⚽ Complete coverage: 2022 Qatar World Cup ⚽

Lionel Messi celebrates with the World Cup trophy following Argentina's victory over France.
Lionel Messi celebrates with the World Cup trophy following Argentina’s victory over France in the Qatar World Cup final on Dec. 18, 2022.
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Lionel Messi found redemption, leading Argentina to its first World Cup victory in 36 years during a Qatar tournament that often stepped into controversy.

Lionel Messi, a seven-time world player of the year, helps lead Argentina to a shootout victory over France for its first World Cup title in 36 years.

Argentines let loose and streets became places of celebration after an epic World Cup final in which the national team beat France on penalties.

Lionel Messi’s hometown residents believe he has done enough to be called a hero, but he needs to win the World Cup to sway the rest of Argentina.

Morocco overcame huge odds to reach the third-place game of the World Cup. Although it lost to Croatia, it proved it can be a competitor on soccer’s biggest stage.

Croatia and Morocco will play in the third-place game at the World Cup on Saturday, with the winner taking home $2 million more than the loser.

Julián Álvarez scored twice and Lionel Messi once as Argentina defeated Croatia 3-0 to advance to the World Cup final against the France-Morocco winner.

Author John Green shares why he has used his large social media presence to be a champion for soccer and the beauty behind the game.

Theo Hernández and Randal Kolo Muani score to send defending champion France past Morocco and into the World Cup final against Argentina.

Geographically, Morocco is a North African country. Culturally and linguistically, it is part of the Arab world. Its World Cup success is an inspiration in both places.

The strife that has ensnared Gio Reyna and the U.S. men’s soccer team isn’t solely Gregg Berhalter’s fault, but the coach is expendable — and Reyna isn’t.

Grant Wahl lifted, popularized and pioneered soccer coverage in the U.S. Above all, he shared that giant, adventurous life with colleagues and strangers alike.

The 2022 World Cup semifinals include countries and familiar faces that have a chance to make history. But could this all be thanks to stray cats?

Morocco became the first African country to reach the World Cup semifinals by beating Portugal 1-0 to likely end Cristiano Ronaldo’s chances of winning soccer’s biggest prize.

For Arabs and Africans, the most glorious moments came in watching the Atlas Lions vanquish three former colonizers: Belgium, Spain and Portugal.

Olivier Giroud’s header in the 78th minute sent France to victory over England on Saturday, setting up a World Cup semifinal showdown against Morocco.

Grant Wahl, a soccer writer who covered U.S. soccer in the past for Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports, died after collapsing while covering a World Cup match.

Lionel Messi and Argentina advanced to the World Cup semifinals against Croatia by defeating the Netherlands 4-3 on penalty kicks Friday.

Croatia knocked five-time champion Brazil out of the World Cup on Friday, on the day Neymar tied Pelé as Brazil’s all-time leading scorer.

Much of Morocco’s World Cup lineup grew up in other countries, but the team proudly celebrated its Moroccan roots after upsetting Spain.

Morocco has used close ties among its players and coach to fuel its historic World Cup success, landing the team a spot in the quarterfinals.

Brazil, revitalized by the return of Neymar, seems to be enjoying this World Cup. The same can’t be said for Argentina and star player Lionel Messi.

The U.S. men’s national team didn’t advance at the World Cup, but it accomplished a different goal — changing the way the world views American soccer.

The U.S. couldn’t overcome two Netherlands first-half goals, falling 3-1 to the Dutch. The result eliminated the young Americans from the World Cup.

France beat Poland 3-1 in the round of 16 at the World Cup to advance to a game against England, but how far the French go likely depends on Kylian Mbappe.

The United States could not pull off an upset over Group A winners the Netherlands and lost 3-1 in a World Cup quarterfinals Saturday morning.

Despite losing to the Netherlands in the round of 16, the young USMNT knows they’ve gained experience and confidence heading into the 2026 World Cup.

U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter and some players learned keys to soccer in the Netherlands. Now the Americans aim to knock the Dutch out of the World Cup.

USMNT star Christian Pulisic suffered a pelvic bruise earlier this week at the World Cup but has been cleared to play Saturday against the Netherlands.

U.S. Soccer’s recently ratified equal-pay agreement will allow the men’s and women’s teams to split Tuesday’s Iran win prize money evenly.

Mexico fails to advance out of the group stage for the first time since 1978 despite 2-1 win on Wednesday. By virtue of goal differential, Poland reaches the Round of 16.

Mexico beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 in its final match of World Cup group play. But a tiebreaker eliminated El Tri as Poland advances after a 2-0 loss to Argentina.

Mexico’s problems run much deeper than coach Tata Martino, who won’t return to assist with a rebuild after El Tri’s World Cup failure.

Christian Pulisic scores the decisive goal in the 38th minute but is injured on the play as the United States defeats Iran to advance at the World Cup.

The United States defeated Iran on a goal by Christian Pulisic to advance to the round of 16 at the World Cup. The U.S. will face the Netherlands on Saturday.

U.S. Soccer briefly protested Iran’s treatment of women by removing the Islamic Republic emblem from the country’s flag on social media posts.

The U.S. men’s national soccer team had two goals for the Qatar World Cup: Advance out of group play and try to win in the round of 16 and beyond.

Two days after suffering a pelvic bruise, USMNT star Christian Pulisic isn’t sure about his playing status Saturday against the Netherlands.

Lionel Messi scored for Argentina in a 2-0 win over Mexico, rejuvenating his team’s chances of getting out of the group stage while damaging Mexico’s.

Lionel Messi scored one goal and helped set up another as Argentina survived its must-win match, defeating Mexico 2-0 in a World Cup showdown.

Fox drew 15.38 million viewers for Friday’s United States-England World Cup match, the second-largest TV audience for a U.S. men’s World Cup game.

Chef Giulio Caccamo joined the U.S. men’s national soccer team at its hotel in Qatar, where he makes players and staff three buffet-style meals a day.

Of all the fans from all the nations competing in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Mexico’s unique fanbase sets it apart. Today, we examine what makes that so.

There have already been five times as many scoreless draws in this year’s World Cup in Qatar as there were in the entire 2018 tournament. What gives?

Mexico’s ageless goalkeeper Memo Ochoa is playing in his fifth World Cup at age 37 and shows no signs of slowing down, delivering more heroic saves.

The U.S. played No. 5-ranked England to a 0-0 tie in a World Cup match Friday and controls its destiny heading into Tuesday’s group-play finale with Iran.

Christian Pulisic waited four long years for his World Cup chance, but his efforts weren’t enough to deliver a win for the U.S. against Wales.

German players wore rainbow items and covered their mouths during a World Cup pregame photo to protest FIFA’s ban on LGBT symbols.

Qatar’s rise on the world stage aims to achieve new heights with the World Cup, but can the country’s ambitious plans mesh with its traditional culture?

FIFA threatened to sanction World Cup players wearing armbands in support of the LGBTQ community. Iran’s players refused to sing the national anthem.

Christian Pulisic hopes to pull off a Landon Donovan and help the U.S. surpass expectations for the World Cup in Qatar after the disappointment of 2018.

Former Galaxy winger Uriel Antuna was fortunate to be sent to soccer schools and top academies. How the Mexican star who will play in a World Cup gives back.

After dominating the first half, the U.S. struggles in the second half and gives up a goal to Gareth Bale on a late penalty kick to play to a 1-1 draw with Wales.

Tim Ream thought he might have missed his chance of playing in a World Cup for the U.S. Now 35, Ream is set to play a critical role in the tournament.

For the first time, women officials will work the men’s World Cup. Karen Díaz Medina of Mexico and Kathryn Nesbitt of the U.S. are two of the six women chosen.

Falcons hold a sacred place in Qatar, where they sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars and have subsidized healthcare at specialized hospitals.

The eight stadiums hosting games at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar hold grim legacies because of their association with migrant worker deaths in the country.

Cantor’s famously long goal call has become his calling card. But the Telemundo star, now covering his 12th World Cup, is a true student of the game.

The U.S. men’s national team is hoping to use its participation in the World Cup to raise awareness about many of the social issues that exist in Qatar.

The joy and pain of Mexico’s performance in the World Cup have meant moments of real connection with my father.

Even those who oppose the harsh labor practices in Qatar insist the 2022 World Cup must go on. And they hope the world will be watching.

The decision to nix beer sales comes two days before the World Cup opens and 12 years after Qatar first agreed to respect FIFA’s commercial partners.

The U.S. men’s soccer roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is announced. Surprisingly, left off the team was Zack Steffen, the most experienced goalkeeper in the player pool.

As the World Cup in Qatar 2022 approaches, a Chicano kid reflects on how soccer helped him find his place in the world.

For travelers heading to Qatar for the World Cup 2022, we share where to stay, what to eat and drink, and what to experience beyond soccer.

Qatar vowed to distinguish the men’s World Cup 2022 soccer tournament from the rest by making it carbon neutral. Critics aren’t buying it.

Alexi Lalas and Stu Holden played in World Cups before broadcasting them and say the jobs are remarkably similar. Fox Sports’ TV team has several ex-players.

Concern over Qatar’s treatment of LGBTQ residents and visitors who will attend the World Cup have long dogged FIFA, soccer’s world governing body.

Fatma Al-Nuaimi, the executive communications director of the Organizing Committee of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, talks about the tournament.

Mexico unveiled its away kit for this fall’s World Cup in Qatar that reflects the country’s pre-Hispanic memory and current-day cultural touchstones.

The United States continues to improve its reputation on the world stage when it comes to soccer referees, but will one oversee the 2022 World Cup final?

The U.S. men’s national team will play matches at Banc of California Stadium and Dignity Health Sports Park after the World Cup in Qatar.

There are signs in bustling Qatar it is ready to host the World Cup, but 1.2 million visitors will surely test the tiny, ambitious country.