The world looks on as Erdogan jockeys for a third decade of power in Turkey | CNN

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Why Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabia means so much for the Gulf monarchy’s sporting ambitions | CNN

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US Soccer star’s mom says she reported allegation against men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter | CNN

CNN  —  United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) soccer player Gio Reyna’s mother, Danielle, said Wednesday she was the one

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Four things to watch out for in the Middle East in 2023 | CNN

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The year in sport: A fond farewell for some, a glimpse of the future for others | CNN

CNN  —  An athlete, former jockey AP McCoy said earlier this year, is the only person who dies twice, such

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Why this has been a culturally unique World Cup | CNN

CNN  —  This was never going to be a traditional World Cup. Breaking ground in the Middle East and played

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Reaction to Lionel Messi lifting the World Cup trophy wearing a bisht shows cultural fault lines of Qatar 2022 | CNN

CNN  —  After 28 days, 64 games and 172 goals at Qatar 2022, Lionel Messi walked up on the podium

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Stepping out of Maradona’s shadow. How Lionel Messi won over the hearts of all of Argentina | CNN

CNN  —  When engaging in discussions or debates about the greatest players of all time, soccer fans and pundits will

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How has holding a World Cup changed the way the world sees Qatar? | CNN

CNN  —  Qatar has been at the center of the world over the last few weeks – and it’s been

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Exclusive: Ukraine’s presidential office criticizes FIFA for refusing to show Zelensky’s message of peace at World Cup Final | CNN

CNN  —  Ukraine’s presidential office is criticizing FIFA for refusing to show a video message from President Volodymyr Zelensky in

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