Messi drove a low shot from 25 yards into the bottom corner in the 64th minute. He ran toward Argentina's fans with his arms outstretched before getting mobbed by his jubilant teammates.
Should the game be called "soccer" or "football"? Its a highly charged question as the U.S. plays the England in the World Cup on Friday.
The U.S. men's team must beat Iran on Tuesday to reach the knockout stage. England leads the pack in the latest group standings.
The U.S. will play England at 2 p.m. ET on Friday in Qatar, with Weah's parents in the stands. His father, George Weah, was a star player in the '90s but never made it to the World Cup himself.
Japanese prosecutors raided the headquarters of advertising company Dentsu as the investigation into corruption related to the Tokyo Olympics widened. Dentsu helped land the 2020 Games for Tokyo.
The county, which owns the arena where the Miami Heat play, wants a bankruptcy judge to let it end its $135 million contract with the failed cryptocurrency company so it can find a new sponsor.
In the U.S.'s opening World Cup game, forward Tim Weah scored the team's only goal. Now, the team prepares to play against England. But Weah may not even be the most famous person in his family.
Voria Ghafouri, a prominent player who wasn't chosen to go to the World Cup, is an outspoken critic of Iran's authorities. Reports of his arrest came ahead of Friday's Iran-Wales World Cup match.
Brazilians who voted against President Jair Bolsonaro are torn about sporting the yellow soccer jersey after the far-right leader and his supporters adopted the shirt.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with MSNBC Host Ayman Mohyeldin about what he calls double standards and western prejudice in coverage of Qatar hosting the World Cup.
For Lionel Messi, this World Cup, and the historic upset with Saudi Arabia, is about so much more than soccer. It's about whether or not he can finally come back home to Argentina as a hero.
The players covered their mouths for their team photo in an apparent rebuke of FIFA's clampdown on plans to wear armbands to protest discrimination in host nation Qatar.
Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano — who both play for German clubs — subbed in and put balls past goalie Manuel Neuer after the 76th minute. Their coach called it "a historic moment, a historic victory."
At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, teams have been playing more than 90 minutes. A lot more. The England-Iran game had 29 minutes of stoppage time. Senegal-Netherlands tacked on 14 extra minutes.
A Los Angeles jury rejected a lawsuit seeking $55 million by the widow of a former USC football player who said the NCAA failed to protect him from repeated head trauma that led to his death.