- Bayern Munich and Ribery top weekly AP poll Updated: Dec-10-13 10:50 am
- Bayern Munich and Ribery top weekly AP soccer poll Updated: Dec-10-13 9:51 am
- Ronaldo, Messi, Ribery up for Ballon d'Or Updated: Dec-09-13 8:54 am
- What they said about the World Cup draw Updated: Dec-06-13 5:34 pm
- Arjen Robben out for 6 weeks with knee injury Updated: Dec-05-13 8:00 am
- 5 things to know about Bundesliga round Updated: Dec-05-13 7:21 am
- Platini: Ballon d'Or vote toughest in history Updated: Dec-03-13 8:24 am
- Column: Because of Messi, Ronaldo for Golden Ball Updated: Nov-29-13 1:55 pm
- Column: Because of Messi, Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or Updated: Nov-29-13 1:09 pm
- Bayern's Lahm out for week with hamstring strain Updated: Nov-28-13 9:15 am
- Quotes from voters in AP football poll Updated: Nov-26-13 11:26 am
- Franck Ribery says he'll be back by Club World Cup Updated: Nov-22-13 12:11 pm
- Franck Ribery cracks rib, to miss derby Updated: Nov-21-13 7:57 am
- France, Portugal reach World Cup Updated: Nov-20-13 11:37 am
- France unites to celebrate World Cup qualification Updated: Nov-20-13 8:23 am
- Ronaldo's hat trick sends Portugal to World Cup Updated: Nov-19-13 7:21 pm
- France beats Ukraine 3-0 to reach World Cup Updated: Nov-19-13 7:18 pm
- France facing tough challenge against Ukraine Updated: Nov-18-13 3:44 am
- Ukraine beats France 2-0 in World Cup playoffs Updated: Nov-15-13 6:02 pm
- Deschamps urges France to be fearless in Ukraine Updated: Nov-11-13 12:24 pm
LONDON - Bayern Munich received 166 points out of a possible 170 to top this week's Associated Press global football poll.
LONDON - Bayern Munich received 166 points out of a possible 170 in topping this week's Associated Press global soccer poll after it thrashed Werder Bremen 7-0.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery are in the running for the Ballon d'Or.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - Coaches and players were quick to react to Friday's World Cup draw. The following is a selection.
PARIS - What's not to like about Cristiano Ronaldo? Other than the fact that he's fabulously rich, a giant success in his chosen profession, has a cute-looking son and steps out with a fashion model.
PARIS - What's not to like about Cristiano Ronaldo? Other than the fact that he's fabulously rich, a giant success in his chosen profession, steps out with a fashion model, has a cute-looking son and is dreamy to many members of the opposite and indeed his own sex.
MUNICH - Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has been ruled out for at least a week due to a right hamstring strain.
LONDON - Quotes from voters in this week's AP global football poll:
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat trick to lift Portugal into next year's World Cup at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden, and France came back in remarkable fashion to overtake Ukraine for a berth in the 32-nation field for next year's tournament in Brazil.
PARIS - The simple headline in big, bold letters on the front page of sports daily L'Equipe summed it up best: "Respect."
The irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat trick to send Portugal into the 2014 World Cup finals at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden on Tuesday, while France advanced by conjuring a remarkable turnaround against Ukraine.
PARIS - France reached the World Cup against the odds after beating Ukraine 3-0 on Tuesday, overturning a first-leg deficit with a performance full of pride and confidence after most observers had written the team off.
LONDON - France needs an unprecedented comeback to avoid missing its first World Cup in 20 years. No European team has ever qualified for the World Cup through the playoffs after losing the first leg 2-0.
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine stunned France with two second-half goals on Friday to win the first leg of their World Cup playoff 2-0 and put the heavily favored visitors in real danger of missing next year's tournament.
CLAIREFONTAINE, France - Coach Didier Deschamps has urged his France team to play without fear and think only of getting a victory away to Ukraine in the first match of their World Cup qualifier on Friday.