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Qatar is the smallest country ever to hold the games, dwarfed by prior hosts Russia and Brazil, and future host: the entire continent of North America.
For the U.S. men's national team, nothing good will come from another World Cup draw on Tuesday. The United States must beat Iran to advance.
The looming backdrop to Iran’s World Cup campaign is a nationwide protest movement back home targeting its clerical leadership, and the tensions are spilling onto the field.
The Three Lions, fresh off a runner-up in the most recent Euros and a strong World Cup in 2018, remain winless against the United States in soccer's signature event.
Matt Turner is the latest in a long line of U.S. goalkeepers who have found homes in top European leagues while climbing the national team depth chart.
Richarlison's goal cemented Brazil’s 2-0 opening win over Serbia on Thursday at the World Cup in Qatar.
The beautiful game is fine. Suitcases full of cash are better.
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