Wambach, Gulati elected to US Soccer Hall of Fame

Soccer 05/26/19, 14:30

Retired forward Abby Wambach and former U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati have been chosen for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.The pair will be inducted Sept. 21 at the new hall building in Frisco, Texas.The 38-year-old Wambach scored ...

Putin awards medal to FIFA president Infantino

Sports 05/23/19, 10:38

Vladimir Putin has given FIFA president Gianni Infantino a medal.The Russian president awarded Infantino the Order of Friendship at the Kremlin on Thursday.Infantino has often said last year's World Cup in Russia, where the host nation surprisingly reached the quarterfinals, ...

Source: FIFA to keep 2022 World Cup with 32 teams

Soccer 05/22/19, 14:15

A person with knowledge of the situation says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will have 32 teams, with FIFA scrapping a proposal to expand the tournament to 48 nations.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity ...

Women’s World Cup Group E team capsules

Soccer 05/10/19, 16:29

The teams playing in the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, with ranking, qualification, appearances, coach, players to watch, facts to know and the state of women's soccer in each nation: ___ Group E Canada FIFA RANKING: 5 QUALIFICATION: Runner-up at the CONCACAF Qualification tournament WORLD ...

Swiss attorney general investigated over handling FIFA case

Sports 05/10/19, 09:00

Switzerland's attorney general is the subject of a disciplinary case related to his handling of a four-year investigation of FIFA that involves 25 criminal proceedings for financial wrongdoing.The federal office overseeing the work of chief prosecutor Michael Lauber said Friday ...

VAR to be used at African Cup from quarterfinals onwards

Sports 04/30/19, 12:43

The African Cup of Nations will use video reviews for the first time at this year's tournament, from the quarterfinals onwards.Hassan Waberi, the chairman of the Confederation of African Football referees committee, says the African body will go ahead with ...

Asian soccer candidate files complaint about Kuwaiti sheikh

Sports 04/18/19, 04:43

A candidate who lost an election to join the FIFA Council this month has filed a formal complaint accusing Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of "threats and manipulation."Mariyam Mohamed of Maldives says in a letter to the Asian Football ...

FIFA head wants refs to end soccer games if racism persists

Sports 04/13/19, 10:53

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for a crackdown on racism at soccer games after several high-profile incidents, and encouraged referees to abandon matches in the worst cases.The head of world soccer's governing body says "we will not hesitate to ...

Swiss special counsel clears friend of FIFA head Infantino

Soccer 04/12/19, 07:11

A special counsel's office in Switzerland says it has closed an investigation into a regional prosecutor's links with FIFA president Gianni Infantino.After reports in the "Football Leaks" series last November, a criminal proceeding for possible passive corruption was opened against ...

Chelsea fights FIFA transfer ban; verdict likely next week

Sports 04/11/19, 04:47

Chelsea's lawyers are at FIFA headquarters challenging the club's one-year transfer ban for breaking youth transfer rules, with a verdict likely next week.FIFA says its appeal committee is hearing the case Thursday.Whatever the verdict, either side can make a further ...

FIFA chief hails re-election of Asian football chief

Sports 04/06/19, 00:07

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has hailed the re-election of Asian football chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, saying it will help the region move forward in stability.Bahrain's Sheikh Salman returned unopposed in the Asian Football Confederation's presidential election Saturday ...

Head of Asian soccer running unopposed for new term

Soccer 04/04/19, 19:56

The Asian Football Confederation holds its presidential election on Saturday with incumbent Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain standing unopposed for a new term.With soccer politics in the region fractured, it was expected that the election in Kuala ...

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