Soccer

Pelé responded well to treatment for respiratory infection

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé is responding well to treatment for a respiratory infection and his health condition has not worsened over the last 24 hours, the Albert Einstein hospital said Saturday. The 82-year-old Pelé has been at the hospital since Tuesday. “I’m strong, with a lot of hope and I follow …

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World Cup 2022: The Joy and Anguish of Argentine Soccer

This is an edition of The Great Game, a newsletter about the 2022 World Cup—and how soccer explains the world. Sign up here. Every now and then, I ask other Argentinians—friends, family, fellow journalists—which World Cup is the first that they remember. Their answers are a reliable reflection of generational differences. Most of my fellow …

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USMNT Consoles Iran Players After World Cup Win In Moving Photos & Videos

On Tuesday night, the US men’s soccer team (USMNT) edged Iran for a 1-0 win to advance to round 16 of the 2022 World Cup. While the match itself was certainly intense with all eyes on the world-wide stage, the true raw emotions were displayed after the clock ran out. Immediately after the final whistle, …

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Argentina vs. Poland prediction: World Cup picks Wednesday

Commercial Content 21+ It’s hard to believe, but Lionel Messi’s World Cup (and international soccer) career could come to an end on Wednesday against Poland. Messi’s Argentina are heavy favorites to win against the Eagles. Still, if they lose, the Albicelestes will be out of the tournament even though they were the second-favorites behind Brazil …

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Croatia charged after fans taunt Canadian World Cup player

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A disciplinary case was opened against Croatia at the World Cup on Tuesday after the team’s fans taunted a Canadian player with Serbian family ties. FIFA said the charge against the Croatian soccer federation was “due to the behavior of its fans” and cited rules relating to discrimination and security at …

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Japan team goes viral after cleaning World Cup locker room, leaving origami gifts

Japan’s soccer team pulled off a stunning comeback to defeat Germany 2-1 in their World Cup opening match on Wednesday. The team, and their fans, have gone viral on social media platforms for their extremely courteous behavior at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha. “Japan fans cleaned up their trash in the stadium,” tweeted FIFA …

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Denmark reignites European dispute with FIFA at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — European soccer showed its public frustration with FIFA president Gianni Infantino again Wednesday at the World Cup — this time in the Denmark camp. Denmark pledged it wouldn’t vote for Infantino, who is running unopposed for re-election in March. Danish soccer federation president Jesper Møller also hinted at wishing to walk …

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