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FIFA World Cup: Varane's return lifts French mood even higher

The pre-tournament injury blues are fading, Les Bleus are feeling upbeat again and looking like one of the tournament favorites.

published : 20 hours ago

FIFA World Cup: Costa Rica beat Japan to hand Germany lifeline

It was Costa Rica's first shot on target at this World Cup and could be of huge benefit to the Germans.

published : 20 hours ago

FIFA World Cup: Saudi Arabia coach Hervé Renard sorry to disappoint mother

“She won’t be happy with me this evening,” Renard said. “I’m sure she’s really sad. But I will tell her, you always repeat to me, 'Never give up. Always work hard and the chance will come back.’”

published : 21 hours ago

FIFA World Cup: US soccer scrubs Islamic emblem from Iran flag

The federation said in a statement Sunday that it decided to forego the official flag on social media accounts to show “support for the women in Iran fighting for basic human rights.

published : 22 hours ago

Messi keeps Argentina's World Cup alive

The team looked short of confidence, listless in attack despite the talent that was obviously there, and shaky in defence despite individual defenders all excelling for their clubs this season.

published : 27 Nov 2022

Messi steals the magic that Ochoa, Mexico had in 1st game

Though the chances are slim, Mexico is still vying for an eighth straight trip to the World Cup's knockout round.

published : 27 Nov 2022

Messi goal helps keep Argentina World Cup hopes alive

Messi fired home a low shot from 20 yards on 64 minutes, before Enzo Fernandez added a thunderbolt second goal for Argentina three minutes from time.

published : 27 Nov 2022

FIFA World Cup: Mbappe shows France attack well equipped without Benzema

Kylian Mbappe has struck 14 times in 13 games for France since his missed penalty at Euro 2020 saw them crash out to Switzerland in the last 16.

published : 27 Nov 2022

Qatar's migrant workers enjoy World Cup on the cheap

The stadium has become a daily draw for thousands of the poorest workers who live in nearby dormitories away from Doha's glitzy shopping malls and restaurants.

published : 27 Nov 2022

Neymar shows swollen ankle, plans to return at World Cup

The 30-year-old Neymar is second on Brazil's scoring list with 75 goals, two behind Pelé's record with the national team.

published : 27 Nov 2022

FIFA World Cup: Die Mannschaft on the brink

Germany, whose prestige was built by their World Cup pedigree, are 90 minutes away from their lowest point in the history of this event

published : 26 Nov 2022

FIFA World Cup 2022: Lewandowski breaks World Cup duck as Poland beat Saudi Arabia 2-0

Barcelona forward Lewandowski made sure Poland took a big step towards the last 16 in Qatar when he rolled home in the 82nd minute after being gifted the ball by Abdulelah Al-Malki. 

published : 26 Nov 2022

On outskirts of Doha, laborers watch World Cup they built

The grassy pitch in Asian Town is packed with migrant workers from some of the world’s poorest countries. They power Qatar and helped accomplish its multi-billion-dollar stadium-building effort.

published : 26 Nov 2022

Red alert: Fired-up Nagatomo fuels Japan at World Cup

The 36-year-old full-back has been in an irrepressible mood at his fourth World Cup, a record for a Japanese outfield player, and is fully embracing his role as the team's elder statesman.

published : 26 Nov 2022

FIFA World Cup: Innovative Spain coach Luis Enrique's tech tools

When Spain train, both at home in Las Rozas on the outskirts of Madrid and at the University of Qatar in Doha, Enrique sometimes stands on a scaffold tower, which he asked to be constructed.

published : 26 Nov 2022
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