Olivier Giroud scored late in the second half for Arsenal to maintain its perfect Europa League campaign with a 1-0 win over 10-man Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.
LONDON (AP) — Claims of institutional racism dismissed as "fluff" by the chairman. A player believing she was being blackmailed into silence. And a stench engulfing the soccer organization that so often assumes the moral high ground when preaching to FIFA.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A pay dispute involving the Danish women's national team has forced the country's soccer federation to cancel a World Cup qualifying match against Sweden.
BERLIN (AP) — Tottenham held defending champion Real Madrid to 1-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Liverpool racked up its biggest ever away win in Europe.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The owner of the Crew SC says the team is no longer sustainable and will move to Austin, Texas, unless a new, privately-financed stadium is built in downtown Columbus.
The narratives themselves are easy enough to craft. Anyone searching for signs the NFL is in trouble doesn't need to look far to document the league's woes.
Six days after the U.S. failed to qualify for next year's World Cup, the Americans' Under-17 team reached the quarterfinals of its FIFA tournament for the first time since 2005.
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney may have saved his manager's job after a successful last-minute penalty kick secured a point for Everton in a 1-1 draw at Brighton in the English Premier League on Sunday.
BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The goals finally dried up for Manchester United in the English Premier League. They are flowing more than ever at title rival Manchester City.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester United produced another resolute containing job at Anfield to hold Liverpool to a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Saturday, as the "clasico" of English soccer proved a let-down once again.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Arena quickly resigned as U.S. coach after the Americans' failure to qualify for the World Cup. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati is staying around, at least for now.
A villa valued at seven million euros ($8.3 million) on an Italian island was allegedly how a Qatari television executive bribed a top FIFA official.
GENEVA (AP) — The Qatari president of one of Europe's most glamorous soccer clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, is under investigation by Swiss prosecutors for suspected bribery of a top FIFA executive to get World Cup broadcasting rights.
The 2018 World Cup will be a unique test of soccer's appeal in the United States.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Winter Olympics coming to South Korea in February offer an example of the Olympian efforts often required to meet corporate sponsorship goals. Tokyo tells a different story: The coffers are already overflowing for the 2020 Summer Games.
COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — When soccer holds its world's fair in Russia next June, the American pavilion will be glaringly absent.
COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — Standing in the stadium tunnel near the U.S. locker room after the Collapse in Couva, captain Michael Bradley was asked over and over what went wrong.
A look at the lineup of teams in the intercontinental and European playoffs for the 2018 World Cup in Russia:
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar on Wednesday strongly criticized Emirati officials for questioning Doha's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the tournament "is not up for discussion or negotiation" amid a diplomatic crisis engulfing the region.
GENEVA (AP) — The World Cup is truly taking shape.
COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — Twenty-eight years after the United States ended a four-decade World Cup absence with a stunning victory at Trinidad, the Americans' chances for the 2018 tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela in even more astonishing fashion.
When it really mattered and when the pressure was most intense, Lionel Messi delivered for Argentina.
SYDNEY (AP) — Omar al-Soma's free kick crashed into the post with moments to go, ending war-torn Syria's World Cup hopes and allowing Tim Cahill's Australians to squeeze into the final playoff for a spot in Russia.
COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — The final path to the World Cup involved an unexpected water crossing for the United States.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Emirati security official has said the only way for "Qatar's crisis" to end is if Doha gave up hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, his comments coming amid the ongoing diplomatic dispute between the energy-rich nation and four Arab countries.
Get out the calculators. It's number-crunching time for Argentina and six other South American countries still vying for places in next year's World Cup in Russia.
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Germany wrapped up the most successful World Cup qualification campaign with a 5-1 victory over Azerbaijan on Sunday, its 10th win from 10 games.
With a record-setting 16th goal in European qualifying, Robert Lewandowski led Poland's charge into a first World Cup since 2006 on Sunday.
Slovakia won a three-way fight for second place in Group F of European qualifying for next year's World Cup thanks to a 3-0 victory over Malta and the 2-2 draw between Slovenia and Scotland on Sunday.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland secured its spot in next year's World Cup in Russia with a 4-2 win over Montenegro on Sunday in European qualifying.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — American soccer players do not want fly over 8,000 miles to Malaysia next month for a playoff against Syria or make a 7,000-mile-plus journey for a match in Australia.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic burst up the field, scoring with a brilliant touch to complete an 11-second, breakneck, field-length attack just eight minutes in.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The stadiums are renovated, the publicity posters hung. But not everything was ideal for players at the Under-17 World Cup in India, where air pollution was beyond recognized safe levels in the six cities staging games.
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — On a cool and rainy afternoon during the first week of classes at Centennial High School in this well-to-do Baltimore suburb, about 50 members of the boys' cross-country team sauntered across the parking lot for their after-school run.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Accustomed to qualifying for the World Cup with games to spare, United States players realize another slip could cause them to miss next year's tournament, a circumstance that has swelled angst among a growing fan base.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man charged with terrorizing a Maine high school soccer team says he never threatened the team's teenage players.
LONDON (AP) — European soccer clubs, already awash with billions of new television money, will find it increasingly attractive to raise money in equity and debt markets as a result of their "more sophisticated" business models, credit ratings agency DBRS said Thursday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Months and months of stumbles have put the United States in a precarious position. The Americans could miss the World Cup for the first time since 1986.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Alex Morgan has apologized on social media for an incident at Disney World over the weekend.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay will make a joint bid to host soccer's centenary World Cup in 2030, the presidents of the three South American countries said on Wednesday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man admitted in federal court in New Jersey on Wednesday that he defrauded a military insurance program after he was recruited into the scheme by a former Major League Soccer TV analyst.
LONDON (AP) — Earning a place in a Premier League club's academy offers an irresistible path to fame, glory and wealth. Parents, though, are becoming increasingly aware of the potential health risks their children will be exposed to.
They were the revelation of the 2016 European Championship, a Wales team of mostly journeymen — not counting its galactico, Gareth Bale, of course — somehow reaching the semifinals in their first major soccer tournament in nearly 60 years.
Order those playoff tickets, Bills and Rams fans.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Start with his stocky, stubby body that's out of place among the chiseled physiques in a major league clubhouse. Jose Ramirez is built like someone on your softball team.
PARIS (AP) — All the people injured after a barrier collapsed during Lyon's match at Amiens on Saturday have been released from hospital.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona joined the protests against the Spanish government's attempt to halt Catalonia's independence vote on Sunday by preventing fans from entering Camp Nou Stadium for its Spanish league game against Las Palmas.
MADRID (AP) — In a day marked by demonstrations over Catalonia's disputed independence vote, Barcelona won its seventh game in a row and Real Madrid earned its first victory at home in the Spanish league on Sunday.