International Soccer

Mutko resigns as president of Russian soccer federation

Dec 19, 2018

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of the country's doping scandals, has resigned as president of the Russian Football Union

FIFA bans African soccer official for taking Bin Hammam cash

Dec 18, 2018

FIFA ethics judges have imposed a four-year ban on African soccer official Seedy Kinteh for taking cash gifts from former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar

Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas wins BBC award

Dec 16, 2018

Geraint Thomas has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year after becoming the third British cyclist to win the Tour de France

Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

Dec 14, 2018

Spanish prosecutors are charging pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she defrauded the treasury of more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014

Coach Moriyasu goes with youth in Japan squad for Asian Cup

Dec 13, 2018

Southampton's Maya Yoshida and Salzburg's Takumi Minamino have been included in a Japan squad that will be missing Shinji Okazaki and Shinji Kagawa at next month's Asian Cup

Injured Mooy to miss Australia's Asian Cup title defense

Dec 12, 2018

Injured midfielder Aaron Mooy to miss Australia's Asian Cup title defense

FIFA bans head of Afghan soccer after allegations by players

Dec 12, 2018

FIFA has provisionally banned the head of the Afghanistan soccer federation following accusations of sexual and physical abuse of female players

Copa Libertadores final the only news in Argentina

Nov 23, 2018

Boca Juniors and River Plate, the two biggest clubs in Argentina, will face off for the South American club crown on Saturday at the Monumental de Nunez stadium

Swiss attorney general defends his FIFA investigation

Nov 21, 2018

Switzerland's attorney general has defended his team's handling of its four-year FIFA investigation after the lead prosecutor was removed from duty

'The Game of the Century': Boca Juniors vs. River Plate

Nov 8, 2018

"The Game of the Century": Boca Juniors to face River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final

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