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DOHA, Qatar - For a brief moment after Saudi Arabia’s Salem Aldawsari fired a ball from just inside the penalty box into the back of the net to seal a World Cup win against Argentina, Arabs across the divided Middle East found something to celebrate. By Jon Gambrell. SENT. 1000 words, photos.

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LUSAIL, Qatar - Lionel Messi’s Argentina is under pressure heading into its World Cup match against Mexico after surprisingly losing its opener to Saudi Arabia. Another defeat and Argentina is out. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 2100 GMT.

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DOHA, Qatar - Win or lose, Japanese fans are famous for cleaning up World Cup stadiums after a match. The country’s players even tidy up their dressing rooms. It’s part of a culture where children scrub their own classrooms, and pedestrians carry their rubbish home since city streets seldom have trash containers. By Stephen Wade. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. By 1700 GMT.

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DOHA, Qatar - With Neymar out for at least another match, Brazil coach Tite has multiple options in finding his replacement at the World Cup. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos. By 1600 GMT.

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DOHA, Qatar - After a poor start at the Qatar World Cup, former champion Germany faces a young Spain team buoyed by its 7-0 demolition of Costa Rica in one of the most highly anticipated matches of the group stage. By Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING. 900 words, photos. By 1800 GMT.

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DOHA, Qatar - Defending champion France and Denmark meet at the World Cup in their second Group D matches. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1800 GMT.

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DOHA, Qatar - Saudi Arabia shocked Lionel Messi’s Argentina in one of the biggest World Cup upsets. The Green Falcons now turn their attention to Robert Lewandowski and his Poland team. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1500 GMT.

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AL WAKRAH, Qatar - Australia beat Tunisia 1-0 to revive its chances of advancing from the group stage at the World Cup. Defending champion France and Australia lead Group D with three points each while Denmark and Tunisia have one point each. By Andrew Dampf. SENT. 400 words, photos.

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DOHA, Qatar - After a World Cup start clouded by a disastrous loss and persistent questions about the civil unrest back home, Iran celebrated victory over Wales and the prospect of its first ever trip to the knockout stage. But first, Team Melli faces the United States. By Anne M. Petersen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. By 1700 GMT.

SOC--WCUP-QATAR-CLIMATE CHANGE

DOHA, Qatar - World Cup host Qatar sits in a region that is warming faster than anywhere else on earth besides the Arctic. The wealthy Gulf Arab nation has been able to pay for extreme adaptive measures so far like outdoor air-conditioning to mitigate the effects of rising temperatures in some areas. Qatar has inched forward in recent years with climate pledges. But the transition away from hydrocarbons will not be simple for one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of natural gas. By Suman Naishadham. SENT: 850 words, photos.

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DOHA, Qatar - Far from the luxury hotels and sprawling new stadiums emblematic of Doha during the World Cup, scores of soccer-mad South Asian workers poured into a cricket stadium in the city’s sandy outskirts to enjoy the tournament they helped create. By Isabel Debre. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. By 1700 GMT.

SOC--WCUP-SPAIN-GERMANY PREVIEW

DOHA, Qatar - When the World Cup draw came out in April, one of the highlights of the group stage was Sunday’s Spain vs. Germany. Eight months later, the game between the two former world champions and pre-tournament favorites gained even more prominence thanks to Germany’s surprising loss to Japan in its opener in Qatar. By Tales Azzoni. SENT. 480 words, photos.

SOC--WCUP-BELGIUM-MOROCCO PREVIEW

DOHA, Qatar - With star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne looking to improve after the unimpressive 1-0 win over Canada, Belgium has a second chance against Morocco on Sunday to show why it is the No. 2-ranked team in the world behind Brazil. By Gerald Imray. SENT. 390 words, photos.

SOC--WCUP-CROATIA-CANADA PREVIEW

DOHA, Qatar - Canada had just lost its first World Cup match in 36 years, outplaying Belgium for much of a 1-0 defeat, and an emotional John Herdman revealed in the on-field interview what he had just told his players during a postgame huddle. By Ronald Blum. SENT. 430 words, photos.

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DOHA, Qatar - Japan could reach the knockout round of 16 at the World Cup with a victory over Costa Rica in the second Group E match for both teams. Japan upset Germany in its opener 2-1. Costa Rica had a terrible result and lost to Spain 7-0. By Stephen Wade. SENT. 375 words, photos.