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Enner Valencia has scored Ecuador's last six World Cup goals so there's no understating how worried his country is after he was carried off the field on a stretcher against the Netherlands .

World Cup viewers in Saudi Arabia say the government has blocked a Qatari-owned streaming service that was supposed to broadcast matches in the kingdom.

Germany was charged in a disciplinary case by FIFA on Monday, though not for its players’ “hands covering mouths” protest before playing a World Cup game last week.

Barely a month after granting himself new powers as China's potential leader for life, Xi Jinping is facing a wave of public anger of the kind not seen for decades, sparked by his draconian ``zero COVID'' program that will soon enter its fourth year.

Spain coach Luis Enrique said it was a ``special day'' after his team's 1-1 draw with Germany at the World Cup on Sunday.

Qatari soccer fans hit back at Germany's World Cup protest on Sunday by holding pictures of former Germany player Mesut Ozil while covering their mouths during the match against Spain.

Germany forward Niclas Fullkrug salvaged a 1-1 draw against Spain on Sunday at the World Cup.

Ghana coach Otto Addo has bee nimpressed with Son Heung-min ever since he coached the South Korean forward at the youth level.

After failing to score and losing their opening games, both Cameroon and Serbia need their strikers on target when they meet Monday at the World Cup.

Somali security forces were attempting to flush out armed assailants from a hotel in the Somali capital, a police spokesman said Sunday, after the extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. There has been no immediate word of any casualties.

Musician Jon Batiste is on tap to perform at President Joe Biden's first White House state dinner on Thursday, highlighting long-standing ties between the United States and France and honoring President Emmanuel Macron.

Police had to seal off parts of the center of Brussels, deploy water cannons and fire tear gas to disperse crowds following violence during and after Morocco's 2-0 upset win over Belgium at the World Cup.

Croatia bounced back strong and knocked Canada right out of its first World Cup in 36 years.

Neymar is working ``24 hours a day'' to try to recover from his ankle injury and play again at the World Cup, Brazil teammate Marquinhos said Sunday.

Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou mysteriously disappeared before kickoff of his team's shocking 2-0 World Cup win over Belgium on Sunday.

Morocco pulled off yet another World Cup shock, and it was Belgium's aging "Golden Generation'' that took the hit this time.

The Iranian soccer federation and national team coach Carlos Queiroz have angrily hit back at former Germany great Jurgen Klinsmann for saying that Iran's World Cup players use dirty tactics because its in their ''culture.''

Mexico's inability to score - or stop Lionel Messi - has put the team on the edge of missing the knockout stage at the World Cup for the first time since 1978.

Kylian Mbappe's goals took defending champion France into the knockout round of the World Cup. Raphael Varane's return gave the French camp an added reason to celebrate.

As Lionel Messi struggled to hold back his tears, Pablo Aimar let them flow on the bench.

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