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U.S. men’s soccer team cancels plan to train in Qatar

Christian Pulisic and the United States men’s soccer team canceled plans to train in Qatar this month in advance of the 2022 World Cup. (Mark Zaleski / Associated Press)
Christian Pulisic and the United States men’s soccer team canceled plans to train in Qatar this month in advance of the 2022 World Cup. (Mark Zaleski / Associated Press)
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CHICAGO – The U.S. men’s soccer team has canceled its plan to train in Doha, Qatar, from Jan. 5-25 “due to the developing situation in the region.”

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the decision Friday, a day after a U.S. military air strike killed a top Iranian military commander.

The Americans will move training to a site in the United States that has not yet been determined. They will use a roster of players mostly from Major League Soccer ahead of an exhibition against Costa Rica in Feb. 1 at Carson, California.

The USSF said it hopes to train in the future at Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup.

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