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Iran fans divided in World Cup match against US

While Iran’s national team faced the U.S. on the pitch, Iran’s politically divided fans faced each other in the stands. → Read More

Qatar says worker deaths for World Cup ‘between 400 and 500’

A top Qatari official involved in the country’s World Cup organization has put the number of worker deaths for the tournament “between 400 and 500” for the first time, a drastically higher number than any other previously offered by Doha. → Read More

Qatar says worker deaths for World Cup ‘between 400 and 500′

The comment by Hassan al-Thawadi, the secretary-general of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, appeared to come off the cuff during an interview with British journalist Piers Morgan. → Read More

Qatar says worker deaths for World Cup ‘between 400 and 500′

The comment by Hassan al-Thawadi, the secretary-general of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, appeared to come off the cuff during an interview with British journalist Piers Morgan. → Read More

Qatar says worker deaths for World Cup ‘between 400 and 500′

The comment by Hassan al-Thawadi, the secretary-general of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, appeared to come off the cuff during an interview with British journalist Piers Morgan. → Read More

Qatar says worker deaths for World Cup ‘between 400 and 500′

The comment by Hassan al-Thawadi, the secretary-general of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, appeared to come off the cuff during an interview with British journalist Piers Morgan. → Read More

Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension

This will be only the second time Iran and the U.S. have played each other in the World Cup. → Read More

Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension

This will be only the second time Iran and the U.S. have played each other in the World Cup. → Read More

Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension

This will be only the second time Iran and the U.S. have played each other in the World Cup. → Read More

Qatar says worker deaths for World Cup 'between 400 and 500'

A top Qatari official involved in preparing his country’s hosting of the World Cup has put the number of worker deaths for the tournament “between 400 and 500” for the → Read More

Qatar Puts World Cup Worker Deaths at 'Between 400 and 500'

A top Qatari official has put the number of worker deaths for the World Cup tournament “between 400 and 500” for the first time → Read More

Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension

The geopolitical situation outside the field isn't likely to improve, especially after the US team posted flags in solidarity with protesters. → Read More

At World Cup, US soccer scrubs Islamic emblem from Iran flag

The U.S. soccer federation is displaying Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supports protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations’ World Cup match Tuesday. → Read More

At World Cup, US soccer scrubs Islamic emblem from Iran flag

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. soccer federation is displaying Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supports protesters in Iran ahead … → Read More

At World Cup, US soccer scrubs Islamic emblem from Iran flag

The US soccer federation is displaying Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying it supports protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations’ World Cup match Tuesday. → Read More

Flashes of Arab unity at World Cup after years of discontent

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For a brief moment after Saudi Arabia's Salem Aldawsari fired a ball... → Read More

Top US diplomat criticizes FIFA armband threat at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — America’s top diplomat on Tuesday criticized a decision by FIFA to threaten players at the World Cup with yellow cards if they wear armbands supporting inclusion and divers… → Read More

Qatar's World Cup opener shows its reemergence after boycott

AL KHOR, Qatar — Qatar opened the Middle East’s first World Cup on Sunday with its ruler sitting next to the leaders of two Arab countries that only a year and a half earlier had been part of a boycott trying to bring the energy-rich nation to its knees. No leaders of major Western countries […] → Read More

Middle East's first world cup opens today in Qatar

Qatar on Sunday opened the Middle East's first FIFA World Cup before global leaders and soccer fans who have poured into this energy-rich nation → Read More

Qatar opens Mideast's first World Cup before leaders, fans

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Qatar on Sunday opened the Middle East’s first FIFA World Cup before global leaders and soccer fans who have poured into this energy-rich nation after it was battered by a... → Read More