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US coach Berhalter to draws on Dutch lessons at World Cup
US coach Berhalter to draws on Dutch lessons at World Cup

Gregg Berhalter knows plenty about Dutch soccer - he turned pro in the Netherlands 28 years ago. The Americans have not reached the quarterfinals since 2002. The U.S. was knocked out in the round of 16 in extra-time losses to Ghana in 2010 and Belgium in 2014, then failed to qualify for the 2018 tournament.

Argentina World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds
Argentina World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds

Lionel Messi will grace the World Cup stage at least one more time.

Portugal World Cup 2022 results, squad list, fixtures and latest odds
Portugal World Cup 2022 results, squad list, fixtures and latest odds

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said that Cristiano Ronaldo's availability is still in question for their closing Group H match against South Korea on Friday.

Argentina vs Australia, World Cup 2022 last 16: Date, kick-off time and TV channel
Argentina vs Australia, World Cup 2022 last 16: Date, kick-off time and TV channel

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said it was "madness" for his team to play their World Cup last 16 game against Australia with just two rest days after their last group match.

France vs Poland, World Cup 2022 last 16: Date, kick-off time and TV channel
France vs Poland, World Cup 2022 last 16: Date, kick-off time and TV channel

France coach Didier Deschamps stood by his decision to drastically reshuffle his team for their final Group D game against Tunisia on Wednesday, stressing that key players had recharged their batteries for the knockout phase.

Brazil World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds
Brazil World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds

Veteran defender Dani Alves will become Brazil's oldest World Cup captain in their final group game against Cameroon on Friday.

Argentina back on track in World Cup roller coaster
Argentina back on track in World Cup roller coaster

It has been a roller coaster ride for Argentina at the World Cup in Qatar, but after veering off the rails early on, Lionel Messi's team are firmly back on track.

Brazil vs Cameroon, World Cup 2022: What time is it, where is it and how to watch on TV
Brazil vs Cameroon, World Cup 2022: What time is it, where is it and how to watch on TV

World Cup favourites Brazil conclude their group-stage campaign with a fixture against Cameroon at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

What each World Cup 2022 team needs to qualify for knockout stages
What each World Cup 2022 team needs to qualify for knockout stages

The World Cup knockout stages are beginning to shape up, and Gareth Southgate's have booked their place in the last-16 after brushing Wales aside in their final group game.

What World Cup Games Are Happening Today? Match Schedule for Dec. 2
What World Cup Games Are Happening Today? Match Schedule for Dec. 2

Serbia and Switzerland are among the nations fighting to advance to the round of 16. Heres a look at the schedule in Qatar for Friday.

USMNT
USMNT's odds of winning 2022 FIFA World Cup before knockout stage

The USMNT is four victories away from winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Here's where they stack up among the remaining teams in the tournament.

The Netherlands: USA
The Netherlands: USA's World Cup opponents - and how to beat them

The Dutch boast youth and experience along with a few exceptional individual talents. The Americans will need to be at their best to make the quarter-finals

Hospitalized Pelé thanks fans during fight against cancer
Hospitalized Pelé thanks fans during fight against cancer

SAO PAULO (AP) Brazilian soccer great Pele thanked fans worldwide on Thursday for the well-wishes he's received since being admitted to a Sao Paulo hospital amid his fight against cancer. The 82-year-old Pele, who had a colon tumor removed in September 2021, was hospitalized Tuesday to regulate his medication, his daughter said. Messages of support have poured in from around the world including from Brazil coach Tite at the World Cup in Qatar.

Best Moments From Day 12 of FIFA World Cup
Best Moments From Day 12 of FIFA World Cup

The second-to-last day of group stage play saw four more teams lock down spots in the round of 16. Here were the top moments from the World Cup action.

Germany
Germany's soul-searching begins after another World Cup flop

Former soccer power Germany is facing another round of soul-searching after going out of the sport's most important tournament at the first stage for the second time in a row. Germany's players spoke afterward of good performances and missed chances - as they've done before. You can all advise each other and then agree on a few details,'' Thomas Muller said after Germany's 4-2 win over Costa Rica on Thursday.

'It's a disgrace!': Germany reacts to embarrassing World Cup group stage exit

Germany have failed to reach the knockout round at a World Cup for the second consecutive time, having failed to banish the demons from an ignominious exit at the same stage in 2018.

University of Chicago men
University of Chicago men's soccer coach shatters glass ceiling

The University of Chicago men's soccer coach is making history. Julianne Sitch guided the team to an undefeated recorded and is the first woman to coach a men's team in a final four. Charlie De Mar shares more.

Why Var allowed Japan
Why Var allowed Japan's goal to stand, what the rules say, and why it mattered

This World Cup may only be less than two weeks old but it's already not without several controversies regarding Var decisions. But none of those have proved as contentious as the one that let Ao Tanaka's winner for Japan against Spain stand.

World Cup redemption for Japan coach 29 years later in Qatar
World Cup redemption for Japan coach 29 years later in Qatar

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) The ''Agony of Doha'' came 29 years ago, and Hajime Moriyasu experienced it first-hand as a midfielder on Japan's national soccer team. Japan won its World Cup group on Thursday after beating 2010 champion Spain 2-1 at the Khalifa International Stadium. As time was winding down against Spain, Moriyasu was thinking about that game in Qatar against Iraq in 1993 that cost the team a spot in the next year's tournament.

Mueller bemoans
Mueller bemoans 'absolute catastrophe' as Germany exit World Cup

Germany forward Thomas Mueller said his country's second successive first-round exit from the World Cup was an "absolute catastrophe", which team-mate Kai Havertz likened to "watching a horror movie".

'Guts' bring glory as Japan book last 16 spot

Japan showed they have the "guts" to compete at the World Cup, defender Yuto Nagatomo said Thursday, after the Blue Samurai stunned Spain to advance to the last 16.

Germany
Germany's World Cup elimination 'like a horror movie': Havertz

Germany forward Kai Havertz compared his side's World Cup elimination to "watching a horror movie", with the team discovering their fate when the result of the game between Japan and Spain was displayed in the stadium.

Doha Souq abandons tradition to become World Cup party base
Doha Souq abandons tradition to become World Cup party base

Thousands of Moroccan fans poured into Doha's oldest market on Thursday to celebrate their country's success in becoming the only Arab nation to reach the World Cup second round.

Japan Beats Spain to Win Group For First Time, Both Teams Advance
Japan Beats Spain to Win Group For First Time, Both Teams Advance

Japan's comeback win over Spain gave the nation its first group win in World Cup history as both teams advanced to the round of 16.

By sharing World Cup prize money with USWNT, USMNT does what FIFA will not | Opinion
By sharing World Cup prize money with USWNT, USMNT does what FIFA will not | Opinion

Under landmark CBA, the USWNT will receive more money from the USMNT reaching knockout rounds than it did for its last two World Cup titles combined.

Serbia Looks to Upset Switzerland to Reach Round of 16: Here
Serbia Looks to Upset Switzerland to Reach Round of 16: Here's How to Watch, Stream

Serbia, who currently sits in last place in Group G, looks to upset Switzerland in its FIFA World Cup group stage finale. Heres how to watch the matchup.

What each World Cup 2022 team needs to qualify for knockout stages
What each World Cup 2022 team needs to qualify for knockout stages

The World Cup knockout stages are beginning to shape up, and Gareth Southgate's have booked their place in the last-16 after brushing Wales aside in their final group game.

Brazil Attempts to Keep Top Spot in Group G: Here
Brazil Attempts to Keep Top Spot in Group G: Here's How to Watch Brazil Vs. Cameroon

Brazil currently sits atop the Group G leaderboard and Friday's match with Cameroon will decide if it can keep that spot. Heres how to watch the matchup.

Key battles for the USMNT versus Netherlands in World Cup Round of 16
Key battles for the USMNT versus Netherlands in World Cup Round of 16

The United States men's national team will match wits with Netherlands on Saturday in the biggest match for the program since the 2014 World Cup vs Belgium.

Costa Rica vs Germany, World Cup 2022 live: score, team news and updates from Group E
Costa Rica vs Germany, World Cup 2022 live: score, team news and updates from Group E

Costa Rica vs Germany, World Cup 2022 live: score, team news and updates from Group E

Portland Thorns owner to sell NWSL team amid Yates report but keep MLS
Portland Thorns owner to sell NWSL team amid Yates report but keep MLS' Portland Timbers

Merritt Paulson said his company, Peregrine Sports, plans to sell the Portland Thorns following an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse.

NWSL
NWSL's Portland Thorns for Sale in Abuse Investigation Aftermath

The NWSL's Portland Thorns, who won their third league title in October to cap a turbulent season, is for sale in the aftermath of a lengthy independent investigation into abuse within women's soccer and the NWSL. Owner Merritt Paulson, who also owns MLS' Portland Timbers, announced his decision to sell Thursday. He will retain ownership […]

5 Things to Know About Romelu Lukaku
5 Things to Know About Romelu Lukaku

Belgian and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku made another World Cup appearance. Here are a couple of things you should know about him.

Christian Pulisic will do
Christian Pulisic will do 'everything in my power' to play in USMNT's match against Netherlands

Christian Pulisic collided with the Iran goalkeeper after scoring the goal that sent the USMNT to round of 16 and had to leave game at halftime.

Brazil set to rest key players against Cameroon ahead of World Cup knockouts
Brazil set to rest key players against Cameroon ahead of World Cup knockouts

Brazil coach Tite is set to follow the lead of France and rest key players for their final World Cup group game against Cameroon on Friday with their place in the last 16 in Qatar already secure.

Croatia vs Belgium, World Cup 2022 live: score and updates
Croatia vs Belgium, World Cup 2022 live: score and updates

Croatia vs Belgium, World Cup 2022 live: score and updates

Where Will Future FIFA World Cups Be Played After Qatar?
Where Will Future FIFA World Cups Be Played After Qatar?

Qatar is hosting the 2022 World Cup, but where is the tournament headed next? Heres what to know about future World Cup sites.

Brazil to decide on Neymar after Cameroon game at World Cup
Brazil to decide on Neymar after Cameroon game at World Cup

Brazil will reevaluate Neymar's condition and decide about his chances of playing again at this year's World Cup after Friday's game against Cameroon. Neymar hurt his right ankle in the team's opener against Serbia and was ruled out for the rest of group stage. Also not playing against Cameroon because of injury were right back Danilo and left back Alex Sandro.

Brazil coach Tite wishes
Brazil coach Tite wishes 'good health' to Pele

Brazil coach Tite said Thursday his thoughts were with Pele after the football icon was hospitalised in Sao Paulo for a "reevaluation" of his treatment following a colon tumour last year.

Costa Rica Faces Germany With Both Teams Still Alive in Group E: Here
Costa Rica Faces Germany With Both Teams Still Alive in Group E: Here's How to Watch

Costa Rica and Germany both still have a chance to reach the Round of 16 entering their matchup. Here's what to know ahead of the game.

Spain Faces Japan in Battle of Top Two Teams in Group E: Here
Spain Faces Japan in Battle of Top Two Teams in Group E: Here's How to Watch

Spain and Japan will both be looking to qualify for the Round of 16 when they square off. Here's how to watch the match.

France vs Poland, World Cup 2022 last 16: Date, kick-off time and TV channel
France vs Poland, World Cup 2022 last 16: Date, kick-off time and TV channel

France coach Didier Deschamps stood by his decision to drastically reshuffle his team for their final Group D game against Tunisia on Wednesday, stressing that key players had recharged their batteries for the knockout phase.

Brazil vs Cameroon, World Cup 2022: When is it, where is it and how to watch on TV
Brazil vs Cameroon, World Cup 2022: When is it, where is it and how to watch on TV

World Cup favourites Brazil conclude their group-stage campaign with a fixture against Cameroon at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

What are soccer
What are soccer's yellow card rules? How players get red cards, suspensions in World Cup

Five players from the USMNT earned yellow cards during the group stage at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. What does that mean?

Ghana, Uruguay meet again at World Cup after 2010 drama
Ghana, Uruguay meet again at World Cup after 2010 drama

Ghana and Uruguay meet at the World Cup on Friday in a repeat of one of the tournament's most contentious games, and Luis Suarez still isn't apologizing for his central role in the controversy 12 years ago. Uruguay striker Suarez's deliberate handball on the goal-line at the end of extra time in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa denied Ghana a certain goal and a place in history as the first African team to reach the semis. Suarez was sent off for the handball but celebrated wildly on the sidelines when Asamoah Gyan hit the penalty off the crossbar.

Swiss, Serbia go head-to-head to reach World Cup round of 16
Swiss, Serbia go head-to-head to reach World Cup round of 16

When Serbia plays Switzerland at the World Cup on Friday, it will be a head-to-head elimination match to get into the knockout rounds. The European rivals seemed destined for a win-and-advance final group stage match at 974 Stadium ever since the tournament draw in April placed them in Group G with heavily favored Brazil. "We knew at the beginning of the tournament that the game against Serbia would be the final in this group," Swiss captain Granit Xhaka said after a 1-0 loss to Brazil on Monday.

What is the USA
What is the USA's best finish in a World Cup? Past results and appearances for the USMNT

Ahead of the Round of 16 showdown with Netherlands, a look at the United States' best finish at the World Cup, past appearances and tournament history.

2022 World Cup: What are the overtime and penalty kick rules?
2022 World Cup: What are the overtime and penalty kick rules?

Here are the overtime and penalty kick rules to know at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Canada vs Morocco: How to watch live, stream link, team news
Canada vs Morocco: How to watch live, stream link, team news

Morocco looks to seal a spot in the 2022 World Cup knockout rounds when it meers eliminated Canada in Al Khor on Thursday.

Belgium World Cup 2022 results, squad list, fixtures and latest odds
Belgium World Cup 2022 results, squad list, fixtures and latest odds

First up was Timothy Castagne, who admitted the pressure was getting to Belgium's golden generation as they bid to salvage a likely last shot at glory and put confidence levels at "six or seven" out of 10. Then out came Roberto Martinez, who accused the country's media of doubling down on a dirty tricks campaign started by their French counterparts and designed to divide his squad. Elsewhere, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was vowing to root out and banish the "mole" spreading stories about bust-up


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