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Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after scoring the team's second goal during the 2022 World Cup quarterfinal match against the Netherlands on December 09, 2022. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images hide caption

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Neymar of Brazil takes a shot against Dejan Lovren of Croatia during the FIFA World Cup 2022 quarterfinal match between Croatia and Brazil at Education City Stadium on December 09, 2022 in Al Rayyan, Qatar. Michael Steele/Getty Images hide caption

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Player of Brazil Vinícius Júnior celebrates after scoring a disallowed goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 group G soccer match between Brazil and Switzerland at Stadium 974 on Nov. 28, in Doha. Florencia Tan Jun/PxImages/Icon Sportwire/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's soccer star Vinícius Júnior wants to give back to schools in his hometown

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Argentina's Julián Álvarez celebrates while holding Lionel Messi after scoring the team's second goal during the 2022 World Cup's Round of 16 match with Australia at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 3, in Doha, Qatar. Alex Grimm/Getty Images hide caption

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Top left: Luka Modrić of Croatia in action on Dec. 5 in Al Wakrah, Qatar. Bottom left: Lionel Messi of Argentina at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on Dec. 3 in Doha, Qatar. Top right: Kylian Mbappé of France celebrates after scoring a goal on Dec. 4 in Doha, Qatar. Bottom right: Neymar of Brazil on Dec. 5 in Doha, Qatar. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images; Tnani Badreddine/DeFodi Images via Getty Images; Francois Nel/Getty Images; Mohammad Karamali/DeFodi Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Portugal forward Gonçalo Ramos celebrates scoring his team's fifth goal, his hat-trick, during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Portugal and Switzerland on December 6, 2022. Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Morocco's Achraf Hakimi scores the decisive penalty Tuesday past Spain's goalkeeper Unai Simon at the end a round of 16 World Cup soccer match at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar. Ricardo Mazalan/AP hide caption

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Croatia players celebrate after winning the tournament's first penalty shoot out during the 2022 World Cup round of 16 match between Japan and Croatia at Al Janoub Stadium on December 05, 2022 in Al Wakrah, Qatar. Dan Mullan/Getty Images hide caption

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USA defender Walker Zimmerman (#3) fights for the ball with Netherlands' forward Memphis Depay during the 2022 World Cup round of 16 match at Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Saturday. Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S.'s 2022 World Cup run is over after falling to the Netherlands, 3-1

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USA men's soccer team coach Gregg Berhalter speaks during a news conference at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha on Dec. 2, 2022. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Japan played like they can beat anyone (and they did, topping both Spain and Germany). Brazil is still the favorite to win it all, even as they wait to see if their star striker Neymar can return from injury. And the U.S., led by team captain Tyler Adams, has looked better than expected. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images; Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images; Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anish Adhikari, now 26, worked construction jobs in Qatar for 33 months in the lead-up to the World Cup. In this 2021 photo, he poses inside the new Lusail stadium, which he helped build and which will host the World Cup final on Dec. 18. Adhikari says the Nepali agent who got him the job misled him about working conditions in Qatar: "They sell a dream that's not reality." Anish Adhikari hide caption

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Death and dishonesty: Stories of two workers who built the World Cup stadiums in Qatar

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Members of security, right, speak with two Iran supporters as they take away a flag reading "Woman life freedom" prior to the match between Wales and Iran on Nov. 25. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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