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

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Back-to-back early exits at the World Cup have Germany coach Hansi Flick wanting to go back to basics. The four-time champions were again eliminated from the group stage, four years after their embarrassing display as defending champions in Russia. Something has to change, Flick said after a 4-2 victory over … Read more

World Cup 2022 live updates: Davies, Canada take on Morocco

World Cup 2022 live updates: Davies, Canada take on Morocco | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”twitter embed”,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”7:32 a.m.: This group of seven from Toronto snagged seven tickets to the penultimate and final matches at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.”,”type”:”text”,”isParagraph”:true,”isHeading”:false},{“text”:”A couple of months ago, Will Ramjass reached out to six friends with an adventurous and ambitious … Read more

FIFA World Cup: Alphonso Davies defends decision to take penalty

UMM SALAL ALI, Qatar—Alphonso Davies doesn’t dwell on much, as a rule, but sometimes life makes that choice for him. He has been a central figure at Canada’s World Cup — their only goal-scorer, and the guy who missed the next best chance — while avoiding the international and independent press all tournament long. Once … Read more

Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The last World Cup clash between the United States and Iran 24 years ago is considered one of the most politically charged matches in soccer history. This time, the political overtones are just as strong and relations perhaps even more fraught as the US and Iran face off once again on … Read more

Brazil advances at World Cup with 1-0 win over Switzerland

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Struggling and unconvincing without Neymar on the field, Brazil still played well enough to secure a spot in the next round of the World Cup. The five-time champions overcame the absence of their injured star to beat Switzerland 1-0 with a late goal Monday and make it to the round of … Read more

Protester with rainbow flag runs onto field at World Cup 2022

As FIFA pulls out all the stops to suppress any human rights campaigns at the World Cup in Qatar, one fan found a way to show his message to the entire world. As Portugal and Uruguay played the late-window match on Monday, a protester carrying a rainbow flag and wearing a blue Superman T-shirt that … Read more

FIFA World Cup: World media reacts on Canada’s loss to Croatia

Canada’s hopes of advancing to the knockout stage at this year’s World Cup tournament in Qatar were quashed Sunday with a decisive 4-1 defeat at the feet of Croatia. Alphonso Davies’s goal, the fastest of the tournament and the country’s first ever at the international showcase, was nowhere enough to lift Canada’s team past the … Read more

Canada’s World Cup hopes end with a loss to Croatia

AL RAYYAN, Qatar—When you hacked through all the mathematical vines, cleared out the eye-crossing possibilities, the simplest thing was clear: Canada needed to win. A draw would keep them alive, sure. A win meant controlling their soccer destiny at a World Cup. Imagine that. But at Khalifa Stadium, in their second Group F match, Canada … Read more

Riots in Belgium, Netherlands after Morocco win at World Cup

BRUSSELS (AP) — Riots broke out in several Belgian and Dutch cities after Morocco’s 2-0 upset win over Belgium at the World Cup Sunday. Police detained about a dozen people after they deployed water cannons and fire tear gas to disperse crowds in Brussels. Dozens of rioters overturned and torched cars, set electric scooters on … Read more

World Cup 2022 live updates: Canada plays Croatia

World Cup 2022 live updates: Canada plays Croatia | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:” “,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”“It’s going to be a defining moment for Canada in this World Cup,” said coach John Herdman.”,”type”:”text”,”isParagraph”:true,”isHeading”:false},{“type”:”ad”,”heading”:”ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW”,”name”:”ArticleSecondBigBox”,”display”:”medium-down”,”pos”:”2″,”interstitial”:true,”sizes”:[[300,250],[300,600]]},{“text”:”Read Bruce Arthur’s column: This is Canada’s World Cup moment. Fear Croatia? Not any more”,”type”:”text”,”isParagraph”:true,”isHeading”:false},{“type”:”textBreakPoint”,”insertAt”:”contentMiddleBreakPoint”},{“type”:”articleRelatedInlinePrimary”},{“type”:”ad”,”className”:”fresh-eight-ad”,”name”:”Fresh1″,”display”:”medium-up”,”pos”:”fresh1″,”sizes”:[[728,90],[728,270]]},{“text”:”9:52 am.: Morocco adds a late second goal and beats Belgium … Read more