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What next for African champ Senegal after World Cup exit?

Dec. 05, 2022 05:17 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — African champion Senegal was outplayed by England and given a reality check as it was eliminated in the last 16 at the World Cup. Senegal was missing its best player in Sadio Mane through injury and was also hampered by the absence of other key players against...

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...

Pelé's family: COVID caused infection, death not imminent

Dec. 04, 2022 22:01 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Two daughters and one grandson of Brazilian soccer great Pelé said the three-time World Cup winner has been hospitalized since Tuesday to treat a respiratory infection aggravated by COVID-19. They added that the 82-year-old is under no imminent risk of death. Kely...

England reaches World Cup quarterfinals, beats Senegal 3-0

Dec. 04, 2022 18:34 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Like all great strikers, Harry Kane’s timing was perfect. The England captain got off the mark Sunday, scoring his first goal at this year's World Cup in a 3-0 victory over Senegal that set up a must-see match against France in the quarterfinals. ...

For Cisse, World Cup as coach much harder than as captain

Dec. 04, 2022 18:20 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — As captain, Aliou Cisse led Senegal to victory over the defending World Cup champions and all the way to the quarterfinals, matching Africa's best run in its first appearance at the tournament. As coach, Cisse is finding the World Cup much, much tougher. ...

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...

AP PHOTOS: World Cup highlights from Day 15

Dec. 04, 2022 16:27 PM EST
Highlights from the 15th day of the World Cup in Qatar on Sunday. ___ AP World Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/world-cup and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

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...