- US soccer to play Guatemala on July 3 at Nashville Updated: May-04-15 10:30 pm
CHICAGO - The United States will play Guatemala in an exhibition July 3 at Nashville, Tennessee, the Americans' last game before opening the defense of their CONCACAF Gold Cup title.
- AP Interview: Qatar minister vows to improve migrants' lives Updated: May-04-15 3:04 pm
DOHA, Qatar - Qatar's inability to ensure decent housing for its bulging migrant labor population was "a mistake" the government is working to fix as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, the country's top labor official said Monday, vowing his country would improve conditions for its vast foreign labor force.
- FIFA to study Israel-Palestinians dispute on election day Updated: May-04-15 10:09 am
GENEVA - A move to consider suspending Israel from world football will be put to FIFA's 209 member federations just before they elect their president this month.
- Ex-England striker Greaves in intensive care after stroke Updated: May-04-15 5:41 am
LONDON - The family of World Cup winner Jimmy Greaves says the former England and Tottenham striker is in intensive care after suffering a severe stroke.
- Vasco da Gama beats Botafogo 2-1 to win Rio state title Updated: May-03-15 7:59 pm
SAO PAULO - Striker Gilberto scored in second-half injury time to help Vasco da Gama defeat Botafogo 2-1 to win its first Rio de Janeiro state title in 12 years on Sunday.
- FIFA's Prince Ali seeks more say for national associations Updated: May-03-15 2:32 pm
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan - FIFA must give national associations a greater say in the governance of world football and adopt a more regional outlook because "you cannot run everything simply from Zurich," FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali of Jordan said Sunday.
- FIFA ex-security chief says match-fixing a 'global crime' Updated: May-03-15 2:17 pm
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan - Football is facing a "crisis of credibility with its fans" over match-fixing linked to an illegal betting industry that dwarfs the legitimate sports economy, FIFA's former security chief said Sunday.
- Brazil still struggling to deal with World Cup stadiums Updated: May-01-15 12:50 pm
SAO PAULO - Brazil spent billions renovating and building World Cup stadiums that were supposed to help modernize and improve local soccer. Almost a year after the tournament ended, the nation is still trying to figure out what to do with them.
- Beckham's influence grows as former soccer star turns 40 Updated: May-01-15 11:00 am
- UEFA reminds on youth academies after Barcelona plan blocked Updated: May-01-15 7:32 am
NYON, Switzerland - UEFA has reminded clubs and football associations of rules controlling overseas youth academies after the Danish soccer federation rejected a request from Barcelona.
- Sawa named to Japan squad for Women's World Cup Updated: May-01-15 5:18 am
TOKYO - Homare Sawa was named to Japan's squad for the Women's World Cup on Friday after a one-year injury absence.
- Sao Paulo confirmed as football host in 2016 Olympics Updated: Apr-30-15 8:59 pm
SAO PAULO - Olympic organizers have confirmed Sao Paulo as one of the host cities of the football tournament at the 2016 Rio Games.
- ESPN's Monica Gonzalez added to Fox's Women's WCup coverage Updated: Apr-30-15 4:01 pm
LOS ANGELES - Former Mexican national team captain Monica Gonzalez will be part of Fox's studio coverage for this year's Women's World Cup.
- Pair of sheikhs are the big winners at Asian elections Updated: Apr-30-15 10:29 am
MANAMA, Bahrain - A pair of sheikhs were the big winners Thursday at a meeting of Asian soccer leaders.
- Costa Rica defender Oviedo to miss CONCACAF Gold Cup Updated: Apr-30-15 6:05 am
LIVERPOOL, England - Costa Rica defender Bryan Oviedo will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July after breaking a bone in his right foot in training with English club Everton.
- Mexico's Club America wins CONCACAF Champions League Updated: Apr-30-15 12:17 am
MONTREAL - Dario Benedetto scored three second-half goals and Club America of Mexico beat the Montreal Impact 4-2 on Wednesday night to win the CONCACAF Champions League title.
- Real Madrid denies reports of transfer ban by FIFA Updated: Apr-29-15 8:05 am
MADRID - Real Madrid has denied a Spanish media report saying FIFA would punish the team for breaking rules regarding the signing of youth players.
- Russia launches search for 2018 World Cup mascot Updated: Apr-29-15 6:41 am
MOSCOW - Russia has launched a competition to design the mascot for its 2018 World Cup.
- Russia defends plan to house World Cup teams in Chechnya Updated: Apr-29-15 6:26 am
MOSCOW - World Cup organizers in Russia have defended the possibility of housing teams for the 2018 World Cup in the country's volatile North Caucasus regions, including Chechnya.
- Volleyball and soccer top list of preferred Olympic tickets Updated: Apr-28-15 5:19 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio's Olympic committee says volleyball and soccer are the most popular sports for fans seeking tickets for the 2016 Games.
- Algeria, the world's most open league title race? Updated: Apr-28-15 2:11 pm
PARIS - With four matches to go in Algeria's top flight, last-place NA Hussein Dey can still dream of a great end to the season, while league leader ES Setif could yet tumble way down the table.
- Brazil to host Mexico in friendly before Copa America Updated: Apr-28-15 1:57 pm
SAO PAULO - The Brazilian football confederation says the national team will play Mexico on June 7 as part of its preparations for the Copa America.
- Migrant soccer team's goal: Integration into southern Italy Updated: Apr-28-15 1:30 pm
ROSARNO, Italy - A soccer team fielding only African migrants is hoping to win hearts and games in one of Italy's poorest regions, where locals and foreigners once clashed in bloody fights.
- Barcelona, Man United, Chelsea to play exhibitions in US Updated: Apr-28-15 12:56 pm
NEW YORK - Barcelona will play Manchester United in an exhibition game at Santa Clara, California, on July 25 and will meet Chelsea three days later at Landover, Maryland.
- Footballers union FIFPro supports teams using 4th substitute Updated: Apr-28-15 12:01 pm
GENEVA - A proposal to let football teams use a fourth substitute has been strongly supported by the global players' union.