International soccer Headlines

  • Earthquakes star Chris Wondolowski chases MLS goals record

    Chris Wondolowski goes to work for the San Jose Earthquakes with little fanfare, the pursuit of Landon Donovan's Major League Soccer career scoring mark hardly weighing on his mind as he focuses his energy on providing an example for his teammates and the youth. Wondo, as everyone calls...

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  • Lawsuit: New Mexico soccer player raped by team members

    Members of a southeastern New Mexico high school soccer team raped a young teammate, recorded the sexual assault of another player and subjected other players to violent sexual acts as part of hazing, according to a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in...

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  • Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk

    A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla CEO falsely accused him of being a pedophile.

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  • No rest for Son after grueling summer of soccer

    A grueling summer of soccer for Son Heung-min took in the World Cup in Russia, a preseason tour to the United States, then the Asian Games in Indonesia where he played six games in 18 days in stifling conditions. The South Korea superstar returned to Tottenham on Wednesday with a gold...

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  • England striker Rashford set to resume life on the margins

    With goals in each of England's two games over the international break, Marcus Rashford might have nailed down a starting place for his country. Doing the same at his club won't be quite so easy. Rashford was back at Manchester United on Wednesday, likely resuming life on the margins of...

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  • Girl soccer player challenges gender rules in Argentina

    At age 7, Candelaria Cabrera goes after the soccer ball with determination. She drives toward her rivals without caring much about getting hurt and deftly manages the bumps on the dirt field. She wears a loose white jersey from Huracan de Chabas, her hometown, located 230 miles (370...

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  • Girl soccer player challenges gender rules in Argentina

    A 7-year-old girl’s desire to play soccer has called attention to the obstacles women face in the sport

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  • Diego Maradona hired as coach of 2nd-tier Mexican team

    The president of the second-tier Mexican soccer club Dorados of Sinaloa says Argentine great Diego Maradona has been hired as the team's coach. Club president Jose Antonio Nunez confirmed Maradona's hiring without providing details of his contract. The club's Twitter account also welcomed...

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  • Usain Bolt makes soccer debut for Central Coast Mariners

    Usain Bolt's soccer debut for the Central Coast Mariners on Friday lasted about 20 minutes against an amateur local team and with almost 10,000 people in the crowd. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist is trying to become a professional soccer player and has been given a tryout with the...

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  • Josef Martinez makes scoring look easy for Atlanta United

    Listed at 5-foot-7 but surely a bit of an exaggeration, Josef Martinez easily gets lost in the crowd. Especially when he's in front of the goal, scuffling for position among taller players. Then it happens. A deft move with the left foot. A blistering shot off the right foot. A...

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  • Ronaldo's Juventus drawn with Man United in Champions League

    Cristiano Ronaldo is going back to Manchester United and Paul Pogba will return to Juventus after the storied teams were drawn together in a Champions League group on Thursday. After winning four titles at Real Madrid, and one with United, Ronaldo aims to end Juventus' 23-year wait for a...

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  • Salah takes on Egyptian federation over World Cup debacle

    Emboldened by his global star power, Mohamed Salah has said out loud what many of his Egyptian teammates have been saying in private for weeks: Failure by the national federation to enforce discipline and stop meddling by sponsors was mostly to blame for the Pharaohs' miserable World Cup run in...

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  • Son’s last shot for military exemption at Asian Games

    Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will get one more shot at an exemption from military service after helping South Korea reach the final at the Asian Games.

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  • Worrying signs for Man United as Mourinho loses cool

    With his team trailing by three goals and Old Trafford rapidly emptying around him, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stood in his technical area and stared blankly onto the field. There was an air of helplessness around one of soccer's most decorated coaches who was facing the...

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  • Salah’s tweet shows dispute with Egypt soccer not over

    Mohamed Salah has reignited a months-old dispute with soccer authorities in his native Egypt, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorized use of his image.

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  • Palestinians slam FIFA for chief's ban over Messi incitement

    The Palestinian soccer federation is lashing out at FIFA for banning its chief from games for a year for inciting against superstar Lionel Messi as part of his campaign to stop Argentina's national team from playing in Israel. The Palestine Football Association says Saturday the decision by...

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