Morocco’s Achraf Dari, left, and Azzedine Ounahi celebrate after defeating Canada 2-1.

Morocco reaches last 16 of World Cup, beats Canada 2-1

Walid Regragui stood in the middle of a team huddle as his players reached out and patted him vigorously on the head. Then they threw their coach in the air, almost as if they had already won the World Cup.

Germany out of World Cup despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

December 1
Germany’s Niclas Fuellkrug, left, and Kai Havertz reacted after a 4-2 World Cup victory over Costa Rica. Japan’s 2-1 victory over Spain cost the G
Back-to-back early exits at the World Cup have Germany coach Hansi Flick wanting to go back to basics.

Japan beats Spain 2-1 as both teams advance at World Cup

December 1
Japan’s Takuma Asano, right, and Spain’s Dani Carvajal went for a header during a World Cup match won 2-1 by Japan in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday.
Same stadium. Same result. Similar shocking victory for Japan at the World Cup.

Belgium out of World Cup as Croatia advances with 0-0 draw

December 1
The ball reached Romelu Lukaku right in front of goal with seconds remaining. Score, and he'd send Belgium into the round of 16 of the World Cup.

Hospitalized Pelé thanks fans during fight against cancer

December 1
Brazilian soccer great Pelé 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.

Honduran teenage defender Rodas acquired on loan by MNUFC2

December 1
Geremy Rodas, 18, is a center back who was named to the Honduras U-20 team and made six appearances for it. He follows fellow countrymen Kervin Arriaga and Joseph Rosales — both members of the MNUFC first team — to Minnesota.

U.S. World Cup win over Iran draws 15.5M on U.S. broadcasts

December 1
The United States' 1-0 win over Iran that earned the Americans a berth in the World Cup knockout rounds was seen by nearly 15.5 million people on U.S. English- and Spanish-language broadcasts and digital streams.
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US coach Berhalter to draw on Dutch lessons at World Cup

Gregg Berhalter knows plenty about Dutch soccer — he turned pro in the Netherlands 28 years ago.
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Belgium's golden generation is over, where now for Martinez?

His eyes welling up, Roberto Martinez said his goodbyes and left, his next whereabouts unknown.
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Messi, Argentina try to avoid World Cup upset vs. Australia

Australia's players speak in glowing, almost reverential terms about Lionel Messi.
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December 1

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

Another World Cup, another flop.
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December 1

World Cup redemption for Japan coach 29 years later in Qatar

The "Agony of Doha" came 29 years ago, and Hajime Moriyasu experienced it first-hand as a midfielder on Japan's national soccer team.
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December 1

AP PHOTOS: World Cup highlights from Day 12

Highlights from the 12th day of the World Cup in Qatar on Thursday.
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December 1

Arabs unite in celebration as Morocco advances in World Cup

First Qatar was out, exiting the World Cup with the worst record of a host country. Then the Saudi national team's run ended, despite a historic upset against Argentina last week. Finally Tunisia was eliminated, after a dramatic victory against already-qualified France.
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December 1

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Final day of group stage

Brazil and Portugal already advanced into the knockout round so the focus on the final day of World Cup group play should be on the six other teams trying to avoid elimination.
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December 1

UEFA opens investigation into Juventus as club's woes grow

Juventus' off-the-field problems keep on worsening in a scandal reverberating through Italian soccer.
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December 1

Klinsmann leads FIFA team analyzing World Cup on the road

The black SUV packed with soccer fans wearing Lionel Messi shirts pulls up alongside a World Cup -branded vehicle, both inching forward in late-night traffic after leaving Argentina's game against Poland.
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December 1

Stéphanie Frappart makes history as 1st female World Cup ref

French referee Stéphanie Frappart became the first woman to take charge of a men's World Cup game on Thursday as she blew her whistle to start Germany's game against Costa Rica.
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December 1

Belgium coach Martinez leaving team after World Cup exit

Roberto Martinez is leaving as coach of Belgium's national team following Thursday's World Cup exit.
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December 1

Messi fans from Asia cheer on Argentina at World Cup

On their way to Argentina's decisive game against Poland, Mohit Daga and Aayush Verma approached the stadium carrying a massive painting of their heroes Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona with the World Cup trophy.
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December 1

Alves completes his mission, starts at World Cup for Brazil

Dani Alves was given a job to do, and he had to complete it to have a chance of making it to the World Cup.
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December 1

Thorns to be sold amid fallout from women's soccer scandals

The owner of the Portland Thorns announced Thursday he is putting the club up for sale, the latest fallout from an investigation into misconduct in the National Women's Soccer League.
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December 1

Hurt on goal, Pulisic hopes to face Netherlands at World Cup

Having scored the winning goal for the United States against Iran, Christian Pulisic watched the final minutes from a hospital on a mobile phone.
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December 1

Australia aims for World Cup 'shock' against Argentina

Australia center forward Mitchell Duke plays in the Japanese second division. Midfielder Ajdin Hrustic of Hellas Verona — the last-placed team in Italy's Serie A — is the team's lone player based in Europe's top five leagues.
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December 1

Martino out as Mexico coach after World Cup elimination

After the debacle of missing the round of 16 at the World Cup for the first time in 44 years, Mexico said Thursday that Argentine coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino will not return for the next tournament.
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December 1

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.
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December 1

Switzerland, Serbia meet for spot in last 16 at World Cup

When Serbia plays Switzerland at the World Cup on Friday, it will be a head-to-head elimination match to get into the knockout round.

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