World Cup 2022

The World Cup is being held in Qatar through Dec. 18. Follow the latest here.


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      At Qatar’s Church City, Sunday Comes on Friday

      In a nation deeply rooted in Islam, worshipers from other faiths find community in a government-sanctioned island of Christianity on the outskirts of Doha.

      By John Branch and

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      CreditFranck Fife/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

      Spot the Ball

      We’ve removed the ball from these photos from the World Cup’s group stage. Can you guess where it was?

      By Michael BeswetherickAlastair CooteSam Manchester and

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    The United States was eliminated by the Netherlands, 3-1, on Saturday.
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    Three Dutch Goals End U.S. Run in Qatar

    The United States saw its weaknesses exploited in a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands. But after a solid showing and with a young team brimming with promise, the best may be yet to come.


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    Fans watching the United States face the Netherlands at the County Fare Bar & Grill in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., near where the U.S. captain, Tyler Adams, grew up.
    CreditRichard Beaven for The New York Times

    Hometown of Tyler Adams, U.S. Captain, Still Proud Even With Loss

    Schoolmates, friends and others packed a pub early to watch their hometown hero, Tyler Adams, lead the United States men’s national team, which was eliminated from the World Cup by the Netherlands.


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    Fans of Tunisia cheering with Palestinian flags at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar, last month.
    CreditMartin Divisek/EPA, via Shutterstock

    Arab Fans Confront Israeli Reporters Covering World Cup in Qatar

    When Qatar granted access to Israeli soccer fans and media despite an absence of diplomatic ties, some saw it as another sign of warming ties with the Arab world. Instead, some of the Israelis got a chilly reception.

    By Vivian Nereim and

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