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Argentina's Lionel Messi kisses the World Cup trophy.

Messi Wins World Cup As Argentina Beats France On Penalties

Argentina has won the World Cup for the third time after beating defending champion France in a penalty shootout.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

France players celebrate at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match.

Mbappé, France Advance To World Cup Final, Beat Morocco 2-0

France will head into Sunday’s title match against Argentina looking to become the first team to retain the World Cup title since Brazil in 1962.

 | AP

France's Kylian Mbappe hits the ball during a training session

Morocco Faces France In Politically Charged World Cup Semifinal

As Morocco faces France in the World Cup, many players and fans grapple with family tales of colonial history, immigration and national loyalty.

 | AP

Lionel Messi

Messi, Argentina Beat Croatia 3-0 To Reach World Cup Final

A 3-0 win over Croatia on Tuesday sets up a meeting with either France or Morocco in Sunday’s title match.

 | AP

The Qatar 2022 World Cup logo.

Report: Second Journalist Dies While Covering The World Cup

Al Kass TV photojournalist Khalid al-Misslam "died suddenly" while covering the World Cup, according to the Doha-based Gulf Times.

 | Scripps News Staff

France's Aurelien Tchouameni, right, duels for the balls with England's Jude Bellingham.

France Advances To Semifinals At World Cup, Tops England 2-1

France will next face Morocco in the semifinals on Wednesday.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Morocco's Youssef En-Nesyri celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the World Cup quarterfinals.

Morocco Reaches World Cup Semifinals, Tops Portugal, Ronaldo

Youssef En-Nesyri scored the winning goal in the 42nd minute to continue Morocco’s improbable run.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Brazil's Marquinhos lies on the ground as Croatia's player celebrate.

Croatia Beats Brazil On Penalties In World Cup Quarterfinals

Croatia will next face either Argentina or the Netherlands.

 | AP

Spain soccer players react after losing at the World Cup.

Spain Knocked Out Of World Cup After 3-0 Loss To Morocco

Spain controlled the game Tuesday but struggled to get past the well-organized Moroccans, who ultimately prevailed in a shootout.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Morocco's head coach Walid Regragui is thrown in the air at the end of the World Cup round of 16

FIFA Increasing To 48 Teams For 2026 World Cup

An increase to 48 teams could mean more one-sided games that may take some of the shine off a tournament that is meant to be the best vs. the best.

 | AP

England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's second goal

England Reaches World Cup Quarterfinals, Beats Senegal 3-0

The win sets up a must-see match between England and France in the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals in Qatar.

 | AP

USA fan booing while watching the match.

Team USA Fans React To U.S. World Cup Loss To Netherlands

The last time the men's team advanced past the knockout round – was when Team USA beat Mexico – way back in 2002.

 | Cat Sandoval

Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates winning the World Cup round of 16 soccer match.

Messi Scores, Argentina Reaches World Cup Quarterfinals

Messi put Argentina ahead in the 35th minute with his third goal at this year's tournament and ninth in total at the World Cup.

 | AP

U.S. players react at the end of the World Cup round of 16.

U.S. Knocked Out Of World Cup, Loses To The Netherlands 3-1

It was a disappointing end for a rebuilt U.S. team hoping to advance past the round of 16 for the first time since 2002.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Argentina soccer player Lionel Messi.

Messi And Argentina Beat Poland 2-0 To Advance At World Cup

Argentina finishes in first place in Group C and will play Australia next in the elimination stage of the tournament.

 | AP

Players from Mexico's team on the field at the World Cup.

Mexico Beats Saudi Arabia 2-1 But Falls Short At World Cup

Mexico had reached the knockout round at the last seven World Cups, second only to Brazil, which has gone through to the round of 16 since 1986.

 | AP

U.S. soccer players celebrate after winning their game against Iran

Pulisic Goal Advances U.S. In World Cup With 1-0 Win Over Iran

The Americans finished second in Group B with 5 points, 2 behind England, and will play the Netherlands on Saturday.

 | AP

Frankie de Jong, of the Netherlands, scores his side's second goal during the World Cup group A soccer match

Netherlands Beats Host Qatar 2-0 To Advance At World Cup

A 2-0 win over Qatar ensured the Dutch advanced to the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

 | AP

Workers walk to the Lusail Stadium, one of the 2022 World Cup stadiums, in Lusail, Qatar

Qatar Says Worker Deaths For World Cup 'Between 400 And 500'

Migrant labor built over $200 billion worth of stadiums, metro lines and new infrastructure needed for the Middle East's first World Cup in Qatar.

 | AP

A U.S. soccer fan poses with an Iranian soccer fan.

Iran-U.S. World Cup Clash Rife With Political Tension

Iran's nationwide protests, its expanding nuclear program and regional and international attacks have pushed Tuesday's match beyond the stadium.

 | Ben Schamisso and AP

People take selfies while riding camels in Mesaieed, Qatar

World Cup Frenzy Puts Strain On Qatar's Camels

As Qatar welcomes more than a million fans for the monthlong World Cup, even its camels are working overtime.

 | AP

An Iranian woman holds up a World Cup banner

New World Cup Tensions Highlight Iran's Human Rights Crisis

The UN Human Rights Council voted Thursday to condemn Iran's attacks on protesters.

 | Alexandra Miller

A soccer fan holds a flag from Iran prior to the World Cup

U.S. Soccer Briefly Scrubs Emblem From Iran Flag At World Cup

The U.S. Soccer Federation decision added yet another political firestorm to the Middle East's first World Cup.

 | AP

Morocco players celebrate after the World Cup group F soccer match between Belgium.

Morocco Pulls Off Another World Cup Upset, Beats Belgium 2-0

This was Morocco’s first win at a World Cup since 1998 and only its third ever.

 | AP

Argentina's Lionel Messi.

Messi Leads Argentina To 2-0 Win Over Mexico At World Cup

The 35-year-old Messi is likely playing in his last World Cup.

 | AP

England's Harry Kane and Tyler Adams of the United States.

U.S. Frustrates England Again At World Cup In 0-0 Draw

England is still waiting for its first win in three World Cup matches against the U.S. after having drawn 1-1 in South Africa in 2010.

 | AP

Iranian soccer fan holds a 'Mahsa Amini' shirt.

Iran Government Supporters Confront Protesters At World Cup

Small mobs of men angrily chanted “The Islamic Republic of Iran” at women giving interviews about the "Woman, Life, Freedom" protests.

 | AP

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring from the penalty.

Ronaldo Makes World Cup History, Portugal Beats Ghana 3-2

The 37-year-old Ronaldo has now scored in every World Cup since his first in 2006.

 | AP

Soccer fans at the World Cup hold a protest sign

At The World Cup, Iran Protests Are In The Spotlight

The United Nations Human Rights Chief is sounding the alarm about the situation in Iran.

 | Alexandra Miller

Team Japan celebrates after beating Germany in World Cup.

Japan Gets 2 Late Goals To Upset Germany 2-1 At World Cup

It was only the third time Germany had lost its tournament-opening game after defeats against Algeria in 1982 and Mexico in 2018.

 | AP