Brazil rout South Korea to reach World Cup quarterfinals

Brazil's Richarlison celebrates his first-half goal during a World Cup round-of-16 soccer match between Brazil and South Korea at Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, on 5 December 2022. Brazil won 4-1. EFE/ Alberto Estevez

Doha, Dec 5 (EFE).- Brazil outclassed South Korea for the first 45 minutes and then cruised down the home stretch to record a 4-1 victory here Monday night and a berth in the World Cup quarterfinals. Just three days after a surprise 1-0 loss to Cameroon in their final round-robin match in Group G, the … Read more

Japan surprise Spain 2-1 to win group, both teams advance

Spain's Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring against Japan during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group E match at Khalifa International stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on 1 December 2022. EFE/Alberto Estevez

Al Rayyan, Qatar, Dec 1 (EFE).- Spain, who began their World Cup 2022 campaign with a 7-0 drubbing of Costa Rica, ended up needing help from Germany on Thursday to secure their spot in the knockout stage. For three minutes, Costa Rica led the Germans 2-1 as La Roja trailed eventual group winners Japan by … Read more

Spain coach Luis Enrique says team won’t play for draw vs Japan

Al Khor (Qatar).- Head coach Luis Enrique of Spain prior the FIFA World Cup 2022 group E soccer match between Spain and Germany at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, 27 November 2022. EFE/EPA: Georgi Licovski

Doha, Nov 30 (EFE).- Spain coach Luis Enrique on Wednesday insisted his players would be aiming to beat Japan and top Group E amid questions about whether La Roja will try to come second to secure an easier opponent in the round of 16. Spain take on the Samurai Blue on Thursday knowing that a … Read more

England down Wales 3-0 to win group

Doha (Qatar), 29/11/2022.- Marcus Rashford (C) of England scores the 3-0 lead during the FIFA World Cup 2022 group B soccer match between Wales and England at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, 29 November 2022. EFE/EPA: Georgi Licovski

Doha, Nov 29 (EFE).- After an uninspired performance against the United States, England put up three goals – two from Marcus Rashford – against Wales here Tuesday to advance to the knockout stage of World Cup 2022 as Group B winners. The Three Lions, who finished fourth at World Cup 2018, will face Group A … Read more

Casemiro scores late to lift Brazil over Switzerland, into knockout stage

Casimiro lifting his right hand in a celebration gesture

Casemiro celebrates after Brazil's 1-0 victory over Switzerland in World Cup Group G action at Stadium 947 in Doha, Qatar, on 28 November 2022. EFE/EPA/Rungroj Yongrit

Doha, Nov 28 (EFE).- Brazil struggled to break down Switzerland’s well-organized defense for most of their World Cup Group G contest on Monday, but a goal by Casemiro with time winding down in the second half gave his side a 1-0 victory and a berth in the tournament’s knockout stage. With star forward Neymar Jr. … Read more

Kudus winner hands Ghana vital World Cup victory over South Korea

Ghana players clapping

Players of Ghana applaud fans after winning the FIFA World Cup 2022 group H soccer match between South Korea and Ghana at Education City Stadium in Doha, Qatar, 28 November 2022. EFE/EPA/Noushad Thekkayil

Doha, Nov 28 (EFE).- Ghana clinched a 3-2 World Cup victory over South Korea in one of the tournament’s most thrilling games after Mohammed Kudus scored a brace, including a 68th-minute winner on Monday. Mohammed Salisu scored the opener for Ghana in the 24th minute before teammate Mohammed Kudus scored the second goal 10 minutes … Read more

Lewandowski bags his first World Cup goal as Poland beat lively Saudi Arabia

Robert Lewandowski of Poland celebrates scoring the 2-0 during the FIFA World Cup 2022 group C soccer match between Poland and Saudi Arabia at Education City Stadium in Doha, Qatar, 26 November 2022. EFE/EPA/Ronald Wittek

Doha, Nov 26 (EFE).- Poland’s talismanic striker Robert Lewandowski scored his first-ever World Cup goal Saturday as Poland secured a hard-earned 2-0 win against Saudi Arabia in Qatar.  The Barcelona striker pounced on a defensive error by Al Malki in the 82nd minute to fire home Poland’s second of the match. The significance of the … Read more

Neymar to miss rest of group stage with ankle knock

Lusail (Qatar).- Neymar of Brazil lies on the pitch during the FIFA World Cup 2022 group G soccer match between Brazil and Serbia at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, 24 November 2022. EFE/EPA/Tolga Bozoglu

Doha, Nov 25 (EFE).- Neymar Jr. will miss the rest of Brazil’s group stage matches due to an ankle injury picked up against Serbia, the team’s doctor confirmed Friday.  The forward suffered damage to his ankle ligament and will sit out the team’s upcoming games against Switzerland and Cameroon, Rodrigo Lasmar told reporters.  The Paris … Read more

Senegal beat World Cup hosts Qatar 3-1

Bamba Dieng (L) of Sengal celebrates with teammates after scoring the team's third goal uring the FIFA World Cup 2022 group A soccer match between Qatar and Senegal at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, 25 November 2022. EFE/EPA/Noushad Thekkayil

Doha, Nov 25 (EFE).- Senegal secured a 3-1 victory over Qatar on Friday as the World Cup hosts bagged a consolation goal, their first of the competition so far. A defensive gaffe from Qatar gifted a chance to Boulaye Dia, who was happy to slot the ball away to get the West African team on … Read more

Wales felled by stoppage time goals in dramatic Iran win

Gareth Bale (2L) of Wales interacts with Milad Mohammadi (L) of Iran after the FIFA World Cup 2022 group B soccer match between Wales and Iran at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, 25 November 2022. EFE/EPA/Friedemann Vogel

Doha, Nov 25 (EFE).- Iran scored two stoppage time goals to clinch a dramatic victory over Gareth Bale’s Wales in an emotionally-charged Group B encounter in Qatar on Friday. Rouzbeh Cheshmi’s screamer from outside the box in the 8th minute of injury time looked to have sealed victory for Iran but Ramin Rezaeian made it … Read more

Brazil best Serbia 2-0 on brace by Richarlison

Brazil's Vinicius Jr (rear) vies for the ball with Andrija Zivkovic of Serbia during the World Cup 2022 Group G match at Lusail Stadium in Doha on 24 November 2022. EFE/Juanjo Martin

Doha, Nov 24 (EFE).- Brazil got their World Cup 2022 campaign off to a great start Thursday, defeating Serbia 2-0 on a pair of goals by Richarlison. The Canarinha, who are chasing a record-extending sixth World Cup title, lead Group G by virtue of better goal difference than Switzerland, who beat Cameroon 1-0 earlier in … Read more

Spain thrash Costa Rica 7-0

Doha (Qatar), 23/11/2022.- Gavi (L) of Spain celebrates scoring the 5-0 lead during the FIFA World Cup 2022 group E soccer match between Spain and Costa Rica at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, 23 November 2022. (Mundial de Fútbol, España, Catar) EFE/EPA/Abir Sultan

Doha, Nov 23 (EFE).- Ferran Torres scored twice as Spain thrashed Costa Rica 7-0 at the Al Thumama in Doha on Wednesday to start their World Cup campaign with an impressive statement of intent. Costa Rica were totally outclassed by the slick Spaniards, who passed the Central Americans off the pitch, creating chance after chance … Read more