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Moroccans to welcome home history-making World Cup team

  RABAT, Morocco — Morocco’s national soccer team is set to return home Tuesday after accomplishing the seemingly impossible feat of finishing fourth at the World Cup in Qatar. Tens of thousands of…

FIFA broke own rules by dressing Lionel Messi in robe before World Cup trophy lift

  FIFA were guilty of breaking their own regulations by draping Lionel Messi in a traditional Qatari robe before the World Cup trophy presentation on Sunday night, according to former Tottenham star Ramon…

Lionel Messi says he’s not going to retire from playing for Argentina

Lionel Messi says he will not retire from playing for Argentina anytime soon as he ‘loves what he does’. The legendary forward broke the record for most appearances at the World Cup as…

Achraf Dari cancelling out Josko Gvardiol's opener for Croatia

Croatia edge Morocco 2-1 to clinch third spot at World Cup

DOHA, – Croatia beat injury-hit Morocco 2-1 in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday to leave Qatar on a high after again surpassing expectations following their run to the final in 2018….

AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Croatia knocked Brazil out of the World Cup on Friday, beating the five-time champions 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the semifinals for the second straight time.

Croatia beats Brazil on penalties in World Cup quarterfinals

AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Croatia knocked Brazil out of the World Cup on Friday, beating the five-time champions 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the semifinals for the second straight time. Croatia goalkeeper…

Van Gaal’s World Cup with Dutch has hugs, kisses and dancing

DOHA, Qatar — Three wins from the title that has eluded the Netherlands, Louis van Gaal has filled his World Cup with hugs, kisses and dancing. Leading his nation for the third time…

Morocco beats Spain on penalties to advance at World Cup

Morocco beats Spain on penalties to advance at World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Morocco became the first Arab nation and only the fourth African nation to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals, beating Spain 3-0 in a penalty shootout on Tuesday. Achraf Hakimi,…

South Korea looks to youth after World Cup loss to Brazil

South Korea looks to youth after World Cup loss to Brazil

DOHA, Qatar — South Korea lost in the round of 16 of the World Cup and then lost its coach. The team was beaten by five-time champion Brazil 4-1 on Monday. After the match,…

World Cup Viewer’s Guide: 2 quarterfinals places left

World Cup Viewer’s Guide: 2 quarterfinals places left

DOHA, Qatar — The final day of the round of 16 concludes Tuesday at the World Cup when Morocco faces Spain, and Portugal goes head-to-head with Switzerland for the final two spots in the…

Croatia beats Japan in penalty shootout, moves to quarterfinals

Croatia beats Japan in penalty shootout, moves to quarterfinals

Croatian goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic put on a dominant performance in the penalty kick shootout, stopping three of the four shots he faced, as Croatia moved on to the World Cup quarterfinals in Qatar…

Messi, Argentina try to avoid World Cup upset vs. Australia

  DOHA, Qatar — Australia’s players speak in glowing, almost reverential terms about Lionel Messi. “He just does things that, you know, no one else can do,” forward Mathew Leckie said. Milos Degenek…

Maradona’s World Cup absence ‘strange’ for Messi, Argentina

Maradona’s World Cup absence ‘strange’ for Messi, Argentina

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…

Southgate reminds England it hasn’t beaten US at World Cup

Southgate reminds England it hasn’t beaten US at World Cup

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…

Spain rout Costa Rica in majestic seven-goal World Cup display

Spain rout Costa Rica in majestic seven-goal World Cup display

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…

Japan gets 2 late goals to beat Germany 2-1 at World Cup

Japan gets 2 late goals to beat Germany 2-1 at World Cup

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…

Ronaldo out to impress in Portugal’s first game at World Cup

Ronaldo out to impress in Portugal’s first game at World Cup

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…