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Canada has one more game before turning its focus to 2026.

AL RAYYAN, Qatar — After the final whistle, after Canada had been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup with a…

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Sports

For Mexico, an Unlucky Seven

DOHA, Qatar — Of all the soccer playing countries in the world — and there are many — only two…

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Business

Why Big Business Can’t Get Enough of the World Cup, Scandal and All

When the opening game of the World Cup kicked off in Qatar on Sunday, Mohamed Jaidah was in prime position.…

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World

The BBC should have spoken out more about Russia during the 2018 World Cup, its soccer commentator says.

The BBC should have spoken out more about Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and its human rights record when the…

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Sports

On Fox Sports, Viewers Get a World Cup Scrubbed of Controversy

Early in Fox Sports’ coverage on Sunday of the opening game of the World Cup, between Ecuador and the host…

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World

Eastern Europe Was the Crucible of Modern Football. Now It’s a Wasteland.

There is a theory that, other than Uruguay at the inaugural tournament in 1930, every World Cup winner has been…

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Sports

U.S. Rugby Team Fails to Qualify for World Cup

In a stinging setback for American rugby, the U.S. men failed to qualify for the 2023 World Cup, after a…

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Sports

Qatar Bans Beer Sales at World Cup Stadiums

DOHA, Qatar — Beer is out at the World Cup. In an abrupt and stunning about-face, Qatari officials have decided…

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World

Why Qatar Deserves to Host the World Cup, Actually

When FIFA announced in 2010 that Qatar would host this year’s World Cup, football fans and sports pundits were left…

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Sports

Ready or Not, a Young U.S. Team’s Moment Arrives

DOHA, Qatar — Together they share the convivial closeness of fraternity brothers. They are blessed with fresh legs and unlined…

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