International Soccer

Russian authorities fine hotels for World Cup price-gouging

Feb 20, 2018

Russian authorities in two cities say they have issued hundreds of fines after finding many hotels were illegally hiking prices for the World Cup

Uruguay's Nacional fined after fans mock Chapecoense crash

Feb 13, 2018

South America's soccer governing body has sanctioned Uruguay's Nacional after some of its fans mocked the plane crash that killed most of the squad of the Brazilian club Chapecoense two years ago

Putin meets FIFA president Infantino to discuss World Cup

Feb 12, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino to discuss World Cup preparations

Bardot warns Putin on animal cruelty before World Cup

Feb 8, 2018

Brigitte Bardot warns Putin on animal cruelty in Russia before World Cup

Argentina rejects extradition of CONMEBOL official to US

Feb 8, 2018

A federal judge in Argentina has rejected an extradition request by the United States for the former secretary general of the South American soccer governing body who is charged in an international corruption scandal engulfing FIFA

Russia says national team soccer player in FIFA doping case

Feb 8, 2018

A Russian deputy prime minister says a player from the Russian national team is under investigation for doping

FIFA meets with Spanish officials to discuss govt. meddling

Feb 5, 2018

A FIFA delegation led by secretary general Fatma Samoura met with Spanish officials on Monday to discuss concerns about government meddling in the local soccer federation

Chile says 3 youth soccer players killed in bus crash

Feb 2, 2018

Authorities say that three minors were killed and at least 20 other people were injured when a bus carrying a Chilean youth soccer team crashed with another bus in Argentina

Blatter hints at new evidence to challenge 6-year FIFA ban

Feb 2, 2018

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he has "new facts" and wants to re-open the financial misconduct case that led to his six-year ban

World Cup organizers dismiss threat of locust plague

Feb 1, 2018

The head of the World Cup organizing committee has dismissed claims that a plague of locusts could threaten the soccer tournament in Russia

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