Professional Soccer

Digne joins Everton from Barcelona

Aug 1, 2018

France left back Lucas Digne has joined Everton from Barcelona as the second signing of recently hired manager Marco Silva

Football Federation Australia unhappy at FIFA-backed report

Aug 1, 2018

Football Federation Australia appears on course for a confrontation with FIFA after rejecting "some crucial aspects" of a review backed by the world body into the structure of football's governing congress in the country

Colombian FIFA Council member probed over ticket resales

Jul 31, 2018

Colombian trade authorities say FIFA Council member and president of Colombia's football federation Ramon Jesurun is being investigated for alleged embezzlement and resale of tickets for World Cup qualifying matches

Hoewedes leaves Schalke for Lokomotiv Moscow

Jul 31, 2018

Benedikt Hoewedes has ended a long spell with his boyhood club Schalke by joining Lokomotiv Moscow

Neymar under fire after World Cup 'mea culpa' advert

Jul 30, 2018

Neymar's decision to use a sponsored advert to admit he sometimes over-reacted to fouls at the World Cup has backfired

Wolves and Nigeria goalie retires after beating leukemia

Jul 27, 2018

Wolverhampton goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has retired, a month after revealing he is in complete remission from acute leukemia

CAS upholds ex-FIFA Valcke's 10-year ban from soccer

Jul 27, 2018

Jerome Valcke's 10-year ban from football is upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Ronaldo reaches deal with Spain's Tax Office to end tax case

Jul 26, 2018

Spain's Tax Office has accepted a deal with Cristiano Ronaldo to plead guilty to tax fraud and pay a fine of close to 19 million euros in exchange for a reduced prison sentence that will likely be suspended

Ferguson 'humble' in first comments since brain surgery

Jul 26, 2018

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has thanked medical staff in his first public comments since emergency brain surgery in May

German football chief admits mistakes in handling Ozil photo

Jul 26, 2018

The president of Germany's football federation says he made mistakes in handling a controversy over Mesut Ozil's photo with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but is rejecting accusations of racism

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