Iran protesters celebrate World Cup defeat as players fear return

Iran protesters celebrate World Cup defeat as players fear return

CNN — Iran’s World Cup defeat to the United States was met with cheers and celebrations in Tehran and other Iranian cities on Tuesday night as protesters hailed the country’s exit from the tournament as a blow to the ruling regime. The nation was knocked out of the tournament in Qatar after their 1-0 loss … Read more

Pulisic goal advances USA to World Cup with 1-0 win over Iran

Pulisic goal advances USA to World Cup with 1-0 win over Iran

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic kicked the ball, scored a goal, then crashed into the goalkeeper. The collision sent the American star to the hospital and the United States to the second round of the World Cup. More than an hour later, he contacted his teammates via FaceTime to join in the celebration. Pulisic’s … Read more

Iran-USA World Cup clash with political tensions

Iran-USA World Cup clash with political tensions

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The last World Cup meeting between the United States and Iran 24 years ago is considered one of the most politically charged games in soccer history. This time, the political undertones are just as strong and relations perhaps even more strained, as the US and Iran clashed again in Qatar on … Read more

Portugal vs. Uruguay: Rainbow Flag Pitch Invader interrupts World Cup match

Portugal vs.  Uruguay: Rainbow Flag Pitch Invader interrupts World Cup match

CNN — The World Cup match between Portugal and Uruguay was briefly interrupted on Monday by an on-field attacker waving a rainbow flag on the pitch at the Lusail Iconic Stadium. FIFA’s global television channel avoided showing the intruder on the pitch, but the individual was seen running on the pitch after the flag as … Read more

Supporters of the Iranian government confront protesters at the World Cup

Supporters of the Iranian government confront protesters at the World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Tensions rose Friday in Iran’s second World Cup match as supporters of Iran’s government harassed those protesting against it and stadium security confiscated flags, T-shirts and other items expressing support for the protest movement. which dominated the Islamic Republic. Some fans were prevented by stadium security from bringing pre-revolutionary Persian … Read more

Neymar injured, Richarlison scores for Brazil at World Cup

Neymar injured, Richarlison scores for Brazil at World Cup

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — When Neymar limped off the field with an ankle injury, Richarlison stepped into the “Seleção.” A spectacular acrobatic kick followed an easy tap-in from close range as Richarlison scored both goals in Brazil’s 2-0 World Cup victory over Serbia on Thursday. After the game, the Tottenham forward learned the extent of … Read more

German players cover their mouths in FIFA protest at World Cup

German players cover their mouths in FIFA protest at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Germany players cover their mouths for a team photo ahead of the opening World Cup Wednesday’s match in protest against FIFA following the banning of the “One Love” shirt on the sleeve. The German team lined up in a traditional formation before the match against Japan, with all 11 players covering … Read more

Germany vs. Japan: German players cover their mouths to protest FIFA’s restrictions on freedom of speech in row with ‘OneLove’ armband

Germany vs.  Japan: German players cover their mouths to protest FIFA’s restrictions on freedom of speech in row with ‘OneLove’ armband

CNN — It was a moment so brief that the thousands of fans at the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday could easily have missed it. But the moment, the time it took photographers gathered in front of Germany’s World Cup team to capture the image, was enough for the four-time winners to send a message … Read more

Japan got 2 late goals to upset Germany 2-1 in the World Cup

Japan got 2 late goals to upset Germany 2-1 in the World Cup

Doha, Qatar (AP) — Another World Cup day, another World Cup shock. Substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scored late goals on Wednesday as Japan came from behind to upset Germany 2-1. Both Doan and Asano play for German clubs in the top division. “I believe this is a historic moment, a historic victory. When … Read more

England’s Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear ‘OneLove’ armband at World Cup

England’s Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear ‘OneLove’ armband at World Cup

CNN — Captains of several European teams will not wear “OneLove” armbands at the World Cup in Qatar due to the danger of a yellow card. England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Wales were to join the ‘OneLove’ campaign to promote inclusion and fight discrimination. However, the associations of those countries said in … Read more