International soccer Headlines

  • US draws Sweden again for 2019 Women's World Cup

    The defending champion United States is again placed in a group with Sweden for the Women's World Cup next summer in France. The draw for soccer's premier tournament was held Saturday at a gala event in Paris amid a backdrop of unrest in the country. There were widespread clashes between

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  • Women's World Cup draw set in Paris amid unrest

    The 24 teams that qualified for the Women's World Cup are set to learn their opponents for the tournament's group stage next summer in France. Saturday's draw for soccer's most prestigious event is taking place inside La Seine Musicale, a dome-shaped concert hall perched over the river

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  • Former FIFA official sentenced in bribery scandal

    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. Ex-Guatemalan soccer chief Rafael Salguero had been under house arrest since 2016 while providing information...

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  • Peru’s soccer boss arrested as part of criminal probe

    The head of Peru’s soccer federation has been arrested a few months after leading his country back to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years

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  • Peru’s soccer boss arrested as part of criminal probe

    The head of Peru’s soccer federation has been arrested a few months after leading his country back to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years

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  • Odd weekend in Spain: All eyes on Copa Libertadores final

    The big-match buzz in Madrid and around the country has nothing to do with Spain's "clasico." It's all about Argentina's "superclasico." The most anticipated match of the weekend will feature Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the second leg...

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  • Copa Libertadores final: A sign of Argentina's decadence

    Argentina's proud soccer tradition has been sullied by its fervent, fanatical fans. The land of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona has won the World Cup twice, and it felt a sense of overwhelming pride in hosting perhaps the most important club final ever. But the second leg of the...

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  • Copa Libertadores final: A sign of Argentina’s decadence

    Argentina’s proud soccer tradition has been sullied by its fervent, fanatical fans

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  • Berhalter says US Soccer needs direction and development

    Gregg Berhalter says he inherits a U.S. soccer team "with potential," one that needs "direction" and "development" after missing the World Cup for the first time since the 1980s. Berhalter, who spent the past five seasons as coach of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, was introduced...

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  • Ballon d'Or 1sts: Modric wins, Hegerberg takes women's award

    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's women's trophy. Messi and Ronaldo had won every Ballon d'Or since 2008, and usually...

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  • Berhalter hired as US soccer coach after World Cup failure

    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. Berhalter, who spent the past five seasons as coach of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, represents a generational change...

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  • Germany and Netherlands to meet in Euro 2020 qualifying

    Frustrated at seeing the Netherlands paired again with Germany, Ronald Koeman was candid. "I wasn't happy because they are strong," the Netherlands coach said at the 2020 European Championship qualifying draw on Sunday. "Germany is also not happy with Holland I think." The two leading...

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  • Column: South American soccer leadership fails players, fans

    South America's soccer leaders have thrown in the towel. They are incapable of staging the biggest annual game on their own continent. A confederation of 10 nations can't find anywhere safe enough for River Plate and Boca Juniors to complete their Copa Libertadores final after proving...

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  • Australia raised detained refugee with Thai authorities

    Australia's foreign minister says her officials have raised with Thai authorities the plight of an Australia-based refugee professional soccer player who has been detained in Bangkok and fears deportation to his native Bahrain. Rights groups are urging Thai authorities not to deport Hakeem...

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  • Australia raised detained refugee with Thai authorities

    Australia’s foreign ministry raised with Thai authorities the plight of an Australia-based refugee professional soccer player who has been detained in Bangkok and fears deportation to his native Bahrain

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