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Brazil left frustrated by Venezuela defense, VAR after draw

Brazil was left frustrated by both the Venezuela defense and video assistant refereeing after another lackluster outing at the Copa America. The Brazilians had two goals disallowed by VAR during …


Uruguay embracing status of Copa America favorite

Uruguay is starting to embrace the status of Copa America favorite. The Uruguayans were wary of it at first, but after their convincing 4-0 opening win over Ecuador it became …


Wedding to follow World Cup for U.S. teammates Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris

The tie that binds U.S. defender Ali Krieger and American goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris is likely the strongest at the tournament: They got engaged last year and are set to get …


Michel Platini: “It hurts,” soccer star says of police questioning

Former UEFA president Michel Platini was released from custody after being questioned as part of a corruption investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The former …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 8:19 a.m.

Spain coach Luis Enrique stepping down for personal reasons

The Spanish soccer federation says Luis Enrique is stepping down as coach of the national team for personal reasons. Federation president Luis Rubiales says assistant coach Roberto Moreno will take …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Soccer great Michel Platini now mired in corruption scandals

Michel Platini was a winner for club and country on the soccer field, and became one of the sport’s most high-profile administrators off it. His lofty reputation in the so-called …


Women’s World Cup Day 13 preview: England and Japan to meet in rematch of 2015 semifinal

England was overjoyed to make it to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup four years ago, an overachievement the squad believed, so the eliminating loss to Japan wasn’t a …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:20 p.m.

Sam Kerr has 4 goals and Australia beats Jamaica 4-1

Sam Kerr scored four goals, one shy of the World Cup record and the most by an Australian, in a 4-1 victory over Jamaica on that advanced the Matildas into …


Marta sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Italy that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for …


U.S. wants win vs Swedes, even if it would mean tougher path

Victory is the goal for the United States in its group stage finale against Sweden, even though a loss might give the Americans an easier path through the knockout rounds …


Former FIFA head Sepp Blatter: Sarkozy meeting key to Qatar vote

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the arrest of soccer great Michel Platini as part of a French corruption probe lends weight to his version of how the United States …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

France detains soccer great Michel Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to the desert nation of Qatar have taken soccer great Michel Platini …


Women’s World Cup Day 10 preview: United States face Chile with chance to advance in World Cup

The United States gets back on the field at the Women’s World Cup just as the uproar following its opening 13-0 win is quieting down. Criticized for both running up …


Canada advances with 2-0 victory over New Zealand

Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. Fleming took …


Cross-sports push at World Cup for gender pay equality

Venus Williams joined retired soccer star Julie Foudy and ice hockey player Hilary Knight on the Eiffel Tower to highlight the push for pay equality for women athletes. The trio …


United States’ Carli Lloyd adjusts to new role, but doesn’t accept it

Carli Lloyd, star of the World Cup in Canada four years ago, is playing a vastly different role at the event in France.


Phil Neville’s compassion for players shows new England culture

England coach Phil Neville’s compassion for two players who were grieving their mothers is an illustration of the close bonds he has forged with his team. With his players gathered …


Netherlands advances at Women’s World Cup with 3-1 win

Vivianne Miedema scored a goal in each half to put the Netherlands into the second round of the Women’s World Cup for the second straight tournament with a 3-1 win …


Women’s World Cup Day 9 preview: Canada inspired by Toronto Raptors NBA title

Inspired by Canada’s first NBA title, the country’s national women’s soccer team is aiming to emulate the Toronto Raptors magical run. The fifth-ranked Canadians were fast asleep in France when …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Jodie Taylor puts England in World Cup last 16 with game to spare

Jodie Taylor scored her first international goal in 14 months to send England into the second round of the Women’s World Cup in a 1-0 victory over Argentina. The Argentines …


Cristiana Girelli’s hat trick lifts Italy into next round of World Cup

Cristiana Girelli scored a hat trick to put Italy into the second round of the Women’s World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Jamaica. It was Italy’s second hat trick …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Thailand goalkeeper thanks Carli Lloyd for reaching out

Carli Lloyd sought out Thailand’s goalkeeper following the U.S. team’s 13-0 rout at the Women’s World Cup. The goalkeeper thanked Lloyd on Twitter for her gesture, even as the United …


Sam Mewis makes memories with first World Cup goal

Sam Mewis had a rocky journey to the Women’s World Cup because of an injury that set her back. But she got the start in the team’s first game in …


Japan holds off Scotland 2-1 at Women’s World Cup

Mana Iwabuchi had an early goal and then Japan held off a late charge from Scotland for a 2-1 victory at the Women’s World Cup. Iwabuchi was on the Japanese …


UEFA Nations League winner Portugal rises in FIFA rankings

Nations League champion Portugal is up two places to No. 5 in the FIFA men’s rankings which are still led by Belgium. World champion France, Copa America host Brazil, and …


Women’s World Cup Day 8 preview: Argentina soaring after historic opener, eager for England

Argentina was absolutely giddy after earning its first ever point in Women’s World Cup competition with a draw against Japan in the opening round. The Argentinian squad is ranked 37th …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 3:18 p.m.

China beats South Africa 1-0 to set up decider vs. Spain

China’s players held their nerve to get back on track with a scrappy 1-0 win against resilient South Africa. The win evened China with Spain in second place in Group …


U.S. rout of Thailand highlights inequity in Women’s World Cup field

The U.S. national team’s 13-0 rout of Thailand did more than expose differences between two teams, it highlighted the overall inequality in the Women’s World Cup field. Players for the …


Australia beats Brazil 3-2 with aid from an own goal

An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil at the Women’s World Cup on Thursday, spoiling Marta’s record 16th career goal in the tournament. Marta, who sat …


Women’s World Cup Day 7 preview: Brazil unsure if Marta will play against Australia

Brazil played coy on the status of star player Marta ahead of its Women’s World Cup match against Australia, a team reeling from a first-round upset and unsure if it …