International Soccer

Refugee soccer player happy he's now an Australian citizen

Mar 12, 2019

A former Bahraini soccer player and refugee has become an Australian citizen, after his detention in Thailand and an extradition request from his homeland raised international concern

Pele's favorite teammate and World Cup winner Coutinho dies

Mar 12, 2019

Brazilian striker Coutinho, a 1962 World Cup winner who Pele considered his favorite attacking partner at Santos FC, has died

Adidas says women to get same WCup bonus as men

Mar 9, 2019

Sportswear maker Adidas says it will give the same bonus to any of its sponsored players on the Women's World Cup-winning soccer team as their male counterparts

Diego Maradona's lawyer says ex-star fathered 3 kids in Cuba

Mar 8, 2019

Diego Maradona's lawyer says that the former soccer star and current coach of Mexican club Dorados of Sinaloa will legally recognize three children that he fathered in Cuba

FIFA denies request from Chelsea to freeze transfer ban

Mar 8, 2019

FIFA says its appeals committee has denied a request from Chelsea to freeze a one-year transfer ban while the club challenges the punishment

Messi returns to Argentina's national team for friendlies

Mar 7, 2019

Lionel Messi returns to Argentina's national team for friendlies ahead of this year's Copa America

Swiss federal judges reject final appeal by Peru's Guerrero

Mar 7, 2019

Peru forward Paolo Guerrero has lost his final appeal against a 14-month ban by FIFA for a positive doping test

FIFA Council member banned for selling World Cup tickets

Mar 7, 2019

FIFA has banned an elected member of its ruling council from all soccer duty for three months for selling tickets to last year's World Cup

Vinicius Junior has ankle injury, could miss about 2 months

Mar 6, 2019

Vinicius Juniors is expected to be sidelined for about two months because of an ankle injury sustained in Real Madrid's 4-1 loss to Ajax in the Champions League

Bayern takes swipe at Germany coach over dropped players

Mar 6, 2019

Bayern Munich has taken a swipe at Germany coach Joachim Loew for the manner and timing of his move to prematurely end the international careers of three of the club's players

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