Political tensions won't prevent FIFA from deciding whether to place some World Cup games outside Qatar, the head of world soccer's governing body said Thursday.
LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association is searching for a new leader while it considers whether to press ahead with a bid for the 2030 World Cup.
PARIS (AP) — A FIFA panel has met to discuss revamping the Club World Cup and creating a global Nations League, without addressing a $25 billion offer to fund them.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The head of Peru's soccer federation was arrested Thursday, just a few months after leading his country back to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years.
CHICAGO (AP) — The United States women's soccer team will open next year with games at World Cup host France and Spain and finish a 10-game schedule leading to the tournament with a send-off match against Mexico at Harrison, New Jersey, on May 26.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former FIFA official from Guatemala who was cooperating in the U.S. investigation of corruption in international soccer's governing body was sentenced on Thursday to time served.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gregg Berhalter promises to transform the U.S. national team into a pressing, attack-minded group the Americans rarely have been.
ZURICH (AP) — Manchester City is at the top of the FIFA list of clubs receiving payments from World Cup revenues for releasing players for national team duty in Russia.
PARIS (AP) — Luka Modric ended the long reign of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by winning the Ballon d'Or for the first time on Monday, while another first saw Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg win the inaugural women's trophy.
DUBLIN (AP) — Even as the England team's standing rises on the international stage, Premier League clubs are selecting fewer English players than ever before.
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has named a 75-woman list of match officials for next year's Women's World Cup, with no specialist video review yet.
DUBLIN (AP) — Frustrated at seeing the Netherlands paired again with Germany, Ronald Koeman was candid.
Gregg Berhalter was hired Sunday to coach the U.S. men's national team, making him the first person to run the team after playing for the Americans at the World Cup.
CAPE COAST, Ghana (AP) — Cameroon became the third and final African team to qualify for next year's Women's World Cup by beating Mali 4-2 on Friday in the third-place game at the African Cup of Nations.
South Africa earned its first trip to the Women's World Cup with a 2-0 semifinal victory over Mali in the Women's Africa Cup of Nations in Accra, Ghana.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Nasser Al-Khater glances out his window across Doha Bay. The view is far different than it was eight years ago, when al-Khater served as part of the team that helped Qatar pull off a staggering upset to land the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Arena Corinthians where the 2014 World Cup opened in Brazil has replaced another Sao Paulo stadium Allianz Parque for the Copa America next year.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — One day everyone in Argentina will say they were there.
LILLE, France (AP) — There will be an air of sporting "deja vu" when France takes on Croatia in the Davis Cup final.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of his country's doping scandals, has returned to a senior role in Russian soccer.
LONDON (AP) — Just like the politicians, English soccer is divided by Brexit.
DUBLIN (AP) — Martin O'Neill ended his five-year stint as Ireland coach on Wednesday after relegation in the UEFA Nations League, taking assistant Roy Keane with him.
For Aleksander Ceferin, the UEFA Nations League was an overwhelming thumbs up.
PARIS (AP) — Laid-back in everyday life, Yannick Noah is meticulous when it comes to being a tennis coach.
In his final match as U.S. soccer coach, Dave Sarachan gave Christian Pulisic the captain's arm band for the first time and sent out the youngest lineup since the American team started keeping records.
Christian Pulisic became the youngest captain in the modern history of the U.S. soccer program when the 20-year-old was the lone holdover in the Americans' starting lineup for an exhibition against Italy at Genk, Belgium.
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. will play Costa Rica in an exhibition on Feb. 2 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Finally, the year is over for Germany.
LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — With four years to go before the next World Cup opens in Qatar, the small gulf country's national soccer team is on the rise but still has a long, long way to go.
SYDNEY (AP) — Tim Cahill's farewell game for Australia ended in a 3-0 win over Lebanon on Tuesday, leaving the Socceroos' all-time leading scorer with 50 goals and 108 caps.
The Netherlands' recovery from one of the lowest ebbs in its history continued with a last-gasp qualification for the Final Four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League on Monday.
LONDON (AP) — England could be without one of its key players for the Women's World Cup next year after playmaker Jordan Nobbs ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.
MADRID (AP) — Spain wants Morocco to join a three-country bid with Portugal to host the 2030 World Cup.
GENEVA (AP) — England surged into the UEFA Nations League finals tournament on Sunday, and Belgium threw away its place in a stunning 5-2 loss at Switzerland.
LUCERNE, Switzerland (AP) — Top-ranked Belgium fell to a stunning 5-2 loss against Switzerland on Sunday, with Haris Seferovic's hat trick lifting his team into the UEFA Nations League finals.
LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane's goalless streak was only five minutes from extending to eight games when the captain finally found the net again for England.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — When the Netherlands beat Germany 3-0 last month the score flattered the Dutch. Ronald Koeman's resurgent young team beat France 2-0 on Friday and this time the margin of victory flattered the French.
MILAN (AP) — A year after its stunning elimination by Sweden in a World Cup playoff, Italy is back at the San Siro stadium for another potentially decisive match.