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2022 FIFA World Cup

An oral history of USA-Iran at the 1998 World Cup: Political tension, teammate betrayal and humiliation

This is the story of heartache, betrayal and embarrassment from the players who lived the USA's loss to Iran at the 1998 World Cup.

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How the US, Iran match up on the pitch as tensions rise off it

The geopolitical rivalry between the US and Iran has bled into this World Cup.

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WORLD CUP DAILY

US-Iran prepare for group finale; a 5 a.m. ET game worth waking up for; Tuesday best bets

The US and Iran are closing in on a contentious group-stage finale, while Cameroon-Serbia's 5 a.m. kickoff delivered. Here's the latest from Qatar.

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Why Portugal's VAR handball penalty was the wrong decision

Portugal were awarded a late penalty by the VAR against Uruguay, but why was it such a controversial decision?

WORLD CUP SCOREBOARD

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PORTUGAL MAKES IT TO ROUND OF 16

Despite sneaky Ronaldo claiming credit, Fernandes powers Portugal to Qatar knockouts

Bruno Fernandes-led Portugal are a top team at the World Cup, and they may not need Cristiano Ronaldo, who wanted credit for a goal he didn't score.

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Ogden: Portugal means more than Cristiano Ronaldo

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WORLD CUP ROUND OF 16

Brazil miss Neymar but advance to knockouts as Casemiro steps up vs. Switzerland

Despite missing Neymar to injury, Brazil were able to clinch their spot in the round of 16 with a game to play in the group stage.

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How every team can reach the round of 16

The group stage continues as 16 teams look to win a place in the knockouts. Here's what every nation needs.

FANS SHOW OUT IN QATAR

World Cup fan costumes: Mexico, Japan, Netherlands and US supporters go all-out

We've seen an astounding array of costumes and fancy dress worn by fans of every team at the World Cup, with some truly sensational outfits spotted.

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How Wales fans are making Doha's 'Floor of Fun' feel like home

Rhodri Williams' three restaurants, dubbed the 'Floor of Fun,' attract lots of Wales fans.

TRANSFERS

Transfer Talk: Kane, Davies top Real Madrid's shortlist

England captain Harry Kane and Canada flyer Alphonso Davies have emerged as post-World Cup targets for Real Madrid. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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