FIFA mostly wins big but loses trust at Qatar World Cup
There was clear self-interest to declare the success of a tournament that was politically fraught for most of the 12 years since Qatar was picked to host football's greatest spectacle.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Good, bad and silly
An overview of the journey of teams and players at the festival of football.
Fitting end to great finale: Messi's World Cup finally
Whether it’s a question of his complicated relationship with the country of his birth, the questions on age and longevity, or the need for a story to be completed, this was always Messi’s tournament.
Referees under scrutiny at Qatar World Cup
Elite players questioning officials for their decisions on the field becoming a recurring theme
Giroud takes France into World Cup semis as Kane penalty miss costs England
England were the better side for long stretches of the game at Al Bayt Stadium but, almost from nowhere, France went back in front when Giroud headed home with 11 minutes left.
US soccer reporter Grant Wahl dies at World Cup match in Qatar
Grant Wahl was covering his eighth World Cup.
Outsiders gaining ground, bloc by bloc
More representation from teams outside Europe and South America in last 16 of ongoing World Cup in Qatar, a good indicator that gap between powerhouses and smaller teams is closing
FIFA World Cup: Switzerland, a sum greater than their parts
With emphasis on the collective, Switzerland beat Serbia in a feisty fixture, advance from the group stages of a big event for the fifth consecutive time
Japan's controversial second goal beats Spain 2-1, both teams advance at World Cup
Japan scored twice early in the second half to come from behind and defeat another European powerhouse and make it to the knockout stage for the second straight World Cup.
Lebanon crisis means 'no football this year' for World Cup fans
Right until the start of the World Cup on November 20, the Lebanese had hoped the matches would be broadcast free on the public network Tele Liban, as was the case during the 2018 tournament.
FIFA assures rainbow items will be allowed at World Cup stadiums
FIFA’s assurances have seemed to be overridden by Qatari authorities.
FIFA World Cup: Stéphanie Frappart to make history as first woman referee
The 38-year-old Frenchwoman has been promoted in the men’s game by the European soccer body UEFA and in her home country.
In Ukraine, seeing World Cup, playing soccer pose challenges
For Ukrainians these days, soccer trails well behind mere survival in the order of priorities.
USA win Iran showdown to reach World Cup last 16
Only the third international meeting of the bitter ideological rivals had been marked by a bad-tempered buildup.
Qatar says worker deaths for FIFA World Cup 'between 400 and 500'
Since FIFA awarded the tournament to Qatar in 2010, the country has taken some steps to overhaul the country’s employment practices.
World Cup pitch invader Mario Ferri defends 'breaking the rules'
Gay rights and the use of the rainbow flag have been a simmering issue at the World Cup in Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal.
ANALYSIS | As Qatar World Cup unfolds, planet keeps spinning
LGBTQ rights have been at the fore in Qatar as well, with the country under the microscope for its human rights record and laws criminalizing homosexuality.
Lionel Messi, Argentina play Poland for survival at FIFA World Cup
Concerns about Messi’s health have dogged the seven-time world player of the year at the World Cup, starting from when he trained alone for two days before Argentina’s opening game.
FIFA World Cup | Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension
In soccer, the timeline is much simpler as this will be only the second time Iran and the U.S. have played each other in the World Cup.
Brazil admit toiling at World Cup without injured Neymar
The five-time World Cup winners knew a second straight win in Group G on Monday would clinch their place in the knockout phase with a game to spare.