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DOHA: No matter what happens on the field, this World Cup will be a special one for Argentina. It likely will be the last World Cup for Lionel Messi and already is the first since the death of Diego Maradona. The Argentine great died exactly two years ago Friday. Maradona, his nation’s beloved soccer “God,” had been a presence for ...

PARIS:Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli cruised to victory in the deciding doubles as Italy beat the US 2-1 in their Davis Cup quarterfinal in Malaga on Thursday. Victory set up a semifinal clash on Saturday against Canada who also triumphed in the deciding doubles of their last-eight tie against Germany to win 2-1. “I am really happy, I am here ...

  DOHA, Qatar — Their head-to-head record at the World Cup, England coach Gareth Southgate duly noted, is in favor of the United States. That’s right. The Americans beat England 1-0 at the 1950 World Cup and the teams played to a 1-1 draw in 2010. Their next match is coming Friday in Qatar, and Southgate told his players to go ...

  DOHA, Qatar — Cristiano Ronaldo closed his eyes, took in a deep breath and then made World Cup history. The Portugal striker became the first male player to score at five World Cups with his 65th-minute penalty in a 3-2 win over Ghana on Thursday. Andre Ayew equalized for Ghana eight minutes later, but Joao Felix regained the lead for ...

  Spain began their World Cup in dazzling style on Wednesday night, thumping Costa Rica 7-0 at the Al Thumama Stadium in a record win that marked the most dominant display yet in this year’s tournament. Midfielder Dani Olmo opened his side’s account in the 11th minute, marking the Spaniards’ 100th-ever World Cup goal and beginning a procession that was ...

  Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the Bangladesh ODI series as he is yet to recover from the knee surgery he underwent in September. Bengal all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed is expected to be picked as Jadeja’s replacement for the ODI series, which gets underway on December 4 in Mirpur. Currently a member of India’s ODI team for ...

  DOHA, Qatar — Another World Cup day, another World Cup shock. Substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scored late goals Wednesday to give Japan a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Germany. Both Doan and Asano play for German clubs. “I believe it’s a historic moment, a historic victory. If I think about the development of Japanese soccer, thinking of players, for ...

  DOHA, Qatar — Cristiano Ronaldo is in the shop window as he starts his fifth and probably final World Cup with Portugal. As of late Tuesday, the 37-year-old forward was without a club after Manchester United canceled his contract as a result of his explosive interview criticizing manager Erik ten Hag, the club’s owners and many of his United teammates. Ronaldo doesn’t ...

India Team Squad: 1 Ishan Kishan, 2 Rishabh Pant (wk), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 Hardik Pandya (capt), 6 Deepak Hooda, 7 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 8 Harshal Patel, 9 Arshdeep Singh, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal New Zealand Team Squad: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Devon Conway (wk), 3 Mark Chapman, 4 Glenn Phillips, 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 James ...

AUSTRALIA TEAM SQUAD: 1 David Warner, 2 Travis Head, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Marnus Labuschagne, 5 Alex Carey (wk), 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Marcus Stoinis, 8 Sean Abbott, 9 Pat Cummins (capt), 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood ENGLAND TEAM SQUAD: 1 Phil Salt, 2 Jason Roy, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 James Vince, 5 Sam Billings, 6 Jos Buttler (capt ...