STEVE DOUGLAS

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Ronaldo makes World Cup history, Portugal beats Ghana 3-2

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo closed his eyes, took in a deep breath and then made World Cup history.The Portugal striker became the first male player to score at five World...

World Cup stunner: Saudi Arabia beats Messi's Argentina 2-1

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi stood with his hands on his hips near the center circle, looking stone-faced as Saudi Arabia’s jubilant players ran in all directions around him after pulling...

World Cup dismay for Qatar as Ecuador wins opening game

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — The large swathes of empty seats in the second half summed up the Qatar soccer team’s disappointing start to its first ever World Cup.The night started with...

Short World Cup build-up poses challenges, tests coaches

Soccer’s top players have followed a well-trodden path in the lead-up to previous World Cup tournaments.Finish your club season. Take a break with friends and family. Join up with your national team....

STEVE DOUGLAS

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