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A Migrant’s Desperate Day Chasing Work at the World Cup

Qatar’s preparations for soccer’s biggest championship created years of jobs for foreign migrants. But now that’s it is here, the work has dried up.DOHA, Qatar — Standing at the center of the...

How the United States can advance to the knockout stage at the World Cup

Thanks to Iran’s shocking victory over Wales on Friday, the United States entered their highly-anticipated match with England knowing that they could not be eliminated from the knockout stage, regardless of that...

Mexico’s World Cup History: An Unlucky Seven

El Tri has advanced out of the group stage in seven straight World Cups. It is only then that the problems start.DOHA, Qatar — Of all the soccer playing countries in the...

Frustrations Simmer as Saudis Are Blocked From Watching the World Cup

A curious dispute between a Qatari broadcaster and Saudi media regulators has left millions of Saudis with no way to watch the matches.DOHA, Qatar — In the stands at the World Cup,...

Neymar, Brazil’s Star Player, Out With an Injury

Neymar, the Brazilian soccer star, will not be playing in the team’s next World Cup match after he was injured on Thursday while playing against Serbia.Neymar injured a lateral ligament on his...

The U.S. Team Looks Different. But it Sounds Different, Too.

The last time the United States men’s national team played at the World Cup, the team carried a noticeable German accent: Five players on that 2014 squad grew up in Germany, as...

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England Gets a Look at Itself, and Isn’t Sure It Likes What It Sees

Coach Gareth Southgate was unruffled by a scoreless draw against the United States. But it revealed concerns lurking just below the surface.Follow live coverage...

What We Learned About the U.S. In Its Match Against England

A feisty 0-0 tie against World Cup contender England gave the U.S. a chance — and perhaps the courage — to advance in the...

Downtown Seattle retailers relying on strong holiday season

For the holidays West Lake Park is decorated with 130,000 lights. Overlooking the park is the 'Macy's Star.' SEATTLE — A few thousand...