Professional soccer

Brazil's Willian, center, attends a practice session of the national soccer team in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Tite picked Willian on Friday to replace the injured Neymar for the Copa America. (AP Photo/Edison Vara)
June 08, 2019 - 5:29 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Chelsea forward who is replacing injured soccer star Neymar on Brazil's Copa América squad began practicing with the team on Saturday. The naming of Willian to Brazil's national team comes after Neymar suffered an ankle injury in a friendly against Qatar Wednesday and as...
Read More
Brazil's Willian, center, attends a practice session of the national soccer team in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Tite picked Willian on Friday to replace the injured Neymar for the Copa America. (AP Photo/Edison Vara)
June 08, 2019 - 4:44 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Chelsea forward who is replacing injured soccer star Neymar on Brazil's national team in an upcoming Copa América match has begun practicing with squad. The naming of Willian to the team comes after Neymar suffered an ankle injury in a friendly against Qatar Wednesday and...
Read More
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to Turkish-German soccer player Mesut Ozil and his wife Amine Gulse during a wedding ceremony over the Bosporus in Istanbul, Friday, June 7, 2019. Erdogan's wife Emine Erdogan is at right. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
June 08, 2019 - 4:49 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in the wedding party as Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil tied the knot on Friday. State-run Anadolu news agency said Erdogan and his wife, Emine, were legal witnesses for Ozil, who married model, actress and former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse in...
Read More
An overview of the stadium ahead of the Women's World Cup Group A soccer match between France and South Korea, at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 08, 2019 - 3:09 am
PARIS (AP) — Now the Women's World Cup gets down to business. After the gala opening match in Paris on Friday night which saw host France emerge victorious, the group stage of soccer's most prestigious tournament goes into full swing with three matches on Saturday. Two-time World Cup champion...
Read More
France's Eugenie Le Sommer celebrates after scoring her side's opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group A soccer match between France and South Korea, at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 08, 2019 - 3:06 am
PARIS (AP) — Lyon's rampant form in the Champions League immediately carried over into France's first game of the Women's World Cup. Friday's 4-0 home win against South Korea saw the blue shirts of France run riot, just like many of them had done last month when Lyon crushed Barcelona 4-1 to win...
Read More
In this Tuesday, May 28, 2019, photo, Spain's women national soccer team train in Las Rozas, on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain. Spain’s women players are hoping that a strong performance at the World Cup this month will give their sport a boost just at the moment when they are fighting for their basic rights as professional athletes. Women’s soccer has experienced massive growth since the 2015 World Cup. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
June 08, 2019 - 3:04 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish women's national team is hoping a strong performance at the World Cup will give the sport a boost just at the moment that players are fighting for their rights as professional athletes. Women's soccer has experienced massive growth since the 2015 World Cup, when...
Read More
France's Eugenie Le Sommer, right, celebrates with her teammates after scoring her side's opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group A soccer match between France and South Korea, at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 07, 2019 - 6:53 pm
PARIS (AP) — From the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées and across the Paris Metro, the Women's World Cup has had little visibility in the French capital. The hosts at least made their presence felt on the field on Friday night in front of French President Emmanuel Macron. FIFA's monthlong women's...
Read More
FIFA President Gianni Infantino delivers his speech during the 69th FIFA congress in Paris, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Hours ahead of his re-election unopposed, Infantino tells 211 member federations that today “nobody talks about crisis.” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 07, 2019 - 9:46 am
PARIS (AP) — FIFA capped its first Women's Convention by announcing a partnership with UN Women to promote gender equity around the globe. "Of course FIFA is an organization which has a mission to develop football all over the world, but we also know that FIFA has a social role as well," FIFA...
Read More
U.S. forward Josh Sargent (19) battles for the ball against Jamaica midfielder Peter Vassell (16) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Washington. Jamaica won 1-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 06, 2019 - 11:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Josh Sargent won't play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup or the Under-20 World Cup. The 19-year-old forward was among seven cuts from the national team roster Thursday, another setback that follows limited playing time during the second half of his Bundesliga season with Werder...
Read More
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar, right, and FIFA president Gianni Infantino attend the opening of the Confederation of African Football general assembly in Casablanca, Morocco. FIFA vice president Ahmad was detained by French authorities on Thursday June 6, 2019 in the latest criminal investigation to hit soccer's governing body. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)
June 06, 2019 - 6:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — FIFA vice president Ahmad was detained and questioned by French authorities on Thursday in the latest criminal investigation to hit officials in positions of power within the governing body of world soccer. Ahmad was in Paris for the FIFA Congress and start of the Women's World Cup...
Read More

Pages