FIFA World Cup

England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Croatia at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 21, 2018 - 4:45 am
For Aleksander Ceferin, the UEFA Nations League was an overwhelming thumbs up. Across the continent, skepticism seems to have been replaced by positivity as European soccer's latest innovation replaced many unpopular friendly games in a busy calendar. "The Nations League is even more successful...
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Italy's Matteo Politano scores his side's first goal during the international friendly soccer match between Italy and the United States at Cristal Arena in Genk, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
November 20, 2018 - 5:09 pm
In his final match as U.S. soccer coach, Dave Sarachan gave Christian Pulisic the captain's arm band for the first time and sent out the youngest lineup since the American team started keeping records. Matteo Politano scored his first international goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage...
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United States national soccer team player Christian Pulisic takes part in their national soccer squad training session at the training facilities of Brentford Football Club in west London, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. The United States play England in an international friendly soccer match at Wembley stadium in London on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 14, 2018 - 10:20 am
LONDON (AP) — Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup. "I definitely need to be a more important piece of this team and continue to grow as a...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during an inauguration ceremony for the new building of the Asia Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
November 07, 2018 - 8:00 am
ZURICH (AP) — Soccer's biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday. Infantino, speaking to a small group of reporters at FIFA headquarters, said the governing body would punish players at clubs...
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Real coach Julen Lopetegui gestures as walks off the pitch after losing 5-1 during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 29, 2018 - 7:26 am
MADRID (AP) — Possibly for the last time, Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui was in charge of the team again on Monday. A day after a demoralizing 5-1 loss to Barcelona, Madrid was back in practice with Lopetegui in command. But a board of directors' meeting later in the day was expected to end the...
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Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry holds two balls during a warm up prior the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Belgium and Switzerland at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
October 13, 2018 - 2:21 am
PARIS (AP) — Thierry Henry is back where it all started. France's all-time leading scorer and an Arsenal great landed his first managerial job on Saturday after Monaco hired him as a replacement for Leonardo Jardim, who was dismissed this week. The 41-year-old Henry started his professional career...
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United States' Michael Bradley (4) passes the ball to a teammate past Colombia's Edwin Cardona (8) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 11, 2018 - 9:24 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This loss did not sting for Michael Bradley, far different from the previous one. Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia over the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an exhibition that marked the return of Bradley to the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 5, 2015, file photo, the U.S. team celebrates with the trophy after it defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal that starts at the ground level among FIFA's 211 member associations, FIFA Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 10, 2018 - 5:22 pm
FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-...
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PSG's Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Lyon at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
October 08, 2018 - 3:01 am
PARIS (AP) — Three months removed from scoring in the World Cup final and still three months shy of his 20th birthday, Kylian Mbappe is already a serious title contender for the Ballon d'Or award as the best soccer player in the world. The Paris Saint-Germain striker helped his case over the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2018 fie photo, PSG's Kylian Mbappe kicks the ball during the League One soccer match between Nimes and Paris Saint-Germain at Jean-Bouin stadium in Nimes, southern France. The spotlight will be on Kylian Mbappe when Paris Saint-Germain plays at Nice on Saturday Sept. 29, 2018, as the 19-year-old France star returns from a three-game suspension with questions being raised about his attitude. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
September 27, 2018 - 8:18 am
PARIS (AP) — The spotlight will be on Kylian Mbappe for different reasons this weekend. Not for his silky skills, his searing speed, or his ruthless finishing, but for his behavior. The 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward will return from a three-game suspension on Saturday at Nice with...
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