vision. The speed and power of the original Ronaldo — the one from Brazil. Kylian Mbappé is elevating his performance to a new dimension at the World Cup. As Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo play what...

Sterling leaves England World Cup camp after home break-in

Dec. 05, 2022 04:13 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — England forward Raheem Sterling has left his team’s World Cup camp in Qatar and returned to the U.K. after a break-in at his home. The 27-year-old Manchester City player missed England’s 3-0 win against Senegal in its round of 16 match Sunday and it was not...

World Cup fans find booze at hotels, Qatar's 1 liquor store

Dec. 05, 2022 04:08 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — In a dusty neighborhood on the outskirts of Qatar's capital, guards stand duty at a gated compound ringed with razor wire, carefully checking passports and permits before allowing anyone inside. But this isn't a prison or a high-security area associated with the ongoing World...

Ronaldo looks to shine like Mbappé and Messi at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 03:41 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kylian Mbappé is the top scorer. Lionel Messi has been thrilling fans with his goals and dribbles. So what about Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the other superstars at the World Cup? OK, he's broken a tournament record by becoming the first player to score a goal at...

Kylian Mbappé leads France past Poland 3-1 at World Cup

Dec. 04, 2022 17:38 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It all seems so straightforward — laughable, perhaps — for Kylian Mbappé when it comes to the World Cup. The France forward, who scored four goals when he led his country to the title four years ago as a 19-year-old phenom, put on yet another demonstration...

Lewandowski exit with Poland looks like World Cup farewell

Dec. 04, 2022 15:42 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Robert Lewandowski cradled the neck of Kylian Mbappé, whose face was bowed as if to let the Poland veteran kiss the top of his head. It was a fatherly gesture from the 34-year-old FIFA world player of the year to the 23-year-old France superstar who is now on...

American soccer success in men's World Cup remains a dream

Dec. 04, 2022 14:20 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American success in the men's World Cup remains a dream. The U.S. team looked better this year, but the results were the same as in 2010 and 2014. The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 following a 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands on Saturday. ...

Sterling misses England's World Cup match with Senegal

Dec. 04, 2022 13:57 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Raheem Sterling has been ruled out of England’s World Cup round of 16 match with Senegal because of a “family matter,” the Football Association said Sunday. The forward started the Three Lions' opening two games in Group B, but was left out of the final...

World Cup: Neymar set to return as Brazil faces South Korea

Dec. 04, 2022 12:22 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Neymar appeared to have fully recovered from his ankle injury and was expected to return to Brazil's starting lineup against South Korea in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Monday. A smiling Neymar trained with teammates Sunday in a practice session that was...