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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.

TOP HEADLINES

LOOKING AHEAD IN QATAR

World Cup 2022: How every team can reach the round of 16

The group stage at the 2022 World Cup continues, as 16 teams look to win a place in the knockouts. Here's what every nation needs.

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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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WORLD CUP SCOREBOARD

TUESDAY'S MATCHES

KEY COGS FOR ARGENTINA

Why Argentina's Enzo Fernandez is crucial to their midfield

Argentina have not been at their best but young midfielder Enzo Fernandez showed vs. Mexico why he can make a difference for them.

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Martinez winning over Argentina just as quickly as he's done at Man United

Lisandro Martinez faced questions when he joined Man United, and answered them. He's doing it again.

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?

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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