International Soccer

Germany axes World Cup winners Mueller, Boateng, Hummels

Mar 5, 2019

Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels have been axed by Germany as part of its shake-up following its woeful World Cup defense last year

FIFA receives Chelsea appeal against 1-year transfer ban

Mar 5, 2019

FIFA says it received Chelsea's appeal against a one-year transfer ban, though no decision has been taken on freezing the sanction during the legal process

Video review for Women's World Cup backed by FIFA panel

Mar 5, 2019

A FIFA panel overseeing Women's World Cup preparations has recommended using video review to help referees

June kickoff for qualifiers to 2022 WCup of 32 or 48 teams

Mar 4, 2019

Qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup will begin in Asia in June

Neymar says 2 injuries, not 1, affected World Cup displays

Mar 3, 2019

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was battling back from two injuries, not one, at last year's World Cup

CONMEBOL refuses US offer to host tournament in 2020

Mar 1, 2019

South America's soccer governing body CONMEBOL has refused an offer from the U.S. Soccer Federation to organize and host a continental competition in 2020

FIFA bans former senior VP Chung for financial misconduct

Mar 1, 2019

Former FIFA senior vice president David Chung has been banned from soccer for 6½ years for financial wrongdoing linked to a $20 million building project

Vinicius Junior called up for Brazil for 1st time

Feb 28, 2019

Vinicius Junior has been called up to the Brazilian national team for the first time for friendly matches against Panama and the Czech Republic

FIFA bans Mozambique official for 15 years for taking bribes

Feb 28, 2019

FIFA says its ethics judges banned a soccer official from Mozambique for 15 years in a bribery case

FIFA bans Zambian official for bribery, match-fixing

Feb 27, 2019

FIFA ethics judges have banned a Zambian soccer official for life for taking bribes to help fix matches

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