Netherlands beats host to reach last 16

Netherlands 2, Qatar 0 The Netherlands still has a long way to go to match the “total football” teams of the 1970s, or even the

Australia plays Denmark for last 16 spot

Scenes of wild celebrations featuring flares and fire are not the norm in Australia after World Cup matches. Yet that was exactly what happened

Portugal advances to knock-out stage, beats Uruguay

Portugal 2, Uruguay 0 Cristiano Ronaldo wheeled away in celebration, acting as though he had scored once again at the World Cup. Not this time.

Brazil advances with narrow win over Switzerland

Brazil 1, Switzerland 0 Struggling and unconvincing without Neymar on the field, Brazil still played well enough to secure a spot in the next round

The task is clear for the United States: beat Iran in a politically charged World Cup match or go home. U.S. players have been praised as the best generation

‘Super guy’ Füllkrug drives Germany forward

Spain 1, Germany 1 Niclas Füllkrug was scoring goals in Germany’s second division one year ago. Now he’s scoring at the World Cup. “That’s

Aboubakar saves Cameroon in roller-coaster tie with Serbia

Cameroon 3, Serbia 3 Substitute Vincent Aboubakar scored one goal and created another as Cameroon rallied from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Serbia at

After latest milestone, Ronaldo eyes WC glory past Uruguay

Another game, another personal milestone. For all the turmoil that has surrounded Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of what is likely to be his final World Cup, the

World Cup analysts cite more goals from crosses, penalties

More crosses creating more goals. Winning penalties with “total genius” like Cristiano Ronaldo. Pressing opponents to quickly win back the ball. FIFA’s expert analysts

Mbappe scores two, France reaches knockout stage

France 2, Denmark 1 France advanced, and Kylian Mbappe got them there. The French became the first defending champions to reach the round of 16

Argentina riding emotional rollercoaster after win

Argentina 2, Mexico 0 As Lionel Messi struggled to hold back his tears, Pablo Aimar let them flow on the bench. Covering his hands

Promising Spain brings back the ‘tiki-taka’

It was a World Cup win fit for a king. Literally. King Felipe VI was among those congratulating Spain in Qatar after its 7-0 rout

Remote desert camps house fans on a budget

For scores of foreign soccer fans, the road to the World Cup in Doha starts every morning at a barren campsite in the middle of the desert.

England wary of upset against US

England scored six goals in its opening World Cup game against, but it was the two it conceded that concern coach Gareth Southgate and provide hope for

Japan gets two late goals to beat Germany

Germany 1, Japan 2 Substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scored late goals last nightto give Japan a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Germany at the World

WC puts spotlight on Qatar, but brings attention to its human rights record and politics

With the start of the World Cup on Nov. 20, 2022, soccer teams from 32 countries and tens of thousands of fans have converged on Qatar,

Ronaldo out to impress in Portugal’s opening game

Cristiano Ronaldo is in the shop window as he starts his fifth and probably final World Cup with Portugal. As of yesterday, the 37-year-old forward

Giroud, Mbappe help France rout Australia

France 4, Australia 1 France showed it can cope without its star striker at the World Cup. In Karim Benzema’s absence, Kylian Mbappe scored one

Canada meets Belgium in first WC match since 1986

Many Canadian soccer fans have been waiting for this moment their entire lives. Long an afterthought behind hockey in their home country, Canada’s soccer team

Bale salvages draw for Wales against US

USA 1, Wales 1 A young United States team was nearing victory in its World Cup return. Then Walker Zimmerman needlessly plowed into Gareth Bale.

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